Friday, February 26, 2010

Lanemeyer - Stories For The Big Screen

Lanemeyer, an often overlooked pop-punk band from the 1990s, takes it's name from the lead character of the 80s film Better Off Dead. The film is an absurdest dark comedy in which Lane tries to kill himself in numerous ways after breaking up with the love of his life. Lanemeyer, the band, takes much more thanjust it's name from the character-- it takes heartbreak and sadness and makes it as fun as hell.

Stories From The Big Screen, the debut EP from Lanemeyer, is 7 tracks of some of the best late 90s style pop punk that you will hear. Strangely, when bands like Blink 182 and Fenix TX were taking off, Lanemeyer's fast, catchy songs never hit the Mainstream. Perhaps it was lead singer Chris Barker's (who later went on to form A Day At The Fair) unique voice, or just an instance of not falling into the right place at the right time. Whatever it was, this album is every bit as good as the best 1990s pop-punk (and much better than a lot of the most popular 1990s pop-punk!). It's very hard to find copies of this for purchase, so go ahead: download and enjoy.

Lanemeyer - Figure It Out

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  1. Better Off Dead is one of my favorite movies of all time. I'm not a fan of most pop-punk, but I can easily imagine a remix of the movie with this band as the soundtrack.

    p.s. I saw Fenix TX at the Hatch Shell like 9 or 10 years ago. I got hit in the face with a tooth during their set. Harvey Danger also played. A dude next to me tried multiple times to nail the singer with a bottle, unfortunately failed.

  2. This was released on Red Leader Records, and also on Langan Records. Very underrated album!