Sunday, 29 December 2013

War Generation

As mentioned in the last post, I really stuggle to stay up to date these days. But now and again I can still be ahead of the crowd. I'm assuming I am with this one as I haven't really seen anyone else mention this one. This is an LP by a band called War Generation called 'Start Something Never Surrender'. It was released in September this year by a label called Rise Records. I pre-ordered but have only just received it. All of these details are irrelevant to be honest. The main thing that drew me to this record with enough excitement and anticipation to place a pre-order, and the main thing that you need to know, is that Jon Bunch sings for this band. I imagine that some of you will probably now potentially be interested in this (or not) based on that name alone. Right?

For those unfamiliar with the name, Jon used to sing for Sense Field, and before that Reason To Believe. He has a very unique and beautiful voice. Both of those bands are big favourites of mine, so I was keen to hear this new band when I first heard about it, although I generally don't like listening to records before I have the vinyl in my possession. So this means that I have only had it and been listening to it for a week, but it has already firmly hooked into my brain and I am currently addicted to it.

Anyway, the vinyl pressing breaks down into two colours. The most limited is the orange vinyl, which is out of 200 copies.

It wasn't possible to order this on it's own at pre-order stage. The label rigged it so that you had to buy some bullshit package deal with a t-shirt and the less limited blue vinyl. I didn't mind too much because I wanted both colours, but I see that now you can buy the orange on its own.

So what does it sound like? Well, to me it sounds like later Sense Field - the stuff released after they moved on From Revelation. Just to make it easy for you, I thought I'd stick up this video for you to click and listen to.

Both colours are still available in the label's store in case you may be interested. If you're not interested, that's fine. Just never speak to me again!

1 comment:

Mike said...

Does he still sing about Jesus with this record? ;)