Rise Carmine Set to Release Their Rendition of Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979”

Written by Aiden Faire

Rise Carmine is the psychedelic based band who’s carving out a presence for themselves in the psych-rock scene. With an unabashedly eclectic sound equally rooted in 70s hard rock and new-age psychedelia, the band (led by front man and songwriter Liam Colbert) is keen on leaning into genres outside of the rock and alternative sphere.

Liam believes that any music that’s worth a damn is music that breaks the rules, but in order to break the rules, one has to learn them first. A decade spent in choir school and four years immersed in jazz and R&B at Berklee College of Music has resulted in creative flexibility that allows him to do just that.

The band is set to release their cover of Smashing Pumpkins “1979.” The single is part of their upcoming album of covers, produced by the Grammy Award Winning producer Dave Schiffman. Their version of the song is less grunge and more alternative and indie rock. It has a strong Coldplay vibe and actually builds on the original Smashing Pumpkins hit. It breeds a sense of nostalgia that is always welcome. “‘1979’ is about memories; making memories from our youth and reflecting back on them fondly,” the band shares.

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Rise Carmine created the track along with a series of covers over the span of a couple weeks when Liam was stuck at home with COVID earlier this year. He made a game out of his situation, and tried to create new versions of these songs only using things that were in arm’s reach while he sat at his desk. Limitations like this forced him to get things done and were great for his creativity. It also gave the song a simultaneously intimate feel, while also bursting at the seams, desperate to break out. All the songs on the forthcoming full length album of covers, due for release in early 2023, exhibit a sense of longing and nostalgia in their lyrics, which points to the situations that they were recorded in.

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By Aiden Faire Music Reviewer
I fell in love with music when I first picked up a guitar at age 8. When I played, my friends and family would smile and spill with joy over the music I played, even though it was never Grammy quality. While my music career never made it past high school, my love for music never waivered. I loved the feeling of bringing a smile to someone's face through music and wanted to keep that passion going. So, I took it upon myself to continue to support and promote artists by writing about their music. This way, I can support my personal passion for music and bring entertain and joy to others through music.  Outside my love for music, I do enjoy a good hike and being in the outdoors. My favorite place that I've hiked is in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. I love to travel too. I've been to Costa Rica, Vancouver, BC, and England, but the best place by far is Germany on Oktoberfest. I liken that experience to being in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. I like a good book now and then, but I'm more of a streaming fiend. I live for crime docuseries on Netflix, veterinary shows on National Geographic, and re-watching Scrubs on Hulu.
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