Veteran punks TSOL have released a 12" vinyl single of the band covering Amerie's "1 Thing," set to ship later this month on Hardline Entertainment. Watch it after the bump.
Speaking of the decision to cover this song, Jack Grisham says:
I like go-go music and soul and anything that really moves. I first heard Amerie’s “1 Thing” in 2005, when it was released. Fucking infectious man, the way that groove keeps rolling, and she’s such a great vocalist. The lyrics were your basic relationship trip but then it hit me, this isn’t just a song about some dude, these lyrics read like a song to a system or a government that’d been up to no good. When she sang, “memories keep ringing bells” I was thinking of the state of our union today, the turmoil in our society, and where we’d been before—I was musing on our involvement in the Middle East, Latin America, Vietnam. I was thinking about the dirty deeds that this nation had been up to and then she sang, “why don’t you just admit it” and I realized that no one in power, not in this country, was ever gonna admit that we were wrong.
APR 04 Great American Music Hall- San Francisco, CA
(w/ Dwarves, The Memphis Murder Men, Decent Criminal)
APR 5 Garden Amp- Garden Grove, CA
(w/ Lower Class Brats The Side Eyes Love Canal The Vulturas)
APR 06 Stereo Live- Houston, TX
APR 07 The Roxy Theatre- Los Angeles, CA
MAY 10 The Canyon Santa Clarita- Santa Clarita, CA **
MAY 11 The Cave- Big Bear Lake, CA
MAY 29 The Riot Room- Kansas City, MO
MAY 30 Fubar- Saint Louis, MO
MAY 31 Reggie's Rock Club- Chicago, IL
JUN 02 Legend Valley- Thornville, OH
w/ The Offspring, Less Than Jake, NOFX, Rancid, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, The Bronx, Strung Out, Sick of It All, A Wilhelm Scream, Death by Stereo, The Suicide Machines, The Damned, X, Voodoo Glow Skulls
JUL 26 The Majestic Ventura Theater- Ventura, CA
(w/ Youth Brigade, Ill Repute, Stäläg 13, The Grim, The Robot Uprising)
JUL 27 Ventura Theatre- Ventura, CA
(w/ Youth Brigade, Stäläg 13, The Grim)
AUG 10 Stay Gold- Melbourne, Australia
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