Music Monday: “Nesting Dolls” by Circa Survive

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Nesting Dolls”
Artist: Circa Survive
Album: Descensus (2014)

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Music Monday: “Satellites” by Mew

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Satellites”
Artist: Mew
Album: +- (2015)

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Music Monday: My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

Album: The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

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The Black Parade

Released: October 23rd, 2006

Band Info:
My Chemical Romance was a rock band from Newark, New Jersey that was active from 2001 to 2013. The band’s line-up was made up of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryer. Founded in the wake of 9/11, My Chemical Romance released their debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in 2002 that was followed by Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge two years later, which led to their commercial success. The band topped their previous releases with the 2006 concept album, The Black Parade, which gained a decent amount of critical acclaim and led them on to an arduous touring schedule. The band’s final release, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, was also a concept album that had more pop sentiments and received positive reviews despite alienating some fans. My Chemical romance broke up in 2013 and have since released a greatest hits album in 2014 and a tenth anniversary reissue of The Black Parade in 2016.

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My Chemical Romance dressed as The Black Parade in 2006.

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Music Monday – Manchester Orchestra: A Black Mile to the Surface

Album: A Black Mile to the Surface by Manchester Orchestra

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A Black Mile to the Surface

Released: July 29th, 2017

Band Info:
Manchester Orchestra is an indie-rock band that was formed in 2004 by rhythm guitarist-singer-songwriter Andy Hull. It currently includes him, Robert McDowell on lead guitar, Andy Prince on bass, and Tim Very as their drummer. Known for their ability to go from jarring rock tunes to comforting acoustic ballads, Manchester Orchestra have developed with each of their five studio albums, and it was in the wake of 2014’s Cope that Hull and McDowell were asked to create the soundtrack for the film Swiss Army Man (2016). The duo took the lessons they learned by creating music with a cinematic scope and combined them with their mastery of dynamics to create their latest offering, A Black Mile to the Surface.

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Manchester Orchestra with producer Catherine Marks.

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