Monday, February 18, 2019

Rancid are the only punk band, period.

Rancid Trouble Maker Rancid? Oh, them. The grumpy punk bastards who can’t be bothered to go on tour to support a record, do press for it or get in...

HalfNoise’s Zac Farro comes into his own with groovy new EP

HalfNoise The Velvet Face EP If you’re looking for a throwback that feels fresh, then HalfNoise have you covered with their latest EP full of groovy vibes you’d expect...

Nine Inch Nails are cool AF and ugly as hell

Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events Author William S. Burroughs once posited that, “A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.” Nine Inch Nails...

Good Charlotte’s ‘Youth Authority’ recalls nearly every era of band’s existence

Good Charlotte Youth Authority Good Charlotte’s past colors their present in a big way on Youth Authority. The sixth album from the Maryland-turned-Californian pop punks (their first since going...

DIIV’s ‘Is The Is Are’ is an ’80s goth-punk fever dream

DIIV Is The Is Are Let it never be said that Zachary Cole Smith lacks ambition: Is The Is Are, his sophomore effort under the moniker DIIV, is a...

The Sword mix doom with psychedelia on ‘High Country’

The Sword 'High Country' The Sword have come a long way since making their name on Guitar Hero contributions. The Texan doomsters sought to bring back the power of the riff—originality be damned—and...

‘Future Hearts’ features “some of the most fully realized songs in the All Time...

All Time Low Future Hearts The announcement that producer John Feldmann would be helming All Time Low’s sixth album was met with intense fan consternation. Would Future Hearts be...

Great Sale Day – Wild And Chunky

Great Sale Day Wild And Chunky Great Sale Day is a new project by current and ex-members of U.K. hardcore bands such as Basement, Your Demise, Unholy Majesty and...

The Swellers – The Light Under Closed Doors

The Swellers The Light Under Closed Doors The Swellers thrive on poetic desperation; a kind of underlying sadness and inner tension, deceptively presented within a seemingly sweet pop-punk melody....

Four Year Strong – In Some Way, Shape, Or Form.

Four Year Strong In Some Way, Shape, Or Form. This review originally ran in AP 281. “We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again,” holler the members of Four...

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