Album Review: Skrillex ‘Recess’ Apr09

Album Review: Skrill...

St. Patrick’s Day brought more than green beer this year, and we have Skrillex to thank for that. Though “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” served as a classic guilty-pleasure album, with a lot of the tracks sounding really similar, such as the album-titled track and “First of the...

Review: A Great Big World’s “Is Anybody Out There?” Jan24

Review: A Great Big ...

It has a bit of a Ben Folds feel, stirred in with some punk rock. It’s the album played when things in life are at their worst, and it’s a prescribed dosage to sulk in the sadness but also to rise above it. A Great Big World’s newest album, “Is Anybody Out There?” featuring the...

Review: Moving Mountains Self-Titled LP Sep16

Review: Moving Mount...

There’s something silencing about the rain. Despite the tapping of water against windows and the car tires bubbling the water as they accelerate down the road, the world is at rest, it seems. Similarly, Moving Mountains’ self-titled album establishes the same feeling: silence through...

Review: Balance and Composure “The Things We Think We’re Missing” Sep10

Review: Balance and ...

On their sophomore album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, The Pennsylvania Alternative Rock quintet Balance and Composure have not only avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump” but have successfully expanded upon their original sound, maturing as a group without getting rid of their...

Transit – Young New England Apr02

Transit – Youn...

After three full lengths, many EPs and splits, we have grown to love Boston pop-punk outlet Transit. That love is supported with a minimalistic approach to their newest album, Young New England. The album has a rougher production sound than their 2011 release Listen and Forgive. For all of...

Code Orange Kids – Love is Love// Return to Dust Review Oct23

Code Orange Kids ...

There’s certain artists I’m immediately drawn to because they have a distinct sound, take risks, and do things to push the limits of their respected genre. Enter Code Orange Kids. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and fresh out of high school, these young and inspired artists have...