Fragile Heart EP Review
The band that MTV News and Substream Magazine labeled as “The Maine with a jersey-boy, Springsteen vibe,” with a “sound like summer feels,” has released a brand new EP following their 2016 smash-hit EP, I’m So Dead.
The proto punk-rock group, Descendents have released another wonderful piece of art with politically charged anthems called Who We Are. Upon listening, the first thing I noticed about the start was the lead guitar smashing up a sound that reminds of a Social Distortion song mashed up with some riffs reminiscent of beach rock you’ve heard from a band like Rebelution. The drums on this track are simply smashing with a nice punk beat.
In order for me to describe the song, “The Girl Who Tried,” I would have to take you back to a track called “The Boy Who Tried.” Released in 2014 by a band called Astari Nite, off of their EP Anonymous, this song starts with a low frequency gritty rumble and makes it’s way into synth sounding electronica with a nice heavy bass and drums.
Have you ever listened to an artist your whole life and then when you hear their newest album it shakes you to the core wondering where this magnificent different sound came from? That would be the question I asked when I first heard Switchfoot’s latest album, Where the Light Shines Through.
“So I mean I ditched the bandana
Got a haircut, wore a clean shirt
Signed up for night classes
Got adult braces
Tried to sort that shit out straight
Thirty-five and still alive
I’m spinning straight into adult oblivion ” – Holy Punks
It’s been 5 long years since their last LP Tycoon was released, but the punk rock boys from Massachusetts are back and better than ever.
Neck Deep is set to release their new album, The Peace and the Panic, tomorrow—and it really lives up to the hype. This album combines smooth vocals, punk rock, and even a bit of metal, offering a mix of sounds that are sure to please everyone.
Creating an impactful, meaningful live album has always been a challenge for rock bands. For every legendary Live At Fillmore East or Live At Budokon, there are just as many forgettable Who’s Lasts and Tokyo Dome Live In Concerts littering the cutout bins. TFK’s upcoming live release, Untraveled Roads manages to avoid the pitfalls experienced by The Who and Van Halen, and they deliver a damn good live album.
Sleeptalk is the type of band that sounds as if it came straight out of an Indie film. Soft, filled with an upbeat yet gentle sound, and almost iconic in nature. Their newest album, by the same name, starts off with a short intro, also entitled “Sleeptalk”. The silky beat almost makes listeners feel as if they’re floating. The blend of far-away sounding voices with a slow-moving beat makes for a great opener for the album.