The Damn Devils – The Line
Genre: Grunge, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock
“Play like nobody’s listening!” that’s what my guitar teacher would avised me in exasperation. Well, that kinda defeats the bloody purpose, doesn’t it? Sure, playing music as if you were delivering it in a small, intimate place can help.
But, I feel that rock musicians ought to play as if they were headlining a stadium. Of course, this will breed monsters out of the ones that actually manage to obtain success on a large scale. However, I think we’re better off taking those chances.
The Damn Devils play like the entire world should be listening to their brand new single The Line. A song about the disconnect between people, this is a large rock number meant to bring music lovers together. It’s a noble sentiment and one that acts like the 60s did happen and were an important example to us all.
Pissbrick – Forfeit
Genre: Punk, Pop Punk
The original punk rock was revolutionary in its simplicity and in the way that it reminded rock audiences of why they began caring about people banging on trees and cans, to begin with. Sure thing. Some punk-rock could be stupid as well, or, at least, attract destructive personalities.
However, once the initial shock about punk dissipated, some folks began reassembling it and reinterpreting what it meant. To some, at its best, punk was a creed about bravely choosing to face life and make the absolute best of it for yourself as well as for others.
Pissbrick’s Forfeit is a punk-rock affirmation. Blink, or, in this case, cover your ears for a second, and you’ll miss it. Forfeit is a short surge of information, not unlike propaganda posters. The only difference is that, in this case, the information is an encouragement towards seeking the truth and seizing the day. Turns out the punk-rockers were the good guys all along.