The Homeless Gospel Choir- This Land Is Your Landfill

The new one from Homeless Gospel Choir dropped today! This Land Is Your Landfill, and it’s a great fuckin record. Well, I’m streaming it but ya know what I mean. The best way for me to describe their sound is sadness with hope. Like when ya feel depressed but you’re gonna fight like hell with pure hope against it. And what a time for an album like this to come out. When we need every bit hope we can gwt in the present dystopia. The stand out tracks on this for me are Don’t Compare which is a protest song against getting trapped in the vicious cycle of comparing yourself to whatever bull shit you see in your social media feed. The other one is Art Punk whoch sounds like a protest against the sadness us introverted punks tend to cary with us into adulthood. I met this band through punk rock and while it didn’t die on the cross for us, it sure as shit saved our lives. Every track on this is a protest song because there’s always a fight that’s worth it. This album shows that the most important protest is against our own baggage. So find and crank this loud. Shout in protest against your isolation and insecurities. I promise every doubt is bull shit and screaming this record with your own voice is all the proof you need.

-C Fish

A punk’s guide to surviving isolation

So Covid 19 martial law got ya down? Here’s some ideas to make your forced quarantine more tolerable. Make music, yeah the tour is on hold, but you can write and record new tunes for your fans to blast loud. Punk things out, yiu can order patches and studs online and create some wearable art ( this is mostly what I’m doing) hell, start making your own patches with paint markers and old denim. Always wanted to become a great punk writer? Go for it, this blog will publish submissions. Finally watch all the great punk documentaries, many of them are on YouTube. Create your own punk rock doc, with technology everyone could do the interviews fron their home. Start checking out whatever weird stuff some friend told you about or your apps recommend. Check in on your people. Maybe start collaborative projects that can be done via web and phone. Wanna fight the system? Now is a time for hacktivism or other online direct action. The most revolutionary thing we can do is to be excellent to each other. We can still connect and/or create theough the dystopia!

– C Fish