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Monday, July 29, 2013

Trash Fire Make Being Miserable Sound So Fun

Posted by on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 2:42 PM

  • Lelah Maupin

Trash Fire embody everything I love about punk rock—reckless and fun, with a hint of bitter morbidity, like the Misfits or my High School diary. Their quick, poppy songs are so infectiously upbeat that despite the fact the Cha Cha was 120 degrees with 110% humidity during their set at the Block Party, everybody packed into the at-capacity bar was gleefully bouncing along to their songs about how we're all going to die. Hooray! Dying sounds kind of fun!

Yay! I have a guitar!
  • Lelah Maupin
  • Yay! I have a guitar!

The trio—bassist Jonah Bergman, guitarist Austin Hicks, and drummer Curtis Hall (who was celebrating a birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)—sounded less scrappy since playing their second show ever at last year's Block Party, but they're still wild. They're still the band born out of the desire to make the straightforward, cathartic music they wanted to be making when they were teenagers.

You can hear for yourself by listening to their new four-song EP Trash Life—it clocks in under eight minutes and makes being miserable sound real fun.

And here's some (dark) video evidence of the Block Party madness—Trash Fire playing "Want Need Want":

More photos after the jump, too!

Happy Birthday!
  • Lelah Maupin
  • Happy Birthday!

  • Lelah Maupin

Sweaty happy people everywhere.
  • Lelah Maupin
  • Sweaty happy people living the trash life.


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man, i'm bummed i missed this. miss you kiddos!
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