Tuesday, March 28, 2006

the signing of a lifetime? not really

Punknews posted the news of Lifetime signing to Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen, a joint label run by Pete Wentz (of Fall Out Boy) and a guy from Less Than Jake who isn't the singer. Almost immediately, Lifetime was quickly chastised for leaving Jade Tree and going to a teen-centric label. Many other viewers wrote the news off as an early April Fools' joke, but a journal entry on Fueled By Ramen's website would say otherwise.

This is a mixed blessing of sorts because, as a Lifetime fan, I'm ecstatic that the band will continue on and have new material to release, but at the same time, it's a pretty frightening thing to grasp the fact that one of the most influential hardcore bands of the 90's will have a cookie cutter band like Panic! At the Disco as labelmates.

Like Against Me signing to Sire, however, we should only hope that Lifetime will keep their ethos in check and not head towards prosperity of having their shirts sold at Hot Topics around North America. God, I hope this is a joke.
[sources: punknews.org; photo credit: brooklynvegan.com]


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