Crying’s LFS sessions are too frickin’ good ⊟

Seriously, what the frick, y'all. How does this sound so good. How is it that a year after Get Olde released, I’m still looping these songs 2-3 times a day.

Years ago, maybe ten of them even, when I had the time and fewer important things that demanded my attention, I’d spend hours searching for live variations of songs I loved, or applying wonky Winamp filters, all so I could find new ways to enjoy those tracks. I fell out of that quirk, but these new sessions from OHNOIMLATEFORSCHOOL has brought that experience back for me. You can her the uncertainty and concern so much more in the vocals of this version, versus the original release.

If you missed it, you can also hear Crying cover CHVRCHES’ “The Mother We Share” here. There’s also a video of the band performing our podcast’s theme song “ES”!

INTERVIEW: Gio Prieto, Late For School

Gio and I were hangin’ out and I decided to interview him about what he’s been up to lately. 

Give us an introduction. Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Gio, I run Late For School with my best friend Roman. We shoot videos and write reviews of records that we enjoy. I also play bass in Algebrahs.

Tell me more about Late For School. How did it begin and why do you do it?

Late For School began a few years ago when my buddy Zach and I decided we should run a music blog, we used to download music off of each other, we figured why not share what we find. As time went on, we decided to focus on photography and video. It’s an important thing to me because this is the scene that I’ve been involved in since I was 17, it’s given me a positive environment, countless good times and I’ve met plenty of good people in the scene. I feel like my life was affected majorly by music and all the people that I’ve met and it’s a great feeling knowing that we can change someone else’s as well.

And Algebrahs? What is that and how did that start?

Algebrahs is an indie pop band that I am in with Zach. It is just the two of us, he lives in Arizona and I live in New Jersey, we record our parts separately and send them to each other. We figured after running the blog we should just make music together as well.

So you said Late for School has been focusing more on video lately. What has been your favorite set to film so far?

Well, it’s tough to say. First off, there are two separate channels on our Youtube, one being the Late for School sessions where we invite bands to play stripped down sets, then we also do live videos. The first show we’d ever filmed was out in Long Island, My Heart to Joy, Snowing and 1994! all played. Since then we’ve had a major upgrade in our gear and the most recent show that we filmed was the Orchid Tapes showcase in Brooklyn, featuring Alex G., Julia Brown, Foxes in Fiction and Happy Trendy. I really love all the videos that we filmed because I personally enjoy all the bands that we’ve worked with but the most energetic set we’ve filmed was Algernon Cadwallader at The Silent Barn in Queens, New York.

And you guys recently worked with The Big Footprint Project? Can you tell me a little bit more about that?

Brendan from Modern Baseball contacted me about his charity and if I’d be willing to donate a track to it. We recorded You Blew It! playing Medal of Honor in my living room in January and that track wound up being a part of a four way split with Dikembe, Nai Harvest and Marietta that helped raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Algebrahs dropped their first official release, “Young Dreams”, in March. Can you explain how you made the transition from running an emo/hardcore blog to writing an indie pop record?

Zach and I have been very good friends for a while, we met in a straight edge chatroom on Soulseek and from there we went from listening to bands like Sabertooth Zombie and Dangers to sharing emo and indie bands with each other. We both fell in love with Teenage Cool Kids and from there we decided to start an indie band. 

What are you future plans for both Algebrahs and Late for School?

Right now, Late for School is in the process of booking a few exciting bands for sessions and filming more shows. As far as Algebrahs goes we’ve begun writing an album that we’re really excited about.

Any final words?

I would like to thank everyone who has supported us with Late for School, from all the artists, the fans and all the friends I’ve made along the way. I would also like to thank everyone who helped out with the Algebrahs release. All of my friends who had to deal with me sending them countless demos and of course Mikko Serrano for creating the album art! 

We’re hanging out!!

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-Mark Garza


Late For School Session: Warren Franklin - “Year of the Rabbit” (Empire! Empire! I Was a Lonely Estate)

New session! More videos from the session up next week!


:ate For School Sessions: Crying - “ES”

Song 3/3 of our session with Crying! Check out the other Crying videos and other Late For School Sessions videos here.