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INTERVIEW: I Hate Heroes

After coming off their Ides of March Tour in support of their new record, If Life Were A Book, I’d Skip This Chapter, the guys in I Hate Heroes took some time to answer a few questions for us. Check out the Q&A below to get to know IHH a little bit better and which villains they’d be if they had the chance. Also, if you haven’t yet, check out the new record as well as their recent cover of Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up)”!

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Un-Merry Christmas Playlist

Un-Merry Xmas

Punks are notoriously “anti-“, especially when it comes to holidays centered around what many perceive as greedy, narcissistic capitalism. Some, on the other hand, just like to make traditional holiday hits a bit heavier. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a playlist of ten tracks to make your Xmas a bit less merry and a bit more merciless.

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Jarrod Alonge Releases Album, ‘Beating A Dead Horse’

A lot of people like to make fun of metal and hardcore, but no one enjoys it as much as metalheads and hardcore kids do. It turns out the old saying is right: If you can’t beat ’em, join em. Literally. One of the foremost satirists of the underground, Jarrod Alonge, dropped his parody album today, appropriately titled Beating A Dead Horse.

Satirizing major tropes of the scene from idolized misogyny (“Misogyneric feat. Mattie Montgomery”) to Chiodos and The Devil Wears Prada-style song names (“The Distance Between You and Me is Longer Than the Title of This Song”), it’s clear that Alonge wants you to laugh, but just maybe to think a little bit, too. The YouTuber pokes fun at everything from pop punk to breakdowns, and also the fact that he’s totally getting away with it.

So take a few minutes out of crying over your ex and ordering pizza to listen to the album and let us know what you think! For a taste of the (almost) plagiarism, check out the lyric video below to “Hey Jarrod, What’s That Song Again?” and see how many bands you can name that get ripped off in four minutes.

(Anti) Valentine’s Day Playlist

anti valentines dayThe holiday with perhaps the most obvious money-making agenda, Valentine’s Day still manages to conjure up plenty of feelings. There are rumors floating around that it’s supposed to be a happy day, but the people who whispered them have been properly disposed of by now, we’re almost sure. Whether you’re single or not, it’s a day that can bring with it added, needless pressures. To help you cope with the annual annoyance, we’ve reached into the vault and created a playlist that screams, jeers, and even laughs the angst away.

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Bring in the New Year

New Year's PlaylistYou don’t always have to be in a club or listening to Top 40 to turn up on a Tuesday.  In celebration of the new year, we’re bringing you the ten tracks that got us pumped from beginning to end on our own New Year’s Eve.  We enjoy everything from metalcore covers to German dubcore (yes, that’s a thing), so without further ado, relive the soundtrack of our night that got our 2015 started.

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