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SINGLE REVIEWS: POP PUNK EDITION

Paramore-“Hard Times”:  Okay let’s get this out of the way, bands grow.  Bands change from time to time. Do you really want the bands you love making the same record over and over? I don’t. This song is from album number 5 for Paramore. We have seen them change from album to album and this is ...

Corroded – Defcon Zero

Alright, time for me to get out of my comfort zone. In my previous review, I mentioned gravitating toward music that is "vibe-y." Well, here I am writing about a metal group I had never of until received a PR email. Wanna know a secret? We discover lots of music via publicists! Shocking, right? But ...

An “Atlas” of sounds from The Anchor Collective

I really wish I knew about indie bands from Florida. Fortunately, The Anchor Collective is here to help remedy that desire. I have a confession to make, first off. Often I get so caught up in my vibey music world that I forget to stop and smell the roses outside of my niche, so to speak. The Anchor ...

ALCATRAZ SHAKEDOWN-LIGHT THE CANNONS

Let me start by saying this review is a long time coming, well maybe a month or so, but at any rate, this EP has been out for a minute. Next, this is not a review you the readers are used to me doing. The only other time I have done a review of this sort was actually Eric Bolander’s solo album last ...

Get off your couch and jam these [single reviews]

Phangs - "Always Been U": Phangs, one of Nashville's rising pop personalities, may have just teased one of the longest build ups to a single I've seen. I think it will pay off though, judging from how "Always Been U" delivers on both the "it gives me the feels" and "whoa nelly that's a banger" fronts. ...

Let’s fly to Panama [single reviews]

Let’s fly to Panama [single reviews]

Panama - "Hope For Something": The Sydney, AU synth pop artist is back with the optimistic "Hope For Something." The sunny track feels like a marriage of Bastille and Passion Pit. I'm enjoying the handclaps in the chorus. I honestly can't think of anything else to say that I haven't said about a lot of ...

Premiere: Chad Lehr is here to tell us about “Grace”

Chad Lehr is an Indiana name I've heard bounced around Midwest indie music circles for a little over a year now. He first came up when we were booking the inaugural Steadfast Festival, and actually again when we were booking for this year. He has become respected in the Indiana music scene, and he wears ...