Another A-hole with an opinion, Volume 8: Matt Basile

So I think it's about time that we introduce our new bassist, Mr. Matthew Basile.

What we know about Matt so far:

-Grew up in Connecticut
-Likes to skateboard
-Has played in numerous bands, including his own projects where he's…
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McCartney at Barclay's Center

On Saturday night I went to see Paul McCartney at Barclay's Center. Around 3 hours, 30-something songs. About 70% Beatles material, 20% Wings, and 10% solo stuff. With the exception of a couple songs, I felt an internal sense of…
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Motivation

It's been a reflective couple weeks for me in regards to the band. Prior to our last show I had been feeling sick and congested (aka awesome for singers!) and on top of that when we got on stage the…
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What's in a (band) name?

When I decided on our band name, I got mixed reactions. Some people loved it, some people hated it or just didn't get it. I always wonder when I tell people the name if they're going to read too much…
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Pop music & Gimmicks

I have a love/hate relationship with pop music. On the one hand, it can be simplistic and all about sales and completely overplayed ad nauseum. On the other hand, there have been some amazing pop songs to come out in…
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Hurricane Sandy, Baroness & Doing What You Love

Oh, what a week we're having in NYC. Without adding depressing insult to injury, right before the storm hit I was reading an article about the band Baroness and their recent bus crash near Bath, England. You can read the…
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Lyrics

Yesterday I got an email from a fan in Germany asking for lyrics to one of our songs. He said that the song completely fit what he was going through. I get these emails occasionally and it's always very flattering.…
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Art & Recognition

Welcome to the first official Soapbox Army blog post! 

Gonna start off with something that's been on my mind lately. And that is the topic of artists and the recognition for their art. Our guitarist, Pheroze, posted something related…