We just got the video to the new song by All-American Rejects pimped to us. Usually we watch and listen to as much stuff as we can but we’re still definitely able to ignore the really shitty stuff. It’s songs like this one, however, which make us stand up and say, “OH, HELL NO!”
Their MySpace has them labelled as a rock band. Now, we never like getting bogged down in semantics but that is true bullshit. Keep on the powerpop line.
The inclusion of guitars and drums does not make you a rock band. That tousled hair doesn’t imply you were too busy rocking out to cut it, it just screams, “STYLIST!”. And that All-American Rejects tattoo… does it even warrant a damnation?
Also, a note to any bands, anywhere, ever: NOT EVERY FUCKING LINE IN YOUR SONG HAS TO FUCKING RHYME.
Watch the video to ‘Gives You Hell’ by The All-American Rejects