C’mon, Tony. You’re making this way too easy on the rest of us.
Anyone connected with the emo/alt scene over the last decade needs no introduction to Tony Brummel, owner of Victory Records. His label is responsible for ushering in some of the biggest trends in the scene, but it’s equally, if not more known for the controversy caused by the alleged practices of Mr. Brummel. Most recently, that controversy has involved A Day To Remember and the release of Common Courtesy, which is yet again what brings us together in this post.
Before being trimmed for album placement (and what I imagine is a healthy desire to prevent further legal turmoil), the Common Courtesy track “The Document Speaks For Itself” featured a voicemail message Tony Brummel allegedly left A Day To Remember shortly after the album announcement went live. It’s a cocky, ego-driven rant about Brummel’s plans to sue that should have never surfaced online, but it somehow did and you can now stream the original edit of “The Document Speaks For Itself” at the end of this post.
Common Courtesy is available now through ADTR’s official website. Click here to stream the album.