Sunday, September 23, 2018

Vaux: Building Character, Building Strength

They went on tour repeatedly, sleeping on the floors of sympathetic fans and watching their peers grace the cover of AP. But after making a decidedly different...

Bleed The Dream: Bleed For Me

Sure, their two-year jump from Southern California obscurity to Taste Of Chaos and multiple Vans Warped Tour slots may seem like an easy ride. But for BLEED...

CKY: Gnar-Kill-Logic

Yeah, they’ve got major-label executives by the short hairs; sure, they’re the stars of a big new MTV show (A Very Special Special); and, okay, they did...

Mae: Sixth Sensory Overload

For their new album, MAE go where few pop-friendly rock bands dare to tread: a place where substance, emotion, beauty and darkness are not mutually exclusive. Julie...

Against Me!: The Road To Sandinista!

Florida anarcho-punks AGAINST ME! have come a long way from beating on buckets and playing shouty, thrashy, minute-long songs in basements and house parties across the U.S....

Matchbook Romance: Natural-Born Romantics

No, Aaron doesn’t have leukemia, Judas isn’t leaving and Alternative Press doesn’t hate them. But before they became chatroom-gossip fodder, MATCHBOOK ROMANCE surfed waves of indifference and...

Slint: Breadcrumb Trail

While no one was listening, SLINT made some of the most important, influential records of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Then, the band simply disappeared-until a...

Copeland: Motion Thickness

COPELAND’s sturdy belief systems protect them from making sacrifices to both their art and their lives. Story: Julie Seabaugh Early this past February, emo-rock visionaries Mae and ecclesiastical pop-punks...

The Starting Line: Grown Up All Wrong

Forget that they’re finally getting to release their anticipated second album after three years of record-label limbo; THE STARTING LINE are still getting their heads around the...

Finch: The Sunny Side Of Life

Three years after the breakout success of their debut album, the boys of FINCH aren’t fresh-faced teens anymore. Like it or not, they’ve matured-and they have the...

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