i think my favorite brand new songs are unreleased ones. ‘aloc acoc/brothers’ comes to mind right away. i’ve seen them twice and both times, everything was fantastic and i was really able to lose myself in the music, be it old or new songs. i really enjoy thinking about the music they have put out over the years and the transition (progression or degression? that’s your opinion) in style and sound. i also think that ever since the devil and god came out, everybody decided to either love the band with passion or hate the band with passion. either way was and is acceptable. more than acceptable, actually. regardless of what comes with listening to them or discussing them or hating them or whatever, i like how each album can be nostalgic and personal to me directly and bring about certain emotions and memories. i couldn’t even listen to the devil and god for a long time because of what emotions instantly appeared out of thin air. emotions that are so closely attached to the trials of my life at that time when i first heard the album. i hate those emotions with all that i have and i hate those trials with all that i have but in a weird way, when i fight through an album like that, it’s helping me to overcome. that’s generous of me to say i suppose. in the very least it helps me to face those experiences, to not turn around and walk away in some sort of stupid denial. so with that being said, i want to thank:
as cities burn
the spill canvas (cliche i know, but i’m trying to be brutally honest)
the honorary title
if i see one more big spider scurry along the floor out of my peripheral vision, i will shoot myself in the head because i already can’t sleep because of it.
“a glass can only spill what it contains.” again from mewithoutyou’s “brother, sister.”
we have grown way too comfortable and complacent expressing ourselves and our opinions from behind a computer screen.