Sunday, March 6, 2016
Song Of The Week: 3/6/16
Song: "San Ysidro"
Artist: Chris Cresswell
Album: "One Week Record"
Place Of Origin: Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 2002-present
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
"San Ysidro" appears to be a song about growing old together. It's about a relationship so strong that nothing else matters other than the fact that the two are together. It also appears that the two will leave behind their cold climate home to start a new life in a warmer climate, which is San Ysidro.
CHRIS CRESSWELL DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2014 - "One Week Record" (One Week Records)
CURRENT STATUS OF CHRIS CRESSWELL:
Ontario, Canada's Chris Cresswell has been active in the music scene dating back to 2002. It was back then when he formed the band The Flatliners. As frontman for The Flatliners, he and the band have released five full length albums, the latest being the 2015 compilation album "Division Of Spoils", as well as releasing several EP's and 7" singles and being involved on several punk rock compilation albums. In between touring and recording with The Flatliners, Cresswell did tour a bit as a solo artist doing acoustic performances. Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape formed a new label called One Week Records. The purpose of his label was to have an artist spend one week at his house and write and record 10 songs that Cape would record in his home studio. It was a way to have songs in their beginning stages or demo stage which is what Cape was striving for with this project. Cresswell was one of the first to record his album with Cape. The release came out in 2014. Cresswell, you can tell, is highly influenced by another punk rocker gone acoustic, Tony Sly of No Use For A Name. One listen to Cresswell's "One Week Record" and the influence of Sly is obvious. Cresswell joins an ever growing list of punk rock frontmen that have done solo acoustic projects. It's a who's who of punk rock royalty. Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Tim Barry (Avail) and Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) to name a few. Cresswell's last solo tour was in 2015, where he toured the U.S. and Canada. More recently, he and The Flatliners went on a European tour with punk rock super cover group, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes in early 2016. So, currently, it appears Cresswell has his focus squarely on his main project, The Flatliners. While that band is touring, I haven't heard any news as to new material coming out or being worked on, either of The Flatliners or solo material.
TEN CHRIS CRESSWELL SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
1. Meet Me In The Shade
2. Liver Alone
3. Concrete Dialogue
4. Arrythmic Palpitations
5. Little Bones
6. Prove Me Wrong
7. San Ysidro
9. On The Day That You Dies
10. Waking Is Still Honest (Against Me! cover)