Yesterday afternoon I went on Bandcamp, and fell down the rabbit hole that is the Discover tab. After around an hour and a half I realized that I had spent an hour and a half listening to songs and playing around with the locations filter and I had ignored the other shit I needed to accomplish. During that wasted time, I discovered three bands that are really good. Like why aren’t they huge good. They are all from my backyard, Boston, MA. I decided to write a little review of their material here, I might make this a weekly thing (hence the title). Probably won’t always be Boston bands, but I couldn’t think of a better way to kick this thing off. I used the word riff too much, but I have no regrets.
Swedish pop punk duo Moving To Ashbury have returned with their second LP called Life On A Bicycle. They've described it as trying to expand themselves and their song writing and as a growing experience as a band. Chock full of fast paced punk inspired tunes to get you jumping up and down and and singing along is Life On A Bicycle worth a ride?
Why do I keep finding out about bands after they've already broken or are about to? It's happened too many times to count at this point. Here we have yet another band that is unfortunately no longer with us. Myself In Mirrors is a talented post hardcore band from NJ doing their thing on their one and only EP called Half Light. Channeling bands like Emerosa and Hands Like Houses this album knows exactly what it's doing, let's take a look at Half Light.
I was a bit late to the party with my review of The Nietzsche's first EP Intro To Advanced Poetry but as you can tell I was hooked. I wanted to hear more from this band and the fourteen or so minutes I got from that first EP weren't quite enough. Thankfully the band has come out with another EP. Keeping with the English class theme this one is titled Welcome To Poetry 201. Is the band really ready to move on to the next level? Or should they go back to the intro class?
Check out the newest song from Every Time I Die called C++ (Love Will Get You Killed), it's all leading up to the new album Low Teens dropping in a few weeks.
I think it is required of me to preface this article with this disclaimer: I have to admit that I was too young to understand American Football when they were first active. I understand they have almost a cult following that I was not a part of, because I was 9. However, I have been into their music for a couple of years, so I hope that qualifies me to write about it a bit. I am a noob guys, but try not to hold that against me.
This is not a drill! Check out a brand new song from rock legends Jimmy Eat World
Some bad news today, Tom Searle guitarist of the UK band The Architects has passed away after a battle with cancer. Our hearts go out to the family and to the band. You can read their full statement below. A crowdfunding page has been set up as well to help the family out.
I originally reviewed this for The Alternative and at the time I liked it but not quite as much as I do now. It sucks the band broke up right as I was really getting into them. Come take a look back at Marietta's As It Were.
It's been a week of awesome mathcore albums, check out the one man machine who performs as Arms.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love social media. There is no better way currently, especially for music, for getting your work out there. The Nietzsche are a Ukrainian mathcore band I discovered when the vocalist added me on Facebook. The band describes themselves as being for fans of Converge, Norma Jean, and The Chariot, being a fan of all three I figured they worth a listen. So is everything as described? Or is it time to go back to remedial English?
Sianvar are basically a super group made up of members of A Lot Like Birds, Dance Gavin Dance, Hail The Sun, and Stolas. I praised their debut EP for being a show of what all these members of different and yet stylistically similar bands could do. This is a full length album and thus the band has a chance to stretch out and bit and try some new things while expanding on their brand of progressive post-hardcore they established with the first EP. So did they find themselves with this album? Or did they just get lost?
Journey back to this wonderfully dark debut album from pop artist Melanie Martinez
It's the conclusion of the Every Time I Die Review Series (for now) looking at 2014's From Parts Unknown.