Okay. So I've been in a two month blogging coma. But give me a break, my laptop is totally f-ed.
I thought it'd be fitting to erupt from this interlude with guns blazing, so I'd like to introduce you to a brand new punk act that I've only known for a short time myself, a group that's as tight as they are melodic. The band: Latin for Truth.
Who the hell are these guys, anyway? Somehow, it took Latin for Truth three EPs, a collection of demos and a full-length before they popped up on my radar -- a signal that I don't mind bragging is quite attuned to the burgeoning pop-core scene. Apparently, the band has encountered a few setbacks over the last year or so and has decided a redefinition is in order.
LFT mixes tight, quick drum tracks reminiscent of Anchors for Arms, melodic vocals a la No Use for a Name, MXPX- and Gatsby's American Dream-like chord progressions, and an urgency that is all their own. This is a band that would make Lifetime proud.
Even better: LFT's new (rebirth) EP, We Are Sick of Not Having the Courage to Be Absolute Nobodies (name taken from a Salinger essay), is available for free digital download here. A full-length, already titled Youth Crew Blues, is due out in 2010.
I'm going to be looking for good things from these guys in the future. Check 'em out.