All posts tagged: album review

LISTEN: Winters of my Youth, BBQ Pope

“Winters of my Youth”, starts off with a slow melody, but soon gives you no room to breathe and makes you want to hop into the center of a mosh pit to just thrash around. With a vibe that combines the angst of SWMRS and the placidity of Mt. Eddy, you can’t help but feel right at home. With lyrics, “Texting you at 2am / Cause I just want to be your friend” and “Waking up at 9am / I start to glance over our texts / Some things were said, some things were read”, BBQ Pope are not only relatable, but catchy and satirical.

Porches – "The House" Album Review

Porches, the New York based synth-pop project just released their newest album ‘The House’ through Domino Recording Co. Porches’ sound has shifted from a mainly calm indie vibe to a more despondent romantic electronic-pop sound in this enticing third album. Vocalist, Aaron Maine, has brought in a hypnotic flair to this record that can only be described as Depeche Mode meets The Neighborhood.

STARCRAWLER Debut Album Review

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been practically exploding in anticipation for the debut album from LA rock group, Starcrawler. Let me just get it out there, I attempted to stay up until midnight last night because I was that excited, knowing full well that I had work the next morning. Sadly, I only made it until 10 p.m. before I fell asleep. Anticlimactic, I know. But waking up this morning and realizing that it was out made up for everything, and for the first time in 2018 I started the day off the right way. 

Tennis Club Album Review

On September 4th, 2017, the “slacker pop” band based out of Joplin, Missouri, Tennis Club, released their self titled album. The trio, consisting of bassist Justin Akin, drummer Sean O’Dell, and guitar/vocalist Wilson Hernandez, are breaking into the surf rock scene with the release of this first album.

"Skin & Earth" – Lights Album Review

On September 22nd, 2017, Lights, the Canadian alternative synthpop artist released her fourteen song album, “Skin & Earth.” This is the fourth studio album released by Lights and “Skin & Earth” is a culmination of her artistic career, bringing together passion, anger, and energy into one project. As well as an album, in order to combine the music to a story, Lights created the fictional alter ego character, Enalia, in a self written and illustrated comic book. The creativity of combing an album and a comic makes the whole experience of listening to this album other worldly.

"Antisocialites" – A Review Of Alvvay's Latest Album

Alvvays’ latest album, “Antisocialites,” exceeds expectations with it’s fluid instrumentals and alluring vocals. The Ontario natives have just released their second album on September 8th. Their first album, “Alvvays,” was released in 2014 and reached number one on U.S. college charts, but only almost a week after “Antisocialites’” release, it’s already imminent that this new project will do better than the last.