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Punk News review
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For me, I’ve always wanted Senses Fail to go into a heavier direction ever since classic heavier songs like “Bite To Break Skin” or “Wolves At The Door.” On their last album...

Punk News review
30.06.15

Love 'em or hate 'em, Anthony Raneri and Bayside have a knack for consistency. Since 2004’s Sirens and Condolences, Bayside have produced a solid, if pretty analogous discography...

Under The Radar review
29.06.15

Everything Everything is a U.K. band that makes the kind of music now championed by slightly younger groups like alt-J and Adult Jazz. Their first two albums, 2010's Man Alive and...

Punk News review
18.06.15

Jade Lilitri's got quite a storied career in a relatively short space of time. From State Lines to osoosooso, it's always been about candid, catchy statements while doing his...

Clash review
18.06.15

Enduring artist inhabits the world of Plath with magical results…

Punk News review
16.06.15

Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been putting in quite a bit of time in the punk scene. They have released two EPs and they have played countless shows throughout Southern California, they...

Punk News review
18.06.15

Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been putting in quite a bit of time in the punk scene. They have released two EPs and they have played countless shows throughout Southern California, they...

Under The Radar review
15.06.15

Negotiations was painful, a record from the heart and for the heart. The Helio Sequence's last release was borne from a difficult season of necessary introspection for Brandon...

Clash review
12.06.15

Overblown but still entertaining...

The Quietus review
23.06.15

Well, now, it seems that the multi-million selling combo Muse, the Nirvana-inspired Prog rock band of note, have released a new album entitled Drones. It's a concept album, if you...

Punk News review
12.06.15

"'Green Flowers, Blue Fish' was originally recorded for the Keanu Reeves movie Johnny Mnemonic.” Quoted above is a short sentence from the Wikipedia page for this album, one of...

Punk News review
11.06.15

Like so many punk bands in the mid-'90s, Bad Religion jumped ship from an independent record label, Epitaph Records, to a major label when they signed to Atlantic Records. While...

Punk News review
11.06.15

It’s weird to think about No Doubt as a small band from Orange County, but that’s what they were back in 1995. They had two albums under their belt, but hadn’t hit the big time...

Punk News review
11.06.15

With the release of their 1994 album Bee Thousand, Guided by Voices (GBV) became the darlings of America’s indie rock scene. By 1995 the band had made the jump from regional indie...

Punk News review
11.06.15

Released in 1995 and boosted by the radio domination of single “Friends of P,” Return of the Rentals found Weezer bassist Matt Sharp going in a cooler, synthier direction and...

Punk News review
10.06.15

No Use For A Name was one of the earliest bands to sign to Fat Wreck Chords and one of the bands at the fore front of having that “Fat Wreck sound” during the “Epi-Fat years” that...

Punk News review
10.06.15

In 1995 PJ Harvey released her first proper solo album after breaking the PJ Harvey Trio up the year prior. While women had gained a much stronger foothold in the music scene by...

Punk News review
10.06.15

An admission: I was a ska kid. I wasn’t into the sort of ska that’s at least on the margins of credibility, either. I rocked the third-wave, pop-punk-infused ska of the 90s and...

Punk News review
09.06.15

When Green Day partnered with video game developer Harmonix for 2010's Green Day: Rock Band, there were a few glaring omissions from the set list. Notably, the game was devoid of...

Clash review
08.06.15

A second album with plenty of bite...

Under The Radar review
08.06.15

The Jesus and Mary Chain meets Led Zeppelin meets Beach House. Post-punk feminist Weezer. Best Coast with a personality. When it comes to describing PINS, a vast array of...

Punk News review
07.06.15

On a purely intellectual level, I know I should probably hate Elastica. They stole riffs from Wire, and I love Wire, and therefore I should smite those who do Wire harm. But when...

Clash review
05.06.15

A debut album that still thrills, ten years on...

Punk News review
03.06.15

Matt Skiba is a cult hero. I say that proudly as someone with a heart and skull embedded deeply into my right arm. For almost two decades, he’s written some of the most...

The Quietus review
25.05.15

Fall gigs over the past year or so have seen the band on form, aided and abetted by a second drummer who seemed to be treating his kit as a means of overcoming a nervous...

Punk News review
18.06.15

Most reviews for records by The Fall usually start with something about the band's ever-shifting lineup, with musicians coming and going at a furious pace with the enigmatic Mark...

Punk News review
21.05.15

Diamond Youth have always plugged away at a radio-friendly sound. Sometimes, I admit, it's a bit cheesy, but overall, I've always respected their versatility. Their older material...

Clash review
20.05.15

Progress, of a sort...

Under The Radar review
22.05.15

Ruben Nielson returns with another anachronistic beauty, this one hitting the eardrums like a dusty Numero Group find from a home studio in the '70s U.S. Rust Belt, fashioned...

Punk News review
19.05.15

Faith No more has experienced a fairly unusual career arc. Their earliest origins go all the way back to 1979, but it took multiple changes in singers, guitarists and even band...

Under The Radar review
14.05.15

Just who is Patrick Watson? For the best part of the last decade the Canadian singer/songwriter has produced a stream of brittle, gorgeous records that fly high over many of his...

Punk News review
12.05.15

I remember when Warped Tour CDs were something I couldn't wait to get my hands on. The Early November was one of those bands that contributed to this. "Something That Produces...

Under The Radar review
08.05.15

Discussing Blur a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine posited that they were always the most progressive of the big Britpop bands.  More

Under The Radar review
07.05.15

Expectations are high for Other Lives' new album, given the company kept by the band after releasing the acclaimed Tamer Animals (2011).  More

Punk News review
07.05.15

As of II, Metz have been added to my "anger" playlist. This includes Refused, Drive Like Jehu, Fugazi, Ceremony and At The Drive-In. You can sense the pattern, right? It's all...