THISPLACEISDEATH
My name is Eli. I am a graphic design
student who likes music, food, and
beer in that order.

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THISPLACEISDEATH
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It’s official. In December, I’m road tripping out to LA to see the one and only American Football with ya boi @shanetheplane Gonna spend the next two months getting sad. #AmericanFootballband #AmericanFootball #honestly #Owen #thosemilesmeanteverything #LA #FondaTheatre #emo #sadboy
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Sticks and Stones (10th Anniversary Edition) /// New Found Glory /// Clear Red /// 2002 /// 2012 Pressing /// Geffen Records

The most influential album in pop punk history. Sticks and Stones was there for me when it seemed like no one else was. I felt alone and lost in the world and NFG always had the right words to say. For that, this band will always have a place in my heart. Not to mention that they influenced an entire wave of pop punk/hardcore popular culture that still exists 12 years later.

#NewFoundGlory #NFG #SticksandStones #JordanPundik #ChadGilbert #IanGrushka #CyrusBolooki #SteveKlein #poppunk #poppunkmerchwall #hardcore #easycore #punk #2002 #GeffenRecords #Records #RecordPlayer #ComingHome #Resurrection #Catalyst #NotWithoutaFight #Radiosurgery #vinyl #NoSleepRecords #RonaldRecords #BasementUK #DarthFaderRecords #BrokenRimRecords
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This album is amazing. 

#Lantlos #MeltingSun #Germany #Metalgaze #shoegaze #doommetal #blackmetal #Alternative
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First Demo Tape /// Minor Threat /// Black /// 1981 /// 2013 Pressing /// Dischord Records

I may not be Straight Edge, but I figured I’d show some appreciation considering its Edge Day and all. So here’s a copy of Minor Threat’s first demo I picked up at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. 

I’d also like to shout out to all my straight edge followers if there are any of you out there. I think it’s badass that you can stick to your beliefs and morals for so long. It shows just how strong you guys are. Unfortunately I enjoy beer way too much to join you, but in the end, its all about giving respect to everyone and their life decisions they’ve made. 

#MinorThreat #OutofStep #StraightEdge #StraightEdgeDay #edgeday #x #xxx #Records #RecordPlayer #vinyl #HaveHeart #Hardcore #punk #punkrock #1017 #yea #notstraightedge #stillfriends
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Stumbled upon this old picture of me and Title Fight at Warped Tour back in 2012. They’ve come so far in only 2 years, it’s unbelievable. They will always be one of my favorite bands.

#FlashbackFriday #FBF #TBT #TitleFight #TF #FloralGreen #Shed #TheLastThingYouForget #SideOneDummy #AntiRecords #RunForCoverRecords #WarpedTour2012 #WarpedTour #Vans #poppunk #poppunkmerchwall #punkrock #emo #hardcore #punk #indie #bitches
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Lost Ground /// Defeater /// Blue marble /// Double 7” EP /// 2009 /// BridgeNine Records

Lost Ground will always be my favorite Defeater release, and as of today, it is finally mine.

#Defeater #LostGround #RedWhiteandBlues #BridgeNineRecords #B9 #BridgeNine #Trenches #WWII #Narrative #DerekArchembault #Alcoa #vinyl #Records #punk #hardcore #thrash
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Lost Ground /// Defeater /// Blue marble /// Double 7” EP /// 2009 /// BridgeNine Records

Lost Ground will always be my favorite Defeater release, and as of today, it is finally mine.
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Love Gun /// Kiss /// Black /// Original pressing /// 1977 /// Casablanca Records

Picked this up at Standards Record Store for dirt cheap. One of the most iconic Kiss albums of all time, this record evolved the face of Rock and Roll whether you want to believe it or not. 

#Kiss #Kissband #LoveGun #GeneSimmons #PaulStanley #AceFrehley #PeterCriss #Casablanca #Records #RecordPlayer #vinyl #rockandroll #hardrock #glamrock #metal #1977 #70s #makeup #demon #starchild #spaceace #catman
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Who’s ugly children are these? #TBT
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O Captain! My Captain! /// Overseas /// 1/2 Clear orange, 1/2 milky orange /// 2012 /// Pavones Records

#Overseas #Overseasband #OCaptainMyCaptain #poppunk #poppunkmerchwall #easycore #happyhardcore #vinyl #Records #RecordPlayer #orange #SuchGold #BenKotin #PeeRecords #PavonesRecords