I am just a girl. I am simple and rough around the edges. I am boring, because my past was not. I am a daughter and a friend. I was saved almost 4 years ago. I believe there is healing in music and community. I hold value in promise and hope in tomorrow. I will listen, but I'm far from perfect.

Kathleen Hillier

Check out @FIF_band’s Tweet for the show tonight at kuppajoefresno

lewolves:

On March 8th we’ll be having a Tour Kick Off Party in celebration of our trip to Daytrotter in Rock Island, IL and we need your help! The show is free but donations are strongly encouraged to help us get by on the road. This show is being presented by Burger Records under Burger Revolution and we are so happy to be a part of it here in Fresno. Come see us play and have a beer with us. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!
CIAO! *KISSY KISSY

lewolves:

On March 8th we’ll be having a Tour Kick Off Party in celebration of our trip to Daytrotter in Rock Island, IL and we need your help! The show is free but donations are strongly encouraged to help us get by on the road. This show is being presented by Burger Records under Burger Revolution and we are so happy to be a part of it here in Fresno. Come see us play and have a beer with us. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

CIAO! *KISSY KISSY

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This is a Tumblr Cloud I generated from my blog posts between Dec 2012 and Dec 2013 containing my top 25 used words.

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2013 reflection

2013 was my first year being a post-professional student. It meant no more secured job, no more classes & assignments to take up my time. I was scared, so while in school I saved up 3 months worth of bills just to be safe. It took me almost 4 and a couple wrong steps trying to go into business with friends to land my current job. They say I am now a seasoned veteran, but there is no day quite like the other. I’m grateful for the opportunities 2013 has brought to me. After reflecting though I wish I would have been more prepared. I felt confident that when they took of the training wheels I’d fly, but I fell flat on my face. Don’t get  me wrong, it’s not like this for everyone, but I wish I knew then what I know now. Just because things didn’t work out the way I imagined doesn’t mean that they didn’t work. There are so many new opportunities for 2014 and I can’t wait. Am I still worried? Yes. Am I ready? Bring it on. I’m done, but I hope you find love, faith, perseverance, health, hope or whatever it is you are looking for in 2014.

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LIFE ON REPEAT TO RELEASE FINAL ALBUM ‘BLACKLISTED’ ON DECEMBER 3 ANNOUNCES FINAL SET OF SHOWS


Salisbury, MD’s Life On Repeat will release their sophomore album,Blacklisted, on December 3 through Equal Vision Records. The new album will be the band’s final release together. To coincide with the release and their unfortunate disbanding, Life On Repeat will play four final farewell shows in December.
Guitarist Andrew Baylis opens up about the band’s tough decision to call it quits explaining, “It’s been a long, amazing ride, but with the growing competition and politics of the music industry it would be next to impossible for us to continue being a band financially and actually keep our spirits high in doing so. We love making music and playing it for new people, but there are just some aspects to being in a band that make it hard to actually keep doing it for the right reasons…and we would never want to sell ourselves short just to please what we think people will like. We were so lucky to have teamed up with Equal Vision Records and to have met such an amazing group of people within the music industry. It’s nice to know that there are still some people out there that do this for the right reason, and that is a rare thing to find nowadays.”
“With all this being said, we would love to see everyone end this chapter for the band on a good note and pick up a copy of the new album. Blacklisted is about our band’s journey, the experiences we’ve shared with others, the friends we’ve made, the bridges we’ve burned…and the simple fact that the world can try and keep you from succeeding - but the only writer of fate is yourself. Sometimes we forget that, or maybe we are taught to forget it…but you control your own life.”
The new album highlights the band’s distinctive, in-your-face sound that pairs dark, aggressive musical intensity with soaring, passionate vocals and undeniably memorable melodies.
Two songs from Blacklisted – “Forgotten” and “Atypical” are available now on iTunes, as part of a previously released two-song digital single. A music video for “Forgotten” is also available now on Youtube.com/equalvision. Preorders for the album will be launched in the coming weeks on equalvision.merchnow.com.
Blacklisted was recorded at Oceanic Recording Studios in Bethesda, MD last November with Brandon Paddock [The Used, Panic! At The Disco] and Taylor Larson [Periphery, Conditions] - who also produced the band’s debut full-length album,Struggle + Sleep. Life On Repeat is comprised of Patrick Purves [vocals], Andrew Baylis [guitar], Zach King [guitar], Devon Voisine [bass], and David Walker [drums].
“It means the world to us for you guys to hear our last full-length record, that we worked so hard on,” shares Baylis. “For everyone who ever gave us a floor to sleep on, bought our merch, bought our records, or just listened to our music and felt something special…we will never be able to thank you enough.”
TRACKLISTING: Blacklisted 1. Karma Calls 2. The Creators (Light Inside) 3. Forgotten 4. Cut Open 5. This Conditioned Lie 6. Vanity 7. Stumble 8. Atypical 9. The Conscious Collective 10. Sorriest Goodbye
TOUR DATES: Life On Repeat Dec 07 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant Dec 08 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom Dec 13 Dover, DE @ Bubba’s Dec 28 Fort Worth, TX @ Tom Cat’s West (acoustic show)

equalvision:

LIFE ON REPEAT TO RELEASE FINAL ALBUM
‘BLACKLISTED’ ON DECEMBER 3 


ANNOUNCES FINAL SET OF SHOWS

Salisbury, MD’s Life On Repeat will release their sophomore album,Blacklisted, on December 3 through Equal Vision Records. The new album will be the band’s final release together. To coincide with the release and their unfortunate disbanding, Life On Repeat will play four final farewell shows in December.

Guitarist Andrew Baylis opens up about the band’s tough decision to call it quits explaining, “It’s been a long, amazing ride, but with the growing competition and politics of the music industry it would be next to impossible for us to continue being a band financially and actually keep our spirits high in doing so. We love making music and playing it for new people, but there are just some aspects to being in a band that make it hard to actually keep doing it for the right reasons…and we would never want to sell ourselves short just to please what we think people will like. We were so lucky to have teamed up with Equal Vision Records and to have met such an amazing group of people within the music industry. It’s nice to know that there are still some people out there that do this for the right reason, and that is a rare thing to find nowadays.”

“With all this being said, we would love to see everyone end this chapter for the band on a good note and pick up a copy of the new album. Blacklisted is about our band’s journey, the experiences we’ve shared with others, the friends we’ve made, the bridges we’ve burned…and the simple fact that the world can try and keep you from succeeding - but the only writer of fate is yourself. Sometimes we forget that, or maybe we are taught to forget it…but you control your own life.”

The new album highlights the band’s distinctive, in-your-face sound that pairs dark, aggressive musical intensity with soaring, passionate vocals and undeniably memorable melodies.

Two songs from Blacklisted – “Forgotten” and “Atypical” are available now on iTunes, as part of a previously released two-song digital single. A music video for “Forgotten” is also available now on Youtube.com/equalvision. Preorders for the album will be launched in the coming weeks on equalvision.merchnow.com.

Blacklisted was recorded at Oceanic Recording Studios in Bethesda, MD last November with Brandon Paddock [The Used, Panic! At The Disco] and Taylor Larson [Periphery, Conditions] - who also produced the band’s debut full-length album,Struggle + SleepLife On Repeat is comprised of Patrick Purves [vocals], Andrew Baylis [guitar], Zach King [guitar], Devon Voisine [bass], and David Walker [drums].

“It means the world to us for you guys to hear our last full-length record, that we worked so hard on,” shares Baylis. “For everyone who ever gave us a floor to sleep on, bought our merch, bought our records, or just listened to our music and felt something special…we will never be able to thank you enough.”

TRACKLISTINGBlacklisted 
1. Karma Calls 
2. The Creators (Light Inside) 
3. Forgotten 
4. Cut Open 
5. This Conditioned Lie 
6. Vanity 
7. Stumble 
8. Atypical 
9. The Conscious Collective 
10. Sorriest Goodbye

TOUR DATES: Life On Repeat 
Dec 07 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant 
Dec 08 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom 
Dec 13 Dover, DE @ Bubba’s 
Dec 28 Fort Worth, TX @ Tom Cat’s West (acoustic show)

The Front Bottoms, You Blew It! Announce US Tour

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The Front Bottoms, You Blew It!, and The Wild are going out on a US tour in early-2014. Check out the dates below after the jump!

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Mainstream Music Is Not In The Business Of Making People Think

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Bill Werde is the Editorial Director of Billboard, and he went off on an interesting Tweet tangest earlier this week about how he wishes mainstream music had more of a meaning and message than it often does. Nick Mango, founder of LimitedRun, wrote a response to Werde’s comments for a new Contributor Blog on POZ. You can read his thoughts on the topic below!

I must say, I’ve long wished for more mainstream-worthy music with more important messaging.

— Bill Werde (@bwerde)

Mainstream music is not in the business of making people think. There’s no money in thinking, because few people do it. Mainstream music is in the business of time: something so many people seem to have an excess of. Mainstream music takes time that people spend doing something monotonous and makes that time move faster. It’s like a DVR for your life. Back in the ’50s, when the home had a single TV with 4 channels, you really didn’t have too many choices to keep your mind occupied. You watched The Honeymooners, listened to music, went to a make-out party, or did your homework. The world was a simple place, and lives found meaning in simple things. Today we have a million TV stations on a million TVs. We have TVs in our pockets. We have Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. We have friends from other countries. We have a zillion different types of drugs. Every house has a video game console. Every kid has a cellphone and a car. Running is a billion dollar industry. RUNNING. You know what kids back in the day would say about that?

We have way too many things going on in our lives to learn something from music, and the world of mainstream music knows it. They give us what we want. We need something simple. We need something to snack on. We need something to hold us over until we get to the next important thing in our lives. Mainstream music is like a soundtrack for our daily routine. The soundtrack in movies is there to give a particular scene substance. To give it texture. To make us respect it. We use the daily routine soundtrack to enhance what life is boring us with. We use it to make data entry a little more bearable. We use it when we have no friends on the school bus. We use it to turn that train ride to work into a poetic montage of scenes from an independent film about struggle. When the words in songs meant something, the American dream was to own a home. But now, our expectations for life have completely changed. The American dream is to become a billionaire. This is why the lottery industry keeps growing, even when the economy turns to shit. Gratification is no longer a day away, like it was in the past. Now we can get gratification in seconds. There’s a Walmart in every city. There’s porn just a few keystrokes away. People don’t revolt by growing their hair long anymore. They revolt by taking MDMA and dancing until they’re zipped up in a bag. Something as restrained as words in a song has no affect on us anymore.

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Emery Leave Tooth & Nail Records, Start Own Label

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Emery has announced their depart from Tooth & Nail Records. The band will be starting their own label called Bad Christian Music. Read all the details below.

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Well then. Rock on!

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alostcamel:

America: Home of the double standard…

wtf..

Disgusting.

Where the hell do these people spawn from?! Ugh

Disgusting.

eeeeeeeeeeew 

Wow!

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Who’s to say what defines who we are? Our actions or our visible scars?
Fuck those who judge my character without a spoken word or put their faith in only what they’ve heard. You dig deeper and the lines become a blur, so you squint till your blind. 
Rest those tired eyes and vacant mind.

There’s a raven pacing the floor outside your cellar door. 
That one word he spoke before… To judge me “nevermore.”
It’s all part of the plan. We come alive when they put our heads in the sand.

Everybody wants to know what you’ve got in-store for them, laughing at all your failures, all you failures. Everybody wants to use you’re life as a catalyst, re-living all your failures, all your failures.

Last words are the only thing to be remembered… Net worth and a list of all your crimes. 
This world is only as big as the space that you expand your mind. 
So give it up, give it up for the failures! Give it up for the ones who tried!
It’s not enough, not enough to live up to the things that others wanted for your life.

There’s a raven pacing the floor outside your cellar door. 
That same “ghostly bird of yore…” He haunts me “nevermore.”

It’s a shame I even come out of your mouth. 
Do you ever even stop to think about what a waste of time and energy you spend?… 
When it’s all perspective in the end:

If each star is a sun, dying and burning, one by one…
inside this massive cosmic black, far too expansive just to grasp…
And knowing we created time and this grand theory of an end…
Well, then it’s really just a theory. Maybe things have always been.