Indie / Punk My version of It celebrates 20 years in the dark with new LP + EP, Terry Funk Cover
NEW CASTLE, DE, USA, July 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first release in 2001, “Unknown Members” (on Say-Ten Records), Delaware indie / punk rock trio, My Version of It, have two new releases slated for the end of summer 2021.
“We Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” (LP) is an album sometimes indie rock, sometimes punk rock / alternative of 13 new recordings. This will be My Version of It is the 8th full album on 10x Records. To be released on August 27, the ensemble shows that the group tackles social and political topics with melodic but strong accompaniment. This is their first album of new songs since “Time For Noisy USA” in 2018. Using guitar, bass and drums, plus saxophone, accordion, talkbox and samples, the album is unconventional for a rock record. It was named and includes a cover of pro wrestling legend Terry Funk’s “We Hate School” from his Japan-only LP, “Great Texan” from 1984. Written by “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, it has been a staple of MVOI’s live shows for the past few years.
Still conceived as a separate project and recorded separately, “Titan Up” (EP), MVOI’s all-punk 5-song EP, “Titan Up”, will be released on all digital and streaming services this fall on September 24, 2021. A more concise experience than their August 27, 2021 LP “We Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”. While “We Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” is much more political, “Titan Up” offers songs that are strong, fast and short, but with a fast and precise writing on the culture of the 2020s.
My Version of It started in Delaware in August 2000 and released their first 7 ”on Say-Ten Records in early 2001. They have performed all over the East Coast, generally using Philadelphia as their base. As a tribute to the city, they released “Live at the Khyber” (2009) documenting their return to the venue where they performed their first show which features the first commercially available version of their cover of Boyz II Men “Motown Philly “. With these two novelties, they will have released 8 LP, 8 EP and 3 live albums, as well as several singles and compilations, of which 25 are currently available in streaming or on their bandcamp page. Their most recent release “Savior Corn (EP)” was recorded remotely in New Jersey, Delaware and California, documenting a group during the pandemic. In 2020, they released a lyric book, “My Version of It: New Castle Trash,” containing lyrics for over 200 MVOI songs. They have also released music under the names Year of the Comet and Doctor Goose. If success can be measured by prolificacy, then they have had a very successful, long and successful career. If this can only be gauged by the number of records sold, media coverage and fans, then they have been working in total darkness for two decades for a very low return on investment.