A. Swayze & the Ghosts “Connect to Consume”

Sounding a bit like the Lower East Side group the Ramones this intense and fun pop-punk combines an interesting combination of luxury and punk rock mentality. “Connect to Consume” gives me a huge burst of energy the way punk rock does and yet keeps very indie rock and college in aesthetic to me. I’d get in a fist fight with a stupid finance yuppie but I’d also be wearing a polo to “Connect to Consume”.

It’s a little hard to understand the lyrics because of the shouting but from what I can understand they are critical of social media and the way it’s consumer driven. We are driving the planet to the brink of being uninhabitable through our consumption and there need to be more groups singing songs like “Connect to Consume” in my opinion. Check it out below and find links to follow the bands (slightly hypocritical I get it) and an artist quote as well the awesome music video.

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artist quote:

“We have exchanged honesty, beauty, ugliness, boredom–reality–for an abstract museum inside a digitized screen, curated by big business but sustained by us. We have volunteered to pace the halls blindly, loudly. We are promised the pain of life will numb. We are given a rule for everything. We submit, we succeed. We do not feel; we do not need to anymore. We have accepted the prison and adorned the uniforms under the guise of convenience. We have connected and now we will consume.”

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