Survival Guide Takes On A.F.I. & The Misfits On “Request Hotline Vol. 1.5” EP

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“Music is crucial to my survival! Survival Guide is one woman trying to shape her own place in this world as a musician,” says Emily Whitehurst, aka Survival GuideReleasing her latest project, Request Hotline, Vol. 1.5 via Double Helix Records, Emily is taking her past as vocalist for Warped Tour standouts Tsunami Bomb and extending her contemporary present as Survival Guide. Request Hotline, Vol. 1.5 is a 7 inch mini album featuring two imaginative dance-party covers of AFI songs on Side A and two contemplative Misfits piano-serenade covers on Side B. Request Hotline, Vol. 1.5 is a limited edition collection of 500 copies on randomly-colored vinyl.

The disc gathers intriguing reworkings of AFI’s Totalimmortal and Girl’s Not Grey alongside The MisfitsSkulls and Hybrid Moments. As the Request Hotline name suggests, Emily invited fans to submit the songs that they would like her to cover and she chose from that collection. A taster for the 11-track, digital-only Request Hotline, Vol. 2, which will be released on February 24th, Volume Two will feature all songs from the 7” plus an eclectic array of further punk covers from The Distillers to Sleater-Kinney, each with its own bold and unique Survival Guide treatment.

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“AFI and Misfits are the only artists I had more than one request for from fans. I gave each band its own specific feel, then it seemed natural to me to group these songs and release them together. I definitely wouldn’t consider these ‘punk’ releases, though as I’ve flipped almost all of the songs into different styles of music.”