It’s cool to read this post while listen to ” You Wear a Crown But You’re No King”
In our scene, Artist of the Year is often reserved for bands that either make their mark by crossing over into commercial success or are surrounded by drama. On Pup Fresh, we do not shy away from either of these things, however, we feel that the band worthy of holding our ~prestigious AOTY award doesn’t have to be one that sells out arenas, charges fans money to meet them, or fights with teenagers on Twitter. We looked for a band we saw as most humble, hardworking, and talented. A band we saw break out and have the most impactful year of their career. A band that hasn’t yet peaked and we see as still growing. A band that has popularity on our website and a diehard fanbase. And most importantly, a band that possesses the one key ingredient that matters most: sass.
Unfortunately, we ended up with Blessthefall.
Seriously tho, we honestly do feel like Blessthefall more than deserves to be our AOTY. This band is ridiculously overlooked and they had one hell of a year. From releasing their most successful album to playing the main stage at Warped all summer, they really made their mark, grew as a band, and did it all the while treating their fans with the respect they deserve. These are some of the best dudes you will ever meet and they make some kick-ass music. Check out our Artist of the Year interview with the band below where they recap their year and stuff.
Life reminds me of a tree. Tree is us and leaves are people around you. Slowly the tree lose his leaves one by one. For us is the people around us who died by moment.
What I want to say is we have to live our moment preciously and to create more memories as we can with everything around us.
For all the thing I say I want to say Rest In Peace to the person who was our memories and thanks for everything
The advice I gave is, “Be persistent.” Persistence will actually get you farther than talent will, because it’s through persistently working on your talent that you get better. The more we do, the better we get, so the more we do.
The same is true for the time when you’re trying to sell work. You need persistence more than anything else. I used to give myself a week to be depressed when a book manuscript came back and a day for a short story or article, and then it went right back out again. It’s not doing you any good sitting in your home. You’ll be depressed anyway, so you may as well send it out while you’re depressed, and work on something else and send that out, and work on something else and send that out.