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I have just received my approval for press at Carolina Rebellion! However, it is almost a 7 hour drive from Murfreesboro and that’s on top of working the event for two days AND driving back. So if anyone is going and would like to meet and split gas that would be incredible 😊

Here’s an interview I did for MINDEQUALSBLOWN.

Check out the whole thing after the jump.

“I’ve always been a fan of bands mixing different components of various genres to create a sound all their own. Sledding With Tigers is a prime example of this, labeling their style as bluegrass-punk. I recently had the privilege of conducting an e-mail interview with frontman Dan Faughnder of this San Diego-based band to shed some light on their upcoming debut album A Necessary Bummer, which is being released digitally on April 15 through Antique Records.

First of all, how did the name Sledding with Tigers come into creation?

It’s just a reference to Calvin & Hobbes. I wish I had a more fun story for it, but that’s it. Maybe I’ll start lying and saying that we came up with it after a particularly snowy season in San Diego, and the tigers at the zoo became restless. After a few hours of mauling visitors, we found that the only true way to calm them was through various traditional snow sports. 

I noticed that you have your album Not the Beatles Yet available on several different colored cassette tapes. Is there any particular reason you chose to develop the  album on a cassette tape?

Because I don’t have a CD Player and I have two cassette players. Also, I just think CDs are useless in today’s day and age. If I’m going to buy a physical copy, I want it to either be super cheap and sound like garbage (a cassette), or really beautiful and big and sound like magic (Vinyl)

What bands do you mainly draw inspiration from?

Creed, Nickelback, Sugar Ray, 311, Lit and Nickelcreed

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MindEqualsBlown.net Album Review: Woe, Is Me: Number[s]

“Anyone who appreciates the scene will dive into Woe, Is Me quickly.  It’s everything you’ve ever asked for (and complained about) in post-hardcore.”

One of my old reviews from the Tyler Carter era.  Woe’s always been one of my guilty pleasures, though me thinks the path they’re headed down shant work.

It is all about the music for Cleveland rockers Pipe Dream. Members Jack Ellis, Spencer Hendricks, Ross Newbauer, and Sam Welch use their collective talents to present a sound that changes with each song, because they change positions and instruments on each song.

read the new editorial on us in Mind Equals Blown!

Happy Body, Slow Tour

Happy Body Slow Brain (ex- Taking Back Sunday) will be headlining the #MEBTour this November. Supporting the tour will be likeZEBRA artist, Culprit, as well as The Paper Melody. Take a look at the dates and tour poster below.

Become a fan of Culprit at likeZEBRA.com.

11/2 Riverside, CA

11/3 Victorville, CA

11/4 Fresno, CA

11/5 Camarillo, CA

11/6 Phoenix, AZ

11/7 Mesa, AZ

11/8 Las Cruces, NM

11/9 Roswell, NM

11/10 El Paso, TX

11/11 Arlington, TX

11/12 Beaumont, TX

11/14 Canyon, TX

11/15 Boulder, CO

11/16 Provo, UT

11/17 Las Vegas, NV

11/18 Yuba City, CA

11/19 Los Angeles, CA