War-laden artwork on Godspeed, You Black Emperor's latest release reveals corporate links of the major record labels to modern warfare. One significant mistake, however, was made.
Alto Heceta, who has performed with the likes of Rainer Maria, Cursive, Jets to Brazil, Joan of Arc, and most recently, Karate, now takes a measurable step out of the long shadow cast by emo rock in the Midwest. Though vestiges of emo are scattered throughout the album, This Distance, This Weekend is decidedly a rock album filled with gorgeous walls of guitar, impeccable drumming, as well as alternating vocalists that have matured considerably.
Twenty five years ago today, December 17, 1977 was Elvis Costello's infamous debut on Saturday Night Live.
Clean, sober, "partnered," and getting his eyes fixed.