September 1, 2015

Of The Fact – Adjust

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Of The Fact’s Adjust is the second EP release from these Wisconsin homers.

Adjust balances its heavier bass and guitar distortion well with melodic vocals and upbeat drums to great effect. They are a rising talent in the pop-punk scene and are showing off a tremendous amount of growth already so early in their career.

You can stream and purchase Adjust on Bandcamp.

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September 1, 2015

AOTM: September – Make Your Move

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Rick Pascoe – Bass Guitar/Lead Vocals
Aaron Fandino – Rhythm Guitar/Backup Vocals
Justen Snow – Drums/Backup Vocals
Keith Shinn – Lead Guitar

Make Your Move officially formed in summer of 2014 in Detroit, MI. Before then, they met and have grown as a band through the online social media sites of MySpace and Craigslist. Right off the bat, they found out they shared the same love for pop-punk music and had the musical background and chemistry to solidify themselves as a great 4-piece pop/rock band. In the Fall of 2014, after the official lineup was formed, they recorded their first EP: City Lights and Summer Nights. After the release of tracks Red Light Life & Miles In Between they played their first show at the Shelter in Detroit in July, 2015.

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August 30, 2015

Stories of Living – ‘Save Your Breath’

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Stories of Living is the newest band to emerge from the ever reliable New Jersey pop-punk scene. Save Your Breath is their debut album from Standby Records.

“Enough Is Enough” jumps right into it. The quick-witted vocals in the chorus have a dynamic bass drum/lyric combo that sets the tone for the rest of the album in this angst-heavy album opener. “16.67%” may have a bit too many bass drops for its own good, but the track is infused with a few electronic beats to give the harsh vocals a very distinct sound. “Out There” shows them at their liveliest. This song starts off with a monster hook and is designed to be stuck in your head after the first listen. The lovesick lyrics may not be revolutionary, but they keep the song light and peppy. “Don’t Lose Your Dinosuar” keeps things lively with a rip-roaring chorus that demands you to dance and mimic the chants of ‘Who you are is just who you want to be’

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August 7, 2015

Welcome to Casual Punk Fan

Hello world,

Welcome to Casual Punk Fan. A music blogging site that shares many similarities with its competition. So how will we stand out and be different? We will gladly tell you. While we will still have traditional posts with ‘Album Reviews’ and feature an ‘Artist of the Month,’ we want to do more than that. This website will focus mainly on lesser known bands and local acts.

Who cares about Ronnie Radke’s latest misstep or the hearsay sources with information about Brand New’s latest album that will never actually be released. Let’s focus on the bands out there right now, killing it in their scene. We want to be a voice for the bands touring across the country, up and down the coasts, sleeping on fans couches and having to settle for PBR because money is tight.

Casual Punk Fan is gonna shake things up. Perhaps I’ll do an interview where I challenge band members to see who can drink the most and we let the conversation flow like the booze. Maybe I’ll work a show as the merch attendant to interact with the fans and see what it’s like to spend the night in the shoes of an artist. This will not be your traditional music site and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

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