Music

MY LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE

My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)

by My Life in Black and White

Released 2016
Castaway Music / Gunner Records
Released 2016
Castaway Music / Gunner Records
A cover of the Ramones classic, as featured on the European release of our latest album "Columbia".
NOTES
This track, as well as another bonus track "Marching Orders", is available on the European release of our 2014 album "Columbia", from Gunnar Records:

http://gunnerrecords.com/index.php/releases/my-life-in-black-and-white-columbia/

Columbia

by My Life in Black and White

Released 2014
Castaway Music
Released 2014
Castaway Music
The new album from Portland, OR punk rockers My Life in Black and White.
NOTES
After the success of the band's 2008 record "Hold The Line" and subsequent touring, lineup changes led to an indefinite hiatus in 2010. In the summer of 2013, the band reunited, bringing in new members, and began writing. "It wasn't so much a casual choice to start playing again", says singer/songwriter Dylan Summers, "as it was a need. After hitting it so hard for so long, we were all burnt out and absolutely needed a break. But …
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Hold the Line

by My Life in Black and White

Released 2009
My Life In Black And White
Released 2009
My Life In Black And White
Fury filled Folk/Punk from Portland, OR.
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Hailing from the rain soaked streets of Portland Oregon, My Life In Black And White consists of five best friends who are fueled by passion and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Their ferocious blend of punk rock and folk/country is preparing for world domination...

Bottles, Our Breakdowns

by My Life in Black and White

Released 2007
Released 2007
Punk/Western/Rock n' Roll
NOTES
"[HARDASS COUNTRY-ROCK] I spent a good portion of my life drinking whiskey to songs much like those on My Life in Black and White’s sophomore release, Bottles, Our Breakdowns. You know, raspy-voiced, punk-country songs that make it OK for tough guys to get sensitive. Songs like Social Distortion’s “Story of My Life” or Against Me!’s “Sink, Florida, Sink.” Songs that inspire hugging as much as punching.

Unfortunately, Bottles also leans toward that …
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Cloudy Skies

by My Life in Black and White

Released 2006
My Life In Black and White
Released 2006
My Life In Black and White
whiskey soaked sing alongs and drive all night ballads that bypass the brain and hit you in the heart.
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My Life in Black and White colors its roots-punk palette with shades of country and western (to paraphrase an old joke) to evoke noir-ish images of a harsh past and bleak future. The [Portland] quintet, however, bears quite a similarity to Bay Area literate-punk legends Jawbreaker -particularly its singer, who's raspy, slight vocals are hauntingly reminiscent of Jawbreakers Blake Schwarzenbach.
But the songs' singalong choruses and stomping western feel give them their own charachter, …
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