Don’t get me wrong…the 21-year-old me considers Earth Crisis an important straight edge hardcore band who helped foster a scene that eventually grew to be bigger than them. They were also a reason to like Syracuse, where my good buddy Jay is from. I just never bought into the straight edge ethos and didn’t really know anyone else who was into them for that reason, either.
However, 33-year-old me doesn’t give a fuck about Earth Crisis, beyond the obvious nostalgia listening to their old records provides. Do I need, or have time, for new Earth Crisis in my life, with all the great shit that’s coming out these days? No, but that ain’t stopping Earth Crisis, who took to their Twitter to reveal they “are working on new songs right now.”
Really? How many songs can one band write about saving animals and eating vegetables? I don’t know, man. Earth Crisis, who did put out a record last year on Century Media, seem like a band that’s best left in the annals of our past. Sure, I wouldn’t mind seeing them live, but new music? Not to mention the fact that they’ve got the drummer from Fall Out Boy touring with them now. How fucking lame is that?
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