Album Review: Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Columbia; 2018] Rating: 3.5/10 Key tracks: “Life is Beautiful”, “Fingers” Lil Peep’s first posthumous record, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2, resembles found footage that was sculpted into a full project by Peep’s producer, Smokeasac. Whether it is the result of the record’s unfinished, puzzle-piece complexion or Smokeasac’s tampering, Come…

Album Review: All Get Out – No Bouquet

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Equal Vision; 2018] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Rose”, “Value”, “However Long” If All Get Out used blast beats and china cymbals, then I would gladly let someone mosh me to death as their tunes play. However, these indie-emo rockers are after something more graceful on their fourth LP, No Bouquet. The…

Album Review: Sun Kil Moon – This Is My Dinner

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Caldo Verde; 2018] Rating: 5.5/10 Key tracks: “This Is My Dinner”, “Candles”, “Chapter 87 of He” Occasionally, an album leaves me pondering “What the hell was that last hour and 30 minutes?” Sun Kil Moon’s This Is My Dinner is one of those albums. While their earlier efforts, such as Benji,…

Tom Diaz, founding member of The World Is a Beautiful Place…, has passed away

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Photo via YouTube] Yesterday, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die announced the passing of their founding vocalist and keyboardist, Tom Diaz, via Facebook. The cause of the 32-year-old musician’s death is currently unknown, according to Brooklyn Vegan. However, former band member Greg Horbal…

Album Review: Basement – Beside Myself

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Fueled By Ramen; 2018] Rating: 6/10 Key Tracks: “Be Here Now”, “Stigmata”, “Right Here” The pressure on people to throw away their sincerity is endlessly stacking on top of itself. Each day it seems that society is increasingly accepting of a lack of authenticity in exchange for comfort. On Beside Myself,…

Math Rock Monthly: Tiny Moving Parts

By Lane Moore, Contributor Everyone needs to be reminded to “Breathe Deep” once in a while. Everyone wants to “Feel Alive”, and sometimes we just need a reminder of our own worth. For all intents and purposes, this group is the one for those reminders. Tiny Moving Parts is a family band, serving up supercharged…

Album Review: Twenty-One Pilots– Trench

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Fueled By Ramen; 2018] Rating: 3.5/10 Key tracks: “Jumpsuit”, “Leave the City” One thing is apparent after exploring the newest Twenty One Pilots release, Trench: you either die an incredible band or sell out enough to put dubstep in your music (*cough cough* Fall Out Boy). With production being one of…

Album Review: Joyce Manor – Million Dollars to Kill Me

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Epitaph; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “Big Lie”, “I’m Not the One”, “Wildflowers” Joyce Manor have returned, and these punks have blossomed into slick and thoughtful wildflowers on their fifth LP, Million Dollars to Kill Me. With clean production to complement their newfound maturity, the band has progressed toward a sound…

Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers announce forthcoming albums

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Photos by: Red Hot Chili Peppers/Recording Academy and Smashing Pumpkins/Velvet Hammer Management] Original story poached from Consequence of Sound Both Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins have announced new records. As giants of the alternative rock scene, they have some massive shoes to fill. The two groups experienced heavy criticism…

Group Feature: ACRN’s 2018 Summer Bangers

Summer definitely puts us in all kinds of moods… Here’s what the summer of 2018 sounded like for ACRN! Devon Hannan, Editorial Director: Dance Gavin Dance — “Care” This post-hardcore track has all of the ingredients necessary for a certified summertime banger. From Dance Gavin Dance’s latest chaotic album Artificial Selection, “Care” is about a…

Album Review: mewithoutYou – [Untitled]

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Run For Cover; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Bethlehem, WV”, “Cities of the Plain”, “August 6th” Pioneered by their single “Julia” earlier this year, mewithoutYou’s [Untitled] EP is a testament to the band’s ability to innovate and experiment while remaining true to the core components that characterize their sonic profile. The…