Pure Noise Records and Pabst Blue Ribbon have teamed up to present “Dead Formats Volume 1”, a 15-track compilation featuring the Pure Noise Records roster sharing their views on the famous punk/emo/ska songs that contributed to shape the scene in the 90s and 2000s.
Today, two more tracks from the compilation are available to stream now. Fans can listen to the Hawthorne Heights cover “Inside Out” from Eve 6 and Seaway’s version of the Descendents classic “I’m The One”.
“First of all, we’ve always thought of ourselves as the Eve 6 of Emo,” says JT Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights. “They were always too pop for grunge and too grunge for pop. We were always too pop to be heavy and too heavy to be pop. In the early 2000s, I was way more punk than I am now, and I always sang that song every time it was on the radio. Also Max is funny on Twitter. He changed the Twitter handle to Eve Cigs and got me back in the blender for life.
“We discovered so many of our favorite bands through compositions like ‘Punk O’Rama’ and ‘…Dragging the Lake’, so it’s amazing to be a part of something like this for the next generation,” said said Seaway on their contribution to the compilation.
“We’re honored to be part of the first Dead Formats compilation, big thanks to Pure Noise and PBR for considering us. Descendents are an untouchable band in our eyes, so we didn’t really want to do “I’m The One” again. “.” because we were sure it would pale in comparison. Instead, we decided to give it a more Seaway twist, so fans don’t have to compare our version to the original, but hopefully can enjoy both. “
Four Year Strong’s “Brain Stew/Jaded” and LURK’s “Fell In Love With A Girl”, which are also on the compilation, were released last month and can be heard now.
Dead Formats Volume 1
‘Dead Formats Volume 1’ is now available for pre-order on vinyl as well as a limited edition collaboration between Pure Noise Records and Pabst Blue Ribbon here.