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Goodnight Wednesday / Press

“Part 4/4 So if you are looking for music that kicks you in the face and rebels against the current culture this album is for you. And if the last album you bought was Michael W Smith 2 then this album is more for you than anyone else. Expand your mind and your music and buy this album.”

“Part 3/4 The purpose of this album from the Prologue to the (album-titled song) American Nightmare I was accomplished. New World Odor, God vs. Politics, Army of the Living Dead, Worth Dying For, Oroku Saki (The Reckoning) and Standing in the Prodigal Sun all play the role of not only breaking down the current system of state, liturgy and fundamentalism but rebuild the notion the Christians can be in a band, but not solely have the ideal of what the industry wants. Other songs such as Let’s Kill Our Kids, Mouth Like an Open Grave, The Ballad of Tatty Higgins, and Twilight in America, and all have their place on this album. These songs are the backbone to sticking it to the Christian music industry and Christian culture in general. So, Ryan, Samuel and DJ, I commend you. Way to come out with a cause and stick it where it doesn’t belong. Without a question buy this album. Twice. Goodnight Wednesday have a post-fundamental view of an industry that is wrapped in a greco-Roman cultu”

“Part 2/4 Contrary to what some may feel, this album, of varying length songs, expands to great lengths to exploit not only an unhealthy meshing of Church and state but the ever so present notion of ignorant nationalism. The large overtones in the theme of this album were to recognize that materialism and dual allegiance is a huge down fall in the message they are trying to play here. The American Nightmare in and of itself is the rebirth of anti-establishment albums such as: Bad Religion’s The Empire Strikes First, MxPx’s Teenage Politics and Pennywise’s Land of the Free? .”

“Part 1/4 Roaming the eastern Midwest of America is a band by the name of Goodnight Wednesday. They are a pop-punk from Columbus, Ohio who just released their first full length studio album, The American Nightmare. As it is painfully clear here in the West the “Christian music culture,” is in shambles. It is truly a train-wreck. Music for the most are collections of liturgical nightmares and self prescribed God complexes. Thus, no one but uptight, rich, conservative Christians only are aware of these horror cases. Thank God. Yet, here emerges this small punk band from Columbus, Ohio with liturgical genius and anti-establishment mentality. The American Nightmare is a compilation of songs clearly dedicated to heroes such as Bad Religion and MxPx with a dose of post-fundamental theology to get things shaking in the Christian music industry. ”

“Part 2/2. " I did think this track was spelt wrong, or could potentially be the opposite to 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', but is a fast paced punk-pop song, with a driving drumbeat, and crunchy guitars. 'Let's Kill Our Kids' sounds similar to The Living End, with near angsty vocals, a prominent bass line, and a bit of lead thrown in for good measure. The rest of the album runs a similar theme, with 'Twilight In America' being a stand out track on the album. To sum it up, if I ignore the Christian influenced lyrics, this is actually a release I could listen to again music wise. However, I'd feel like I'd have to feel guilty for the way I live my life (rock 'n' roll, minus any Satanism might I add). So based on the fact I can't connect with the lyrics, I can't see Goodnight Wednesday becoming my new favourite band, but I wouldn't say to avoid them either. If you like slightly heavier Punk-Pop check them out. http://www.myspace.com/goodnightwednesday”

“Part 1/2. "This is the first full length from these American Pop-Punkers. They live up to their influences of MxPx and God (much like MxpX too). I can't fault the music, which is punchy and catchy, and I admire bands which sing about what they believe in, however I have two pet-hates in music, one being Screamo and the other is Christian Rock (due to the fact most Christian Rock sucks). I broke rule number one – don't read the press sheet prior to listening to a band.Saying that, I'll try to review this release based on its sound, rather than letting the band's life choice get in the way (the latter would warrant me deserving damnation to “hell” by the next preacher I pass in the street). The opening track 'Prologue' is solely guitar and vocals, and the lyrics tell a story of a ruined, materialistic nation, which claims to be free, this leads on well to 'New World Odor'".... see other press items to continue”

“Number 19 in the "Best of the First Half of 2012" : Goodnight Wednesday “The American Nightmare” (Paper Mache Records) I had high hopes for this release and my anticipation was high ever since I heard some early recordings from this band along with “Oroku Saki” from last year’s “Punk Never Dies” compilation. Well I got this disc in the mail and although it’s a bit “raw”, the band clearly knows how to write some catchy tunes. It’s political without being annoying and spiritual without being cheesy. If these guys don’t blow up in the next year, then I don’t know what’s wrong with the world. Solid melodic punk rock for the fan of A Wilhelm Scream, Rise Against, Slick Shoes, Squad 5-0, Much the Same. ”

“Number 19 in the "Best of the First Half of 2012" : Goodnight Wednesday “The American Nightmare” (Paper Mache Records) I had high hopes for this release and my anticipation was high ever since I heard some early recordings from this band along with “Oroku Saki” from last year’s “Punk Never Dies” compilation. Well I got this disc in the mail and although it’s a bit “raw”, the band clearly knows how to write some catchy tunes. It’s political without being annoying and spiritual without being cheesy. If these guys don’t blow up in the next year, then I don’t know what’s wrong with the world. Solid melodic punk rock for the fan of A Wilhelm Scream, Rise Against, Slick Shoes, Squad 5-0, Much the Same. ”

“One of my favorite punk rock bands on the rise, Goodnight Wednesday, have signed with Paper Mache Records out of Ohio. Expect big things from the band soon. You’ll be able to download their brand new song on our compilation “Punk Never Dies Vol. 1″ starting November 1st.”

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