“We wanted to kill everything we’ve done previously. We wanted to remove ourselves from what we’d made with @peace.”
“We’re all just total music nerds so we’re getting together most days and working on recordings.”
Against Me! have never aimed for subtlety.
Maybe I’m too old for Johnny Foreigner; maybe they are too.
One of the more inexplicable beauties of music is its ability to teleport us to a particular moment…
It Hurts remind me of the mythical Squonk, a grotesque animal said to live in the Hemlock forests of Pennsylvania…
“Since when did we give up? Since when did we say yes to love?”
Anyone capable of musical criticism should be full of disdain, embarrassed to call these kids members of the New Zealand music community. Yet their music is just so freaking FUN.
Three albums into their career, Real Estate are still ploughing the mine of suburbia for woozy, guitar-focussed dream pop.