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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

Album Review: Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending

Article by: Andrés Alvarado   Futuristic dance-punk darlings Franz Ferdinand have heard it all since releasing their sparkling self-titled magnum opus back in 2004. At the time, this was the “it” record everyone must own, it served as the alternative to the angry nü-metal scene and the perfect escape from the annoying

Album Review : All Souls – Never Know

Article by: Steven Principato   Recently on tour with such notable stoner-rock acts such as Red Fang and Grammy recipients, Mastodon, there is little doubt the L.A. based quartet, All Souls, has gotten some significantly positive exposure in this increasingly radio friendly scene. With a new and infectious single titled “Never Know” preceding

Album Review: Safeguard – I’m a Stranger to Myself

Article by: Andrea Chvatal   Safeguard is a pop punk band from York whose latest EP I’m a Stranger to Myself debuted on December 1st. The EP starts with a jamming instrumental “Crux” that highlights the band’s obvious skill level and ability to hone in on and deliver true pop punk feels. Next

Album Review: Sleigh Bells – Kid Kruschev

Article by Andrés Alvarado   Under their own record label, Torn Clean, Sleigh Bells has released Kid Kruschev; a seven-track mini-LP packing quite the punch. With their last effort, 2016’s Jessica Rabbit, Alexis Krauss and Derek E. Miller took full reins of their creative ways by adding a tad more synths and

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