mypancakesaredelicious:

THIS IS TIGHT AF.

Driver Friendly/Seaway/Stickup Kid/Candy Hearts - Good Riddance (Green Day Cover) (Tour Video)

Driver Friendly, Seaway, Stickup Kid Cover Green Day’s “Good Riddance”

propertyofzack:

Driver Friendly, Seaway, and Stickup Kid covered Green Day’s “Good Riddance” this past summer on tour. Watch the video below after the jump.

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WATCH: Driver Friendly, Seaway, Stickup Kid, And Candy Hearts Cover Green Day

infectiousmag:

Driver FriendlySeawayStickup Kid, and Candy Hearts covered Green Day’s “Good Riddance” while on tour this summer. You can check out the video here.

Driver Friendly - Unimagined Bridges

primusliber-traduzioni:

Ho cercato di raffigurarmi ponti inimmaginabili

Che attraversassero l’abisso che sento dentro di me

Ho cercato di finire di sotterrare tutti i miei sogni

Ho visto che crescevano a dispetto di tutto

(da: Bridges)

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This is awesome

We’re getting ready for more touring this fall, but miss summer like crazy! Check out our end of summer camp slide show video of us and all our friends in @stickupkidca @seawayband and @candyheartsband doing a cover of a Green Day song :p

http://youtu.be/XAoVaY5WXR0

We’re getting ready for more touring this fall, but miss summer like crazy! Check out our end of summer camp slide show video of us and all our friends in @stickupkidca @seawayband and @candyheartsband doing a cover of a Green Day song :p

http://youtu.be/XAoVaY5WXR0

Love these drums, thanks @darkhorsepercussion 📷: @shmandeluca

Love these drums, thanks @darkhorsepercussion 📷: @shmandeluca

matthew-howard-photography:

Driver Friendly on Flickr.Cuisine en Locale // Somerville MA // August 17, 2014

matthew-howard-photography:

Driver Friendly on Flickr.

Cuisine en Locale // Somerville MA // August 17, 2014

matthew-howard-photography:

Driver Friendly on Flickr.Cuisine en Locale // Somerville MA // August 17, 2014

matthew-howard-photography:

Driver Friendly on Flickr.

Cuisine en Locale // Somerville MA // August 17, 2014

matthew-howard-photography:

Driver Friendly on Flickr.Cuisine en Locale // Somerville MA // August 17, 2014

matthew-howard-photography:

Driver Friendly on Flickr.

Cuisine en Locale // Somerville MA // August 17, 2014

youonlylukeonce:

All I ever wanted was to be a part of the conversation
To know that someone was listening to the words I was saying, anywhere
I was never that good at trying to fit in
I know now, I’d rather be something different, anyways”

driverfriendly - The Game (This Won’t Hurt), and The Conversation

beneath-the-raging-sun:

The backing vocals make me think of 60’s music videos where the members just bop their heads in sync haha. Wonderful song nonetheless.

samiwphotography:

Tyler Welsh | Driver Friendly
Amityville, NY.

Flickr | Twitter | Instagram

samiwphotography:

Tyler Welsh | Driver Friendly

Amityville, NY.

Flickr | Twitter | Instagram

concert-junkies:

Driver Friendly – Unimagined Bridges Record Label: Hopeless Records Release Date: July 15 2014 The concept of “hype” is something I’ve written about, and how it can affect expectations and reactions on records. In the pop-punk scene, there aren’t many bands in the forefront who are really carrying the torch the genre. I mean, I get that bands like Real Friends, and Man Overboard have their fans, but they just don’t appeal to a guy like me, who wants grit, substance, and something different. That’s why it bums me out how these bands are at the forefront, while bands like Fireworks, Transit, and Balance & Composure are just hiding in the background. With that being said, when a “new” pop-punk band comes around and stirs up a lot of hype, I perk up like my cat when he sees ham or chicken. This “new” band I’m talking about is Texas pop-rock/pop-punk outfit, Driver Friendly. Despite being around for the last 12 years, they didn’t release any music until 2006, and even then, they didn’t really get noticed until 2012, when the band got signed to esteemed record label, Hopeless Records. You know, the home of bands like The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, and The Wonder Years. When you’re signed to Hopeless, that’s a pretty big deal. The band released an EP last year, but I never got the chance to listen to it. I was going to, but I ended up having too much, so I wanted to listen to the band’s debut record, Unimagined Bridges. Frankly, the album title makes me think of 2013’s Unimagine by Hands Like Houses, even though they’re totally different bands in totally different genres. It took a few weeks, but I finally ordered a copy of the record, and have spent some time with it. The question is, how is it? If I could express the motion or act of sighing in a review, I’d do it right now. Heck, just imagine me sighing, because this is one of those records that I just have mixed feelings on. On one hand, I really don’t think this band is worth all of the hype that they’ve been getting for themselves, but on another hand, I do hear potential. It’s not that I even dislike this record. On the contrary, I do enjoy it, just not as much as I was hoping. There’s a lot on this LP that I just don’t really care for. If anything, I just find a majority of this album decent. The thing is, this band isn’t generic, and that’s why I hear some potential. The thing that really works for me is the band’s sound. Their brand of pop-rock meets pop-rock is really interesting. The instrumentation never really goes one way or the other; there are some tracks with a pop-punk influence, but others with a pop-rock influence. Heck, on the lead single “Stand So Tall,” there’s an appearance from The Wonder Years’ frontman Dan Campbell, so that means they have some pop-punk cred, right? All jokes aside, their sound is what I do enjoy about this album. Going beyond that, I also really enjoy the songwriting at various points, specifically the hooks and choruses. Songs like “What a Predicament!,” “Stand So Tall,” “Bad Way,” and “Deconstruct You” all have very nice hooks, and even if I’m not really into the song as a whole, or certain parts of it, I do like the choruses. The choruses on this LP are very catchy, surprisingly. And that’s one thing that pop-punk lacks at times – catchy hooks. It can be loud and fast, but also be melodic and catchy. I gotta give credit to where credit is due: this band does a good job of that.

Unfortunately, the only thing that really works for me is the band’s sound. Everything else just doesn’t do anything for me. Vocalist Tyler Welsh is a big reason as to why I’m just not into this as I want to be. It’s nothing against him personally, such as he’s a bad guy or anything, but I don’t really find his voice that interesting. It’s not bad, per se, but it’s also quite weak. Compared to the very wonderful instrumentation, his vocals are just lackluster. His voice isn’t generic, unlike Dan Lambton of Real Friends, but he has his own sound. I can commend him for that, but Welsh’s voice just doesn’t do anything for me. It’s a personal preference thing, but I just find his voice kind of lackluster. His voice isn’t as powerful as one would expect. He doesn’t really have much of a range, but like I said, the choruses on this album are quite good, surprisingly. Not to mention, the lyrics on this record are also really lackluster. There isn’t really a moment on here that I liked or remembered. A lot of it just really blends together, but I will admit that “Stand So Tall” is a track with lyrics I do like. It’s just about standing tall during times of strife, and I enjoy those themes a lot. But other than that, there really isn’t a single moment on this LP that I remember lyrically. The album’s lyrics aren’t too interesting, and because of the vocals being lackluster and the lyrics not being memorable, I don’t find myself really wanting to revisit this LP that often. I do think this band has a lot of potential, however. Hopeless wouldn’t have signed them if they didn’t, but I just don’t see what’s so great about this group. Sure, I like them, but I don’t love them, either. They just don’t have that “oomph” that I look for. The only thing that’s really worthwhile here is the instrumentation, which is a bit different for a pop-punk record. Other than that, I find myself slightly bored listening to this album. Not because it lacks energy, and there’s a lot of it, but there’s nothing too interesting, or memorable, especially in the lyrics, which is a driving focus of pop-punk. Nonetheless, this band does have their appeal. If you like pop-punk with more “pop” and less “punk,” you’ll like them, for sure. I can sort of overlook the vocals, but the more I listen to the record, the more I realize that what’s keeping me from loving this album are the vocals and lyrics. They’re just a bit too lackluster and weak for my tastes, but they’re a band that I would say I at least like. There’s nothing god awful or offensive about this record, so it’s worth a handful of listens, at least. It’s just nothing that I’m really all that impressed by, at least only impressed to a degree. Overall rating: 8.3/10
-Bradley

concert-junkies:

Driver Friendly – Unimagined Bridges
Record Label: Hopeless Records
Release Date: July 15 2014

The concept of “hype” is something I’ve written about, and how it can affect expectations and reactions on records. In the pop-punk scene, there aren’t many bands in the forefront who are really carrying the torch the genre. I mean, I get that bands like Real Friends, and Man Overboard have their fans, but they just don’t appeal to a guy like me, who wants grit, substance, and something different. That’s why it bums me out how these bands are at the forefront, while bands like Fireworks, Transit, and Balance & Composure are just hiding in the background. With that being said, when a “new” pop-punk band comes around and stirs up a lot of hype, I perk up like my cat when he sees ham or chicken. This “new” band I’m talking about is Texas pop-rock/pop-punk outfit, Driver Friendly. Despite being around for the last 12 years, they didn’t release any music until 2006, and even then, they didn’t really get noticed until 2012, when the band got signed to esteemed record label, Hopeless Records. You know, the home of bands like The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, and The Wonder Years. When you’re signed to Hopeless, that’s a pretty big deal. The band released an EP last year, but I never got the chance to listen to it. I was going to, but I ended up having too much, so I wanted to listen to the band’s debut record, Unimagined Bridges. Frankly, the album title makes me think of 2013’s Unimagine by Hands Like Houses, even though they’re totally different bands in totally different genres. It took a few weeks, but I finally ordered a copy of the record, and have spent some time with it. The question is, how is it?

If I could express the motion or act of sighing in a review, I’d do it right now. Heck, just imagine me sighing, because this is one of those records that I just have mixed feelings on. On one hand, I really don’t think this band is worth all of the hype that they’ve been getting for themselves, but on another hand, I do hear potential. It’s not that I even dislike this record. On the contrary, I do enjoy it, just not as much as I was hoping. There’s a lot on this LP that I just don’t really care for. If anything, I just find a majority of this album decent. The thing is, this band isn’t generic, and that’s why I hear some potential. The thing that really works for me is the band’s sound. Their brand of pop-rock meets pop-rock is really interesting. The instrumentation never really goes one way or the other; there are some tracks with a pop-punk influence, but others with a pop-rock influence. Heck, on the lead single “Stand So Tall,” there’s an appearance from The Wonder Years’ frontman Dan Campbell, so that means they have some pop-punk cred, right? All jokes aside, their sound is what I do enjoy about this album. Going beyond that, I also really enjoy the songwriting at various points, specifically the hooks and choruses. Songs like “What a Predicament!,” “Stand So Tall,” “Bad Way,” and “Deconstruct You” all have very nice hooks, and even if I’m not really into the song as a whole, or certain parts of it, I do like the choruses. The choruses on this LP are very catchy, surprisingly. And that’s one thing that pop-punk lacks at times – catchy hooks. It can be loud and fast, but also be melodic and catchy. I gotta give credit to where credit is due: this band does a good job of that.

Unfortunately, the only thing that really works for me is the band’s sound. Everything else just doesn’t do anything for me. Vocalist Tyler Welsh is a big reason as to why I’m just not into this as I want to be. It’s nothing against him personally, such as he’s a bad guy or anything, but I don’t really find his voice that interesting. It’s not bad, per se, but it’s also quite weak. Compared to the very wonderful instrumentation, his vocals are just lackluster. His voice isn’t generic, unlike Dan Lambton of Real Friends, but he has his own sound. I can commend him for that, but Welsh’s voice just doesn’t do anything for me. It’s a personal preference thing, but I just find his voice kind of lackluster. His voice isn’t as powerful as one would expect. He doesn’t really have much of a range, but like I said, the choruses on this album are quite good, surprisingly. Not to mention, the lyrics on this record are also really lackluster. There isn’t really a moment on here that I liked or remembered. A lot of it just really blends together, but I will admit that “Stand So Tall” is a track with lyrics I do like. It’s just about standing tall during times of strife, and I enjoy those themes a lot. But other than that, there really isn’t a single moment on this LP that I remember lyrically. The album’s lyrics aren’t too interesting, and because of the vocals being lackluster and the lyrics not being memorable, I don’t find myself really wanting to revisit this LP that often.

I do think this band has a lot of potential, however. Hopeless wouldn’t have signed them if they didn’t, but I just don’t see what’s so great about this group. Sure, I like them, but I don’t love them, either. They just don’t have that “oomph” that I look for. The only thing that’s really worthwhile here is the instrumentation, which is a bit different for a pop-punk record. Other than that, I find myself slightly bored listening to this album. Not because it lacks energy, and there’s a lot of it, but there’s nothing too interesting, or memorable, especially in the lyrics, which is a driving focus of pop-punk. Nonetheless, this band does have their appeal. If you like pop-punk with more “pop” and less “punk,” you’ll like them, for sure. I can sort of overlook the vocals, but the more I listen to the record, the more I realize that what’s keeping me from loving this album are the vocals and lyrics. They’re just a bit too lackluster and weak for my tastes, but they’re a band that I would say I at least like. There’s nothing god awful or offensive about this record, so it’s worth a handful of listens, at least. It’s just nothing that I’m really all that impressed by, at least only impressed to a degree.

Overall rating: 8.3/10

-Bradley

jon-rocket:

Driver Friendly - Till the World Ends (Britney Spears)

secondxgo:

"Everything Gold" lyrics. By; Driver Friendly.

secondxgo:

"Everything Gold" lyrics. By; Driver Friendly.