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Awsten Knight publishes hilarious first review (in all-caps)
Awsten Knight publishes hilarious first review (in all-caps)
Awsten Knight is known for many things: his musical talent, his always entertaining presence on social media, his all-caps tweets, and now, he’s adding reviewer to that list.      Read more: Awsten Knight somehow makes “Stacy’s Mom” super emotional Last night, the Waterparks’ frontman took to Twitter to share the exciting news that his first (all-caps) review was published on Airbnb's website. Ke
Phinehas’ ‘Dark Flag’ is cohesive, striking and beautiful
Phinehas’ ‘Dark Flag’ is cohesive, striking and beautiful
Phinehas Dark Flag Phinehas’ new concept record, Dark Flag, contemplates the horrendous assaults on human rights that reportedly occur in North Korea under the Kim regime. While the band do not take a political stance, the record focuses on the pain of human liberties being stripped away and the frustration that no one is taking responsibility. As a ...
Quicksand’s ‘Interiors’ channels inherent optimism, 22 years later
Quicksand’s ‘Interiors’ channels inherent optimism, 22 years later
Quicksand Interiors The last time Quicksand released a formal LP, Bill Clinton was in office. 1995’s Manic Compression lead off with a bashing track called “Backward” that was noticeably less dense than their prior work—intentionally brittle and wiry at points, opting for dissonance to replicate punch, rather than hip-hop cadence and raspy vocals. Twenty-two years later ...
Speak The Truth debut album taps into the sounds of the early 2000s
Speak The Truth debut album taps into the sounds of the early 2000s
Speak The Truth... Even If Your Voice Shakes Everyone You Love Will Slip Away From You Happily, this album is pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a Finch/Senses Fail collaboration. While Everyone You Love Will Slip Away From You is a contemporary work in its own right, it does tap into the beloved sounds of early 2000s emo, pop punk and post-hardcore and will surely leave longtime fans more
Converge maintain their status as leaders with ‘The Dusk In Us’
Converge maintain their status as leaders with ‘The Dusk In Us’
Converge The Dusk In Us Right from the start, the very title of Converge's ninth album portends something ominous. The Dusk In Us conveys a sense of resignation of letting things burn with solemnity like a raft at a Viking funeral. Perhaps it's fatalist code for the members of Converge, who, after decades of consistently putting their minds (and bodies) at full velocity in service to their art, ma
Heavy Hearts’ ‘On A Chain’ is a hard-hitting follow-up to their 2016 full-length
Heavy Hearts’ ‘On A Chain’ is a hard-hitting follow-up to their 2016 full-length
Heavy Hearts On A Chain ROCKS LIKE: Brand New, Balance And Composure, Citizen WHAT’S DIFFERENT: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, four-piece Heavy Hearts’ new EP is a hard-hitting follow-up to their 2016 full-length, Bliss. The band maintain their captivating alt-rock blend, but On A Chain builds on the emo-laden energy they fostered on previous releases. Justin Gla ...
Jake Ewald reaches maturity on his second solo record
Jake Ewald reaches maturity on his second solo record
Slaughter Beach, Dog Birdie ROCKS LIKE: The Weakerthans, Modern Baseball, Pinegrove WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Like the band that built him, Modern Baseball co-frontman Jake Ewald treats each record from his solo project, Slaughter Beach, Dog, as its own entity: 2016’s debut, Welcome, felt like an unexplored extension of his talent, songs that didn’t fit his band’s ethos. It was a bit mathier ...

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