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 [...]
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.
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 knew Triad was going to be unusual before I even heard it. It had six songs on it; two from each band. The cover looked interesting, too, consisting of a nice blend of grays and reds, and it was mirrored down the middle. The CD was entirely black, but had a textured design on [...]
Written by Steve
The Midway State, like many bands before them, released an EP with a sampling of what to expect from their upcoming album. Met A Man On Top Of The Hill is their first official studio produced release, offering that glimpse into their music. There are four songs on the EP, and the title [...]
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.
Written by Almightyseancore
Oh great, another indie rock supergroup, with a self titled album, no less. The band consists of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes/Desaparecidos/Mystic Valley Band), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), M. Ward (M. Ward/She And Him) and Mike Mogis (Bright Byes, and lots of production work, including The Gloria Record, and most Saddle-Creek bands). From [...]