Anonymous said: Is lovechild doing a collab with old gray?
Working on a collaboration. You’ll see the rest soon.
But shhh there’s a secret.
Today we released a new song, “Ghostwriter”, which will be accompanying several other tracks on our long-awaited debut LP, which is due out by the end of 2014. This is the first new recording we have released in almost two years and we hope you enjoy it.
To stay up to date with us: www.facebook.com/burglaryyears
Anonymous said: Will you make a "Kill Your Local Brony" sticker or shirt? Doesn't need any ponies on it or a greasy neckbeard drawing. Just something like that Kill Your Local Alpha Male :).
Anonymous said: when are the "kill your local alpha male" shirts shipping out? i ordered one almost a month ago and got charged but i never got a shipping confirmation or the shirt itself
All of them should have gone out by now. There were a couple that got misplaced which didn’t go out until a couple of weeks later, but if you still haven’t received it, email me: zachxweeks at gmail.
2014 has been an AWESOME year for music thus far. Here are some records that I like a lot which came out this year.
Anonymous said: Will there be more of those Fuck Pop Punk Defend Feminism shirts? Do I need to contact the store that does yours and Cerce's merch for that? And is it too much trouble if I ask them if they'd be okay with using different inks and shirt colors? Like maybe aqua blue on white?
Cerce merch is forever sold out and will never ever be reprinted.
Anonymous said: Why is 1997 always tacked onto lovechild?
Don’t ask questions / you will find out when the time is right.
Anonymous said: any new news on the cerce lp?
It’s out now.
Anonymous said: Is slacktivist fan entitlement really slowly killing punk and hardcore music?
Yeah, I read that article (blog post?) where the guy just talked about how much he likes that band Self Defense Family.
Everyone is broke. No one wants to buy anything no matter what they are. Everything in music, punk or not, can be found for free on the internet in one form or another.
People don’t go to shows anymore because of the internet and Tumblr making everything so accessible and I guess that’s the closest thing I could describe as “fan entitlement,” rather than fans not spending money to support bands. I’ve seen plenty of “fans” spend PLENTY of money on band merchandise. We live in a t-shirt empire where branding is more important than music, after all!
Plus, (in my opinion) there aren’t really that many bands doing anything interesting currently. Blame that on over-saturation. Too many bands try to tour (because local scenes are no longer a thing because laziness/internet/accessibility so the goal is to go play your music elsewhere to other small local scenes and hope they support you more than your hometown). Too many bands press records that no one will buy. Too many bands have the privilege of having Logic or Pro Tools and Photoshop on a MacBook (or a friend with these things) where it’s SO EASY to make a record nowadays and recording an album is no longer a privilege but rather an expectation and modern convenience, Too many bands expect things to get done FOR them and for people to automatically support them rather than actually persevering to do things to further themselves, “d.i.y.” or not.
Maybe the “problem” doesn’t necessarily stem from the fans but rather from the bands themselves. Or maybe it does. Who knows. Punk and hardcore in the USA is at a very low point and all of us are equally responsible. Pointing fingers doesn’t accomplish shit.
p.s. accessibility isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just a thing to keep in mind.