A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:A friend made me a cd with a bunch of stuff that she recommends and one song has really stuck out as being awesome and that's Swing Life Away by Rise Against. Very chill music, I like it a lot.
Rise Against (minus the political agenda) is an amazing band. Love their music. Not a big fan of Swing Life Away, I hate that they tried to be something they weren't and in my opinion it didn't work too well. The new album is awesome, they played quite a few songs from it when I saw them a few months ago, really high energy stuff. Just about dislocated my shoulder in the pit when they played Savior - I swear the guy looked like a linebacker.
They toured with Rancid though, and frankly... Rancid > Rise Against.
Edit: you guys should all check out Billy Talent, they're crazy, they're awesome, and they're Canadian. Most intense show I've ever been to. Good stuff. They toured with this band AM Taxi that was pretty good too I guess, low income type bands... like they don't have a bus they have a van.
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