MY FAVORITE BANDS: 2004-2010
My late father would never let me watch MTV because he was afraid the Britneys and Christinas of the world would turn me into a rampant baby slut. He did however, allow me to watch FUSE, and thus began a lifelong affinity for emo, pop punk, and white boys.
- •Brand NewMy introduction to Brand New was the video for Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades. They're still one of my favorite bands. I saw them last year for the first time and I was really excited but the show wasn't that good.
- •Fall Out BoyI liked Fall Out Boy because I thought Patrick Stump had a very soulful voice. Take this to Your Grave is still one of my favorite albums, and I still fuck with a handful of songs on From Under the Cork Tree. I haven't listened to much/any new Fall Out Boy but I follow Pete Wentz on Instagram for nostalgic purposes.
- •Saves the DayI don't think Saves the Day has a ton of music videos so I'm not sure how I stumbled across them. I saw them on Warped Tour twice and more recently a few years ago at an amazing show at Slim's.
- •Modest MouseI liked Modest Mouse in 7th grade and thought I was so cool when my friend Zach was DJing a "social" (what we called our dances) and he played Float On and I knew all the words. I got really obsessed with Modest Mouse in high school and they were all I listened to (I've been out of high school for 5 years and they're still my most played artist on last.fm). My obsession with them was so great that my mom bought me tickets to see them for my 16th birthday.
- •Built to SpillIn high school I watched a documentary on Modest Mouse and Isaac Brock mentioned that he was heavily influenced by Built to Spill. So I started listening to Built to Spill.
- •PavementI lived in Stockton for a little while after my parents divorced and this dude I liked was really into Pavement because they were from Stockton, in turn I got really into Pavement. Even though I don't talk to said dude anymore they are still one of my favorite bands.
- •Archers of Loaf
- •BaysideI heard a Bayside song on a sampler CD that came in a Yellowcard DVD. I don't really care about them either way but I have seen them approximately 5 times and when clearing out my iTunes library all their albums got to stay.
- •Dinosaur Jr.
- •Broken Social SceneIn 7th grade one of my internet friends played me 'Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl' and I always thought I was so cool and advanced for liking some obscure Canadian band in suburban middle school.