Album Review: Enter Shikari- The Mindsweep

Album Review: Enter Shikari- The Mindsweep

Near the end of the opening track from Enter Shikari’s new record The Mindsweep, vocalist Rou Reynolds breaks from the yelping that had preceded in the previous 20 seconds to croon the line: “Who was the author? And who was the observer?” While the line uses a simple rhetoric device,...
Album Review: Fall Out Boy - American Beauty/American Psycho

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho

  The Fall Out Boy that you know is dead. It’s important to understand this to be true before diving into the band’s sixth full-length album, American Beauty/American Psycho. Acknowledging the fact that this is no longer the band that released the seminal emo classics Take This To Your Grave and From Under the...
Album Review: Lights and Motion- Chronicle

Album Review: Lights and Motion- Chronicle

The legendary television personality Dick Clark once said, “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” It’s a statement that I find to be remarkably fitting. Music has a way of evoking different snapshots in an individual’s life. Those songs that you listened to become inextricably linked to one’s story, as...
Album Review: Empty Houses - Empty Houses EP

Album Review: Empty Houses – Empty Houses EP

  One of the truly amazing things about music is that somehow, year in and year out, we can be surprised. Whether it’s a band previously written off coming into their own, a stalwart shaking things up and going in a new direction, or one of the countless other possibilities,...
Roundtable: Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Roundtable: Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Welcome to 2015, everyone! Now that our 2014 Recap is finished, The Garden Statement is looking forward to another year of great releases, starting off with Fall Out Boy’s release of American Beauty/American Psycho in a few weeks, with a few TGS favorites like letlive., The Wonder Years, and Citizen...
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Album Review: Enter Shikari- The Mindsweep

Album Review: Enter Shikari- The Mindsweep

Near the end of the opening track from Enter Shikari’s new record The Mindsweep, vocalist Rou Reynolds breaks from the yelping that had preceded in the previous 20 seconds to croon the line: “Who was the author? And who was the observer?” While the line uses a simple rhetoric device, it seems to comment a...
Album Review: Fall Out Boy - American Beauty/American Psycho

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho

  The Fall Out Boy that you know is dead. It’s important to understand this to be true before diving into the band’s sixth full-length album, American Beauty/American Psycho. Acknowledging the fact that this is no longer the band that released the seminal emo classics Take This To Your Grave and From Under the Cork Tree. Truthfully, they haven’t...
Album Review: Lights and Motion- Chronicle

Album Review: Lights and Motion- Chronicle

The legendary television personality Dick Clark once said, “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” It’s a statement that I find to be remarkably fitting. Music has a way of evoking different snapshots in an individual’s life. Those songs that you listened to become inextricably linked to one’s story, as if they are the film...
Album Review: Empty Houses - Empty Houses EP

Album Review: Empty Houses – Empty Houses EP

  One of the truly amazing things about music is that somehow, year in and year out, we can be surprised. Whether it’s a band previously written off coming into their own, a stalwart shaking things up and going in a new direction, or one of the countless other possibilities, the releases that end up...
Roundtable: Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Roundtable: Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Welcome to 2015, everyone! Now that our 2014 Recap is finished, The Garden Statement is looking forward to another year of great releases, starting off with Fall Out Boy’s release of American Beauty/American Psycho in a few weeks, with a few TGS favorites like letlive., The Wonder Years, and Citizen slated to release new material...
2014 Recap: Craig's Top Songs of 2014

2014 Recap: Craig’s Top Songs of 2014

For your viewing pleasure, I have compiled my annual list of the top 30 songs of 2014, in the opinion of myself, Craig Ismaili. This list required a great deal of deliberation, and it was compiled with the help of some of my trusted friends, including my co-hosts Madison and Don, but it is solely...
2014 Recap: A Eulogy for Bands that Broke Up in 2014

2014 Recap: A Eulogy for Bands that Broke Up in 2014

When you talk about the things that happened throughout the year in music, one of the most exciting things is the list of bands that made a huge impact in their first year of relevance. But just like every band has a beginning, every band will inevitably have its end. This was no different in...
2014 Recap: Donald's Top Albums of 2014

2014 Recap: Donald’s Top Albums of 2014

How did we get here? Seriously, how is it the end of 2014 already? It seems like just yesterday that Craig, Madison and I began having the discussions that would end up resulting in this brand-spanking-new website you are currently reading from, and now I’m left with the always difficult task of putting into words...
2014 Recap: Madison's Top Albums of 2014

2014 Recap: Madison’s Top Albums of 2014

   I am slightly in denial that it’s already time to put together 2014’s Albums of the Year list. The whole Fall seemed to come and go before I even had time to notice it was here.  Even though I seemingly missed out on an entire season this year, it did seem to fast forward...
2014 Recap: Craig's Top Albums of 2014

2014 Recap: Craig’s Top Albums of 2014

We’ve come to the end of another banner year. A lot has changed both in my life and in my career at the radio station that this radio show is a part of. I took a board position this year which brought me closer to my fellow DJs and harnessed an even greater love within...
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,...