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At Long Last, the New Something Fierce Album Cometh: Operators Standing By! [12/01/2008 03:36:00 PM]:
Good, good, good news. Meant to post about this last week, but eh, Thanksgiving... Anyway, now I can say it with authority, having actually heard
the new Something Fierce
album, There Are No Answers
: you really
need to get yourself a copy. Really
. It's bad-fucking-ass, honest, a fiery burst of poppy punk with irresistible melodies and singalong hooks that will reduce you to a grinning, head-nodding stupor. (In a good way, of course.)
Not only does it include classic Something Fierce tracks like "Teenage Ruins" and "Modern Girl", the likes of which have only been available on vinyl and/or in MP3 format 'til now, but you get some good new stuff besides, songs like "Aliens" (which, to be fair, began life as a Les Veines track) & "Second Son". I'm heartily planning on reviewing the whole deal at some point very, very soon, but hell, you don't need the details -- go, right now, and pre-order the damn thing here. It's a measly $10 + shipping, which is several bucks less than you'll be spending on that goofy-ass Extreme album your brother wants for Christmas (those guys still exist? yeesh...).
Added Bonus Time: If you put in the pre-order, you don't have to wait for the real-live physical version of the CD to hit the shelves (the official release date's December 19th), but will get a handy downloadable version of the whole damn thing. Holy Digital Age, Batman.
Added Bonus Time #2: Better still, if you pre-order now, then when the CDs do come in, you'll not only get There Are No Answers but the long-delayed "Modern Girl" 7-inch. Blue vinyl rules, as does the ability to make your less-musical friends & family scratch their heads and say, "people actually still put out records?" Loads of fun, let me tell you...
Then, after you plunk down your digital $$$, make plans to get on out to Walter's on Washington on the 19th for the official release show. It looks to be your last chance to catch the SF crew live until February (they're off to the West for a tour starting in Jan.), so don't miss out.
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