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Alt Press review
16.07.14

NME review
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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...

The Line of Best Fit review
14.03.14

Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti fail to gel on their debut album as a trio, and the result is unworthy of the assembled talent.

Under The Radar review
02.05.14

Formerly known as s/s/s, and comprised of Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti, Sisyphus' eponymous debut was commissioned by the Walker Art Center and The Saint Paul Chamber...

NME review
24.03.14

Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti combine on stuttering electro-rap and ethereal pop

Punk News review
24.02.14

Wait? What? Another emo-revivalist? Get the heck outta here! That aside, Special Explosion is an aptly-titled little piece of genius that have a tendency to mix so much of a low...

Insound review
18.02.14

Bayside are back with the release of their new record, Cult . Marking their first release on Hopeless Records and sixth full length the guys are poised to continue their cult...

The Line of Best Fit review
14.02.14

A return to form, or just a return? Sarah Joy on a resurgent Embrace.

Punk News review
13.02.14

Modern Baseball is one of those bands that you knew would grow and grow quickly. Their music has a catchy spring in its step and as rude, smug and candid as it plays out, there's...

Punk News review
05.03.14

[Editor's Note- This is a dissenting review. See, also, this review.] The first time I heard Modern Baseball I was sitting in a dark dingy bar Downriver, an area south of Detroit...

Punk News review
30.01.14

Pop-punk done right. Not often is that formula well executed. I'll vouch though that 2013 broke this trend with some kickass records. State Lines and Stickup Kid pop to mind. Now...