Category: Album Reviews

Album Review: The Stools – Q-Nails

Album Review: The Stools – Q-Nails

August 12, 2018

One of the best things about running this blog has been the plethora or new music I’ve discovered in the process. I find myself listening to bands that I never would have even given a standing chance to before expanding my musical horizons a bit. Another big perk is getting more exposure to the local...

Album Review: Kyle & The Pity Party – Home

Album Review: Kyle & The Pity Party – Home

February 9, 2018

It’s been about two and a half years since I first stumbled across the little emo gem of an EP, Everything’s Bad, from Kingston, New York quartet Kyle & The Pity Party. I remember being exceptionally impressed with the way the band mixed various genres cohesively, making them accessible to...

Album Review: Farnsworth – Elk City

Album Review: Farnsworth – Elk City

December 18, 2017

West Virginia duo Farnsworth are back after two long years with their newest full-length album. Like their self-titled EP, Elk City is a classic rock drenched set of songs that have the wonderful sneer of the 90’s. The album was completely tracked in three days with all the tracks recorded live in the...

Album Review: Foxture – EDEN

Album Review: Foxture – EDEN

December 5, 2017

Sometimes there’s nothing I love more than putting my headphones on and letting the rest of the world melt away while I get completely lost in an album. Not just any album will do. For me to truly be swept away from reality I need an album that completely envelopes me. My latest soundtrack for...

Album Review: Resilient – How to Peach

Album Review: Resilient – How to Peach

November 7, 2017

It seems that the only music that sates me lately is the thrashing alternative and grunge rock of the 90’s. While I haven’t minded blasting my old favorites, I couldn’t help but start to feel like I need something new to throw into the mix. Thankfully I stumbled across Philly quartet Resilient’s...

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

October 3, 2017

Grief is a tricky thing. It takes various shapes and forms and can often hit us in ways we don’t see coming. It has this way of pushing us to the darkest parts of who we are and taking away the things that make us feel anything other than loss. Ghost Town...

Album Review: All Is Well – I Swear Someday

Album Review: All Is Well – I Swear Someday

September 5, 2017

Grand Rapids melodic post-rock quintet All Is Well use their first full-length LP to explore the depths of mental health issues, reaching beyond the genre’s tendencies and exploring a vast sonic landscape that’s quite impressive especially for a first album. I Swear Someday was written at a time of transition for the members of...

Album Review: Salt Creek – Where Strangers Go

Album Review: Salt Creek – Where Strangers Go

June 21, 2017

Things have been non-stop for Lincoln, Nebraska quintet Salt Creek since their inception just over a year ago. After releasing a two-song demo and music video the band took to the road making fans across the Midwest. The guys took a brief break to record their debut EP, Where Strangers Go, which managed to make...

Album Review: Mountain Babies – Existence of Resistance

Album Review: Mountain Babies – Existence of Resistance

May 26, 2017

One of the best things about being a music blogger is you often just have amazing music fall into your lap. That was the case with Port Huron quartet Mountain Babies. Their newest EP, Existence of Resistance, and was immediately hooked to their unique nu-folk sound.

Existence of Resistance starts off somberly with the...

Album Review: Mouth Sounds – Sing or Swim EP

Album Review: Mouth Sounds – Sing or Swim EP

March 13, 2017

Charlotte’s Daniel Howie is no stranger to the music industry. Howie spent the early 2010’s garnering some buzz with indie-rock outfit Sugar Glyder by performing at SXSW as well as sharing the stage with acts like Silversun Pickups, Neon Trees, and Manchester Orchestra. Since the band broke up in 2012, Howie has traded in the indie-rock...

Album Review: The Lake Effects – Ioway

Album Review: The Lake Effects – Ioway

February 4, 2017

It’s hard these days to stand out as a band, especially the internet seems to be flooded every day with new indie-pop acts claiming ot be the next big thing. So how does one go about setting them apart from the rest of the pack? In the case of Grand Rapids foursome, The...

Album Review: The Flats – Auburn in the Everlast

Album Review: The Flats – Auburn in the Everlast

January 5, 2017

I think after the disaster that was 2016 we were all looking for to the new year and a fresh start. And what better way to kick off the new year than with new music? Toledo, Ohio’s The Flats have a killer new EP, Auburn in the Everlast...

Album Review: Equipment – Chump

Album Review: Equipment – Chump

November 27, 2016

Admittedly, I’ve never been the most ambitious person. I’m pretty happy in my current existence but every once in a while I can’t help but wonder what I could have been had I my early twenties living up to my full potential. It’s rare that my mind drifts to these thoughts but it becomes hard...

Album Review: Trouper – All Things Are Shadow

Album Review: Trouper – All Things Are Shadow

September 15, 2016

I’m a bit behind on my new music discoveries as of late. With moving and overall adulting, I just haven’t had the time that I used to to fall down the internet rabbit hole and discovering new bands left and right. Thankfully I’m lucky enough that sometimes I just happen to have new music thrown...