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- Jimmy Eat World: You can expect a new album this year!
- MGMT: We're releasing a new album this June!
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- Pierce The Veil: We're touring this spring!
- Of Mice and Men: Guess whose recording?
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Bleed AmericanJimmy Eat World
There are very few things in this world as satisfying as a visceral rock song. A song that has so much energy in the basic rock combo format that you forget all about proper tone, technical skill, and complex arrangements. “Bleed American” by Jimmy Eat World is one of those songs.
“Bleed American” is filled with so much raw energy that, to this day, I can’t help but bang on my steering wheel a bit when it comes on while driving. That distorted, highly dissonant opening riff combined with the heavy pounding of the snare on every beat releases a primal kind of reaction and immediately perks the ears of the listener. Jim Adkins’ vocal delivery is as good as it possibly could be for a song like this. The melody is simple and delivered with a breathless edge during the verses before transitioning to a powerful group vocal vibe during the chorus. By the last chorus, this becomes a full-on, unrestrained scream with indecipherable shouts coming from the other members of the band in the background before ending as suddenly as it began.
The song was the lead single from the album for good reason, even if it wasn’t the one to become the biggest hit. The album itself was released in the summer of 2001 under the name Bleed American and then, following the September 11 attacks, was re-released as a self-titled effort with the song “Bleed American” being retitled as “Salt Sweat Sugar” which was actually the original name for the song in its demo form.