Hello, my name is Alex, and I am one of the writers for this blog. I have what is deemed as the “worst” taste in music between the five of us. I enjoy punk and indie rock along with some ska. It was my idea that all five of us make a mix for these first entries. I hope you like mine, and also hope that all articles I write in the future are far more eloquent than this one. On to that mix!
(Zack’s Note: Some of these songs are in .m4a format instead of .mp3. I am entirely too tired and lazy to convert these now, but from now on all songs will be posted in .mp3 format. Thanks.)
This is going to seem totally bizarre, but I am the only person I know who actually likes The Blue Meanies. But seriously don’t let this first track be a turn off, the other 9 are actually really good.
I think this is arguably one of the cutest songs in existence.
I don’t really know how to describe this band or song in terms of a genre of music. Let me simply say they are incredible.
I love these guys, Zack hates them. I really don’t know what that was supposed to tell you about this song and band.
They are what I think is the best band in the great north (Canada).
BtMI is formed from some of the finest musicians in the north east coast ska/punk scene. This is a rare example of a cover being far superior to the original.
A quick little punk/indie rock ditty. This is a dancing song that makes me wish I could actually dance.
Straight up 80s style punk and rock’n’roll.
Another one of my all time favorite bands. They play punk rock in the vain of Fifteen, Crimpshrine, Jawbreaker, and Tricky Dick.
A nice relaxing song to go out on. I hope you all enjoyed this.