TWIABP’s career has been based upon following in the footsteps of the emo bands from the late 80’s and early 90’s, but with each release they continue to successfully and delicately mix indie, alternative, emo, and post rock. Long Live Happy Birthday proves that the alternative subculture needs to keep a look out for this band, because someday they might become the next Sunny Day Real Estate or American Football.
Self Defense Family is a band that has been around for a long time. Taking influence from Lungfish and the Smiths, this New York hardcore band never disappoints. This EP is no exception. For being an East Coast band, Self Defense Family surprisingly captures Midwestern life with sincerity. The 4 song EP does not have a dull moment on it and the final track might be their best work of all time.
Ever since I was young, music spoke to me. Whether it was Classic Rock from my fathers collection or Hip Hop from my sisters car radio, I loved it. At the age of 12 I learned to play the Cello and I found my appreciation of Classical Music. I’ve picked up guitar and I have played in a few bands here or there but I mainly focus on my solo project, The Art Of Growing Up. I’ve written a few reviews for the website absolute punk under the name Junkyarddog. Music is a huge part of my life. Now I haven’t created this blog to achieve great success in music journalism, I’ve created this blog to keep as a diary of my music endeavors in the hopes of sharing great new music to people. I hope you enjoy what you see. Welcome to Slipmatmusic!