Brand New is a curious outfit, in that they draw fans from virtually every tribe and more or less change their sound between each record. Their debut album, Your Favorite Weapon, can be described as a straightforward emo punk record, and while their sophomore release has plenty of “emo” characteristics, Deja Entendu is anything but generic. The Devil […]
Chris closes out 2015 by interviewing Los Angeles punk rock legend Steven McDonald from the band Redd Kross.
Between the Buried and Me was one of the first heavy bands I started listening to. My brother often was the one to show me new music growing up, so I was constantly getting an influx of different bands. I first got into these guys in 2007 when they where just getting ready […]
This week's guest is Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter/guitarist for alt-country legends Old 97's!
You might remember one of my earlier posts about Celine Neon’s self-titled album that came out earlier this year. Much to my delight, this grungy pop duo (comprised of Emily Nejad and Maggie Kubley) hasn’t lost momentum yet. On their Facebook page recently, they described themselves as “bubblegum pop for bad girls” — a description […]
Press play on Maserati’s latest album, Rehumanizer, and you’ll instantly be taken back to the futuristic sci-fi sounds of the past. With heavy synthesizer work in tow, the Athens, Georgia-based band moves their own sound forward, while keeping a heavy anchor in the bloops and bleeps of the ’70s and ’80s. Seriously, a few songs […]
Thanksgiving is coming up quick, and along with it comes that odd phenomenon that happens when stay in your childhood home again and spend time with family and old-friends: a sort of relapse back to your old self, picking up old habits, talking the way you used to talk and feeling (at least partially) the way you […]
Let me first start by apologizing. My apologies to Julia Holter, Kelela, and Deerhunter, for not extending the courtesy of detailing how vital their latest works are to this musical year. This same mea culpa of not extending my critique to them, I’d like to extend that as well to the latest works of Neon Indian […]
Chances are if you frequent NPR.org or Spin Magazine you’ve likely heard of Ex-Breathers within the last couple months. I was lucky enough to spend a good chunk of my formative years in their hometown, Tallahassee, FL, and got to see them grow from some of their earlier projects. The guys have been in about 100 […]