Interview: Alexx Calise talks the return of SOC


Alexx Calise is an accomplished pop/rock singer, having released latest single “Breathe” back in November.  It was co-written with Dennis Morehouse, who happens to be the other half of SOC with Calise.  The duo are more artsy alternative, and are back after a long break (debut album No Vampires in Gilroy came out in 2011) with a cover of Sneaker Pimps’ “6 Underground”.  Calise told TPS about all about the return of her non-solo/heavier side.

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Weekendcore: The record store


So sad, yet so understandable.

Uhhhh…today is a holiday in the TPS home base of Nova Scotia (and most other Canadian provinces, and it’s Presidents Day in America!) so let’s not act like a Monday edition of “Weekendcore” is all “WTF?” in this case!  Even with that, this extra-special edition is about something that’s sadly less “WTF?” worthy in 2017.

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Scenematography: Final State – “WAYN?”


Even if I can’t always understand the lyrics, I always enjoy listening to music in other languages.  That said, instead of waiting for the upcoming English version of the latest single from Quebec City’s Final State, we’ll totally get into the French version’s video.

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Liner Notes: Wednesday, February 15th


Lese Majesty have a new single called “Seeking Escape”.  It’s the latest off Cold Reason for Change, their sophomore EP which comes out on Friday.  The song deals with addiction: “Like many of us, I have seen loved ones struggle with addiction.  I often feel guilty as I work so much that I am not often here for them…this song is one small aspect of the story where I put myself in someone else’s shoes.  One of my good friends told me to read ‘Chasing The Scream’, which helped me navigate some kind of understanding of the causes of addiction rather than condemning the symptoms.  So there are reflections of Johann Hari’s book in this song as well as my attempt to move forward and find a solution.”  Get MOAR deets about the upcoming release via TPS’ chat with the band!

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Weekendcore: The Get Up Kids – “Valentine”


Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday.  Love is the most popular subject matter of songs so we could’ve thrown a rock and hit something worth using, but why not pick one that’s literally called “Valentine”?

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TPS is three!


These lil’ champs read it every day.  Lil’ champs.

Today is The Perfect Scene’s third birthday.  This blog debuted February 11th, 2014 with stuff I no longer do and references that no longer exist!  It also has remained pretty true, and I think (hope?) gotten a lot better.

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Post-nor’easter post


More like snoPE, am I right?

So the Northeast just had a big ol’ snowstorm.  A foot of snow fell in places like Boston and New York City, and was coupled with whiteout conditions.  We didn’t get that much snow up here in the TPS home base, but a blizzard it totally was.  So…musical tie-ins!

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Blink-182 are doing good stuff, Tom DeLonge is doing good stuff, it’s fine. Everything is fine.


I’m okay with the events that are unfolding currently.

The breakup of Tom DeLonge and Blink-182 wasn’t overly cordial, as we know.  As hard as it was to picture the band without the goofy vocalist/guitarist, that confusion and tension is at least gone for DeLonge, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker’s sake.  Beyond that, as artists I – now more than ever – think they’re absolutely better apart.

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Weekendcore: Fountains of Wayne – “All Kinds of Time”


It’s Super Bowl Sunday!  The 51st edition of the NFL’s championship game pits the perennially awesome New England Patriots against the offensive-juggernaut Atlanta Falcons.  We need a football-themed “Weekendcore” then don’t we?  OLD SONG 27…THROWBACK 2…ATLANTIC ATLANTIC…SET HUT!  (Right?)

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Interview: Western Daughter


The Pacific Northwest has one of North America’s greatest scenes.  Obviously Seattle and Vancouver (British Columbia) are huge parts of that, with Portland growing as a relocation hotbed if not yet for music.  Boise, Idaho though?  A bit smaller and less top of mind, but still home to goodness like a blue college football field Western Daughter, who feature an alt-indie sound (why not?) with hints of emo, folk and beyond.  The band – Taylor Robert Hawkins (vocals – and NO NOT HIM), Cameron Brizzee (guitar/vocals), Taylor Jay (guitar), Jess Hope (bass), and Zach Sherwood (drums) – will release new album Driftwood Songs March 24th via Take This to Heart Records, with first single “Exhibition on Main St.” premiering via Gold Flake Paint.  Brizzee shot the brizzee (c’mon 6/10 at least!) with TPS about the new music and more.

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