FOR SERIOUS THIS TIME: Weird Life: 12” EP

Ninth Grade me is sitting under the smoker’s tree on lunch break plaintively scratching my favorite bands’ logos into the cover of my AP English notebook. My best, and only, friend is next to me, noodling single note tunes from the unplugged guitar he “borrowed” from the jazz band practice room. I’m pondering why the guy in Joyce Manor has to yell so much and when the new Algernon Cadwallader tape will be out, when my bud asks me if I’ve ever heard For Serious This Time because they’re playing someone’s living room this Friday night. “Oh yeah, man… I’m totally down.” 

 –Matt Seward (Life On An Island, lifeonanisland.org / Dead Broke, deadbrokerecords.com)