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Clash review
14.04.14

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

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.

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...

Punk News review
23.01.14

It takes balls to cover the Pokemon theme song and actually pull it off. Count To Four did just that on their 2011 Acoustic EP which reminded me of the potential I heard off 2010...

Punk News review
21.01.14

Divulging the dismay and dreary ambiance of life works for Captives. My Eyes Are Open is a record steadily built on the listener relating to the record. The Utah foursome paint...

Punk News review
13.01.14

There’s been a lot of talk in larger music publications and even mainstream news outlets about an “emo revival.” The merits of this are dubious at best. Readers of this site and...

Alt Press review
22.01.14

Insound review
07.01.14

Your favorite band’s favorite band, Self Defense Family enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic...

Punk News review
13.01.14

Self Defense Family is a band that produces consistently perplexing music, which isn't a bad thing. They tow the lines between ambition and overzealous experimentation in a manner...

Punk News review
12.12.13

Dowsing are one of those bands who cut deep. There's a lot of tragedy, sorrow and heartache involved when they churn out their '90s-influenced emo. But these Chicago natives can...

Insound review
21.11.13

Unbeknownst to most, a wrinkle in the spacetime continuum links Iowa to Jamaica on the Astral Plane. Iowan dub guru Aru presents his debut long- player entitled DPV3.5 (Dub Plate...

Under The Radar review
14.11.13

I don't know if anyone aside from Death Cab for Cutie completists was really demanding a deluxe reissue of Transatlanticism, but here we are with one anyway, having entered the...

Insound review
05.11.13

Originally released in 2002 as a Saddle Creek Online Store exclusive with all proceeds benefiting the Nebraska AIDS Project, Bright Eyes' A Christmas Album will be getting its...

Clash review
18.12.13

Delivered in a morbid yet quirky style...

Punk News review
21.10.13

The Appleseed Cast settled into their role so long ago that the narrative regarding their transition from emo to nearly full-on post-rock seems like a dull and dated one by this...