Archive for August, 2014

The Locals – The Willful Suspension of Disbelief


If you haven’t heard of The Locals yet, this is your chance. They’ve just released a new single, so here’s your introduction to “The Willful Suspension of Disbelief.” With a sound like the Silversun Pickups meeting the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, here’s why you should get to know them now.

Orbit Monkey


Using the word “radio” in any description of a band should be used cautiously. It tends to draw up ideas of mediocrity or being generic. This is especially true of people who dissect rock music. However, there are the bands that have made this less of  a stigma. They’ve made us realize that commercial sounding […]

The Welcome Matt – POP JUNK FLUFF and HYPE

The Welcome Matt

Using the 1980s as a source of inspiration is a tricky concept to master. You could get the person who refuses to let the ’80s die, relying only on that cliched syth-rock sound. They probably have big hair, too. However, you could get the person who has taken the best parts of the ’80s – […]

The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco – The Cruise Control EP


The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco is a mouth full to say for a band name. It sounds like what you’re about to hear is chaotic and possibly old, but, thankfully, this is the exact opposite of what you actually hear from The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco. The sounds you get are free and effortless with spot-on harmonies […]



People often associate punk rock with thrashing about and sticking a finger to the Man. The actual musicianship seems to be put to the side in an unfortunate event. However, this doesn’t apply to punk band Torcido. They’ve got a more quiet thrash about them – a thrash that’s even a bit haunting.

Heavyball – Black Eye Friday


There are few things in this world more fun than ska music. Now, there’s always pop with a ska influence. There’s ska rock or indie ska, but pure ska with popping horns is without a doubt the best. Heavyball is the prime example of ska that is alive and well. Guess what? They’ve got a […]

Kirra – Sounds From An Empty Room


It’s rare to hear that anyone plays straight rock ‘n’ roll anymore. There’s a ton of pop rock, indie rock, rap rock and countless others. However, pure rock ‘n’ roll seems to have become something of the past where we reminisce about the old rock bands. The reminiscing is over thanks to Kirra.

Worth Taking – Art Imitates Art – Exclusive Stream


It should be clear by now that I am a Worth Taking fan. If posts in the past haven’t made that clear, let this be the one. After releasing the EP “Punker Than Thou,” Worth Taking is back with a full length album “Art Imitates Art.” That’s right – no more playing one EP after […]