Sworn Enemy’s Sal Lococo talks about new album “Living on Borrowed Time”

Sal Lococo is the lead singer for the New York hardcore band Sworn Enemy. The band is set to release their first new album in 5 years titled “Living on Borrowed Time”. Media Mikes had the chance recently to talk with Sal about the album the current state of the hardcore music scene and what type of tour plans the band has in place to support their new release.

Adam Lawton: Can you give us some info on the new album?
Sal Lococo: The new album has 11 tracks of basically ripping your head off music. Sworn Enemy hasn’t really deviated from their formula for writing so don’t let the fact that this record has new players on it change your thoughts

AL: With that said the album has a much heavier sound when compared to the bands previous albums. What do you think was the main contributing factor to that?
SL: I’m sure that has a lot to do with 2 different guitar players from our last release. They have a different writing style from Lorenzo and we can hear the subtle difference but all and all it still has that Sworn Enemy sound

AL: With almost 5 years between the new album and the previous release do you find it hard to reconnect with the bands fan base?
SL: From the shows we have been playing over the past 5 years I haven’t seen that at all. I think most of our fans were just waiting for us to get back on our feet and release some new material after most members left the band.

AL: Traditional hardcore seems to be a bit of a rarity these days. What is your take on the current HC scene?
SL: To be honest I’ve been out of the loop when it comes to music so I’m not really sure what is going on with the HC scene maybe you can fill me in on what’s going on. (Laughs)

AL: Can you tell us about the bands upcoming tour plans?
SL: The new record comes out May 13th and our tour starts May 17th at this year’s Black and Blue bowl. We are all looking forward for the show as well as the upcoming tour. We also have plans to head back to Europe at the year’s end and then we want to try and be part of some bigger US tours to get us right back in into the swing of things

AL: Besides the new album and subsequent tour do you have any other projects in the works you would like to mention?
SL: Right now the only project me and the guys will be working on is getting Sworn Enemy back into top form. Once we accomplish that then we can talk about other projects

Blu-Ray Review “Something Borrowed”

Directed by: Luke Greenfield
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey, Ashley Williams
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 113 minutes

Film: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

After watching Ginnifer Goodwin in “He’s Just Not That Into You”, I thought she was going to become very popular. She was cute, very likeable and funny. I didn’t really feel teh same aspect when watching this film. This film was a little two by the book romantic comedy. It didn’t really have any edge. I am opened minded to some romantic comedies, but it has to have something different and not follow the typical formula. Kate Hudson is funny, as well is John Krasinski. It is a shame he hasn’t he it big yet as a starring lead. Overall certain women might consider this film “cute”, in the word of my mother. But I will send in my RSVP regretfully declining.

The Blu-ray disc is packed with extras including: “Something…Old?”, which has the stars of the film chatting about turning 30. The author of the book, Emily Giffin takes us behind the scenes “On Location Tours”. Steve Howey offers women pointers on the extra “Marcus’s Guide to the Ladies”. “What is “Something Borrowed”?” has the cast of the film discussing marriage and the meaning of the wedding. The gag reel is always funny even if you did not like the film. Lastly there is additional scenes called “Left Off the Guest List”, they are good but glad they got cut the film is already about two hours.

Official Site: http://somethingborrowedmovie.warnerbors.com/dvd
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Synopsis: Rachel is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend, and unhappily, still single?as her engaged best friend Darcy is constantly reminding her. But after celebrating her 30th birthday, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpected ends up in the arms of the guys she?s had a crush on since law school, Dex who just happens to be Darcy’s fiancé. As one thing leads to another in the frantic weeks leading up to Darcy’s wedding, Rachel finds herself in an impossible situation, caught between her treasured friendship with Darcy and the love of her life.

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“Something Borrowed” revolves around longtime friends Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Darcy (Kate Hudson), whose relationship gets complicated when Rachel has an affair with Darcy’s fiancée. As the wedding date nears, Rachel explores the meanings of Friendship, True Love and Ethics.

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