You're A Bold Kid

I wrote this blog about the end of The Dangerous Summer and the impact the band has had on my life over the past five years

Fireworks - One More Creature Dizzy With Love (Acoustic)
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pritchsylvania:

Because what I really needed right now was a good cry.

a few things

jeez Jesse hurtful 

absolutely in love with this record. 

absolutely in love with this record. 

Hey! Fuck you.
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Haha I think the only issue with goodbye sky harbour is that it's sixteen minutes long. Your mourners would be pissed dude

I’ll be dead what r they gonna do? 

it it okay/not okay that I want “Goodbye Sky Harbor” played at my funeral? 

I know it’s early but these sexy ladies are my crushes everyday. #wcw @zillax345 @paolapuff #sexy #unf #yummy

I know it’s early but these sexy ladies are my crushes everyday. #wcw @zillax345 @paolapuff #sexy #unf #yummy

silentdefiance:

i always sleep through holidays
dont really wanna see my face
i cant know im alone if i am not awake
i always sleep through holidays
sitting by myself inside a tiny room
watching bad tv, got nothing else to do
drink till i get sick, start howling at the moon
spending all my nights just missing you
i always feel so goddamn small
i dont fit in so fuck them all
close my eyes i cant let on im miserable
i always feel so goddamn small
sitting by myself inside a tiny room
watching bad tv, got nothing else to do
drink till i get sick, start howling at the moon
spending all my nights just missing you
spending all my nights just missing you

god im so fucking lonely
on the floor in my kitchen
drunk on thanksgiving
just hoping and wishing
that i can fall asleep and forget about where i am
forget that you arent here
yeah i think im sleeping in.

sitting by myself inside a tiny room
watching bad tv, got nothing else to do

mansions:

The short version of this post is that our first album, New Best Friends, has been reissued on limited vinyl by Bad Timing Records and goes up for sale at 1pm EST today. Click the photo to go buy.
The long version is that New Best Friends came out exactly five years ago. We were on tour in Baltimore with a band called The Lives of Famous Men. Non-band member attendance was in the single digits, and there wasn’t much record release hoopla besides us opening a box of CDs and putting them on the merch table. That was kind of a shame, because that album was really the culmination of a lot of my life up unto that point. I had been working on those songs since probably 2004 and had dreamed all my life of putting out a record on a real label like Doghouse Records. I had the opportunity to record with one of my heroes, Mike Sapone, who taught me so much about recording and production and how to make a record, that I can’t imagine doing anything that I’m doing now without that experience (I still label certain guitar tracks “saponeguitar” when recording cause I know exactly what that sounds like). After recording/mixing, there was another year of waiting for the record to come out (and putting out the EP Initiative in the meantime), so I was absolutely ready when the release date finally came. But there we were in Baltimore, feeling like nothing had really changed.
Not a lot changed in the year following either. The album got ok reviews, we did some bad tours and some good ones, we went through a few managers and band members, and I spent a lot of time asking myself what’s the point of releasing music. I love writing and recording, but why not just keep that to myself? Am I really that desperate that I need some stranger’s approval of something I’ve made? If I’m truly doing it for myself, then why does an audience matter?
The strange thing was that while I was having this whole dramatic inner struggle, people were somehow finding out about New Best Friends. People started showing up to shows and knowing the words. They started wanting more music, so we made another record. Then more people heard that and came to shows. Then we made another record, and now we’re headlining Madison Square Garden.
Ok not quite, but truthfully every time I see someone post a song or lyric from New Best Friends in some corner of the internet, or come up to the merch table and say how much they like it, it still makes me feel like “really? you actually heard it and liked it? you like our band?” No matter what happens, that record will always be our first, and it will always take me back to that feeling of putting some CDs on a merch table in Baltimore, wondering how we’re ever gonna sell these things. Everything is new again, like nothing has changed.

mansions:

The short version of this post is that our first album, New Best Friends, has been reissued on limited vinyl by Bad Timing Records and goes up for sale at 1pm EST today. Click the photo to go buy.

The long version is that New Best Friends came out exactly five years ago. We were on tour in Baltimore with a band called The Lives of Famous Men. Non-band member attendance was in the single digits, and there wasn’t much record release hoopla besides us opening a box of CDs and putting them on the merch table. That was kind of a shame, because that album was really the culmination of a lot of my life up unto that point. I had been working on those songs since probably 2004 and had dreamed all my life of putting out a record on a real label like Doghouse Records. I had the opportunity to record with one of my heroes, Mike Sapone, who taught me so much about recording and production and how to make a record, that I can’t imagine doing anything that I’m doing now without that experience (I still label certain guitar tracks “saponeguitar” when recording cause I know exactly what that sounds like). After recording/mixing, there was another year of waiting for the record to come out (and putting out the EP Initiative in the meantime), so I was absolutely ready when the release date finally came. But there we were in Baltimore, feeling like nothing had really changed.

Not a lot changed in the year following either. The album got ok reviews, we did some bad tours and some good ones, we went through a few managers and band members, and I spent a lot of time asking myself what’s the point of releasing music. I love writing and recording, but why not just keep that to myself? Am I really that desperate that I need some stranger’s approval of something I’ve made? If I’m truly doing it for myself, then why does an audience matter?

The strange thing was that while I was having this whole dramatic inner struggle, people were somehow finding out about New Best Friends. People started showing up to shows and knowing the words. They started wanting more music, so we made another record. Then more people heard that and came to shows. Then we made another record, and now we’re headlining Madison Square Garden.

Ok not quite, but truthfully every time I see someone post a song or lyric from New Best Friends in some corner of the internet, or come up to the merch table and say how much they like it, it still makes me feel like “really? you actually heard it and liked it? you like our band?” No matter what happens, that record will always be our first, and it will always take me back to that feeling of putting some CDs on a merch table in Baltimore, wondering how we’re ever gonna sell these things. Everything is new again, like nothing has changed.

I wrote this review of Home, Like Noplace Is There. Spoiler alert: it’s fucking fantastic. 

this is my family I don’t know what’s happening

this is my family I don’t know what’s happening