Sunday, June 18, 2017
Song Of The Week: 6/18/17
Song: "Unwelcome End"
Artist: Flag On Fire
Album: "Practically The Best You've Ever Been"
Place Of Origin: Jacksonville, Florida
Years Active: 2015 - present
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
"Unwelcome End" appears to be a song about trying to help a friend whose drug addiction has a complete stranglehold on him. The people around him, friends and family, have tried to intervene and get him help but it has been to no avail. Now he is gone sometimes days or weeks at a time while all his loved ones fear that the worst is inevitable. The drugs will eventually kill him.
FLAG ON FIRE DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2017 - Practically The Best You've Ever Been (Felony Records)
CURRENT STATUS OF FLAG ON FIRE:
Formed in 2015, Jacksonville, Florida's Flag On Fire quickly jumped upon the scene with their debut EP, "Slack To The Future" on Bird Attack Records. Two years later in 2017, the band released their debut full length album, "Practically The Best You've Ever Been" on Felony Records. Although Flag On Fire is a new band, their sound harkens back to 90's skate punk bands that scoured the Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph Records labels back in the day. They are definitely a throwback to those times. In fact, I'd say that No Use For A Name is a chief influence on Flag On Fire's music. The band even has a little ode to NUFAN's fallen leader Tony Sly in their song "One For The Old Punks". So if you're into bands like No Use, Ten Foot Pole, Enemy You, The Swellers or Implants, then you should check out Flag On Fire. I really like this band and hope they take off in punk circles. Their sound really takes me back to the mid 90's when I fell in love with bands like No Use For A Name, Lagwagon and Pulley. They have the same vibe and energy of those great bands and I, for one, would love to see that sound make a comeback. So two thumbs up for Flag On Fire! Can't wait to hear more from them.
TEN FLAG ON FIRE SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
1. One For The Old Punks
2. Micro Aggression Machine
4. Off The Edge
7. Bad News
8. Smoke'Em If You Got'Em
9. On The Rocks
10. Unwelcome End