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REVIEW: Foxing – ‘Dealer’

Artist: Foxing | Album: Dealer | Genre: Indie | Label: Triple Crown A little over a year ago, I interviewed Foxing while on tour supporting their fantastic debut LP, The Albatross. Filled with energy and an upsurge of fans, the band grew larger and larger, high enough to find their sophomore LP, Dealer, one of […]

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REVIEW: Coheed And Cambria – ‘The Color Before The Sun’

Artist: Coheed and Cambria Album: The Color Before The Sun Genre: Alt-Rock Label: 300 Entertainment It is certainly a daring move, this far into one’s career, to dismantle a foundation that has held heavy mystery, intrigue and fandom, circulating at the center of the behemoth known as Coheed and Cambria. As the band prepares to […]

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10 Years On The Fence: Why ‘Good Apollo, Vol. 1’ Is Still The Most Important Record To Me

I remember the day quite vividly, ten years later. I had annoyed my mom all day about picking me up right when school ended, for we had to make our way to the local record store immediately; I had very important things to attend to. I was 14 years old, and I was about to […]

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REVIEW: Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘E•MO•TION’

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen Album: E•MO•TION Genre: Pop We live in a very saturated world. One filled with the over-commercialization of art, trends, clothing, technology, everything. When something takes off, it soars to a point far beyond want, desire, or demand, but, within this generalization of “needing” too much, there is a romanticism buried beneath […]

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REVIEW: Foreign Tongues – ‘Fragile, As Said Before’

Artist: Foreign Tongues Album: Fragile, As Said Before Label: No Sleep Genre: Indie, Sadness A catalyst for somber emotive imagery and tenderness felt, the best way to experience Foreign Tongues‘ debut record is by imagining a simple, empty white room, being sure to give this space enough room to bloom. A room to be filled […]

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REVIEW: mewithoutYou – ‘Pale Horses’

Artist: mewithoutYou Album: Pale Horses Label: Run For Cover Records Genre: Life, or Indie Rock It is ironic that I found this review incredibly difficult to write when I am writing about mewithoutYou, and their famed lyricism created by Aaron Weiss, a vocalist who flows through words as easily as a breeze through trees, or […]

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REVIEW: Citizen – ‘Everybody Is Going To Heaven’

Artist: Citizen Album: Everybody Is Going To Heaven Label: Run For Cover Records Genre: Indie Rock Citizen return with their sophomore LP, a beast of an album, titled Everybody Is Going To Heaven. Produced by, you guessed it, Will Yip, Everybody Is Going To Heaven showcases the band at their finest, if not at times […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Foreign Tongues – “Fools Of Love”

Artist: Foreign Tongues Song: “Fools Of Love” Album: Summer Of The Reaper (No Sleep Records sampler) If you have yet to taste a foreign tongue, time to pucker up. I have said for a while now that Boston-based indie rock act Foreign Tongues‘ upcoming debut LP would be one to watch, and with our first […]

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REVIEW: Turnover – ‘Peripheral Vision’

Artist: Turnover Album: Peripheral Vision Label: Run For Cover Records Genre: Indie Rock Turnover return with sophomore LP Peripheral Vision, creating a new sound for the band that is one of ambience, purity, and serenity. Produced by band favorite Will Yip, Peripheral Vision is a stark departure from the band’s more straightforward rock sound. Tracks […]

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10 Years Later, TREOS Still Matters: Celebrating ‘Between The Heart And The Synapse’

I was fourteen years old when Between The Heart And The Synapse first came out. I was aware of the band’s presence a little before it released, but I was not yet aware of what the band would later do for me. I was young, excited to be out at shows, and completely enthralled by […]

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UTG LIST: Essential Songs for Valentine’s Day

No one holiday hinges on personal outlook quite like Valentine’s Day. Presents are pleasant, and candy is dandy, but unlike these other annual undertakings, this particular celebration is totally dependent on one’s current state of being. For those deep in the throes of love, V-Day is not only welcomed, but anticipated, while the single and […]

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REVIEW: Title Fight – ‘Hyperview’

Artist: Title Fight Album: Hyperview Label: ANTI- Hyperview will cause a divide, as it should. You can attempt to deduce where the sonic change came from all you want, whether it be “Head In The Ceiling Fan,” “Lefty,” “In-between,” or anything Title Fight has done recently, but what really matters is what Hyperview isn’t, and […]