The Inevitables is a visual art & music project that the band is bringing to life with the launch of a Kickstarter project to produce an issue of The Inevitables comic book and accompanying music. The band includes Vinnie Fiorello, Obi Fernandez (Westbound Train), Alex Stern (Big D and The Kids Table, Westbound Train), Jono Diener (The Swellers, Baggage, No Trigger), Matt Appleton (Reel Big Fish), Billy Kottage (The Interrupters), John D (Jeff Rosenstock Band, Bomb the Music Industry), Jon Degan (Big D and the Kids Table) and Sean Paul Pillsworth (Nightmare for a Week).
Check out the Kickstarter page and first song 'Ft. Lauderdale' here. And seeing as every comic book needs an origin story, here is theirs:
There were seven of us. Each one of us had a reason to be there in that tiny dirty backroom in the heat of the Florida summer. We were loosely sewn together in the beginning, maybe by some warped joke or divine inspiration.
Some of us friends or friends of friends, some of us whispers in the dirtiest corners of the city and some of us prayers for help to be answered. Later though, we were bonded in a few ideas but the one that resonated in all of us “You can’t escape your future”. It was our rallying cry, the thing scratched into walls and spray painted in alleyways. We were and would become the future personified.
Living one step away in a collision course set to a backdrop of Thick humidity and the real face of what people will do to try to cheat the things that can never be cheated.
There’s only so much neon that you can take in a place that spits in the face of what we thought was good here.
Right about now you’re probably asking yourself what could be good in a low rent, mosquito swarmed city, that is surrounded by a massive snake and alligator infested swamp? That’s a solid question really. Well, to be honest with myself, it’s those moments of solidarity and kindness, friendship and generosity, putting a complete strangers well being in front of your own and then adding some bodily harm to yourself for good measure too.
The basic rules came first, plucked right from the most logical place for a group of misfits, from a Nirvana song called “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter”. Four rules to hold us all together, our 7 separate stories, the 7 separate reasons to do what we were doing, and a million reasons to put everything on the line.
Hate your enemies
Save your friends
Find your place
Speak the truth
If we could keep these things pure and simple, then how can we fail, right? Well that and drinking the Cuban coffee that’s served out of a graffiti covered bodega’s side window. Now, that’s exactly what any self respecting, sleep deprived group needs to keep on mission.