Album Reviews

Holy Ghost! “Holy Ghost!” — Album Review

As a HUGE fan of Holy Ghost!’s music before their self-titled debut album came out, I immediately devoured the 10-song LP as soon as I got it. This is definitely one of those albums you can play from start to finish, which is VERY rare these days. In a singles-based world, where you’re hot one […]

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Generationals “Actor-Caster” — Album Review

Not too familiar with the Generationals, I didn’t know what to expect from their second release Actor-Caster. But once I heard the first few songs, I was instantly hooked to their feel-good pop/indie/electro sound. I swear, I saw sunrays shinning down with each track…it’s that upbeat! Let’s just say that it’s one of those albums […]

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Amon Amarth “Surtur Rising” – Album Review

Melodic death metal giants, Amon Amarth have done it again. These reborn Vikings, who have come forth to spread Norse mythology far and wide, can seemingly do no wrong. Following the success of 2008’s Twilight of the Thunder God, the band has picked up right where they left off. With their eighth studio release, they […]

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The Raveonettes “Raven In The Grave” — Album Review

Photo Credit: Lauren Dukoff The Raveonettes are back with their fifth studio release Raven In The Grave; a nine-track album filled with everything you love about the Danish duo…and more! Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, instruments and vocals) and Sharin Foo (bass, guitar and vocals) have definitely found their niche in indie rock and Raven In […]

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Hot New Music: Those Darlins “Screws Get Loose” – Album Review

Have you ever met a girl that you were so envious of because of her good looks and super cool persona? The kind of chick that exudes a badass, I-don’t-give-a-fuck confidence and tends to play like a boy, but is all women? Tennessee rockers, Those Darlins, are all that and a bag of chips! And […]

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SALEM “Mother Always” – Check Yo Ponytail Mixtape — Album Review

Usually I’m all for mixtapes, but wasn’t exactly digging SALEM’s Mother Always – Check Yo Ponytail Mixtape. The mixtape was especially made for their fist headlining performance in the City of Angels at the Echoplex on Tuesday, March 29 for CHECK YO’ PONYTAIL 2. Also performing will be Asylum, Gatekeeper, The Present Moment, Killing Spree […]

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Datarock “California” EP — Album Review

Red jumpsuits…check. Party-rocking tunes…check. Music that only comes from Datarock…oh YEAH! So you probably already heard about the band’s Catcher In The Rye EP, which is the “most extravagant single in history” by the same title…but they’ve also included a special bonus and secret EP titled California. Don’t you just LOVE surprises…we do! The five-track […]

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Superhumanoids “Parasite Paradise” EP — Album Review

From the great City of Angels comes the Superhumanoids, a band that creates “music to help kiss the doldrums away”… as so their Facebook fan page says. Comprised of two members from the punk-based The Franks, Sarah Chernoff and Cameron Parkins, with the addition of Max St. John and Evan Weinerman, the Superhumanoids have released […]

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DATAROCK “Catcher In The Rye” EP— Album Review

“Catcher In The Rye” is an American classic in literature, and now Norwegian electro rock group DATAROCK are releasing their musical equivalent to J.D. Salinger’s coming of age story. Based on the single “Catcher In The Rye,” which is what they’re calling “the most extravagant single in history,” the five-track EP will be part of […]

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Wye Oak “Civilian” — Album Review

It’s ironic how the most devastating times in life can inspire the most beautiful art. In the case of Wye Oak comprised of Andy Stack (Drums and guitar) and Jen Wasner (singer and guitars), Civilian is their beautiful tragedy, or really Jen’s. Writing the songs during the summer of 2010 during a difficult time in […]

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