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I challenge you to fall asleep to these (they’re loud)

Radio Atlantis - "True Colors": As soon as I saw in the press release that this artist makes deep house and is endorsed by AFROPUNK I was intrigued. Though my political views aren't often in line with AFROPUNK's core audience, such and endorsement usually means that the artist is making important music. This is a summer tune ...

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chillout times two [single reviews]

V!bes - "Against the Waves": I have to say, even though I'm starting to feel familiar with this song, hearing this after writing out some responses to some huge songs is therapeutic. The band's knack for penning cute, fun, relaxing summery tunes doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Some subtle reverb in the ...

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be honest, you’re here because of heathens [single reviews]

twenty one pilots - "Heathens": Whelp, here it is. One of the songs that WILL define this summer. With the quick rise of twenty one pilots in the aftermath of Blurryface, are you really surprised? The single is dark, reflecting the soundtrack on which it appears - that of Suicide Squad. The song has kind of an old school ...

headandtheheart

getting stoked on summer [single reviews]

The Head and the Heart - "All We Ever Knew": Old meets new in this tune which is keeping in our theme of summery singles in this write up. Big yet down to earth melodies are a hallmark of The Head and the Heart. With each iteration of this band getting more and more full in sound, I have to wonder if the charm of the band's ...

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Crowd Sourced Review: Skillet – “Feel Invincible”

Words: Ryan Getz I feel so conflicted about the new Skillet song. I've pretty much given up hope at them ever returning to the sound of their Collide record. To me, this sounds like cookie cutter arena rock made to get spins and adrenaline going. And to be honest - it is stuck in my head ...

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how is it May already? ponder that while you check these songs out.

Words: Ryan Getz Contact - "Never Stop": Out of the ashes of And Then There Were None, and later Young London, we have a darker, more polished electropop collective that is releasing a new single with their (hopefully) permanent lineup. We hope the constantly shifting group remains static for awhile because I happen to ...

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attitude in unexpected places [single reviews]

Simple Plan - "Singing in the Rain": Simple Plan is "all growed up", to borrow a line from Rugrats vernacular. The music video for this song feels loosely inspired by the movie "That Thing You Do!" and the song is similarly a mix of pop punk mixed with retro surf rock. Or, if you would prefer, if pop punk was written by Brian ...