As these things often go, early last week I got a random song stuck in my head. Also as these things often go, since it was old I figured “Why not make it the next ‘Weekendcore’?” See how this often happens?
Lese Majesty’s sophomore EP Cold Reason for Change came out last Friday. The Sydney, Australia alt-rockers preceded it not long before with “Seeking Escape”, the effort’s second single and follow-up to “Crown Land”. With the EP now out, so is the video for said second single.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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”?
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.
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!
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.