“Are You Out There” is a strong debut that certainly solidifies Rilian's stance as an artist to keep on the radar.
Although the opening chords and background beat are catchy, for the most part, this song is pretty banal.
“Where Did All The Love Go?”, a single from Los Angeles trio The Rebel Light, is a poppy elegy to the good old days and the way things used to be.
New York-based Castle Black get their L7-inspired grunge on in this track "Blind Curtain". Read our thoughts on it here...
Paramore return with a new track and finally shed their pop-punk cutie status for that of a fully-fledged pop machine. Read our thoughts on "Hard Times" inside...
Overall, "Meditation" is a catchy, buoyant track; a perfect addition to a summer playlist. Read our review of this catchy track here...
"HEAVN," the latest release by French electronic duo Medusa In My Knickers, is the kind of song you’d expect to hear as you walk in the door of a haunted house.
The U.K. punk trio's debut single is two and a half minutes of hard-driving, cacophonous noise reminiscent of the early years of classic punk, but with a distinctly modern twist.
Just in time for summer, here's some miserable stoner sludge that somehow also manages to be incredibly vibrant. Enjoy you sad bastards.
Iowa City-based indie rockers Halfloves’ new single “Wrong Songs” starts off sexy and a little eerie. If the rest of their next album is this solid, I can’t wait to hear it.
Overall, "Who’s That Girl?" is a fun, upbeat party song. Not the most profound of Jammz’s material, but sure to be played on repeat for days on end.
Nickelback released the first single off their forthcoming album Feed the Machine and it's amazing.
Urban poet Joey Bada$$ has done it again; his new song "Land of the Free" is beautiful, heart-wrenching, and highly relevant to today's tumultuous political climate.
The Giant & The Tailor definitely has some talent on their side, and I actually like the idea of incorporating spoken word into their performances. But in both lyrical content and emotional approach, they've desperately got to make some changes.
Cadence Weapon is another up-and-comer from Canada’s burgeoning hip-hop scene, and his new single "My Crew (Woooo)" is a fun little bop.
Just when LP was finally getting back in touch with their roots, they shart out a cookie-cutter pop song as musically complacent as it is lyrically vapid.
"The Clarity" is an atypical Sleep song clocking in at around 10 minutes in length, consisting of 3 bar chords and hints that it was recorded at around 130 decibels, give or take.
It's no surprise that this song rocks.Overall, this is a surprisingly melancholy, polished, and thoughtful song from a band that wants to focus on skate punk, and I mean that in a good way.
While this type of mathrock/jazz fusion isn’t quite as technical, performance-wise, as one might hear from Animals as Leaders, for example, it’s still captivating, and I’d go so far as to say that it’s pretty catchy.
If you’re feeling sickened by the state of the political world, I’m officially writing you a prescription for some Fat Heaven. Take one every six hours, and call me in the morning.