By: Matthew Bemer, PR Director
It has been a busy start to the quarter, and after finishing my first couple weeks as ACRN's new PR Director, there are a few things left that help me relieve the stress that is being a student. I am lying, I would not want to spend my college days any other way. Here's some stuff I been diggin' on lately:
1. "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad (Demo 2000)" by Brand New from their 2012 Your Favorite Weapon Reissue
My vinyl player has been out of commission since before Winter break, so I have been anticipating hearing this release on vinyl for a while now. I finally got it spinning, and it is everything I could want and more. Check out this demo session by Jesse Lacey and the band from the digital release.
2. "The Obituaries" by The Menzingers from their upcoming release On the Impossible Past
Punknews is going crazy over these guys, and for good reason. I don't recommend this, but their album leaked and from what I "hear," it is pretty freakin' amazing. This is a single that they released coinciding with their album pre-order. The full album drops February 21.
3. "Countdown" by Beyoncé
Last.Fm scrobbled my playing this at least 20 times in the past 7 days. It is a little bit of an obsession, because that scrobble does not include how many times I've watched the actual video.
4. "Boxcar [live]" by Jawbreaker
I just wrote a blurb for ACRN about Jawbreaker and how I wished they never broke up. This video speaks for itself.
5. "March" by Basement from their 2011 album I Wish I Could Stay Here
I can't really tell you all the details about why this is a particularly relevant song in my life, but in the near future I'll unveil the details. Until then, all I got to say is that this album rocks and lead singer Andrew Fisher is one of the nicest guys I have had the pleasure to talk to.