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Emo Bastards


03/24/06
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(MSO) BASTARDS OF YOUNG, the first-ever definitive DVD documentary and concert film chronicling the rise of the modern punk, emo and hardcore music scene, is set for release June 6 via *Image Entertainment, Inc. The comprehensive concert film and documentary DVD was created/produced by Michelle Caputo and directed by Shannon Hartman of Art and Industry.

The two-disc set runs over three-and-half-hours and includes live performances and backstage footage from artists such as THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, UNDEROATH, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, THE STARTING LINE, ARMOR FOR SLEEP, MIDTOWN, THE EARLY NOVEMBER, MATCHBOOK ROMANCE and EMANUEL; plus interviews with JIMMY EAT WORLD, FALL OUT BOY, JULIANA THEORY, THE BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE and SOMETHING CORPORATE.

Unlike the mainstream, chart-topping genres, "modern punk" has managed to become successful today not only for its hooky choruses, emotional, heartfelt lyrics and frenetic live shows, but because it's striking a chord as a lifestyle. The artists featured on BASTARDS OF YOUNG range from those playing basements with no record label to those with platinum status.

Producer Michelle Caputo explains the evolution of BASTARDS OF YOUNG: "We recognized a phenomenon within the culture of this scene. It can be traced back to the early days of hardcore punk wherein there existed a true "DIY" ethos and connection between the musicians and the fans. We saw a real story in that these musicians have maintained a pure and true connection and have utilized today's resources to allow that outreach to grow exponentially. We're reflecting the same ethos in the promotion of BASTARDS OF YOUNG."

Throughout BASTARDS OF YOUNG, the bands and fans at the forefront of the "DIY" independent scene tell the story of how they built a following from basement gigs to arena shows, one fan-and one friend-at a time. The DVD set is the first to ever document a music scene happening today that defies tradition and is making music history; this is the story of the Bastards of Young!

ARTIST QUOTES:

"Bastards of Young takes an incredibly in-depth look at a part of American music culture that most people don't even know exists."
--Geoff Rickly/THURSDAY

"Bastards of Young is an accurate portrayal of the scene I grew up in."
--Kenny Vasoli/THE STARTING LINE

"[Bastards Of Young] brings me back to how this thing all started, I'll never forget the basement-house shows. This DVD is a great representation of the foundation of so many musical styles."
--Spencer Chamberlain/UNDEROATH

"Bastards Of Young couldn't be more on point. The DVD is an accurate account of what it's like to grow up in not only the New Jersey music scene but in punk music. As I watched it I felt 10 years younger reliving all the moments I remember so vividly. In so many ways, the BOY DVD is like a video biography of my life growing up."
--Rob Hitt/MIDTOWN

Check out the BASTARDS OF YOUNG trailer online at: www.artandindustryinc.com.

The complete track listing for BASTARDS OF YOUNG is as follows:

Disc 1: Interviews and Feature Film
Bands:
1. Fall Out Boy
2. Jimmy Eat World
3. Underoath
4. From Autumn to Ashes
5. Atmosphere (Sean Daly)
6. Something Corporate
7. Midtown
8. Thursday
9. Emanuel
10. The Starting Line
11. Juliana Theory
12. Armor For Sleep
13. The Beautiful Mistake

Disc 2: Live Performances
Bands and Songs:
1. From Autumn To Ashes "The After Dinner Playback"
2. From Autumn To Ashes "Milligram Smile"
3. The Starting Line "The Best of Me"
4. The Starting Line "Playing Favorites"
5. Midtown "A Faulty Foundation"
6. Midtown "Just Rock & Roll"
7. Emanuel "Hey Man"
8. Emanuel "Make Tonight"
9. Emanuel "Buy American Machines"
10. Armor For Sleep "Awkward Last Words"
11. Armor For Sleep "My Town"
12. Thursday "Understanding In a Car Crash"
13. Thursday "Autobiography of a Nation"
14. Thursday "Division St."
15. Underoath "Boy Brushes Red Living In Black & White"
16. Underoath "It's Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door"
17. The Early November "Sesame Smeshame"
18. The Early November "I Want to Hear You Sad"
19. Matchbook Romance "Promise"
20. Matchbook Romance "My Eyes Burn"

Log onto the following links for more information: www.artandindustryinc.com, www.bastardsofyoung.com, www.myspace.com/bastardsofyoungthemovie and www.image-entertainment.com.

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