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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Sugarcult – Start Static

I had the coolest 7th grade science teacher. It seemed like every week we were doing experiments: collecting germs to see how much they would grow in a petri dish, building makeshift roller coasters with foam pipe, making toy cars roll without touching them, playing Roller Coaster Tycoon. One day we all had to bring in a food and make it in class. My best friend and I went with chocolate milkshakes. All I really remember about it is looking over at her exploding blender and cracking up. To this day we still bring it up.

What this particular experiment had to do with science, I have no idea, but one day we were all told to bring in a song. Mr. James would play us each track, and we’d write down what we thought the song was called, and who sung it. If we didn’t know, we were supposed to guess.

I spent all night debating what song to choose. I finally went with Stuck In America by Sugarcult. In class, my teacher kind of head banged to it. The track received mixed reviews, and only a handful of my classmates were able to correctly identify the song. My middle school crush enjoyed it, I enjoyed it, and that was all that mattered.

Browsing the band’s website, I came across this quote from lead guitarist Marko DeSantis: “We’ve come to realize that each album we make, each song we write, is going to be around a lot longer than any of us ever will.” Well said.

My other favorite songs off this album include Bouncing Off The Walls, You’re The One, Saying Goodbye, Daddy’s Little Defect, and Hate Every Beautiful Day.

Shout out to my friend Josh for lending me an audio cable.

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