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A.R.E. Weapons Head to ‘Times Square’

Espousing the virtues of tourist trap Times Square might not be very punk rock, but Manhattan foursome A.R.E. Weapons could care less. In an ode to bright lights, big cities and army recruitment, the fuzzed out superimpositions of the boisterous band against notable New York landmarks are like a grey scale collage of rock. “I know that it’s boring up there / I know that there’s tourists up there / but right now I really don’t caaaaare,” shouts vocalist Brain F McPeck as a thudding keyboard, sizzling guitars and swishing drums — courtesy of bandmates Eric Rapin, Paul Sevigny and Matthew McAuley — nod in musical agreement. The band’s posing against graffited walls are a slice of the Big Apple, adding to the filthy fury their single produces. Modern Mayhem, A.R.E. Weapons’ third studio LP, is slated for a fall release via Defend Music.

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A.R.E. Weapons – “Let’s Go to Times Square”

On the Web:
A.R.E. Weapons at MySpace

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