Riff: Appleseed Cast – “Great Lake Derelict”

Mar 20, 2013

And all the faces I’ve known/And I will shoot for gold/I will lead this life, and you will see me on!

from Great Lake Derelict lyrics by Appleseed Cast

Vintage-emo stalwarts Appleseed Cast may have dabbled some in post-rock as well, but they are returning to their roots with a singalong about “shooting for the gold” and other self-improvements in what seems to be a coming-of-age anthem. It’s catchy and nostalgic; [LISTEN].

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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