On April 14th, Pacific Ridge Records will be releasing their latest tribute compilation. Having previously payed homage to Alkaline Trio, Blink-182, The Get Up Kids and The Movielife, this time they will be paying tribute to Long Island emo rock stalwarts Taking Back Sunday.
The simply titled ‘A Tribute to Taking Back Sunday’ will see contributions from the likes of Everyone Dies In Utah, Icarus The Owl, Traditions, Knockout Kid and more.
Over the coming weeks, Already Heard will be premiering 2 tracks from the compilation. Today is the first of 2 exclusives we will be running in conjunction with Pacific Ridge Records.
Paper States are a pop-rock group hailing from Pittsburgh, PA and their contribution to ‘A Tribute to Taking Back Sunday’ sees them covering ‘Call Me In The Morning’ from the bands eponymous album.
Paper States frontman Ryan Stack passed on the following comment to tell us what Taking Back Sunday means to him:
“Taking Back Sunday became my favorite band almost 12 years ago when I saw Flavor Flav sing the words, "she said don’t,” in their music video. It’s crazy to think about how long ago that was, because I don’t feel nostalgic when I listen to them. They stay fresh. When I hear live renditions, old songs sound new, relevant, and powerful. New songs keep me wanting more. I sing and play songs, and I probably wouldn’t if it weren’t for Adam Lazzara. While I don’t think I could ever emulate his stage swagger or insane range, he’s where I learned to do what I do.“
‘A Tribute to Taking Back Sunday’ is released 4th April on Pacific Ridge Records.
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