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  1. tdogg241

    PO: Masked Intruder - III

    This tour doesn't come through Seattle or anywhere near the PNW. Therefore, it's not proper!
  2. tdogg241

    PO: Masked Intruder - III

    I mean, you know you don't have to buy every single variant, right? I typically buy one copy of an album - The one I'm going to listen to. Not loving the single on first listen, but I bought the hoodie bundle anyway because this band is a long-time favorite for me and my wife (and she'll love the hoodie). Hopefully a proper tour is in the works.
  3. tdogg241

    PO - Brand New - Science Fiction

    Exactly! The other three have been quiet during all of this as far as I'm aware. Any/all of them could have announced the death of the band, or that they kicked Jesse out, or that they all decided to move on and start a new project together (or retire from music altogether). They didn't. Also, I can't listen to BN at this point, knowing what we know now. Some of his lyrics make my skin crawl now, and I really can't in good conscience continue to support this band. My wife works with adolescents who are by and large victims of sexual assault/abuse, and what Jesse Lacey has been accused of is far more heinous than any BN apologist realizes. The dude should be in prison, but I guess I can settle for knowing that his legacy is completely trashed. I'm actually trying to sell off all my BN vinyl and donate the proceeds to a non-profit that helps victims of sexual assault/human trafficking. Side story: A now-former friend of mine recently got divorced from his wife (who is very good friends with my wife). The core reason is that he'd cheated on his wife numerous times throughout the course of their marriage. But what came out after that, was that he'd also harassed countless women in the Seattle punk scene and beyond, both online and in person. My wife was one of his many harassment victims, but at the time she and I just shrugged it off as drunken stupidity and thought it was an isolated thing, so we kept it to ourselves. Turns out, that's what everyone else did too. With the information now public, he has been cut off by just about everyone involved in the scene locally and has been blackballed from playing any notable "punk" venue in the US and several places abroad (he's had a couple of mildly successful bands in the past). I feel ashamed for not saying anything sooner and I feel foolish for not seeing this shithead for who he really was. But once it came out that his behavior was more widespread than we could ever have known, I was quick to write him off and publicly warn others about his predatory behavior. I'd feel sympathy for the other members of BN if they gave some indication as to how they felt about this situation, but I suspect that they knew about Jesse's predatory behavior and chose not to say anything publicly, which is appalling. Either way, they've been a little too quiet about the whole thing for my comfort. But to get things back on topic, yeah, fuck Jason Tate! That dude sucks, and changing the website to chorus.fm officially killed my interest in the site (along with a ton of other people, if you look at their traffic numbers before/after the changeover).
  4. tdogg241

    PO: La Dispute - Panorama

    Earlier this year. It's easy to have missed it, since these guys have kept pretty quiet since Rooms Of The House.
  5. I'm sitting here hoping the tour heads up to the PNW after that SLC date while Masked Intruder is still on the bill.
  6. No idea what kind of music they're known to put out, but you could try finding a local record store that specializes in their genre(s) and see if they carry anything from the label. If they do, ask them where they get their stock from.
  7. Hell yes! I'm definitely in for both of these. I threw Anthem on recently and forgot how much I fucking love that album. Now all we need is In With The Out Crowd... said no one ever.
  8. Looks like they'll be touring with The Interrupters next year... As a side note, Masked Intruder's lack of activity lately is due to one of the members (Green, I think) moving to Germany.
  9. Looks like they'll be touring with The Interrupters next year...
  10. tdogg241

    The Official Fat Wreck Preorder Thread

    Fuck yeah, what an awesome surprise on an otherwise boring day. I bought the shit out of the color version, because I'm an absolute sucker for this band.
  11. Funny thing is, their second album was reportedly written/recorded very hastily as a "fuck you" to their overly obsessed fanbase of Tumblr turds. The band even originally pressed it on a one-sided 12", even though it's only like 15 minutes long (a 10" version was later available outside the US). But they seriously half-assed the cover art, the title is a reference to their disdain for those "fans" who quickly abandoned them, and they almost never play any of the songs from that album live. That's where I think the majority of the backlash comes from. I still like all their albums, but OATIWSGT was generally not well-received.
  12. Goddammit, I slept on this too long. If either of you ends up not being able to go, I'll totally take the tickets off your hands. Also, the venue they're playing (The Showbox) is probably not long for this world. https://komonews.com/news/local/save-the-showbox-rally-demands-seattle-icon-be-nominated-as-landmark Probably my all-time favorite venue. I hope it can be saved, but it seems highly unlikely at the rate this city is losing its character.
  13. I like these guys fine and all, but they're such a weirdo band that it amazes me how many records they're able to sell.
  14. While I inherently agree with you overall, and this video is the type of shit that's usually very easy for me to ignore, Dan Harmon still made this video and thought enough of it to release it out into the world. And this wasn't some dipshit teenager doing something irresponsible to their future, it was a grown-ass man who thought simulated rape of an infant was funny. It's the 21st Century, and the internet doesn't forget unless you've got the serious cash to make things disappear for good. He was likely going to have to answer for this eventually, and that's his cross to bear and he has literally nobody to blame but himself for any backlash he receives, including R&M getting canceled. Now, that being said, people change. He might have thought this shit was funny almost a decade ago but he doesn't now. That's fine, although how he thought it was funny to begin with is a mystery to me. Then again, 10+ years ago I thought dead baby jokes were funny in a shocking way, but I would never dare laugh at that shit now that I've had friends who've had kids. Hell, I still think this is one of the funniest fucking things I've ever read on the internet. I do still love some good gallows humor, as long as the joke is on how fucked up the "comedian" is and not the darkness of the acts themselves. Harmon's apologies for this and his sexual misconduct allegations have been sincere in my opinion, and they point to him having grown as a person since. Same goes for James Gunn. I guess my point is, if we're going to hold celebrities and entertainers accountable for past transgressions, we should also be willing to accept sincere apologies. These guys have done the apology part right, unlike Kevin Spacey whose apology was half-assed at best and inadvertently tied being gay to sexually abusing minors. But apologies don't recuse you from consequences, even long after the fact. Like I said, if Dan Harmon loses his job over this, he's got literally one person to blame: Dan Harmon. Also, context: We have an admitted sex offender (among other heinous crimes) in the White House right now, and we're all just left crossing our fingers that we can replace him in 2 years. Whoa, didn't expect to write that much about things that aren't the vinyl release. To get back on topic, I'd love to pick this up, but I would probably listen to it 1-2 times, and I'm really trying to curtail my spending on vinyl. I'm probably better off getting the download for it.
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