Posts Tagged ‘Album Review’

– By James Villa – “PUSH PLAY” Miss May I returns with its fourth full length studio album, Rise of the Lion. This time around it appears the band has focused primary on the fundamentals of what made them a household name back in 2010. Rise of the Lion is a journey full of great harmonies and melodic interludes. Tracks…

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” Where to begin about Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band’s 18th studio record, High Hopes? Let’s break it down one at a time: There are bagpipes, synthesizers, 80’s saxophone, Gospel choirs and feral lead guitar (courtesy Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello). It also includes so…

– By Dustin Blocker – “DON’T PUSH PLAY” What the hell is going on, here? Where’s the bass and the beats and the funky guitar and even funkier synth? No talk of aliens or the devil, or even a whimper resembling a guttural scream into an old broken microphone. Is Beck growing old, laying down his two turntables for a sin…

– By Chris Whitehead – “Push Play” Let’s get right to the point. Bands tend to soften with their sophomore album when following a great first release. Well, that’s not the case here at all. The boys of Red City Radio, who all hail from Oklahoma, have tightened up their work and never sounded better on their latest full…

– By Brandon Callies – “PUSH PLAY” A Day To Remember maintain their signature sound with their new album, Common Courtesy. The band is in a genre that makes it near impossible to break new ground, but they seem to consistently push the envelope and get better at their craft. Songs like “I Remember” and “Right Back At I…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” Psych-rock is a dangerous business. Unless you’ve spent the proper amount of time calibrating your sound to a matchless level of precision, it can oftentimes behave like an undercooked cupcake: good-to-go on the outside but runny and inconsistent where it matters. This probably wouldn’t b…

– Interview by James Villa – On Tour Monthly caught up with singer Eric Pulido of Midlake to discuss opening for Pearl Jam, their hometown of Denton, and the band’s new album without former frontman, Tim Smith. Related Article: Album Review: “Antiphon” by Midlake – http://www.ontourmonthly.com/album-reviews-antiphon-by…

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” The road has been fraught with turns for Denton, Texas’ most famous export, Midlake, and on their newest album, Antiphon, the band treks past their previous efforts, driving deeper into the darkened woods. For most bands, the loss of the primary singer-songwriter would signal an indefi…