Thursday, July 9, 2020

PVRIS aim for the jugular on ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need...

PVRIS All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell In a past life, PVRIS were a metalcore band performing under the moniker Operation Guillotine. It’s nearly impossible...

The Mountain Goats take deeper exploration into goth sound

The Mountain Goats Goths FILE UNDER: Spritely tunes about dark music ROCKS LIKE: Spoon, Prefab Sprout, Portastatic WHAT’S DIFFERENT: The 16th full-length by this always reliable indie-pop project finds leader John...

Mallory Knox stay true with strong choruses, introduce edgy atmosphere

Mallory Knox Wired FILE UNDER: Anthemic rock ROCKS LIKE: Paramore / Twin Atlantic / Jimmy Eat World WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Having established themselves with two solid full-lengths, this time out Mallory Knox...

Memphis May Fire’s “This Light I Hold” expands past the standard palm-muting pigeonhole

Memphis May Fire This Light I Hold There’s a noticeable shift in the sound Memphis May Fire have pursued on their latest release. The Tennessee-based quintet return for their...

Goo Goo Dolls’ ‘Boxes’ continues to find the silver lining in adversity (review)

Goo Goo Dolls Boxes As always, the veteran, Buffalo-based pop-rock band is a well-oiled positivity machine that finds the silver lining in adversity: "Every breath's a moment, every moment...

Ty Segall’s ‘Emotional Mugger’ is an out-of-this-world psychedelic venture

Ty Segall Emotional Mugger Indie darling Ty Segall’s Emotional Mugger is like the scene from Back To The Future when Marty McFly steps into Doc’s garage and is completely...

Frank Turner re-examines a broken heart on ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’

Frank Turner Positive Songs For Negative People If Frank Turner’s previous record Tape Deck Heart was the heartbreak, Positive Songs For Negative People picks him up off the mat and puts him back...

Review: Oceans Ate Alaska’s ‘Lost Isles’ is “a genre-juggling tempest”

Oceans Ate Alaska Lost Isles “Mother still grieves over that day you left,” Oceans Ate Alaska cry over nuclear-powered metalcore on their lead single “Blood Brothers,” which flaunts deader-than-death...

Man Overboard – Passing Ends EP

Man Overboard Passing Ends EP Stopgap EPs can be a delicate matter that usually need to be handled with a certain amount of open-mindedness. Bands that are between albums...

Bad Cop/Bad Cop – Boss Lady EP

Bad Cop/Bad Cop Boss Lady EP When I first laid eyes and ears on this Los Angeles quartet, I immediately flashed back to the Pandoras, an ’80s garage-pop ensemble...

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