EVE 6 – EVE 6

I get to see one of my favorite bands tomorrow. I’ve loved EVE 6 ever since I heard Small Town Trap. Personal favorites include Sunset Strip Bitch, Promise, Tongue Tied, Open Road Song, Curtain, Nocturnal, Hey Montana, Hokis, Rescue, Girl Eyes, Think Twice, Inside Out, B.F.G.F…. and the list goes on.

EVE 6 landed a record deal before they were out of high school. How many bands can say that?  Here are some memories of each release.

1998: The inaugural self-titled EVE 6 with the fly on the cover. I remember my sister coming home from a show with the line “tie me to the bedpost” on the front. Inside Out no doubt is a fantastic song, but Small Town Trap got me hooked. I remember asking myself over and over again, Why a fly? My friend got me a glass fly for Christmas one year. It eventually got a broken leg and I’m kicking myself right now for having pitched it. I also was always confused as to why he was mad he found a dime in his couch. Woe was definitely me.

2000: Two years later these guys released Horrorscope, which is in my opinion one of the best LPs ever created. It features a tough-looking punk rock chick and sports lyrics like “I spit and stutter stuff and clutter worries in my worry corner.” Each song just oozes HEY! I AM THE GREATEST ALTERNATIVE ROCK ANTHEM EVER AND THIS IS WHY. I would shell out major bucks to hear this entire album performed live.

2003: The action figure clad It’s All In Your Head boasts one of the best and most annoying songs of all time, Hey Montana. It literally can take hours for this song to get out of my head. I love it all the same.

2012: Today I let the commentary for Speak In Code, the latest EVE 6 record, fill my headphones. The idea for the first track, Curtain, was apparently written as a message from Noel to Liam Gallagher. Needless to say my jaw dropped and I had to replay the track a million times to make sure I was hearing it right.

For this fan art I made a colorful take on a drawing found inside the booklet of their first album. I created a crayon fire, warded off curious cats, and realized I Suck at making paper planes.

Here’s to hoping some of my favs make it on tomorrow’s setlist. I can’t wait to see these dudes jam. And I also must mention that I’m extremely looking forward to the Better Than Ezra set. BTE happens to have written one of my favorite love songs of all time, Misunderstood. Fingers crossed.

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Junior Prom – Cheap Thrills

Sometimes the best lyrics are the ones you think you hear. Case: Junior Prom’s song Cheap Thrills. Every lyric website I visit gives me completely different ones for my favorite verse that I just don’t hear.

My ears:

Give it up, give it out
Now you’re slumming with the saints
Breaking hearts in San Diego
Some will come, most will go
Love is hell and so is you*
If you want some existential truth
If it all comes crashing down
Better lost than always found

The Official Lyric Video clearly wants you to know what the original lyrics are for this. Check out 1:13 in. What do you hear?

*I sing and lip sync this as Love is hell and so are you

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Econoline Crush – Surefire: The Best of

I discovered this band last week, and have since dived into all of their releases. My personal ‘Best of’ would include Surefire, I’m Afraid, Stay With Me, T.D.M., You Don’t Know What It’s Like, All That You Are, and tons of others.

Econoline Crush is based in Vancouver. Apart from Nine Inch Nails or Oasis, right now there isn’t another band I’d rather see in concert more than these guys. The chorus in each song is pure awesome and I’d love to hear them at a live show.

On the real cover for Surefire: The Best of Econoline Crush, the bullets are long, pointed and silver. I know these rounded gold ones look puny in comparison, but they are the only bullets I had on hand.

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Flyleaf – Flyleaf

The cover for Flyleaf’s debut album is just plain cool. While I’m not the biggest fan of their tunes, the whole girl lead singer with a bunch of guys playing the instruments is a really neat thing in my book. And singing/screaming I’m So Sick while playing Rock Band is a blast and half.

My interpretation of the cover is more fiery than the original. I love birds, and I wish we lived in a world where they could carry you away from natural disasters on strings.

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American Hi-Fi – American Hi-Fi

I love that this album cover features a tape. Back in the day, whenever a song I liked came on 89X, I’d run over and hit Record on my sister’s radio. I had quite the pile of mix tapes. In a way, I really miss them. There was way more fun hard work involved in it than creating a mixed CD.

American Hi-Fi put out their 5th album last year, Blood & Lemonade, which I’ve been listening to a lot lately. They also debuted a new website last year… but I must say I’m not happy with it. It freaking doesn’t feature any of their old music, hasn’t had new News since September, and their ‘Store’ doesn’t have any actual band merch. However, their lackluster website did let me know that they are touring this summer. Which is exciting! Hopefully a girl can buy a shirt at a gig…

Favorites off their self-titled debut include I’m A Fool, My Only Enemy, Surround, Blue Day, A Bigger Mood, Hi-Fi Killer, and Flavor of the Weak.

Flavor of the Weak has to be one of the best relationship songs in the history of the world.

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