‘ReRed’: A Tribute to Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’

Taylor Swift

Dan Campbell, Future Teens, Adult Mom, Chris Farren, and others have recorded covers of Taylor Swift’s Red for charity.

ReRed is a collaboration by 19 artists to pay tribute to the crossover hitmaker Taylor Swift’s instant classic album Red.

All proceeds will go straight to Equal Justice Initiative (www.eji.org) an incredible organization working to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.

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The Wonder Years Share Acoustic “We Look Like Lightning”

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years will release Burst & Decay, Volume II on February 14th. Today they’ve shared the acoustic rendition of “We Look Like Lightning” and did a Q&A about the album with Brooklyn Vegan.

I think it let us understand the goals of making something like this more. We didn’t want to just play the songs on different guitars and call it new; we really wanted to work to reinvent them. We wanted to find interesting ways to subvert expectation and keep you on your toes a little while still remaining pretty true to the original version which is a fine line to walk but a fun one.

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Dan Campbell and Ace Enders Team Up for the Dillon Panthers

Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years and Ace Enders have teamed up for a new project called Clear Eyes Fanzine:

Clear Eyes Fanzine – its name is taken from the motivational rallying cry said by Coach Eric Taylor and chanted by the team before every game – is a part-band, part-fanzine hybrid that celebrates the show and Soupy and Ace’s love for it. Season 1, Episodes 1-6 is the first installment, a six-track EP that features three songs by Dan and three by Ace that are about or inspired by the series and its characters and storylines. While the songs will be downloadable and streamable, for the really obsessed there will also be a physical copy of the zine with photos and lyrics and discussions about the songs that can be ordered with either a sweatshirt or a T-shirt.

Pre-orders are now up and you can stream two songs below.

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‘We’re Not Gonna Do It Man. We Can’t. We Quit.’

Luke O’Neil talked with a variety of artists, including Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years, Riley from Thrice, and Geoff from Thursday about their lowest moments being in a band:

It definitely tests your mettle. I think the biggest thing is, the things you learn from being in band are, well, problem solving is close to the top of that list. What are you going to do if you’re stranded in Germany? What are you going to do when your battery dies on the van and you’re in the middle of the West Texas desert and you have to get to the show the next day? I think without times like that you don’t learn those lessons and you break down. But we just kind of leaned on each other a little bit and said ok let’s fucking figure it out. We can either quit or figure it out.