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Yellowcard

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Go big or go home seems to be the motto of the rebirthed Yellowcard.

The band, which had their genesis in Jacksonville, Florida in 1997, has come a long way in 17 years. They have experienced the influence of 13 different members – all at different times, created 11 studio albums, and performed literally thousands of shows.

Their first record Midget Tossing (1997) was an exhibition of the inspiration various bands in the hardcore punk scene. When We Stand (1999) brought with it a change in lineup and an inevitable change of sound for the group. Because of the drastic shift in the direction of the group, they also lost a lot of their initial fan base, and following this record were essentially forced to start from the ground up. Then in 2001, the group released One For The Kids their third studio album, which built on the sound of their previous release with more experimentation into lyrics and melody.

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Little Bombs

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Pulling from ’90s heavy-hitters like the Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr. and the Pixies, the gents of New York City’s Little Bombs are creating music that is refreshingly familiar.

If you are anything like me, listening to music from the early/mid-’90s puts you right back in the back seat of your parent’s car as a kid. Singing along to the mumbling of one of the many grunge-gods of the era, the whole world was right outside, and the possibilities were endless. The music had meaning, and every song had a message. For many millenials, Little Bombs will sound like a ’90s childhood, except now, for 20-somethings, the lyrics will resonate. (more…)