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TRADITIONS – “Set Phasers To Stun” (TAKING BACK SUNDAY cover) video

The song was recorded at Zing Studios (UNDEROATH, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, A DAY TO REMEMBER). TRADITIONS‘ latest release “Cycles” is available now via Take This To Heart Records.
The upcoming compilation, A Tribute To Taking Back Sunday, is slated for an April 14th released via Pacific Ridge Records. Expect a bunch of sissy rock acts paying their tribute for one of the most influential emo rock bands of the last decade :)

Traditions are inherently the transmission of customs or beliefs passed on from one generation to the next. Core beliefs accrued over time that shape and mold the human psyche that have been in place for longer than anyone can imagine.

Singer Randy Burlingame states that, “In taking the moniker Traditions, this band strives to become more than just a band. More than just simple three chord love or hate songs that have been done a thousand times over.” He continues, “Every story has been written already. We know this. We’re just trying to be honest and give everyone our version of what we want to be passed down…what we want to stand the test of time.”

Their aggressive style of nuanced pop-punk is reminiscent of bands like Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years, and The Swellers. Up tempo, guitar driven, pulse pounding riffs generate the basis of these claims along with their thought provoking storytelling lyrics that tend to paint pictures upon pictures in your head that is already thoroughly bobbing.

The label commented:

In a perfect world every one of these artists would be contributing a Taking Back Sunday cover. Unfortunately, that kind of endeavor would bankrupt me. Royalties and studio time are just too costly for that kind of Herculean effort. Still, I want to do Taking Back Sunday proud and let them know the exact number and scope of the bands that they’ve influenced. All of these artists volunteered their original material, both new and old, just to be a part of a project that celebrates indie bands and pays homage to the post-hardcore/emo-rock legends. These might not be cover tracks, but they are songs comprised by close to a hundred different individuals who have all grown up with Taking Back Sunday and who have had their style influenced in one way or another by TBS’s material. Whether it’s The Apprehended’s hardcore stylings or Jenna Mason-Brase’s singer songwriter skills, it’s all been affected either directly or indirectly by a band that’s been a focal point in the music scene for close to two decades now. I think in a way, the original material is even more of a compliment than the covers are. It shows originality that stems from another band’s legacy. I’d say that’s the ultimate form of tribute.

Listen to even more TAKING BACK SUNDAY covers that are included on the compilation:

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