Interview: Andrew Low of The Jazz June

Interview: Andrew Low of The Jazz June

With 2014 coming to a close, it’s safe to say it’s been a year full of reunions and new music from old favorites.  With the release of their new album After the Earthquake following a split with Dikembe, The Jazz June proved they are still a force to be reckoned...
Acoustic Session: From Indian Lakes

Acoustic Session: From Indian Lakes

A couple weeks back, the From Indian Lakes crew stopped by WTSR Studios in Trenton, NJ to jam out before the Philadelphia stop on Relient K’s Mmhmm Tour.  If you’ve been ignoring our constant gushing over this band for the past year or missed out on the hype generated from...
2014 Recap: The Garden Statement's Top 20 Albums

2014 Recap: The Garden Statement’s Top 20 Albums

  It’s been a wild year for all of us at The Garden Statement. We began the year under a completely different name, a different show time, and seemingly as a completely different entity altogether. Through the rebranding, however, we were able to enjoy another year of fine releases throughout...
Album Review: Circa Survive - Descensus

Album Review: Circa Survive – Descensus

      Circa Survive’s biggest competition in this scene is themselves. When their fifth LP Descensus was announced, the buzz centered on what the band was going to do next, how their sound would evolve for this release, and which barriers they would break now. There is a ton of pressure...
We'll Live Forever: A Thank You To My Favorite Band

We’ll Live Forever: A Thank You To My Favorite Band

With the closing lines of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, he distills the immortality of one’s art into 27 impactful and concise words: “When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st; / So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, / So long lives this, and this gives life to...
Album Review: Various Artists - Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6

Album Review: Various Artists – Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6

The problem with the Punk Goes series is not that the bands selected for the compilation no longer come remotely close to falling under the “punk” umbrella. It is also not the fault of the bands, who are now selected not by the merit of their music, but by the buzz...
Interview: Cyrus Bolooki of New Found Glory

Interview: Cyrus Bolooki of New Found Glory

When you’ve been in a band as long as New Found Glory has, it’s likely that you develop a unique perspective of the music scene. Despite a horrific beginning to 2014, the band re-emerged as a four-piece to relesase Resurrection, an album teeming with the positive pop-punk you’ve come to expect...
Album Review: PVRIS- White Noise

Album Review: PVRIS- White Noise

“You give me something to talk about.” Those words kick off the best pop song 2014 has to offer- try as Taylor Swift might. Those are the words of Lyndsey Gunnulfsen of the Lowell, Massachusetts pop-rock trio PVRIS- but it just as well could be the words of all the...
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...
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Interview: Andrew Low of The Jazz June

Interview: Andrew Low of The Jazz June

With 2014 coming to a close, it’s safe to say it’s been a year full of reunions and new music from old favorites.  With the release of their new album After the Earthquake following a split with Dikembe, The Jazz June proved they are still a force to be reckoned with.  Last month, I caught...
Acoustic Session: From Indian Lakes

Acoustic Session: From Indian Lakes

A couple weeks back, the From Indian Lakes crew stopped by WTSR Studios in Trenton, NJ to jam out before the Philadelphia stop on Relient K’s Mmhmm Tour.  If you’ve been ignoring our constant gushing over this band for the past year or missed out on the hype generated from their new LP Absent Sounds,...
2014 Recap: The Garden Statement's Top 20 Albums

2014 Recap: The Garden Statement’s Top 20 Albums

  It’s been a wild year for all of us at The Garden Statement. We began the year under a completely different name, a different show time, and seemingly as a completely different entity altogether. Through the rebranding, however, we were able to enjoy another year of fine releases throughout all of the divisions of...
Album Review: Circa Survive - Descensus

Album Review: Circa Survive – Descensus

      Circa Survive’s biggest competition in this scene is themselves. When their fifth LP Descensus was announced, the buzz centered on what the band was going to do next, how their sound would evolve for this release, and which barriers they would break now. There is a ton of pressure on Circa Survive to remain...
We'll Live Forever: A Thank You To My Favorite Band

We’ll Live Forever: A Thank You To My Favorite Band

With the closing lines of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, he distills the immortality of one’s art into 27 impactful and concise words: “When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st; / So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, / So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.” Anberlin beat the greatest...
Album Review: Various Artists - Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6

Album Review: Various Artists – Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6

The problem with the Punk Goes series is not that the bands selected for the compilation no longer come remotely close to falling under the “punk” umbrella. It is also not the fault of the bands, who are now selected not by the merit of their music, but by the buzz of their brand. No, the...
Interview: Cyrus Bolooki of New Found Glory

Interview: Cyrus Bolooki of New Found Glory

When you’ve been in a band as long as New Found Glory has, it’s likely that you develop a unique perspective of the music scene. Despite a horrific beginning to 2014, the band re-emerged as a four-piece to relesase Resurrection, an album teeming with the positive pop-punk you’ve come to expect and love from the band,...
Album Review: PVRIS- White Noise

Album Review: PVRIS- White Noise

“You give me something to talk about.” Those words kick off the best pop song 2014 has to offer- try as Taylor Swift might. Those are the words of Lyndsey Gunnulfsen of the Lowell, Massachusetts pop-rock trio PVRIS- but it just as well could be the words of all the music critics, myself included, who...
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...