TRADITIONS COVERS TAKING BACK SUNDAY FOR TRIBUTE COMP
March 9th, 2015- Western Massachusetts Indie/Punk band Traditions just dropped their music video for “Set Phasers To Stun” from the upcoming Pacific Ridge Records Taking Back Sunday tribute compilation over atAbsolutepunk.net. The song was recorded at Zing Studios(A Day To Remember, Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada). Their latest release “Cycles” is available now viaTake This To Heart Records.
Traditions are inherently the transmission of customs or beliefs passed on from one generation to the next. Core beliefs accrued over time that shape and mold the human psyche that have been in place for longer than anyone can imagine.
Singer Randy Burlingame states that, “In taking the moniker Traditions, this band strives to become more than just a band. More than just simple three chord love or hate songs that have been done a thousand times over.” He continues, “Every story has been written already. We know this. We’re just trying to be honest and give everyone our version of what we want to be passed down…what we want to stand the test of time.”
Their aggressive style of nuanced pop-punk is reminiscent of bands like Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years, and The Swellers. Up tempo, guitar driven, pulse pounding riffs generate the basis of these claims along with their thought provoking storytelling lyrics that tend to paint pictures upon pictures in your head that is already thoroughly bobbing.