By Sydney Dixon
Siren Reviews Editor
Every year around this time, Hopeless Records releases a new volume of the Take Action compilation, and this year it’s full of hard-to-get-your-hands-on bonus tracks, acoustic versions of songs, and remixes. Not only that, but a great cover song and a handful of already released favorites – and some of the proceeds benefit charity.
The opening song off the album is a track off of the b-side on the Japanese version of The Used’s fifth studio album, Vulnerable, which is being reissued and released in America on January 13 with several b-sides and acoustic tracks.
Then you can hear the first single from Bad Religion’s new album True North, which will be released on January 22. The first part of the album continues with tracks from various bands such as The Wonder Years, All Time Low, and NeverShoutNever.
The second disc kicks off with a cover of Tears For Fears’ 1985 Number One hit, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” by Glass Cloud. This disc gets a bit heavier as the following tracks consist of bands such as I Am The Avalanche, Memphis May Fire, and Ice Nine Kills.
Already released tracks from bands like Balance and Composure, Mayday Parade, Falling in Reverse, Set It Off, Say Anything, and Sleeping With Sirens are also included, and the album winds down with mostly acoustic tracks, as well as a standout track from The Academy Is’s William Beckett:“48 in a Hospital.”