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About/Contact

Contact Information
Want keep the masses in the know about your creative endeavors? Email us the information via john@the1stfive.com or patrick@the1stfive.com.

Questions? Concerns? Beefs? Email our editor John-Michael Bond via john@the1stfive.com.

Review Submissions
Do you want to submit your record, ‘zine, book, comic, art, toy, or dream catcher for review? Just email our editor at john@the1stfive.com.

Important Information To Know Before Sending Us Materials
We accept CDs, cassettes, vinyl, 8-Tracks, toys, books, and MP3s. We review demos if you send them, just make sure you include contact information. Hard-copy material will get preferential treatment over digital, it only seems fair to those bands that use their own funds to ship us something.

Also if you send us a digital release to cover please, for the love of God, include cover art and lyrics. You put a lot of time into writing them but sometimes it’s a little hard for us to make out every word you’re singing. This mostly goes for bands who shout, scream, or otherwise vocalize in non-singing ways, but throw us a bone. Pretty please?

About Us

Want to get to know more about what inspired The 1st Five? Read our mission statement of sorts and consider yourself versed.

Meet the Staff:

John-Michael Bond
Editor/Reporter/Reviewer/Interviewer:
Email: john@the1stfive.com
Twitter.com/BondJohnBond
Five Favorite Albums: Warren ZevonLife’ll Kill Ya, Neutral Milk HotelIn the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Smoking PopesDestination Failure, Jefferson AirplaneBlows Against The Empire, and ConvergeYou Fail Me

Patrick McEachnie
Assistant Editor/Reporter/Reviewer/Interviewer:
Email: patrick@the1stfive.com
Five Favorite Albums: The Ergs!Dorkrockcorkrod, Dillinger FourSituationist Comedy, Elvis Costello & The AttractionsThis Year’s Model, The WeakerthansFallow, Fucked UpHidden World

Juan Diniz
Reviewer/Reporter/Vinyl Nerd Columnist:
Email: juantspv@gmail.com
Twitter.com/jhulud
Five Favorite Albums: The God MachineScenes from the Second Storey, Heather NovaOyster, Nine Inch NailsThe Downward Spiral, ISISOceanic, EndpointCatharsis

Brett Praskach
Reviewer/Reporter/Interviewer:
Email: bpraskach@gmail.com
Twitter.com/thebretterson
Five Favorite Albums: New Found GloryNew Found Glory, YellowcardOcean Avenue, Fall Out BoyTake This To Your Grave, 50 CentGet Rich Or Die Trying, Rancid…And Out Come The Wolves

Zac Hobbs
Interviewer/Columnist/Black Cloud
E-Mail: hobbs.zachery@gmail.com
Twitter.com/zac_hobbs
Three Favorite Albums: The Hold SteadyBoys And Girls In America, The BronxII, Glass and Ashes - s/t

Ben Sailer
Reviewer/Reporter/Interviewer
E-Mail: sailerbe@gmail.com
Twitter.com/bensailer
Top Five Albums: Coheed And CambriaThe Second Stage Turbine Blade, ConvergeJane Doe, The Dillinger Escape PlanCalculating Infinity, CursiveThe Ugly Organ, Against Me!Reinventing Axl Rose

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