15 Songs That Shaped the Scene Featured on Pure Noise, PBR Compilation

Who doesn’t love a great collection and some great covers? Fortunately, Pure Noise Records and Pabst Blue Ribbon have teamed up to present, Dead Formats, Vol. 1, the first part of a new comp series that was inspired by many of the compilations that have come before it. And the hook is that this 15-track set features today’s Pure Noise roster of bands celebrating 15 punk, emo and ska songs and artists that helped shape the scene.

This set was curated in such a way as to help discover new acts, similar to previous compilations such as Atticus’ Dragging the lakethat Punk-O-Rama series and Vans Warped Tour comps did back in the 90s and 2000s. And this set is scheduled for release on Aug. 29. But here’s your chance to check out Dead Formats, Vol. 1 in its entirety, complete with commentary from each of the acts on their chosen cover, giving props to those who helped pave the way for their music scene.

This set has such standout functions as The state championships, Four years strong and Hawthorne Heights alongside currently increasing acts such as e.g See you spacecowboy, Spanish love songs and older brother among others. And the acts they pay tribute to sound like a who’s who of radio favorites from the past few decades, including covers of songs by My chemical romance, Green Day, Rancid, Blink 182, The white stripes, The All-American Rejects and more.

“Compilation albums were huge for us growing up Punk-O-RamaAtticus Dragging the lake comps, Warped Tour Comps, Revelation Records Comps, etc. That’s how we discovered a lot of artists we still love today. We wanted to do something that felt like a return to them, while highlighting the Pure Noise roster and songs that they also loved or were inspired by,” Pure Noise Records said in a statement.

We are so excited about this partnership. There are many shared values ​​between Pure Noise and PBR – independence, grit, being a sort of DIY underdog. We just love their energy, their roster of bands and artists, and feel grateful that they invited us to collaborate on the idea and execution of this comp,” added Nick Reely, VP of Marketing for Pabst Blue Ribbon.

You can check out Dead Formats, Vol. 1 compilation along with the artist commentary just below the compilation artwork. And if you like what you hear, the collection is available with vinyl and merch options (including a keychain bottle opener) herewhile there are streaming options here.

Pure Noise Records + Pabst Blue Ribbon, Dead Formats, Vol. 1

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  • State Champs, “What’s My Age Again?”

    Originally by blink-182

  • Four Years Strong, “Brain Stew / Jaded”

    Originally by Green Day

    Green Day rules. They were the first band I liked. When I heard “Brain Stew” for the first time, I thought, “If this is what guitars sound like, I want to play guitar.” – Four years strong singer-guitarist Dan O’Connor

  • Drug Church, “Someday I Guess”

    Originally by Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    Bosstones was one of the first bands that got me excited about music. Not to get too deep here, but I get emotional thinking back to when my child’s mind was in full discovery mode. For me, the Bosstones were part of that formative moment when music is just starting to make sense but is still unknown enough to be exciting. And the band was the perfect entry into genres I’ve worked in for a long time. The fact that this likable band I could play for my friends at school also covered Slapshot and Minor Threat BLEW MY MIND. Is this band I’ve loved since I was 12 and this hardcore thing I’m getting into at age 15 a crossover? How? It was like putting together a puzzle. I’m grateful for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and I hope this cover turns some younger listeners on to the band’s ‘plaid era’.” – Drug Church

  • Microwave, “Santeria”

    Originally by Sublime

    “We had a lot of fun putting this cover together. Sublime holds a sacred place in our hearts. What an incredibly cool band. What an incredibly cool song. We hope you’ll curl up with a doob and an ice-cold Pabst Blue Ribbon and enjoy.” – Microwave

  • LURK, “Falled in Love with a Girl”

    Originally by White Stripes

    “We went back and forth between a few options that would have made sense for us, but they almost made too much sense. LURK has a lot of garage rock influence, so we did an early white stripes the song felt very natural while we put our own little spin on it. That record was big for me as a kid learning guitar, so it was cool to revisit it.” – LURK singer Kevin Kiley

  • Seeyouspacecowboy, “Seven Years”

    Originally by Saosin

    “When we were asked to be a part of this comp, the hardest part was choosing a song to do justice to. We decided on ‘Seven Years’ and it was a lot of fun covering a song we all love and it’s so incredibly influential. We also had the pleasure of meeting up with our good friend Cameron Nunez for another video.” – See you spacecowboy

  • Hawthorne Heights, “Inside Out”

    Originally by Eve 6

    “First and foremost, we’ve always considered ourselves to be them evening 6 by Emo. They were always too pop for grunge and too grunge for pop. We have always been too poppy to be heavy and too heavy to be poppy. Back in the early 2000s I was a lot more punk than I am now and I still sang this song every time it was on the radio. Max is also funny on twitter. He changed his twitter handle to Eve Cigs and sucked me back into the blender for life.” – Hawthorne Heights singer JT Woodruff

  • Spanish Love Songs, “We’ve Had Enough”

    Originally by Alkaline Trio

    Alkaline Trio is one of the few bands that is universally loved within our own band, so when we started thinking about something to tackle for the comp, it felt like a natural choice. As with all of our recent recordings, this was done entirely remotely, so I sent Trevor a list of 7 of my favorite Trio songs and asked him to surprise us. I think he picked the one we all secretly wanted the most and we ran with it from there.” – Spanish love songs singer-guitarist Dylan Slocum

  • Elder Brother, “Welcome to the Black Parade”

    Originally by My Chemical Romance

    MCR played the first show I ever went to alone (opening for Finch, The Used and The Movielife) and immediately I was into them.

    “I saw them again soon after that in the little room at the Worcester Palladium. My mum drove me to the show and on the way to pick me up again there was an accident on the motorway so she was late. the show had been running for about an hour and I also hung out outside the venue Gérard walked back from a food truck that was parked across the street. When he went to go back in, he saw that I was just some random kid alone on the street in Worcester and ended up sitting me down and hanging out with me until my mom showed up. After that show I found myself with a new favorite band.

    “When Pure Noise told us the idea for this comp, we decided we wanted to pick a song we could do our own version of, not just a note for note cover. At the time The Black Parade came out, my taste in music started to change and I don’t actually think I ever bought that album, but I still have a soft spot for MCR knew we’d be able to do something cool with it. Rancid was also taken, so our cover of ‘Fall Back Down’ will have to wait.” – Elder Brother singer-guitarist Daniel Rose

  • Robbing out, “Society”

    Originally by Pennywise

    “We chose to cover Pennywise because they are a huge inspiration for our band and the way we write. They are also from the same area of ​​Los Angeles as we are. which is the South Bay area. This song gave our respect for that band and our appreciation for what they influenced in us as kids.” –Rotting out singer Walter Delgado

  • Chamber, “Davidian”

    Originally by Machine Head

    “We love Machine head and was between covering ‘Davidian’ or ‘Ten Ton Hammer’ but we went with ‘Davidian’ because it is the less obvious choice for us. The song is tough and we had a great time putting the cover together.” – Chamber

  • Seaway, “I’m the One”

    Originally by Descendents

    “We learned about so many of our favorite bands from composers like Punk O’Rama and ….Draw of the lake so it’s great to be a part of something like that for the next generation. Descendants are an untouchable band in our eyes so we didn’t really want to re-record ‘I’m the One’ as we were sure it would pale in comparison. Instead, we decided to put a more Seaway spin on it so fans wouldn’t have to compare our version to the original, but hopefully be able to appreciate both.” – Seaway

  • Can’t Swim, “Radio”

    Originally by Rancid

    Rancid were all our common denominators. A band that we all loved as kids, that we love right now. ‘Radio’ was our pick from their discography (which is packed with great songs) because it’s a love song and a punk song at the same time, something that’s pretty hard to pull off as well as they did. Makes you grab your skateboard and call your girlfriend at the same time. Tim Armstrong forever.” – Can’t swim singer Chris LoPorto

  • The Dirty Nile, “Filler”

    Originally by Minor Threat

    “We chose ‘Filler’ because what better time to cover a song about someone getting their head full of bullshit than now? Also, it’s pretty fun to put a straight edge band’s song on a beer compilation.” – The dirty nile

  • Red City Radio, “Move Along”

    Originally by All-American Rejects

    “We were throwing around song ideas for this compilation and Derik (bassist) was the one who actually dropped ‘Move Along’ in the chat – and almost immediately everyone went ‘YEP!’ It’s just a great tune and a certified pop-punk banger.

    “The vocal arrangement and chorus really lends itself well to how RCR sprinkles harmonies over almost everything. But the best part is, Mike Kennerty (YEAR Guitarist) has produced, engineered and mixed our last few releases! I reached out to Mike and asked if he could mix us a cover, but didn’t tell him what it was and just sent him the files. He loved it, got a kick out of it and even performed some backup harmony vocals on the track.

    “We recorded this track all over the place, actually: Drums were tracked in Brooklyn, NY. Bass was tracked in LA. Guitars and vocals were tracked in Walnut Creek. Additional backing vocals (Dallas & Mike) were tracked in Oklahoma. We will have giving a shout out to Scott Goodrich, Kevin Besignano and Brett Romnes for additional engineering.

    “Last but certainly not least, thanks to Ian Legge aka The Punk Cellist for his performance on this too. He is a true musical talent and we were spoiled to have him on this with us. Hope you all enjoy the tune as much as we enjoyed covering it.” – Red City Radio guitarist Ryan Donovan

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