Album Review: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness- Self-Titled

Album Review: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness- Self-Titled

The 1996 non-fiction account of Christopher McCandless in John Krakauer’s Into the Wild struck a chord with audiences because it transcended just a simple journey into the wilderness. It struck at the meaning of one’s identity within a society and an existentialist search for the meaning in what is an...
Show Review: You, Me and Everyone We Know, Blithedale Romance at the Bomb Shelter

Show Review: You, Me and Everyone We Know, Blithedale Romance at the Bomb Shelter

If you were the proud owner of a home, chances are you’d never let over 100 strangers into your basement for a night. It’s just not practical. Think of all the mess these people you don’t know would leave there. The list of things that couldn’t go wrong would be...
Album Review: From Indian Lakes - Absent Sounds

Album Review: From Indian Lakes – Absent Sounds

  At some point, between “Come In This Light” and “Fog,” the bookend tracks of From Indian Lakes’s sophomore full-length (and first release on new label Triple Crown), you will likely realize a few things: first and foremost, the album is a very consistent and cohesive effort, building upon the...
Album Review: Yellowcard- Lift a Sail

Album Review: Yellowcard- Lift a Sail

Five and half years go, Blink 182 announced their reunion at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Since then they have released a critically panned LP and a mediocre EP. Yellowcard, despite giving their fellow pop-punk stalwarts an 18 month head start (Yellowcard announced their own reunion in August of 2010) have...
Album Review: Sleepwave - Broken Compass

Album Review: Sleepwave – Broken Compass

The disbanding of Underoath has been discussed enough, but the band’s impact on the scene cannot be overstated. The band were a rare perfect storm of talent, creativity, and marketability, and that combination catapulted them to a level of stardom we may never see again in metalcore. With such high...
Album Review: Emarosa - Versus

Album Review: Emarosa – Versus

  He may be on the long road to redemption now, but there was a stretch of time in the scene where everything Johnny Craig did was another gust of wind inside his hurricane of controversy. While Rise Records tried to right the ship and give him an avenue to...
Album Review: Manchester Orchestra- Hope

Album Review: Manchester Orchestra- Hope

When Manchester Orchestra released their fourth studio album Cope back on April Fools Day of this year, many music critics hailed it as the fully realized version of Manchester Orchestra’s live sound. Its aggressive, in-your-face, wall of sound approach won fans and critics alike over, with our own Donald Wagenblast...
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Album Review: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness- Self-Titled

Album Review: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness- Self-Titled

The 1996 non-fiction account of Christopher McCandless in John Krakauer’s Into the Wild struck a chord with audiences because it transcended just a simple journey into the wilderness. It struck at the meaning of one’s identity within a society and an existentialist search for the meaning in what is an otherwise nihilist world. McCandless tried...
Show Review: You, Me and Everyone We Know, Blithedale Romance at the Bomb Shelter

Show Review: You, Me and Everyone We Know, Blithedale Romance at the Bomb Shelter

If you were the proud owner of a home, chances are you’d never let over 100 strangers into your basement for a night. It’s just not practical. Think of all the mess these people you don’t know would leave there. The list of things that couldn’t go wrong would be dwarfed by the list of...
Album Review: From Indian Lakes - Absent Sounds

Album Review: From Indian Lakes – Absent Sounds

  At some point, between “Come In This Light” and “Fog,” the bookend tracks of From Indian Lakes’s sophomore full-length (and first release on new label Triple Crown), you will likely realize a few things: first and foremost, the album is a very consistent and cohesive effort, building upon the band’s potential they clearly showcased...
Album Review: Yellowcard- Lift a Sail

Album Review: Yellowcard- Lift a Sail

Five and half years go, Blink 182 announced their reunion at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Since then they have released a critically panned LP and a mediocre EP. Yellowcard, despite giving their fellow pop-punk stalwarts an 18 month head start (Yellowcard announced their own reunion in August of 2010) have still sufficiently lapped the California...
Album Review: Sleepwave - Broken Compass

Album Review: Sleepwave – Broken Compass

The disbanding of Underoath has been discussed enough, but the band’s impact on the scene cannot be overstated. The band were a rare perfect storm of talent, creativity, and marketability, and that combination catapulted them to a level of stardom we may never see again in metalcore. With such high levels of talent oozing from...
Album Review: Emarosa - Versus

Album Review: Emarosa – Versus

  He may be on the long road to redemption now, but there was a stretch of time in the scene where everything Johnny Craig did was another gust of wind inside his hurricane of controversy. While Rise Records tried to right the ship and give him an avenue to redeem some his dignity (and...
Album Review: Manchester Orchestra- Hope

Album Review: Manchester Orchestra- Hope

When Manchester Orchestra released their fourth studio album Cope back on April Fools Day of this year, many music critics hailed it as the fully realized version of Manchester Orchestra’s live sound. Its aggressive, in-your-face, wall of sound approach won fans and critics alike over, with our own Donald Wagenblast hailing “Manchester Orchestra are back,...
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...