September 11th, 2001 was a pretty low point in our nation’s history. It took us a long time to come back from over 3000 dead in a single day, but believe it or not some good came out of the catastrophe in the coming weeks. Americans found themselves more united than they had been in [...]
I don’t know why Jonah can’t seem to settle down with a band, but despite the number of people he has worked with and the amount of adaptation that requires, he has managed to impress in a number of different genres. This album is more solo-acoustic than New End Original or Far, but it is a prime example of the quality that goes into Jonah Matranga’s music endeavors.
Vendetta Red is one of those bands that doesn’t dive into a sub-genre pool. Rather, they test the waters of a few and then wade around knee-deep in them. Cut Your Noose is a good example of this; they occasionally taste of screamo, but Zach Davidson doesn’t want all his lyric writing talent to go to waste, and they don’t have enough heavy riffs to be considered hard rock.
When you see the cover, title, and band name of this EP, odds are you will immediately make assumptions about the music that are indeed correct. Single File’s No More Sad Face is a semi-pop rock emo EP. While their genre and look isn’t very original, they dabble into creativity with every song in this [...]
The synthesizer-rock combo is nothing new to the music scene, so you’d expect the bands that try their hand at it in this point of time wouldn’t come off as awkward. The Capes constantly blend catchy with annoying in Hello. All was well in the mix until the synthesizers and effects were added; not all [...]
I was honest-to-God shocked when I heard that the Kings of Leon, a garage rock band I first heard in 2005 with their minor hit “The Bucket” and saw them with their scraggly looks courtesy that of the latest fashion trends, scored a Billboard no. 1 hit with “Use Somebody”, after making teenage girls swoon [...]
There’s an anger in the vocals that hasn’t been heard from Hayley before, and it’s not just coating the entire song; it comes in at the right points, which tells me she’s writing songs with more emotion now. Brand New Eyes probably won’t be getting Paramore any new fans that hated them before this album, but it’s a step in the right direction for the band.