Archive for January, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mojave’ Hurls Everything At A Wall, Something Sticks

Film: Mojave Directed by: William Monahan Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Walton Goggins William Monahan, the Boston native who wrote Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, makes his second directorial effort with Mojave. The man clearly has a knack for writing people driven by their selfish anger, but always in a satirical and funny sense. Same thing […]

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Brand New Confirm New Release In 2016, New Kevin Devine LP In Strange Press Release

Brand New are a band that likes to play games with their monstrous, rabid fanbase. Their latest game comes in the form of a press release from in-house record label Procrastinate! Music Traitors, which seems to confirm a new record from the band, as well as a Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band LP, amongst […]

REVIEW: Basement – ‘Promise Everything’

Artist: Basement Album: Promise Everything Label: Run For Cover Records Genre: Rock Basement return from a hiatus that lasted shorter than most people imagined, thankfully, with their third full-length, Promise Everything—a powerhouse rock record that continues the band’s deep roster of solid tunes, even if it feels a little less alluring than 2012’s Colourmeinkindness. Beginning […]

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REQUIRED LISTENING: Edward Cuozzo offers poignant, acoustic beauty on ‘The Silvia EP’

Edward Cuozzo is likely an unfamiliar name, but if the Scranton, Pennsylvania singer-songwriter’s newest EP gains the traction it deserves, “Cuozzo” will be on the tongue-tips and turntables of every alt-acoustic music lover with a taste for everything from Elliott Smith to Brand New. Over the course of six tracks and 23 minutes, the former […]

Joseph Sant

Joseph Sant’s debut EP is top-notch, dreamy indie rock

Brooklyn’s Joseph Sant has just released his inaugural EP, titled Sea White Salt. As impressive a debut as any in recent memory, the four-track release is packed full of lush, ofttimes haunting textures and hypnotizing tones that transport you to another place entirely. It’s almost visual in its delivery, evoking imagery in the listener’s mind […]

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Pinegrove stream introspective new track, “Cadmium”

In anticipation of their impending Run For Cover debut, New Jersey’s Pinegrove have joined forces with The Fader to premiere a slow-building new single titled “Cadmium.” Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the replies. “The song’s a lot about correspondence and communication,” frontman Evan Stephen Hall explained. “There’s a […]

Idle Empress

REQUIRED LISTENING: Idle Empress craft fantastic, homegrown folk on debut EP

Hailing from Justin Vernon‘s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Idle Empress are here to make folk fun again. Comprised of vocalist Lauren Anderson, guitarist Josh Frederick, and drummer Elliot Heinz, these intuitive up-and-comers have turned countless heads throughout the Badger State, and now look to take their talents far beyond the Chippewa Valley with the […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Finest Hours’ Leaks But Stays Afloat

Film: The Finest Hours Directed by: Craig Gillespie Starring: Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Casey Affleck Heroic feats on the sea seem to be a bit of a trend nowadays at the theaters. With Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea, we learned that even the most harrowing stories can get slighted by the search […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Lady In The Van’ Pulls Out Of First Gear, Thanks To Maggie Smith

Film: The Lady In The Van Directed By: Nicholas Hytner Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings Saccharine messages like “sometimes in life, you need a helping hand” litter the feel-good true stories we see gracing the cinema every so often. What those “feel-good” stories tend to do is err to the side of dramatic sop or […]

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Wildcat Wildcat share another perfect pop jam with “Straight To The Top”

Wildcat Wildcat continue to be one of the most promising purveyors of pop music, further evidenced by their newest single, “Straight To The Top”—fittingly titled as the group is well on their way there themselves. Serving as the band’s first new material since 2014’s No Moon At All, “Straight To The Top” is presumed to […]

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Brand New To Tour With Modest Mouse This Summer

Take a few deep breaths, this is real. Shut up and take our money. Brand New will be hitting the road this summer with Modest Mouse, recreating the awesomeness that was Brand New and Modest Mouse headlining Boston Calling a few years ago. I’m not going to say it would be cool if Brand New […]

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The wait for new PUP material is finally over; stream “DVP” now

We’ve been awaiting the studio version of “DVP” for quite some time—since PUP‘s Audiotree performance a year ago, or maybe even longer since they started playing it on tour. It’s a two-and-a-half-minute blast of raw energy met with an equally gratifying melody—that winning combination PUP has mastered in a very short amount of time, the […]