Hidden In Plain View at Stanhope House Review and Gallery

Hidden In Plain View at Stanhope House Review and Gallery

Last weekend, Craig and Don attended Hidden In Plain View’s hometown show at Stanhope House, their first show in New Jersey in close to ten years. Read below for some thoughts from Don about the experience and check out some photos Craig took of the evening’s performance.
On Fleeting Love, Cosmic Conciousness, and Transcendentalism in The Hotelier's Goodness

On Fleeting Love, Cosmic Conciousness, and Transcendentalism in The Hotelier’s Goodness

  “Goodness is the only investment that never fails” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden   “We sit and we talk, not of much but of little,” begins the poem that forms the opening track, “N 43° 59′ 38.927″ W 71° 23′ 45.27” on The Hotelier’s new album Goodness. It’s a...
TGS Quarterly: The Albums of 2016 That You Need to Hear (So Far)

TGS Quarterly: The Albums of 2016 That You Need to Hear (So Far)

Well, hello there! It’s been a while since there’s been any action from The Garden Statement, particularly from me. It’s such a fickle thing, this idea of writing about music. There’s so many websites, why would you choose ours? It’s a question I constantly asked myself, which made me wonder if...
Craig's Top 40 Songs of 2015

Craig’s Top 40 Songs of 2015

As I always do, in this exhausting labor of love, I have compiled my annual list of the top 40 songs of 2015, in the opinion of myself, Craig Ismaili. This list required a great deal of deliberation, and it is solely a reflection of my personal perspective, and should not...
The Garden Statement Composite Top Albums 2015

The Garden Statement Composite Top Albums 2015

Welcome to our annual recap of the best the previous year had to offer. Those of you who listen to our radio show (Saturdays 1-3 PM returning January 23rd) will already know this, but Donald, Madison, and myself, Craig Ismaili, compile a list of our favorite emo, pop-punk, and post-hardcore...
An Interview with Copeland

An Interview with Copeland

I apologize for my absence from this site over the past few months. Real life and a writing gig for AbsolutePunk have given me just about all I can handle over the preceding 5 months. I want to make a concerted effort over the next few months to focus on...
The Weekly Statement: October 9, 2015

The Weekly Statement: October 9, 2015

For whatever reason, this week seemed to bring us quite a few things we’d been waiting a long time for. The heat lingering from the summer finally broke, making way for the first full week of that perfect “fall weather.” We also saw some new releases that had long been...
The Weekly Statement: October 2, 2015

The Weekly Statement: October 2, 2015

Congratulations, you’ve made it to another Friday! The Weekly Statement is entering its third month, and we’re cooking now, thanks to a September to remember. I really can’t remember the last time one month in particular was this loaded with releases, and October looks to offer even more quality in...
Monthly Round-Up: September's New Releases

Monthly Round-Up: September’s New Releases

As in-tune and dedicated as we are, TGS can only do so much to review each and every relevant release that comes across our ears in any given year. Full-time jobs, other writing assignments, and regular-old life stuff tends to command our attention, which has caused some great albums to...
The Weekly Statement: September 25, 2015

The Weekly Statement: September 25, 2015

A new season has fallen upon us this week, as we’re trading in our summer anthems for our favorite atmospheric autumn albums. While you’ve been digesting all the new albums from last week and the rest of September, we’ve been scouring the scene for what we feel is the most...
The Weekly Statement: September 18, 2015

The Weekly Statement: September 18, 2015

Well, everyone, we’re almost there! The biggest stretch of album releases of the year is about halfway over, and if you’re reading this, that means that you haven’t been too overwhelmed with listening to all the new jams. With all the albums being released, it’s hard to believe anything else...
Album Review: Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit

Album Review: Bring Me the Horizon – That’s the Spirit

Right around this time last year, we thought we figured out Bring Me The Horizon. Their third full-length Sempiternal was the perfect blend of the rowdy, party-metal from Suicide Season and Count Your Blessings with the mature, haunting sounds of There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it...
The Weekly Statement: September 11, 2015

The Weekly Statement: September 11, 2015

Brace yourselves, Gardeners: the biggest new album push of the year is upon us. Last week, we were blessed with new albums from The Wonder Years and The Dear Hunter, and today saw the release of new albums from Bring Me the Horizon and Better Off. It’s going to get...
Album Review: The Wonder Years - No Closer to Heaven

Album Review: The Wonder Years – No Closer to Heaven

If you take a look back at where they were in 2010, when The Upsides came out, and fast-forward to today, you could argue that no band has had a more torrid rise to the top of pop-punk as The Wonder Years in the scene. From sweaty basements to the biggest...
The Weekly Statement: September 4, 2015

The Weekly Statement: September 4, 2015

It may be a day later now, but The Weekly Statement is still here to bring you the best news of the week in the scene! Things have been a little hectic lately, so changing the release date of this column to Friday became necessary. So now, instead of getting...
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Hidden In Plain View at Stanhope House Review and Gallery

Hidden In Plain View at Stanhope House Review and Gallery

Last weekend, Craig and Don attended Hidden In Plain View’s hometown show at Stanhope House, their first show in New Jersey in close to ten years. Read below for some thoughts from Don about the experience and check out some photos Craig took of the evening’s performance.
On Fleeting Love, Cosmic Conciousness, and Transcendentalism in The Hotelier's Goodness

On Fleeting Love, Cosmic Conciousness, and Transcendentalism in The Hotelier’s Goodness

  “Goodness is the only investment that never fails” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden   “We sit and we talk, not of much but of little,” begins the poem that forms the opening track, “N 43° 59′ 38.927″ W 71° 23′ 45.27” on The Hotelier’s new album Goodness. It’s a line that seems to summarize...
TGS Quarterly: The Albums of 2016 That You Need to Hear (So Far)

TGS Quarterly: The Albums of 2016 That You Need to Hear (So Far)

Well, hello there! It’s been a while since there’s been any action from The Garden Statement, particularly from me. It’s such a fickle thing, this idea of writing about music. There’s so many websites, why would you choose ours? It’s a question I constantly asked myself, which made me wonder if I needed to do this...
Craig's Top 40 Songs of 2015

Craig’s Top 40 Songs of 2015

As I always do, in this exhausting labor of love, I have compiled my annual list of the top 40 songs of 2015, in the opinion of myself, Craig Ismaili. This list required a great deal of deliberation, and it is solely a reflection of my personal perspective, and should not be viewed as Garden Statement’s...
The Garden Statement Composite Top Albums 2015

The Garden Statement Composite Top Albums 2015

Welcome to our annual recap of the best the previous year had to offer. Those of you who listen to our radio show (Saturdays 1-3 PM returning January 23rd) will already know this, but Donald, Madison, and myself, Craig Ismaili, compile a list of our favorite emo, pop-punk, and post-hardcore albums of the year every...
An Interview with Copeland

An Interview with Copeland

I apologize for my absence from this site over the past few months. Real life and a writing gig for AbsolutePunk have given me just about all I can handle over the preceding 5 months. I want to make a concerted effort over the next few months to focus on bringing some more great content...
The Weekly Statement: October 9, 2015

The Weekly Statement: October 9, 2015

For whatever reason, this week seemed to bring us quite a few things we’d been waiting a long time for. The heat lingering from the summer finally broke, making way for the first full week of that perfect “fall weather.” We also saw some new releases that had long been in the works finally see...
The Weekly Statement: October 2, 2015

The Weekly Statement: October 2, 2015

Congratulations, you’ve made it to another Friday! The Weekly Statement is entering its third month, and we’re cooking now, thanks to a September to remember. I really can’t remember the last time one month in particular was this loaded with releases, and October looks to offer even more quality in the coming weeks. With so...
Monthly Round-Up: September's New Releases

Monthly Round-Up: September’s New Releases

As in-tune and dedicated as we are, TGS can only do so much to review each and every relevant release that comes across our ears in any given year. Full-time jobs, other writing assignments, and regular-old life stuff tends to command our attention, which has caused some great albums to slip through the cracks of...
The Weekly Statement: September 25, 2015

The Weekly Statement: September 25, 2015

A new season has fallen upon us this week, as we’re trading in our summer anthems for our favorite atmospheric autumn albums. While you’ve been digesting all the new albums from last week and the rest of September, we’ve been scouring the scene for what we feel is the most pertinent news that you need...
The Weekly Statement: September 18, 2015

The Weekly Statement: September 18, 2015

Well, everyone, we’re almost there! The biggest stretch of album releases of the year is about halfway over, and if you’re reading this, that means that you haven’t been too overwhelmed with listening to all the new jams. With all the albums being released, it’s hard to believe anything else is going on. I can...
Album Review: Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit

Album Review: Bring Me the Horizon – That’s the Spirit

Right around this time last year, we thought we figured out Bring Me The Horizon. Their third full-length Sempiternal was the perfect blend of the rowdy, party-metal from Suicide Season and Count Your Blessings with the mature, haunting sounds of There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret., and the melding...