Monday, October 18

MTC Gets Punked

Punk and alternative and its subgenres

(Mental Health Conversations):  Matt Mucerino of CROSSING I’S DOTTING T’S
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(Mental Health Conversations): Matt Mucerino of CROSSING I’S DOTTING T’S

Editor's Note:  Matt Mucerino of Crossing I's Dotting T's converses with Madness To Creation to talk about mental health, music and their latest EP.  Crossing I's Dotting T's, out of Costa Mesa, California, recently released their EP, which is one of the most heartfelt EP's I've heard in quite sometime.  Their self-titled EP was inspired by Matt losing his cousin/best friend to cancer at the age of 21.  Their song "See You At Your Funeral" is specifically about his cousin/best friend, while the other songs touch on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and not feeling wanted.  This EP is a wonderful listen as it mixes the 90's power rock along with the 2000's brand of post-hardcore/emo, and I see Crossing I's Dotting T's doing very well for themselves in the future.  Fans can fi...
(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 31):  A Mental Health Conversation with Peej of PUNK ROCK FACTORY
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(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 31): A Mental Health Conversation with Peej of PUNK ROCK FACTORY

Editor's Note:  Peej of amazing UK punk rock band Punk Rock Factory sat down with Madness To Creation Podcast to discuss their amazing cover record "Masters of the Uniwurst", which features cover songs of all of your favorite cartoons growing up.  This record is for millenials and the Generation X crowd who grew up with various cartoons such as Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Captain Planet and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  They are an absolutely fun band to get down to, and it's also for the Generation Z kids as they cover Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls and Goof Troop.  They are talking about covering WWE entrance music songs along with a host of other covers, including video games and hit sitcoms.  We get into a discussion on mental health as well and Peej...
(Mental Health Conversations): Michael Murphy of WRITTEN BY WOLVES + “The Collab Project” EP Review
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(Mental Health Conversations): Michael Murphy of WRITTEN BY WOLVES + “The Collab Project” EP Review

Editor's Note:  This past Friday, New Zealand's own Written By Wolves released their latest record entitled "The Collab Project."  "The Collab Project" is an ambitious project featuring Trenton Woodley of Hands Like Houses, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Sydney Rae White of The Wild Things, Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens.  Michael Murphy of Written By Wolves sits down with Madness To Creation to talk mental health, "The Collab Project" and some of his favorite moments in his career.  Fans can find Written By Wolves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Madness To Creation:  You have released the single for "Better Luck Next Time." Take us into the single and the writing process of the song. Michael Murphy:  This track has been one of our favourites since the moment...
(Mental Health Breakthroughs):  CLIFF and IVY
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(Mental Health Breakthroughs): CLIFF and IVY

Contributor's Note:  Alaska's premiere dark punk/death rock duo, CLIFF AND IVY have recently unleashed their new four song EP, Bring Us The Night.  Available on limited edition 7" vinyl and digital formats. CLIFF AND IVY's music is influenced by magic. Their psychedelic style lyrics are derived from synesthesia.  The mission of Bring Us The Night is to make fast dark punk songs with weird supernatural themes. "To hit 'em hard and leave 'em wanting more. Calling all to embrace the dark; to rise, slay, and rise again." For fans of goth, death rock and dark punk In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, the Alaskan dark punk/death rock duo Cliff and Ivy discuss mental health, the music from "Bring Us The Night" and their influences.  Fans can find Cliff and Ivy on ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  JOHNATHAN/CHRISTIAN
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(Mental Health Conversations): JOHNATHAN/CHRISTIAN

Contributor's Note:  Transatlantic post-punk duo JOHNATHAN/CHRISTIAN are pleased to announce the release of their newest EP, Together We’re Alone. Available on all digital platforms globally NOW! “Unlike previous releases, the lyrics and inspirations on this one is a bit of a paradox” says singer/co-writer, Christian Granquist. “Some of our "usual" vocal topics like loneliness, isolation and of course,  death have become so much more relevant during the pandemic. And for the exact same reason they appear less relevant, as they become less metaphorical. " Together We're Alone features appearances by MACHINERY OF DESIRE's Adrian  Auchrome, Italian singer Elisa Mammoliti and  the brute force of 45 GRAVE drummer Tom Coyne (“My Dying Words.")This new EP brings their sound full circle and ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 29:  Derek Zanetti of THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR
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(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 29: Derek Zanetti of THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5SXcKnjkyicJ9QKCzCUn93?si=1a86475815c1426e Editor's Note:  In the challenging and uncertain times that stems from income inequality, gender inequality, racial and sexual orientation inequality, there is a voice that screams from the rooftops about these issues along with unjustified wars and the like.  It's an anarchist voice, that voice is Derek Zanetti of The Homeless Gospel Choir.  This was a unique podcast format.  It was unique in the sense that I decided to invite my good friend Nate Gustafson(they/them) to the podcast as they's a diehard fan of The Homeless Gospel Choir.  We went through a plethora of things about mental health, PTSD, moving from Pittsburgh to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and poured through the live album entitled "This Is A Protest So...
(Exclusive Premiere + Mental Health Conversation):  “Lines” by EL MODERNIST
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(Exclusive Premiere + Mental Health Conversation): “Lines” by EL MODERNIST

Editor's Note:  Today, El Modernist will be releasing their single "Lines", and they're premiering it with us on Madness To Creation! Here is what the band said about "Lines:" “A modern take on New Wave, "Lines" by El Modernist encapsulates raw, angular rock riffs with upbeat percussive grooves. The simple yet universal lyrics about the fabricated life around us are captured within delightfully frenetic verses, and a laid back yet hard hitting hook. "Lines" lends itself to having an instantaneously classic sound, updated for today's listeners.” We are excited to hear about their evolution and for you all to learn about this amazing band.  They went from the "rap-rock partying days" of their music to the groovy sounds of Talking Heads meets The Clash with a bit of a Blondie twist.  I...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 19:  Bert Poncet of CHUNK! NO CAPTAIN CHUNK!
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 19: Bert Poncet of CHUNK! NO CAPTAIN CHUNK!

Editor's Note:  "Gone Are The Good Days" by amazing easycore band Chunk! No Captain Chunk! is out this Friday via Fearless Records.  Bert Poncet, vocalist of Chunk! No Captain Chunk! joins the Madness To Creation Podcast for the second season and 19th episode to talk about history, France revolting, cell phone addiction, and how the band has evolved in their music.  "Gone Are The Good Days" is such a diverse listen.  In this record, fans will hear the familiar sounds of the breakdowns, catchy singalong choruses and driving hooks and beats in the arrangements.  However, Chunk! No Captain Chunk! have really matured from their days of "In Friends We Trust." You will hear love songs in "Marigold" and "Tongue Tied", and you will also hear songs related to mental health concerns in "Bitter...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16:  Jim Gwynn of JIP
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16: Jim Gwynn of JIP

Editor's Note:  Jim Gwynn of Chicago indie rock band JIP joined the Madness To Creation Podcast to talk about the band's legacy out of Chicago, making comedy music, and how he had a plethora of celebrities react to JIP's music as of late.  This was a hilarious conversation but also a meaningful and poignant discussion based on mental health, Jim losing his mother a couple of years ago, and celebrity roasts and whether or not comedians are as happy as they portray themselves to be.  The band will be releasing "Thought This Was Over" coming up and it includes work with Royce of Spacehog.  Fans can find JIP on Facebook, their official website, and Instagram. 0:50- Jim talking about Covid, and Local H at the Metro, and how the Metro is requiring the vaccine passport 1:37- How Jim has...