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Album Review: Fine Lines – Contact

Article by: Jason Robey   “On my back I’m floating, I’m so tired, don’t care if I live or drown.” the opening line of “Floating” ruminates over a single ringing guitar chord, before Fine Lines kick into full drive to for their debut album, Contact. The song, with its bouncy rhythm, arena-size

Album Review: White Denim – Performance

Article by: Jason Robey   Austin indie-rockers White Denim are back with their eighth studio album, Performance. The album is simultaneously the most accessible and sonically experimental the group has put out so far. The opening track and lead single, “Magazin,” sets the tone from the start as a fun album, made

Album Review: Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog

Article by: Jason Robey   Grunge veterans Alice In Chains have returned with their sixth full-length album, Rainier Fog. The record is their first since 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, and third with current lead vocalist, William Duvall. Though Rainier Fog stays true to the guitar-heavy, melodic sound the band is

Album Review: Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions

Article by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   On September 7th, Maryland rockers Clutch will drop their 12th studio album, staying true to their roots with their trademark gritty guitar licks and quirky lyrics -- with a nod to delta blues, served with a side of funk. Recorded in three weeks in Nashville by producer

Album Review: The Record Company – All of This Life

Article by: Jason Robey   Los Angeles indie rockers The Record Company are back with their sophomore album, All of This Life. Fans of the band’s debut album will immediately recognize the band’s bluesy rock n’ roll shuffle and penchant for catchy bass guitar opening riffs and pedal steel licks, but will also hear

Album Review: Kill No Albatross – Speak True Evil

Article by: Adrienne Row - Smith   There’s the old saying that the early bird gets the worm. In the case of Burlington based Kill No Albatross, this means being a fairly new band to the Canadian scene, and yet they have already put out one EP (2017’s Lost in Darkness and Distance)

Album Review: Melvins – Pinkus Abortion Technician

Article by: Steven Principato   With their 3rd release in less than three years, The Melvins have been on an express train of new material, keeping their undying fanatical devotees on a gratifying high that shows no signs of an end. Their latest musical effort, titled Pinkus Abortion Technician (2018, IPECAC Records),

Album Review: The Voidz – Virtue

Article by Andrés Alvarado   It’s been said that variety is the spice of life. In judging Julian Casablancas’ career one can surely assume the man abides by this motto, at least artistically. From his early days fronting New York cool-cats The Strokes, to his solo act, and now as The Voidz'

Album Review: Red Sun Rising – Thread

Article by: Bob Linneman   Red Sun Rising continues to break the mold. Their new release Thread is the complete package, and picks up right where their last album, Polyester Zeal, left off.  The band known for trail blazing their own style of music has already experienced tremendous radio success with previous back to back

Album Review: Fairy Bones – 0% Fun

Article by: Jason Robey   The new album by Phoenix alternative hard rock band, Fairy Bones, may be called 0% Fun, but don’t be fooled by the title. In fact, the 9 songs on this record are upbeat, bouncy, and a very fun listen, full of catchy riffs and hooks guaranteed to

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