Posts Tagged ‘Album Review’

Artist-on-Artist – Black Books by Brandon Callies – “PUSH PLAY” Austin based band, Black Books, create an indie masterpiece with their new self-titled album. There is an intensity among the ambiance in songs like “Favorite Place” and “Something To Remember” which showcases the band’s ability to blend light guitar work…

– By Austin Reed – “PUSH PLAY” From the standpoint of dance music creation, production and general popularity, I’m deeply proprietary. I’m not naïve enough to believe that the best dance music in the world is born in the United States, but I’m also not quite burned enough to believe that it couldn’t. After all, the gen…

– By Brandon Callies – “PUSH PLAY” Trivium returns with their new hard hitting album “Vengeance Falls.” The band kicks off strong with “Brave This Storm” which pretty much sets the mood for the rest of the album. They have stuck to their guns with their hybrid of trash and metalcore, but why fix what is not broken. The…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – “PUSH PLAY” Last week The Avett Brothers released their eighth studio album, Magpie and the Dandelion. Produced by Rick Rubin, the band tracked the record during the same sessions as 2012’s The Carpenter. The folk quartet describes the album as “youthful wonder” and listeners are reassured…

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” Who the hell does Pearl Jam think they are? In their 23rd year as a band, and with a bank vault’s worth of retrospective film footage and non-stop touring under their belt, these guys are supposed to be tired, uninspired and playing it by the numbers at this point. With the release of…

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” Loose, exciting and completely off its meds; of Montreal’s twelfth record, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, makes you wonder what it’d be like to share a cell in the psych ward with singer Kevin Barnes. For as dramatic as this may sound, the album’s eleven tracks pit foot-tapping instrumentati…

– Words by Brandon Callies / Photos by James Villa – “PUSH PLAY” Gemini Syndrome take their audience on a dark journey with their new offering “Lux.” This album is a must for fans of Breaking Benjamin and Sevendust. Lux is laced with huge singable choruses and booming riffs that keep coming until the album draws to a c…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – “PUSH PLAY” Scottish indie-pop trio CHVRCHES released their debut full studio album, The Bones of What You Believe on September 20, 2013. Having recorded the album in bandmate Iain Cook’s home, what listeners get is an unadulterated, brilliant masterpiece. Front-woman Lauren Mayberry is da…