Album Review: Pianos Become The Teeth- Keep You

Album Review: Pianos Become The Teeth- Keep You

“I want you to know, I’ll get by. Always barely scraping, with just a hunger, a heart apart. It’s a hell of a thing.” Such were the parting words of Pianos Become The Teeth’s last full-length The Lack Long After. The closing track of that record, “I’ll Get By” eschewed...
Album Review: Have Mercy - A Place of Our Own

Album Review: Have Mercy – A Place of Our Own

When Have Mercy burst onto the scene with their overpowering, impressive debut full-length The Earth Pushed Back last year, they were firmly on the radar as a band to watch. The Baltimore, MD band’s debut showed an ability to weld emotional lyrics with modern rock musicianship in ways that very few...
Album Review: Gates- Bloom and Breathe

Album Review: Gates- Bloom and Breathe

I feel like perhaps the best place to begin this review is by stating that Moving Mountains is one of my favorite bands ever; I loved each of their releases for entirely different reason, and I was incredibly saddened when they announced their indefinite hiatus. I felt like no other...
Inerview: Tay Jardine of We Are The In Crowd

Inerview: Tay Jardine of We Are The In Crowd

We Are The In Crowd have carved out a very interesting career for themselves. Despite forming only 5 years ago, they’ve shared stages with the likes of Yellowcard, All Time Low, and countless others, headlined major punk music festivals like the Bamboozle and Reading and Leeds, and churned out two...
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...
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Album Review: Pianos Become The Teeth- Keep You

Album Review: Pianos Become The Teeth- Keep You

“I want you to know, I’ll get by. Always barely scraping, with just a hunger, a heart apart. It’s a hell of a thing.” Such were the parting words of Pianos Become The Teeth’s last full-length The Lack Long After. The closing track of that record, “I’ll Get By” eschewed the band’s cynical, snarling post-hardcore...
Album Review: Have Mercy - A Place of Our Own

Album Review: Have Mercy – A Place of Our Own

When Have Mercy burst onto the scene with their overpowering, impressive debut full-length The Earth Pushed Back last year, they were firmly on the radar as a band to watch. The Baltimore, MD band’s debut showed an ability to weld emotional lyrics with modern rock musicianship in ways that very few bands have ever been able...
Album Review: Gates- Bloom and Breathe

Album Review: Gates- Bloom and Breathe

I feel like perhaps the best place to begin this review is by stating that Moving Mountains is one of my favorite bands ever; I loved each of their releases for entirely different reason, and I was incredibly saddened when they announced their indefinite hiatus. I felt like no other band was going to be...
Inerview: Tay Jardine of We Are The In Crowd

Inerview: Tay Jardine of We Are The In Crowd

We Are The In Crowd have carved out a very interesting career for themselves. Despite forming only 5 years ago, they’ve shared stages with the likes of Yellowcard, All Time Low, and countless others, headlined major punk music festivals like the Bamboozle and Reading and Leeds, and churned out two catchy, charismatic full-lengths in the...
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...