Weekendcore: Head Automatica – “Graduation Day”

The nostalgia is right in this screenshot!

Post-secondary schools are right in the thick of grad time, and the younger students in grade school aren’t far off.  So, here’s a little something for everyone that isn’t Eve 6 or Vitamin C (!) – not that there’s anything wrong with that, they’re fine!

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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: VISTA talk new single “Henchmen”, new members

*Photo by Holly Turner.

Back in May, New Jersey rocker Hope Vista’s new Long Island, NY-based band VISTA released debut EP VERSUS.  Fast forward to this past Friday, when the self-described “anthem rock” trio – who, beyond Vista on vocals, now feature Greg Almeida (guitar) and Matthew Vlossak (drums) – released new single “Henchmen”.  That all happened, and they told TPS about all the newness!

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Weekendcore: Taking Back Sunday – “Miami”

I wasn’t crazy about already doing another Taking Back Sunday-themed “Weekendcore”, but Taking Back Sunday are good and appropriate and they have a song that’s good and appropriate for this weekend’s edition.  “TPS in Miami” starts tomorrow, so why not do a song named after the city?

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Weekendcore: Autopilot Off – “The 12th Day”

I read something crazy online the other day: this year’s high school freshmen are the first that weren’t alive on September 11th, 2001.  9/11 is a historical event they only know from stories.  That is…just amazing to think it’s been that long.  But it’s been 15 years since the attacks, and 12 years since a New York band summed up the aftermath in a tragically beautiful blast of punk rock.

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Scenematography: Coheed and Cambria – “Bridge and Tunnel”

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Coheed and Cambria released The Color Before the Sun last year, their eighth album and first that isn’t part of The Amory Wars.  This past Friday the band released The Color Before the Sun: Deconstructed, a digital deluxe edition that features two bonus demos.  One of them had a video released for it yesterday.

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Weekendcore: From Autumn To Ashes – “The After Dinner Payback”

Earlier this week We Are Triumphant Records posted a Twitter question asking who got you into “metal/core”.  I thought back to the first metal acts I could really call myself a fan of and came up with Tool and From Autumn To Ashes.  Did I actually answer the tweet?  Nope (jerk!), but here’s a belated one in the form of remembering something from the latter.

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