Weekendcore: The record store REDUX


*I was pondering something related to today’s Record Store Day for this edition of “Weekendcore”.  I thought about doing record stores themselves, and then remembered that already happened in February!  So, in the spirit of being exceptionally, exceptionally lazy resourceful, let’s give this feature its own treatment by throwing it back to that very (appropriate) post.  You can read it here, or, you know, below.  Weee!

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Pleases of Suburbia: “Malls Conveniently Put Many Shopping Options in One Spot”


We’re getting into the home stretch of this here parody concept EP.  First came “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out”, then “Mo’ fo’ Yo’ Money Out Here, Downtown Hipster!”, then it got all skit-y with “Bored in the Rec Room”.  The latter was actually less pro-suburbia and more reality, but we gotta honour the dicey parts of the lifestyle even in this project.  Now though, we go back to being all about that life.

Aside from those oh-so-evil chain stores *wank motion*, people don’t really have issues with malls.  And why should they, because malls are pretty solid.  So, let’s celebrate them!

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Pleases of Suburbia: “Bored in the Rec Room”


Following “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out” and “Mo’ fo’ Yo’ Money Out Here, Downtown Hipster!”, it’s time for the third track on Pleases of Suburbia.

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Weekendcore: Fenix TX – “Phoebe Cates”


Impending boobs and stuff!

2001’s Lechuza was the last album Fenix TX put out before their 2002 breakup.  Appearing on it, as well as the American Pie 2 soundtrack, was “Phoebe Cates”.  It was the first song I’d ever heard by the band, and it’s still my favourite of theirs.

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Pleases of Suburbia: “Mo’ fo’ Yo’ Money Out Here, Downtown Hipster!”


Last week we debuted the first track off parody concept EP Pleases of Suburbia, “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out”.  This week we tackle really the main reason people move to the suburbs: you get more bang for your buck.

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Weekendcore: Protest the Hero – Kezia


(UPDATE: Umm…I guess this award was given out the night before so it was actually decided already when this post went up.  Fabulous!  Congrats to Mandroid Echostar, FFS!)

The 2017 Juno Awards honour Canadian music tonight in, appropriately enough I suppose, the national capital of Ottawa.  One award is Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year, and among the nominees are Protest the Hero for Pacific Myth.  That’s their latest of course, but back in the day they released a debut t-…I can’t even commit to a joke here because that’s so dumb and obvious – even for me!

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Pleases of Suburbia: “I Love Commuting to/Visiting the Big City But Then Getting the Hell Out”


Would you believe this took like two hours to do?  Mad skillz yo.

Really though, a PRO-suburbia concept EP?  Totally!  It’s a parody in the sense that it’ll riff on stereotypical suburban things, but it’s not in the sense that I actually like suburbia.  Younger Kevin thought he was trapped in a bland hellhole like so many of us do, but Older Kevin has come to appreciate the lifestyle.

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That concept EP part from the pro-suburbia post? Let’s actually do it!


This recycled gem won’t even be the actual cover ROFLCOPTER.

I randomly got to thinking about a post we did last summer about how, says myself anyway, suburbia is a good place to grow up despite its rap in music.  At the end of it I casually opined that a concept EP that’s pro-suburbia would be a cool listen.  Surely a pop-punk band would have the best effect because it’s usually that genre that negatively portrays the lifestyle, and that’s what I’ll have in mind for a special TPS series that brings the idea to life!

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Weekendcore: Joyce Manor – “These Kind of Ice Skates”


I just got back from a skate.  In a few weeks that’ll mean something different, but for now it means ice skating.  So…you know, a song with “Ice Skates” in the title.

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Definite nostalgia, possible plot loss


Oh Dears…you had one single that did well a long time ago.

Stuff always happens in the music world.  Record Store Day has announced this year’s offerings, Lollapalooza has announced this year’s lineup, other people have announced things relating to this year…yada yada.  I’ve been slacking lately on TPS though – the blog itself, and social media.  I kind of know why, but I kind of don’t either.

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