Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Verse To Begin Recording Next Week

Recently reunited straight-edge hardcore band Verse have just announced they will begin recording a follow-up to 2008's Aggression starting next week. The band will head to Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket,  RI on March 12 to record the already titled Bitter Clarity, Uncommon Grace, which should be out on Bridge 9 later this year. I for one am super pumped for this news-- not just for new Verse, but because there should be a veritable shitstorm of controversy surrounding the album.

In case you aren't familiar, Verse was a really good straight-edge band that broke up in 2009 because one of the members drank a beer or something. However, the band decided to reunite last December, which rubbed some rather staunch straight-edge kids the wrong way, because you know, dudes who drink beer shouldn't be in bands that used to sing about not drinking beer... I guess. The message boards are sure to light up over this bad boy; some kids claiming Verse's integrity as a band has been compromised, others reminding us that Verse was primarily a sociopolitical band whose values couldn't be neatly classified as "straight-edge," and others still claiming "it's all about the music, maaan."

Personally, I couldn't give less of a shit, as long as the new album brings us a song half as good as "The New Fury." Here's hoping it does.

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