Sunday, June 25, 2017
Song Of The Week: 6/25/17
Song: "Pollute The Youth"
Artist: Fail To Follow
Album: "For The Dead, The Dying, And Those Still Fighting"
Place Of Origin: Salt Lake City, Utah
Years Active: 2004 - present (?)
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
"Pollute The Youth" appears to be a song about speaking to the youth of America about political ideals, individuality, rebellion and reform. Youth are impressionable and the powers that be want them to conform to their ideals and fall in line. The vocalist wants to "pollute the youth" to stand up for what they believe in, to protest any form of injustice and to rise up against the powers that be. It's time for the youth to be heard!
FAIL TO FOLLOW DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2007 - For The Dead, The Dying, And Those Still Fighting (Over Giver Music)
2010 - Poisoned By The Lies Of History (self-released)
CURRENT STATUS OF FAIL TO FOLLOW:
Fail To Follow is a hardcore punk band hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah. They first broke on the punk scene in 2004 with their self titled EP. Soon, they hooked up with Over Giver Music to release their debut full length album, "For The Dead, The Dying, And Those Still Fighting" in 2007. Three years later in 2010, the band released their most recent album, "Poisoned By The Lies Of History". Fail To Follow is a no nonsense, in your face melodic hardcore punk band. Following in the footsteps of bands like Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Thought Riot, Good Riddance, Pennywise and Strike Anwhere, Fail To Follow is about rebellion, protest and political activism. Their lyrics are meant to shine a light on injustice and have the back of those who struggle. Supposedly, Fail To Follow was to release their third album in 2011, tentatively called "Failed State", but as of 2017, this album never saw the light of day. The real possibility is that Fail To Follow has broken up. It's been six years since that information came out and really nothing else from the band. No Facebook page or Twitter account so it's hard to get info on this band. If they are all done, it's too bad. Political punk is right up my alley. I love music that has a message and Fail To Follow was one of those bands that definitely wore their ideals on their sleeves.
TEN FAIL TO FOLLOW SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
1. Black Dragon
2. 1000 Fears To Face
3. Losing Sight
4. Poisoned By The Lies Of History
5. Reality's The Killer
6. No More Time To Waste
8. My Regrets
9. As One
10. One Day