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by Aurora Borealis

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Alpha Onward 02:00
Swidden 02:07


"Aurora Borealis started out as a solo acoustic ska project that sought to very explicitly rip off Chris Murray. Uttering that sentence out loud should have been enough to be banished from any scene for time immemorial but the Mesa/Phoenix scene in the dawn of the aughts was more welcoming and encouraging than any scene in the known universe should have been. Maybe not the whole scene but at least the handful of people that would stick around to listen to Aurora Borealis sets between infinitely better local punk bands. I don't want to retrofit any particular importance on any of the tracks, Aurora Borealis was primarily a way to get into my more talented friends' shows for free. But as a kid with a guitar, a voice that could hit maybe one out of every four notes it tried to hit, and a sense of urgency to say something, "sheep" is a nice time capsule of a moment where it felt like there were a sufficient number of dumb and earnest kids trying to reach out to each other with our dumb and earnest songs. Aurora Borealis forever! LYCD forever! Fathers Day forever! Aladdin Posse forever! The Wiggums forever! 2000-2004 Arizona art-punk-ska scene forever!"-Ryan Wanttaja


released January 1, 2003


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