Posted by gregor on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
so buddy of captains dead todd farrell jr & the dirty birds just released their record, which wins my favorite title of 2013 award, all our hero’s live in vans. you know i am not an eleqouent man, or at least my words arent. i try, but it just aint in me, sadly. still, there are ocassions when other folks put my thoughts to paper, or the web as it were, much better than i ever could. ill get those folks in a minute, but after spending a good amount of time with all our hero’s live in vans, i can say that it hits home right in middle of my gut, the part of the gut that holds everything i hold dear. well, at least most of it. this record is about as honest as it comes, and speaks volumes to mr farrell’s talents as a songwriter. my favorite track of said record is “pawnshops” and he hits the reality of the situation perfectly when he states “…the hardest part is when all your heros play in bands, is finding out all all your heros live in vans…” such a great freaking line, and i see/hear it on a daily basis. these folks, some i call friends, are out there touring, away from home for long stretches just trying to get their music heard, and maybe even make a little money along the way. its painful, at least to me, that this is their collective realities. most of these folks shouldnt have to spend 300 days on the road, year in and year out. anyway, this is such a great record, and again his lyrics hit me right in the “feels.” definitely one of my favorite releases of the year. getting back to those guys that pretty much summed up my thoughts on the record, but way more coherently, justin over at smoke on the killing floor and eric over at bucket full of nails both have great reviews of the record, definitely check em out.
buy all our heroes live in vans via his bandcamp page and follow him on twitter
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