By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor [Fearless Records; 2023] Rating 5/10 Key Tracks: “Death of an Executioner“, “The Jaws of Life”, “So Far So Fake“ San Diego rock band Pierce The Veil are a group that feels both surprisingly old and young at the exact same time. Formed in 2006, the band has been kicking for almost…
Album Review: Kaiba – Three Tyrsts
By Roman Salomone, Contributor [Self-Released; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Blue Mirror Window”, “Wake”, “Broken” Kaiba is a four-piece skramz outfit from Athens, Ohio that formed in the summer of 2019. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Lane Moore, drummer Jack Hampton, vocalist/guitarist Emma Campbell, and bassist/sound engineer Jeff Podolski. The quartet recently embarked on a…
Battle of the Bands 2022 Q&A: Meat and Cheese Collective
[Photo courtesy of Kyle Schwieger] By Roman Salomone, Contributor The 2022 Battle of the Bands took place at The Union on Thursday, Oct. 6. Among the five incredible acts that played, Meat and Cheese Collective put on an amazing and high energy show. Prior to their set, I sat down with the members to discuss…
Paramore’s first single in five years to drop on September 28th
[Image courtesy of NPR] By Adrian Woods, Contributor Iconic pop-punk group Paramore is back with their new single “This Is Why”, set for release on September 28th. The track will be the band’s first new song in five years. Paramore, best known for songs like “Still into You”, “Ain’t It Fun”, “Misery Business”, and wildly…
Avril Lavigne drops seventh studio album Love Sux
Avril Lavigne released her newest album Love Sux Friday, three years after the release of Head Above Water, a sonically confessional tracklist that gave more insight into the singer’s personal life.
Album Review: The Mountain Goats – Getting Into Knives
By Ethan Bloomfield, Contributor[Merge; 2020]Rating: 6/10 Key Tracks: “The Last Place I Saw You Alive”, “Bell Swamp Connection”, “Getting Into Knives” What can be said about The Mountain Goats that hasn’t been? John Darnielle and company have created 13 studio albums and some of the biggest indie classics for the better part of three decades….
Preview: ACRN Battle of the Bands with Boy Jorts, Rooftops, Friends for Sale, Velvet Green, Birds with Vertigo
By Kwase Lane, Features Editor Flyer by Olivia Doepke The fates have not been kind to any of us this year, but ACRN’s Battle of the Bands is still happening—albeit in a new, virtual form. There are five bands competing, and every one of them have recorded a 15 minute set for you to watch…
Album Review: Touché Amoré – Lament
By Jonah Krueger, News Editor[Epitaph; 2020]Rating: 8.5/10 Key tracks: “Come Heroine”, “Reminders”, “Limelight”, “Deflector” Touché Amoré has rightly become an emo A-lister, managing to vary its approach to songwriting while remaining remarkably consistent in quality with each release. Yet, the glamorous rise of the band was abruptly halted with the release of their fourth album. …
Band Profile: glass beach
The four-piece released their debut, the first glass beach album, on their own budget. Fusing everything from ’80s synthpop to emo, glass beach’s mastery in a range of genres is apparent from the beginning of the album, which gives the listener a snapshot of glass beach’s musical capabilities.
Punk’d: glass beach – the first glass beach album
Pop-punk and emo is a combination as old as the genres themselves. What do you get when you add a splash of jazz, a touch of Auto-Tune and a pinch of synthesizers reminiscent of Mort Garson’s Mother Earth’s Plantasia? You get the first glass beach album, the aptly named debut from glass beach.
Weatherday: Savor the Bittersweet ‘Mumami’ of Swedish Emo Noise-Pop
Three knocks on the door and you’re welcomed with a cacophonous premonition of sweltering melodrama just seconds into Come In—a demanding first encounter that’s equal-parts expressive and enigmatic as the mastermind behind the Swedish emo noise-pop project, Weatherday.
Premiere: Camp Edwards unveil exclusive performance at American Football house
By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Photo by Tony Sherifi] Up-and-coming Chicago emo/indie-rock quartet Camp Edwards recently rocked the basement at the American Football house (yes, the American Football house) and are sharing their performance of “Beloit” from their forthcoming debut EP of the same name. Read more: Album Review: American Football – American Football (LP3) Employing…