Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Fireworks - Can't Hardly Wait Demo



In the Spring of 2006 I was reading message boards and I stumbled across a band from Michigan called Fireworks. Always a skeptic, I figured they'd just be another mediocre attempt at mimicking what Saves the Day, Lifetime and a slew of others already perfected. I soon ate my words because their songs were incredible and they made me laugh. All of the songs titles were key lines from the 90's romantic comedy Can't Hardly Wait and their influences included American Nightmare, Killing Time, Infest and a slew of other bands they didn't resemble whatsoever. I thought they were great. I kept going back to their Myspace page over and over again, listening to the songs until I finally realized I could download them and listen on repeat everywhere I went. And I did - in the car, on the way to school, on the way to work, at work, on the way home from work. The songs were so catchy and brilliant, I had to show them to my friend Dave. His band was looking for someone to tour with for a week in early June and I felt this was the band to ask. He and the rest of the band agreed and figured why not? They were from the Midwest, seemed to have similar backgrounds, similar senses of humor and were the kind of band all of us would want to see every night. The tour worked out as well as a Midwest tour of two bands no one really knows could work out, but it was an incredibly fun time. We made eight good friends, shared some awesome memories and got to watch a good band become a great one.

I have included an extra song that wasn't on the actual demo. It was only streamed on Purevolume and though the quality isn't as good as the rest of the songs, the song itself is quite good.

Last year they released an EP titled We Are Everywhere on Run for Cover Records and it was one of my favorite releases of 2006. If you like this demo, definitely check out the EP.

Fireworks - Can't Hardly Wait Demo

Fireworks on Myspace
Buy the EP

14 comments:

matt said...

that picture is very gay

Anonymous said...

Hey, i don't suppose you have the basement demos they recorded in 2007 do you?!

I've been trying to find them everywhere, even asked the band and they don't have them anymore!

They're the songs heard in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW0vqxkN_EA

Stephen said...

Hey, I do have those songs. I'll talk to those dudes this weekend and ask if it's cool to post them.

Stephen said...

Hey, I do have those songs. I'll talk to those dudes this weekend and ask if it's cool to post them.

SEAN said...

Man that would be awesome!
I can't get enough of Fireworks, the new record is awesome.

SEAN said...
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SEAN said...

Hey dude, did you manage to ask those guys if you could post the tracks?

If you sent the link to me, i wouldn't re-post it anywhere! :D

Bo said...

hey dude, can you upload the demo again??

Stephen said...

Reupped!

Anonymous said...

Hey man can you re re up those demos again? I can't get that guitar riff in that video out of my head and i really want to here the song!!!
Thanks man!

Stephen said...

They are right there. Did you click the link??

ninjajoe said...

hey dude, can you post the basement demos? i really really really wanna hear those bad boys.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW0vqxkN_EA

those.

Stephen said...

I don't have them. I don't know if they ever surfaced really.

ninjajoe said...

darn. you should ask them for em. hah