JAKE CLELAND


The amount of people whining and complaining about the sudden change in aesthetic pleased me. We deliberately put this song out first to destroy some of the expectations on what kind of band we are. We belong to no one.

I think both Iceage and Total Control are too confident in what we’re doing to be affected by cruel tongues. I never particularly cared for the acceptance of the punk scene, nor from the commercial indie world. We don’t belong in either.

(via jennpelly)

The Iceage/Exhaustion/Power show in a few weeks is going to be unreal.

(Source: Vice Magazine, via jennpelly)

hansonohaver:

vicemag:

Florida Teenagers Got Caught in a Snapchat-Fueled Robbery – This Week in Teens
Summer break sounds amazing in June, but by August the teens have grown restless. They’re broke, they’ve got all these hormones that they can’t properly act on, and Mom’s at work. Today’s teens are left at home with little more than technology and other teens to keep them company. It’s with this sense of boredom and the possibility of danger in mind that we turn to our top story This Week in Teens.
A 15-year-old boy in Florida got a Snapchat of his cousin holding a stack of cash, so he and four of his friends decided to rob his cousin’s house. They would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for his cousin’s pesky dogs, and the fact that the rest of his family was home. The teens ran from the house, taking a laptop with them, but were caught by police—because that’s what happens when your aunt sees you robbing her house. This story is truly a perfect encapsulation of the way teens live now. The traditional teen traits of confusion-fueled idiocy and responding to the pressures of capitalism with petty crime are compounded by technology. Snapchat, an app that’s wildly popular among young people, is being valued at around $10 billion. Teens are an instrumental part of the app’s success, so there’s a certain poetry in the idea that the app is inspiring them to commit crimes for cash. 
Check out the rest of This Week in Teens

Also in this week’s This Week in Teens, I adultsplain why teens shouldn’t use cocaine and why selfies aren’t cool. Plus these two sentences that I’m really proud of: "A lack of sleep is just another factor that contributes to teens’ high-risk behavior,” is something that a pessimist might say. My glass is half full of Monster, and I choose to see high-risk behavior as high-reward behavior."

Good work Hanson.

hansonohaver:

vicemag:

Florida Teenagers Got Caught in a Snapchat-Fueled Robbery – This Week in Teens

Summer break sounds amazing in June, but by August the teens have grown restless. They’re broke, they’ve got all these hormones that they can’t properly act on, and Mom’s at work. Today’s teens are left at home with little more than technology and other teens to keep them company. It’s with this sense of boredom and the possibility of danger in mind that we turn to our top story This Week in Teens.

A 15-year-old boy in Florida got a Snapchat of his cousin holding a stack of cash, so he and four of his friends decided to rob his cousin’s house. They would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for his cousin’s pesky dogs, and the fact that the rest of his family was home. The teens ran from the house, taking a laptop with them, but were caught by police—because that’s what happens when your aunt sees you robbing her house. This story is truly a perfect encapsulation of the way teens live now. The traditional teen traits of confusion-fueled idiocy and responding to the pressures of capitalism with petty crime are compounded by technology. Snapchat, an app that’s wildly popular among young people, is being valued at around $10 billion. Teens are an instrumental part of the app’s success, so there’s a certain poetry in the idea that the app is inspiring them to commit crimes for cash. 

Check out the rest of This Week in Teens

Also in this week’s This Week in Teens, I adultsplain why teens shouldn’t use cocaine and why selfies aren’t cool. Plus these two sentences that I’m really proud of: "A lack of sleep is just another factor that contributes to teens’ high-risk behavior,” is something that a pessimist might say. My glass is half full of Monster, and I choose to see high-risk behavior as high-reward behavior."

Good work Hanson.

mbmelodies:

Risa from Dempagumi.inc throwing out the first pitch at a Japanese professional baseball game. It doesn’t go well.

Went into this like “Ha, well, can’t be as bad as Carly Rae Jepsen’s!” but nooooooooooope and also how even?

(But also good on you for trying Risa it’s probably real scary doing a sports in front of so many people and no one can fault you for doing your best.)

Pretty overwhelming watching video games journalism screaming through puberty these past couple of weeks. This line from Kotaku’s recent update about disclosing relationships on the site jumped out ‘cos it’s something I’ve been wondering re: music journalism too. I’ve so far avoided giving to any crowdfunding campaigns for music stuff, despite wanting to support valuable and worthy causes like Polyester’s recent redesign or the recent Milk! Records comp, for this exact reason. Out of caution more than conviction, though — if the logic is that you’re more inclined to support projects you’ve invested your own money into, is that really so different than reviewing a band whose records you’ve bought or shows you’ve paid to see? 

Pretty overwhelming watching video games journalism screaming through puberty these past couple of weeks. This line from Kotaku’s recent update about disclosing relationships on the site jumped out ‘cos it’s something I’ve been wondering re: music journalism too. I’ve so far avoided giving to any crowdfunding campaigns for music stuff, despite wanting to support valuable and worthy causes like Polyester’s recent redesign or the recent Milk! Records comp, for this exact reason. Out of caution more than conviction, though — if the logic is that you’re more inclined to support projects you’ve invested your own money into, is that really so different than reviewing a band whose records you’ve bought or shows you’ve paid to see? 

New Oz Music: John Steel Singers, Miami Horror, Bertie Blackman, more

And other ostensibly music reviews.

zombimanos:

"I’ll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dillitante’s and ah… and ah… heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies and the bodies and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds of young men who give what they have to it and give everything they have to it and it’s a… it’s a term that’s based on contempt, it’s a term that’s based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism and everything that’s rotten about rock’n’roll. I don’t know Johnny Rotten but I’m sure… I’m sure he puts as much blood and sweat into what he does as Sigmund Freud did. You see, what sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius, myself . And that music is so powerful that it’s quite beyond my control and ah… when I’m in the grips of it I don’t feel pleasure and I don’t feel pain, either physically or emotionally. Do you understand what I’m talking about? Have you ever felt like that? When you just couldn’t feel anything and you didn’t want to either. You know? Like that? Do you understand what I’m saying sir?"

zombimanos:

"I’ll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dillitante’s and ah… and ah… heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies and the bodies and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds of young men who give what they have to it and give everything they have to it and it’s a… it’s a term that’s based on contempt, it’s a term that’s based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism and everything that’s rotten about rock’n’roll. I don’t know Johnny Rotten but I’m sure… I’m sure he puts as much blood and sweat into what he does as Sigmund Freud did. You see, what sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius, myself . And that music is so powerful that it’s quite beyond my control and ah… when I’m in the grips of it I don’t feel pleasure and I don’t feel pain, either physically or emotionally. Do you understand what I’m talking about? Have you ever felt like that? When you just couldn’t feel anything and you didn’t want to either. You know? Like that? Do you understand what I’m saying sir?"

(Source: allie-rva, via imathers)

fangoriaaa:

ryden-gg:

mcrsquad:

You like mcr, panic at the disco, choppy hair cuts, fall out boy and black clothing. You can’t stop smudging your eyeliner, you can’t stay out of hot topic, and you don’t know the top 20 charts. Face it, you’re never gonna leave 2005.

I don’t wanna leave 2005. i just wanna

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fffffffffffffffffffffffffffperfect post shut everything down tumblr peaked bye 

(via drownedratindustries)

Everyone coming to Australia should watch this 100% true documentary about our way of life.

The last couple of months have been a barrage of bad family shit, but:
I’m flying to Brisbane in a couple weeks to speak on a panel with Fantano and some other folks at BIGSOUND. Mostly stoked to see people I haven’t in a while and watch some bands but panels are something too.
I wrote some blurbs for Pitchfork’s Best Tracks/Albums of the Half Decade lists. Might post my lists at some point too. Kirin J Callinan was at the top of both.
TheVine has had a couple of the year’s best weeks in the last fortnight so I haven’t fucked everything up yet.
There are some good Australian albums coming out soon.
Small victories.

The last couple of months have been a barrage of bad family shit, but:

  • I’m flying to Brisbane in a couple weeks to speak on a panel with Fantano and some other folks at BIGSOUND. Mostly stoked to see people I haven’t in a while and watch some bands but panels are something too.
  • I wrote some blurbs for Pitchfork’s Best Tracks/Albums of the Half Decade lists. Might post my lists at some point too. Kirin J Callinan was at the top of both.
  • TheVine has had a couple of the year’s best weeks in the last fortnight so I haven’t fucked everything up yet.
  • There are some good Australian albums coming out soon.

Small victories.