Album Reviews
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...
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...
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...
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 clubs in the country, they’ve...
Turnover- Peripheral Vision

Turnover- Peripheral Vision

“Adolescent dreams gave to adult screams. Paranoid that I won’t have all the things they say I need.” Perhaps it is the fact that I’ve spent the majority of my twenty-one years of life living through the bitterness of Northeast Winters and the scorching hot Mid-Atlantic summers, but I’ve always thought of music as being...
Album Review: Dustin Kensrue- Carry The Fire

Album Review: Dustin Kensrue- Carry The Fire

Much has been made of Thrice’s recently announced reunion performances at several prominent punk and hardcore festivals in 2015- including New Jersey’s own Skate and Surf Festival, where they will perform next month- and with good reason. Thrice is a hugely influential post-hardcore band whose melodic hardcore sound has influenced so many musicians in the...
Album Review: Death Cab For Cutie- Kintsugi

Album Review: Death Cab For Cutie- Kintsugi

There’s something really disturbing about wishing for a devastating turn of events to someone’s personal life so that their art will benefit. And yet, in the words of one of history’s greatest orators Winston Churchill, “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” It is hardly a surprise...
Album Review: A Will Away - Bliss EP

Album Review: A Will Away – Bliss EP

          A Will Away burst onto the TGS radar in mid-2014 after contributing the first three tracks to their split with Head North, undoubtedly one of the best splits to come out last year. With the newest installment in the band’s discography dropping Friday, Bliss EP continues their momentum of making catchy alt emo....
Album Review: Bayside - Cult: White Edition

Album Review: Bayside – Cult: White Edition

  In 2015, Bayside will celebrate its 15th year as a band. That’s right: babies that were born the same year Bayside formed are entering high school. Fans of the band may very well be younger than the band’s career. It’s a staggering statistic to consider, especially considering the band’s rocky past (the death of...
Album Review: Make Do and Mend- Don't Be Long

Album Review: Make Do and Mend- Don’t Be Long

Not long after Make Do and Mend went on tour to support their sophomore full-length Everything You Ever Loved, the Hartford-based punk band went on a sort of unannounced hiatus- disappearing into the ether with no timeline for return. While many felt that Everything You Ever Loved was a step back from the band’s debut...
Album Review: Hidden In Plain View- Animal - Single

Album Review: Hidden In Plain View- Animal – Single

Fresh off the announcement of their announcement of their imminent ten-year anniversary tour for Life In Dreaming, Hidden in Plain View could have easily rested on their laurels, content to tie the band’s legacy indelibly to that emo classic. And who could blame them? While many of the band’s contemporaries have faded from memory, the...
Album Review: Title Fight - Hyperview

Album Review: Title Fight – Hyperview

       After a single debuting with Vogue and Ned Russin’s recent appearance in GQ, we have entered a world with a new Title Fight. Maybe it’s better to say we are experiencing the next dimension of the ever-evolving Philly favorite. Ditching thrashing drums and aggressive vocals for a sound straight out of the early...