Cold War Kid's latest album is a dramatic celebration of a full decade of consistent music explored through a variety of approaches. It’s a compilation of catchy, beautiful vocals, four-to-the-floor drum beats that hit hard and make you move, as well as a dive into an even bluesier side of a band that isn’t afraid of a little change.
Posted on October 20th, 2014 (1:00 pm) by Andy Belt
It might be de rigeur for California punk bands to adopt a surf, garage rock aesthetic, but nonetheless Tennis System have churned out an album that will please fans of the genre and deservedly earn them some new acolytes in the interim.
Flyleaf's latest album,Between the Stars sits at mid-range modern rock, with hints of heaviness but an altogether straightforwardness and clarity in its creation that, save for a few brief moments, just can’t pique too much interest.
Joined Ends is the exploration of a new sound and approach for Dorian Concept, a notion we appreciate. However, his latest release leaves the listener craving more, which is perhaps a fantastic marketing device, but not ideal if you’re not going to deliver.
Posted on October 17th, 2014 (11:00 am) by Andy Belt
The Brooklyn duo, Great Good Fine Ok, cobble together some agreeable tunes and moments that may garner some notice in circles that can’t get enough indie pop. Otherwise, their latest EP, Body Diamond, is easy to overlook.