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Punk News review
24.08.15

Scary Stories You Tell In The Dark was Donovan Wolfington's 2014 follow-up to Stop Breathing and it proved a pretty progressive step in the band's evolution. This sophomore effort...

Punk News review
19.08.15

Springfield, Illinois rockers Looming is a band to keep tabs on. Lead singer, Jessica Knight, has a unique style that gives the band a power that to me fits right up there with...

Punk News review
12.08.15

Big Awesome are one of those emo bands who own up to the fact that they're not reinventing the wheel. What makes them even more appealing is that in doing so, they still manage to...

Punk News review
27.07.15

Horrible Things, from Champaign, Illinois, isn’t your typical pop-punk band. If this is the first you are hearing of the band, keep in mind that the band only consists of one...

Punk News review
24.07.15

I've never kept it secret how big a fan I am of Derek Archambault. Whether it's his rip-roaring performances with Defeater or toning it down with Alcoa, I'm in. After Bone and...

Punk News review
10.07.15

Mable begins with a battle cry for the marginalized and the unnoticed: “I am every person you have ever ignored. I am the flaming bag of dog shit on your porch.” With that...

Punk News review
10.07.15

New York post-hardcore outfit, Self Defense Family, have come in for a lot of heat recently with tags like 'pretentious' and 'boring' being thrown their way. I see them more as...

Punk News review
03.07.15

Keeping the Pop-Punk tradition alive, Bearings prove that there's more to come from Ottawa than boring Canadian politics, Dan Aykroyd and Alanis Morissette. Releasing an E.P...

Punk News review
03.07.15

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...

Punk News review
30.06.15

Tigers Jaw is pretty legendary at this point. Even after losing more than half of their lineup, the band has managed to continue successfully even after a couple doubts they may...

Punk News review
23.06.15

After reading about what other bands the members of Santa Barbara, California’s Versus The World are in, like Lagwagon, The Ataris, etc. I was pretty excited to jump into Homesick...

Punk News review
23.06.15

First off, yes, you've heard quite a bit of Payola already. Let's get that out the way. Secondly, Conor Oberst continues to show why he's still one of the most powerful voices in...

Under The Radar review
25.06.15

As a sort of kabuki take on early aughts emo, Desaparecidos satisfies. But that baseline satisfaction is like a single coat of paint that wears thin over an entire LP's length...

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...

Punk News review
16.06.15

Sorority Noise started out with a great run last year. They rerecorded demos from old releases as well as new songs to create their debut, Forgettable. The album resonated and put...

Punk News review
10.06.15

Writing a review of Jawbreaker’s Dear You in 2015 is quite the task, because there are three views of the album that need to be touched on. Many of the band’s diehard fans felt...

The Quietus review
01.06.15

The bemoaning of popular culture (or an inability to keep up with the Kardashians) for an apparent 'lack of depth' is a redundant pastime undertaken principally by morons with too...

Under The Radar review
20.07.15

Ferocious post-punk with a wild gospel tinge and fueled by a seething, political current.  More

Clash review
30.06.15

An astonishing debut album...

Punk News review
22.06.15

Algiers' debut album brought memories from the past year flooding back through every crevice in my brain. The first was seeing Mavis Staples perform live for the first time. I am...

Punk News review
28.05.15

Nai Harvest are one of the most underrated acts around at present. 2013's Whatever had a very intriguing mathy-emo feel to it which made 2014's Hold Open My Head that much more...

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...

Punk News review
12.05.15

With so many bands, finding a unique sound as a band is growing increasingly difficult. I mean, what hasn’t been done before? Fire In The Radio, a band name I am still figuring...

Punk News review
16.04.15

All Time Low's definitely a major success in terms of sales, grinding out that Hot Topic and Warped Tour appeal and also, having teenyboppers jumping through hoops at their whim...

Under The Radar review
30.03.15

Kintsugi, Death Cab for Cutie's newest album and the follow-up to 2011's Codes and Keys, takes its title from the Japanese art of piecing broken pottery back together; this is...

Clash review
06.04.15

A broken-hearted but fascinating return...

Punk News review
31.03.15

Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism stands out in the body of their past as the main novel amid a plethora of coming-of-age stories. It felt like a culmination of a series of...

Punk News review
06.03.15

There’s no reason to cry “sellout” talking about Fall Out Boy in 2015. We covered that years ago. American Beauty/American Psycho represents the next step of a band attempting...

Punk News review
03.03.15

Nashville, Tennessee's Daisyhead at first glance appear to be relative newcomers to the alt-rock/emo/post-hardcore scene, forming in 2012 and then putting out their 2013 EP I...

Punk News review
13.02.15

Does Patrick Kindlon ever sleep? Between a relentless touring schedule, writing music, releasing music, giving interviews, and answering questions on Tumblr, he never seems to...

Punk News review
07.02.15

Every time I think I’m done with high-pitched-singing pop punk, new bands come around to prove just how well it can be done by the right people with the right approach. Forever...

Punk News review
29.01.15

Some albums register on a level that stays with you for decades. For a lifetime, in fact. Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation is one of those for me. I've touted it up here...

Punk News review
23.01.15

Cloakroom's haunting dynamic was the main reason I got into their 2013 EP. Infinity was emo without being too emo. Shoegaze without being too shoegaze. Dour, depressing and...

Punk News review
22.12.14

As if a new Braid record this year wasn't enough, Bob Nanna decides to drop La Vella on us and as expected, it's the lovechild of Braid and Hey Mercedes. Under the moniker The...

Punk News review
19.12.14

Trust Fall’s debut LP Secret Keeper opens up with a sound that is doomier than any of their other works. The album leans more towards the style of their split with Thanks than...