Questions? Concerns? Beefs? Email our editor John-Michael Bond via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to submit your record, ‘zine, book, comic, art, toy, or dream catcher for review? Just email our editor at email@example.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?
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:
Five Favorite Albums: Warren Zevon – Life’ll Kill Ya, Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Smoking Popes – Destination Failure, Jefferson Airplane – Blows Against The Empire, and Converge – You Fail Me
Five Favorite Albums: The Ergs! – Dorkrockcorkrod, Dillinger Four – Situationist Comedy, Elvis Costello & The Attractions – This Year’s Model, The Weakerthans – Fallow, Fucked Up – Hidden World
Reviewer/Reporter/Vinyl Nerd Columnist:
Five Favorite Albums: The God Machine – Scenes from the Second Storey, Heather Nova – Oyster, Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral, ISIS – Oceanic, Endpoint – Catharsis
Five Favorite Albums: New Found Glory – New Found Glory, Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue, Fall Out Boy – Take This To Your Grave, 50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Trying, Rancid – …And Out Come The Wolves
Three Favorite Albums: The Hold Steady – Boys And Girls In America, The Bronx – II, Glass and Ashes - s/t
Top Five Albums: Coheed And Cambria – The Second Stage Turbine Blade, Converge – Jane Doe, The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity, Cursive – The Ugly Organ, Against Me! – Reinventing Axl Rose