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Punk News review
09.09.14

Tiny Moving Parts are a great example of "if ain't broke, don't fix it." This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship to me deserved more hype in 2013 but even if it didn't register...

Insound review
09.09.14

Tiny Moving Parts, from the tiny town of Benson, MN, is literally a family band. Brothers Matthew (bass) & Billy Chevalier (drums) along with their cousin vocalist/guitarist Dylan...

Insound review
26.08.14

Sourced soon after the re-release of L'Amour, Romantic Times is the 1985 follow-up - a familiar blond posing on the sleeve, a familiar, tortured voice pouring his heart out over...

Punk News review
22.08.14

When Dikembe released their debut EP Chicago Bowls in 2011, among the clamoring opinions - "hey, more emo revival" or "damn, those kids love pot" - came one crystalizing thought...

Punk News review
19.08.14

Prawn have always been one of those ensembles whose musical spread shimmered as a sound on the cusp of greatness. Their knack for rendering such organic, sincere tones in their...

Insound review
19.08.14

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)'s highly anticipated new album You Will Eventually Be Forgotten may have taken half a decade to get here, but it was absolutely worth the...

Punk News review
21.08.14

Emipre! Empire! I Was A Lonely Estate is one of the most heartwarming and endearing records this year -- minimal but filled to the brim with a quiet energy that disarms you. The...

Punk News review
15.08.14

Some albums leave that mark on you, something forever etched, imprinting words that showed why music is and will always be...a science, an art, a labor of love...and simply put...

Punk News review
13.08.14

1994 was a defining moments for rock music, particularly the nascent alternative forms pop punk, grunge and emo. East Bay's pride and joy, Green Day, released their major label...

Punk News review
31.07.14

Given their name, one would assume Philly's Goddamnit would resemble Alkaline Trio's gloomy brand of pop-punk. Not so, as the group's new full-length debut How to Take the Burn...

Alt Press review
16.07.14

Insound review
29.07.14

Joyce Manor was conceived in the back of a car in the Disneyland parking lot?the kind of beginning California dreams are made of. Their first self-titled album in 2011 exploded...

NME review
28.07.14

Californian quartet Joyce Manor thrive on strong punk influence in their third studio album

Punk News review
22.07.14

Joyce Manor is straight to the point. Always were. Always will be. Never Hungover Again doesn't deviate from that plan. It sticks to their stylistic guns but also decides to foray...

NME review
21.07.14

Cali punks pay homage to Green Day and The Replacements on third album

Punk News review
10.07.14

If you caught Grief in 2012, you could tell that My Iron Lung were endeavoring to carve their names permanently in the screamo/post-hardcore genre. And, naturally so of course...

Insound review
08.07.14

“The idea of doing this record really came about when Bob and I were DJing in Chicago together,” says vocalist/guitarist Chris Broach. “We decided we really wanted to start...

Punk News review
08.07.14

Recently, I was part of an interesting discussion that tagged bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and Braid, among others, as throwaway bands -- meant for a certain time and place...

NME review
05.07.14

Ex-Reuben and Hundred Reasons members come together on punchy second LP

Punk News review
30.06.14

Max Bemis wants to shake the order of things up with Say Anything. That's pretty obvious. He's not doing it for the sake of doing it though - he has a definitive objective. As far...

Punk News review
18.06.14

The most striking aspect about Brave Bird's complex new EP T-Minus Grand Gesture is the variation in the sound of each track. It's all over the place, in a good way. The band...

Punk News review
16.06.14

When Tigers Jaw made the shocking, albeit slightly vague, announcement in March last year that three-fifths of the band was leaving, the community got in a bit of a tizzy. Ahead...

Punk News review
25.04.14

I'm going to let you in on a little secret- Somewhere around the time of 2009's New Again, after most of their original fanbase (and original members) had moved on to other things...

Punk News review
24.04.14

Elder Brother are relatively new in name to me but very familiar in terms of sound. Given the upsurge of indie-emo bands. there's always room for one more in the swell once they...

Clash review
14.04.14

The sound of a band that has fallen in love with making music again...

NME review
28.04.14

An unnecessary comeback after eight years away

NME review
07.04.14

Underrated Derby three-piece prove their worth on third record

Punk News review
03.04.14

Devil is the second album released by Lydia since the band got back together after their very, very brief break up. The band are known for the dreamy indie pop and respect within...

Punk News review
31.03.14

The Used are a polarizing band. Bert McCracken usually finds himself writing about love, drugs and a bunch of things you'd think an adult would be able to sift through a little...

Punk News review
26.03.14

Somos' debut LP, Temple of Plenty, is fully stocked with swelling songs boasting huge choruses, non-stylistic vocals and prime production. It is an impressive debut that quickly...

The Line of Best Fit review
24.03.14

The Kinsella brothers resurrect Owls for their second LP, arriving a mere 13 years after their highly influential first.

The Quietus review
31.03.14

My dear friend Mike sacrifices the majority of his spare time and income in pursuit of his life goal - initiating the return of bearded flare-garblers Abba. He is the proud owner...

Punk News review
24.03.14

What It Is To Burn was one of my high-school records that would rarely leave the player. I distinctly recall Finch, Taproot and Glassjaw being the thing of dreams back then - the...

Punk News review
20.03.14

If you're a fan of Daylight or Balance and Composure, then you'd dig this. Two tracks apiece from bands which pivot around genres of grunge, post-hardcore and emo and which manage...