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The best kept secret in music


"Songs to Die For (Independent)"

Punk for the Soul
Songs to Die For (Independent)
The Burial
By Kevin Gibson

Punk isn't dead, despite what emo has done to it. My proof? Louisville's own The Burial, whose self-titled album, just released, is as much a breath of fresh air to a punk fan like myself as Rancid's ... And Out Come the Wolves was, well, nearly 10 years ago now.

I'm an old guy, but somewhere along the way punk skewed away from the fun the Ramones brought and the social awareness and distaste for restraint bands like the Voidoids displayed. The Burial finds a comfortable space in between it all, churning out high-octane songs that offer enough accessible melodies to please a Green Day fan and enough energy and aural anger to at least pacify the Bad Religion lovers.

The truth is, I dig pop-punk. (I admit it! I like Green Day! I'm NOT an animal.) This isn't full-out pop-punk, but as I said, it definitely flirts with it. What the Burial does right is be itself - truth be told, most of these songs are about loneliness over having lost The Girl. It's a common theme in all forms of music, but so many of today's punk and hardcore bands seem to think it's a taboo subject simply because of that fact.

When you look at the back of this locally released CD's art, you see song titles like "The Undead," "Rapid Blood Loss," and "X's For Eyes" that suggest violence and death.

"The Undead" is about someone who feels dead emotionally; "Rapid Blood Loss" is about screwing up a relationship for the umpteenth time and feeling caught between the fear of its demise and the fear it will continue as it is; and "X's For Eyes," while not necessarily about a specific relationship, conveys a feeling of being lost.

What's missing here? Pretense. Pretense that a punk band has to have nihilism pouring from its orifices in order to be considered punk. S**t, it's music. Let it be what it is. That's what the Burial does.

So imagine my surprise when I got to "Rock and Roll Acceleration," a story about an evening with a punk band that is f**ked up on drugs, can barely play, nails some underage fans, crashes its van in suburbia and ends the evening by proclaiming themselves "F**ked-up kids in a punk rock band" and shouting to the world, "F**k your rules and f**k the man / We want f**king rock and roll acceleration / F**k your mom and your dad."

OK, read carefully now, because I'm only going to type this once: They're making fun.

What we have here is a group of guys doing what they want to do (isn't that more punk than what the embittered and heartbroken emo kids are doing?) and with a pop sensibility that sneaks up on you. Truly, when lead vocalist Johnny D and his counterpart Jamison Land harmonize, it sounds damn good. It's great to not only hear that but also be able to believe what you're hearing them sing about.

Accelerate at
- By Kevin Gibson (Louisville Music News)

"The Burial"

The Burial just completed their album "SONGS TO DIE FOR," and its packaged and ready for you to buy at their record release show. "SONGS" was record at the WRECK ROOM STUDIOS in Richmond VA by Jeremy Smith (GWAR'S sound engineer and mastered by Corey Smoot (GWAR guitarist.) "Without these guys, this album wouldn't sound as good, nor be the quality that it is," singer and guitarist Jonny D said. "Our music is our face. That's what people see, that's what people hear. It was time well spent!"

*a must see band* - Matt Heorn- Music Editor - LEO WEEKLY


2004--"The End of All Things Beautiful" EP

2006--"Songs To Die For" LP
(Including Singles such as "LAKE MICHIGAN"
"Over A Cigarette" and "X's for Eyes"
The Burial is played regularly on 103.7 "THE FOX"
Louisville Kentucky (with a tri-state listening audience)


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Burial formed in early 2004 with a clean and sharp mix of NoFx meets Megadeath. But with the POP sensability of Alkaline Trio or Green Day. Setting out with a Technical Proficiency that is hard to find in punk music, THE BURIAL plans to take their unique, Louisville based sound to the road!