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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

Album Review: Beck – Colors

Article by: Jason Robey Featured Image cred: Rolling Stone   Ever-changing veteran of alternative rock, Beck, released his much-anticipated eleventh studio album this week, proving once again that he can seamlessly take on a multitude of musical styles. Colors, one of the happiest and most danceable works in his catalog, is a stark

Album Review: Twain – Rare Feeling

Article by Andrés Alvarado   One of the sincerest albums of the year, Twain’s Rare Feeling, has fortunately made its way to us. Released via Keeled Scales, Rare Feeling is a lovely 9-track serenade to the very core of the human soul. Singer Mt Davidson, long admired by his peers within the

Album Review: Acid Tongue – Babies

Article by Andrés Alvarado   World, meet Acid Tongue! The duo of Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham have previously released alluring EPs; however, Babies is their ticket to the big game. Distributed under the pair’s own Freakout Records, Babies is a 10-track journey of hallucinogenic surfs-up rock knitted to a suave baritone

Album Review: Barns Courtney – The Attractions of Youth

Article by: Andrés Alvarado   It’s been a long road for Barnaby “Barns” Courtney. His debut LP The Attractions of Youth finally arrives via Virgin EMI Records; roughly two years since releasing his first single “Glitter and Gold.” Hailing from Ipswich, England, this brash and explosive chap presents us with 13 tracks

Album Review: The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful

Article by: Andrés Alvarado   The boys of Vegas are back at it. After a five-year hiatus, The Killers hand us Wonderful Wonderful; the fifth installment to their already storied discography. Musically, the new effort is lavishly glitzy and glamorous, truly symbolic of the band’s hometown. Lyrically, Wonderful Wonderful ventures into opaque

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