ALBUM REVIEWS

Album Reviews “New Releases and Artist-on-Artist” by ON TOUR MONTHLY

Yes Sun Yes – “The Siege of Austin” Album Review by – Ben Stiles Yes Sun Yes is a new band with a very original sound. The band’s first release is a concept album called “The Siege of Austin,” and it’s chalked full of great hooks and arrangements. The album will surely appeal to a broad audience. Nobody can resist a st…

Brandon Callies Band – “There’s a Killer Down in Texas” Brandon Callies Band is back with a concept record entitled “There’s A Killer Down In Texas.” It’s a new direction for the band, in that there is much more of a rock n roll vibe, and the overall feel is way darker than previous releases. “A Tale Of Horror (Intro)”…

Faith No More – Sol Invictus Review by Brandon Callies Alt metal icons “Faith No More” are back with a brand new album that is sure to make long time fans happy. The album starts with the title track “Sol Invictus” which has sort of an eerie gothic feel, as if the listener had walked in on a cult. It’s a great tone set…

Los Angeles based band “We Are Harlot” are coming out swinging with their debut self titled album. This record is chalked with straight ahead rock n roll songs like “Dancing On Nails” and “Dirty Little Thing,” but the band showcases their dynamic capabilities with ballads like “Someday” and “I Tried.” This is where the…

– By Brandon Callies – “Push Play” At long last Dark Horse Darling is back with their new EP “Only Time Will Tell.” The band has been riddled with problems during this recording process, but it was well worth the wait. Dark Horse Darling has stepped up both on a recording front as well as songwriting. “The Skeleton Key…

Exit 380’s New Album, Photomaps, Available Exclusively on Vinyl – Words by Jordan Buford // Photos by Brooke Adams, James Villa and Ronnie Jackson – It was right at noon when I pulled up in front of a house somewhere in the city of Murphy, Texas. Upon stepping out of my car, I noticed a sign in the front yard. “Yard of…

– By Brandon Callies – “Push Play” Powerman 5000 are kicking it into overdrive with their new album “Builders of the Future.” The band seems to using the industrial elements that made them popular in 1999. PM5K has been active but relatively unheard since “Tonight the Stars Revolt,” which is sad since the band has put…

– By Danielle Longueville – “Push Play” Mikaela Kahn’s self-titled EP is a laid-back album meant for rainy days and easy Sunday mornings. Kahn has a unique timbre to her voice, somewhere between Sara Bareilles and Taylor Swift (minus the perpetual lyrical whining over ex-boyfriends). Though her album offers a surprisin…