Architects Begin Album-Writing Blog
In addition to posting a full summer’s worth of Warped Tour dates on their MySpace, Kansas City’s Architects have posted a blog about some new songs, describing how they sound, what key they’re in, what they’re about, and what pop culture references they do/do not. Example:
TITLE: Knowing Is Half The Bottle
KEY: B flat major
TEMPO: Quick, bouncy
SOUNDS LIKE: The Dictators, The Pretenders — although having never listened to either The Dictators or The Pretenders, some hacky writer will undoubtedly compare it to Teenage Bottlerocket in a tragic attempt at sounding erudite and “with it”.
YOU GOT SOMETHING AGAINST TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET: No.
LYRICAL CONTENT: Well, the whole tune is based on a stupid pun isn’t it? So it’s not exactly Leonard Cohen…but the world needs songs to get loaded and suck-face to.
REFERENCES TO MORDOR OR THE EYE OF SAURON: None.
REFERENCES TO DUNE: None.
This is doubtlessly the work of frontman Brandon Phillips, who I am beginning to think may be the best publicist/writer in the whole of the biz. I only wish the dude would write more.