Review: Hidden In Plain View- "No Way Out"

Review: Hidden In Plain View- “No Way Out”

Back in the halcyon days (pun intended) of the third emo era in 2005, spearheaded by My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade and Fall Out Boy’s From Under The Cork Tree, Hidden in Plain View, a little emo group from the forestland of Northwestern New Jersey took the world by...
Acoustic Session and Interview: Foxing at WTSR Studios

Acoustic Session and Interview: Foxing at WTSR Studios

To be blunt: if you haven’t heard Foxing’s The Albatross yet, you are messing up.  The album is every bit emotional as it is powerful and stunning.  It’s not every day that an album that’s this emotionally-affecting comes out (which is probably good because I doubt the world can handle it). ...
Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

With any release, a band reinvents the expectations set for them. For some bands, the expectations are too heavy to bare. For others, the expectations dictate their future releases, and they become monotonous and stagnant. For a select few, the expectations are exceeded, and the band is able to thrive...
Acoustic Session: Braid @ The Asbury Lanes

Acoustic Session: Braid @ The Asbury Lanes

The whole concept of the Emo Revival created quite a stir over the last six months. In addition to the awesome music that is finally getting attention during this resurgence, some of the emo forefathers are back, doing reissues and reunion tour. Call it a trend or just impeccable timing,...
Album Review: Anberlin- Lowborn

Album Review: Anberlin- Lowborn

“Lowborn men are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie; if weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath” -Psalm 62.9 One interpretation of the above passage is that a person is not measured by the stature of their birth-a fact that is...
Alternative Press Music Awards Show Predictions

Alternative Press Music Awards Show Predictions

The inaugural Alternative Press Music Award Show will take place tonight at 8PM on AXSTV (check your local listings for availability), broadcasting live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. To commemorate the occasion, I thought it may be fun to do something in the...
Album Review: Bleachers- Strange Desire

Album Review: Bleachers- Strange Desire

What do you do when you’ve already conquered the world, but you’re still feeling small? If you are some people, maybe you internalize your feelings and retract into yourself. If you’re Jack Antonoff, you take that self-doubt and anxiety, combine it with the kind of arena-worthy hooks you’ve spent the...
Acoustic Session: Pentimento @ The Asbury Lanes

Acoustic Session: Pentimento @ The Asbury Lanes

Summer is in full-swing which means beautiful weather, the beach, and, most importantly, killer summer tours. Lucky of us here at The Garden Statement, we were able to combine all three when we journeyed to Asbury Park, NJ to jam with the incredible band Pentimento. The band’s current co-headlining tour...
Album Review: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties - We Don't Have Each Other

Album Review: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other

“I pictured our apartment / in the middle of Brooklyn. I pictured our bedroom / and how the floor’s still a mess.” In hindsight, it’s wonderfully fitting that Dan Campbell’s debut solo album, under the moniker Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, begins with this exercise in mental image rendering,...
Acoustic Session / Interview - You Blew It!

Acoustic Session / Interview – You Blew It!

Maybe you heard them in Rolling Stones The Breakout Rock Acts of 2014‘s playlist. Or maybe you checked out the premiere of a track off their upcoming Weezer tribute EP on USA TODAY.  If you are super lucky, then you’ve caught them on tour with Say Anything.  Of course, I...
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Review: Hidden In Plain View- "No Way Out"

Review: Hidden In Plain View- “No Way Out”

Back in the halcyon days (pun intended) of the third emo era in 2005, spearheaded by My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade and Fall Out Boy’s From Under The Cork Tree, Hidden in Plain View, a little emo group from the forestland of Northwestern New Jersey took the world by storm with their debut full-length...
Garden Statement Playlist

Garden Statement Playlist

In case you missed the companion radio show to this website’s first broadcast on Saturday at 1 PM (our regular time slot going forward in the fall semester), we are here to give you what you missed on. At the bottom of this post, you can listen to a Spotify playlist of the songs we...
Acoustic Session and Interview: Foxing at WTSR Studios

Acoustic Session and Interview: Foxing at WTSR Studios

To be blunt: if you haven’t heard Foxing’s The Albatross yet, you are messing up.  The album is every bit emotional as it is powerful and stunning.  It’s not every day that an album that’s this emotionally-affecting comes out (which is probably good because I doubt the world can handle it).  Remastered and reissued via Triple...
Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt

With any release, a band reinvents the expectations set for them. For some bands, the expectations are too heavy to bare. For others, the expectations dictate their future releases, and they become monotonous and stagnant. For a select few, the expectations are exceeded, and the band is able to thrive in a volatile, unpredictable scene....
Acoustic Session: Braid @ The Asbury Lanes

Acoustic Session: Braid @ The Asbury Lanes

The whole concept of the Emo Revival created quite a stir over the last six months. In addition to the awesome music that is finally getting attention during this resurgence, some of the emo forefathers are back, doing reissues and reunion tour. Call it a trend or just impeccable timing, it’s the longtime fans of...
Album Review: Anberlin- Lowborn

Album Review: Anberlin- Lowborn

“Lowborn men are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie; if weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath” -Psalm 62.9 One interpretation of the above passage is that a person is not measured by the stature of their birth-a fact that is ultimately meaningless in the face...
Alternative Press Music Awards Show Predictions

Alternative Press Music Awards Show Predictions

The inaugural Alternative Press Music Award Show will take place tonight at 8PM on AXSTV (check your local listings for availability), broadcasting live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. To commemorate the occasion, I thought it may be fun to do something in the vein of what our friends...
Album Review: Bleachers- Strange Desire

Album Review: Bleachers- Strange Desire

What do you do when you’ve already conquered the world, but you’re still feeling small? If you are some people, maybe you internalize your feelings and retract into yourself. If you’re Jack Antonoff, you take that self-doubt and anxiety, combine it with the kind of arena-worthy hooks you’ve spent the last two years honing, and...
Interview: Plague Vendor

Interview: Plague Vendor

A couple weeks ago at Vans Warped Tour in Holmdel, NJ, I got the opportunity to sit down with Plague Vendor, one of the most unique bands on the tour.  They also happen to be one of the coolest and promising punk acts I’ve seen this year.  The California natives put out their debut LP...
Acoustic Session: Pentimento @ The Asbury Lanes

Acoustic Session: Pentimento @ The Asbury Lanes

Summer is in full-swing which means beautiful weather, the beach, and, most importantly, killer summer tours. Lucky of us here at The Garden Statement, we were able to combine all three when we journeyed to Asbury Park, NJ to jam with the incredible band Pentimento. The band’s current co-headlining tour with Have Mercy and Gates...
Warped Tour 2014 Recap

Warped Tour 2014 Recap

At last, our coverage of Warped Tour 2014 has ended. We at The Garden Statement loved all of the interviews we’ve done, but when we weren’t at the press room, we did what we originally went there to do: watch some great bands play some great jams. Below, you’ll see every act that each of...
Album Review: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties - We Don't Have Each Other

Album Review: Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other

“I pictured our apartment / in the middle of Brooklyn. I pictured our bedroom / and how the floor’s still a mess.” In hindsight, it’s wonderfully fitting that Dan Campbell’s debut solo album, under the moniker Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, begins with this exercise in mental image rendering, as We Don’t Have Each...