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Stuck Between Two Good Things: What We Should Learn from Modern Baseball

Stuck Between Two Good Things: What We Should Learn from Modern Baseball

There are many bands that come in and out of the emo “scene” throughout the years. What becomes tricky, however, is figuring out which bands will be a flash-in-the-pan, one-album wonder, and which will carve out a spot for themselves for several years and make more of a lasting impression in their fans’ minds. Predicting...
On The List: Love/Hate Valentine's Day

On The List: Love/Hate Valentine’s Day

Welcome, everyone, to a brand new feature here on The Garden Statement! If you’ve noticed, there is a space on the right-hand side of our homepage that displays a Spotify playlist. That playlist spot has been showing our Top Albums of 2015 for a full year now, so we’ve decided it’s time to do something...
Show Review: The Menzingers at Vintage Vinyl

Show Review: The Menzingers at Vintage Vinyl

Among the many hidden treasures that New Jersey offers, perhaps the most important for fans of any music is Vintage Vinyl. In addition to its impressive, massive collection of albums new and old, the record store off of Route 1 in Fords boasts a stage, sound system, and a staff that consistently brings the best...
Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Welcome back, friends! Last week’s Top Albums of 2017 post was a blast to make, and now we’re back with the albums I’m looking forward to the most in the remaining 11 months of 2017. January was a pretty uneventful month (save for the Code Orange and Japandroids albums that I’ll be checking out soon),...
Best of 2016: Donald's Top Albums

Best of 2016: Donald’s Top Albums

Happy 2017, everyone! 2016 was a dormant year for The Garden Statement, but thanks to a New Year’s Resolution to write more and Craig’s Top Songs List to motivate me to keep pace, I’m back for a recap of one of the strangest years in both real life (especiallyin real life) and music that I...
Back to School Special: What I Listened to Over Summer Vacation

Back to School Special: What I Listened to Over Summer Vacation

Sadly enough, today is the first day of Autumn. Sorry kids, but it’s time to face the facts: Summer is now over according to the calendar, back to school sales ending, and you getting your lazy butts out of the heat and into the classroom. The first few weeks of school are always a time...
Photo Gallery/Show Review: Bayside, The Menzingers, and Sorority Noise at Starland Ballroom

Photo Gallery/Show Review: Bayside, The Menzingers, and Sorority Noise at Starland Ballroom

In support of their new album Vacancy, which was released the day before, Bayside continued their trend of building fantastic tour packages that not only highlighted some of the best upcoming acts in our scene, but showcased their own talents and showmanship as well.
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...
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...