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2. A Finnish melodic metal band.
2. A French screamo band.
The sophomore album poses an interesting situation for any artist: They can either take the if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it approach, or they can opt to push the envelope and try something progressive, all the while subjecting themselves to potential failure. On Run It Up the Flagpole, Greensboro, NC pop-punkers FAREWELL have chosen the latter, toeing the line between sugary pop melodies and unbridled punk-rock energy while creating a record that both Top-40 fans and punk purists can enjoy equally. The set follows 2007’s Isn’t This Supposed To Be Fun!?, which, along with the band’s earn-it-yourself attitude, kept Farewell on the road alongside acts including Forever The Sickest Kids, The Secret Handshake, Four Year Strong and Hit The Lights, as well as earning them a spot on last year’s Van’s Warped Tour.
When facing the task of writing Fun’s follow-up, the band - vocalist Marshall Davis, guitarists Wil Andrews and Kevin Carter, bassist Buddy (just buddy) and drummer Jeff Ellis - set out with one goal: to diversify its sound while proving that it’s possible to play catchy, pop-based music without pandering to overtly glossy production and studio trickery.
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