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sparks the rescue 2012

REVIEW: Sparks The Rescue – Sparks The Rescue EP

Artist: Sparks the Rescue Album: Sparks the Rescue EP Genre: Pop-punk Label: (None) Considering Sparks the Rescue’s recent chequered history (member departures, label schisms), this Kickstarter-funded EP could easily have been populated with lots of morose, self-indulgent songs about rejection, bitterness, and loss. This is not so, however. On this seven-track EP, the band’s fourth, […]

Set It Off

STREAM: Set It Off – “Swan Song”

Set It Off have finally released a lyric video for their most recent single “Swan Song”. The track is taken off their upcoming full length album, which is titled Cinematics. The album is currently scheduled to be released September 18 via Equal Vision Records. If you like what you hear, I would definitely recommend pre-ordering […]


REVIEW: The Dollyrots – The Dollyrots

Artist: The Dollyrots Album: The Dollyrots Genre: Pop-punk/pop-rock Label: Arrested Youth Records Four albums in, it’s business as usual for pop rock duo The Dollyrots on this eponymous release. The band’s sound is clinically breezy and spirited as always; the album laden with feelgood, suitably infectious anthems and odes to carefree living. It’s a populist […]


MUSIC VIDEO: Boys Like Girls – Be Your Everything

New England’s Boys Like Girls are hopping aboard the comeback train and this morning we received a link to their latest video, “Be Your Everything.” Much like their breakout smash “Thunder,” Boys Like Girls have gone back to the world of acoustic guitars to set the foundation for “Be Your Everything.” The verses are weak, […]


REVIEW: Maroon 5 – Overexposed

Artist: Maroon 5 Album: Overexposed Genre: Pop/rock Label: A&M/Octone Something of a rushed job in the wake of their “Moves Like Jagger” success last year, Overexposed is an awkward and lumbering album, yet one that musters some real gems before it gives out. It’s underwritten and bland, marked by a persistent insecurity as to how […]


REVIEW: Late Night Habit – Nostalgia

Artist: Late Night Habit Album: Nostalgia Genre: Pop Rock Label: Unsigned It’s not hard to dig a summertime pop rock release. After all, it’s the perfect time to dive into those feelings of fun, love, relaxation, and happiness. The typical layout of these sorts of songs comes from acoustic guitar-laden melodies coupled with soaring vocals that are occasionally […]

Divided By Friday

Divided By Friday Release “Prove It” Video

Pop rockers Divided By Friday are out to cement their place in the current music scene with the release of their official video for “Prove It.” The clip, which was released today, features the band doing their best rendition of the “band performs in rundown building” video style. Some may find it boring, but the […]

Sparks The Rescue 2012

Sparks The Rescue Announce Tour With Rocky Love Emily, Aristo

Site favorite Sparks The Rescue and Rocky Loves Emily will be heading out on the road this Summer with support from up and coming act Aristo. The tour, which is scheduled to start June 11 in PA, takes the pop rock acts around the Northeast and Midwest over the course of three weeks. You can […]


REVIEW: Eve 6 – Speak In Code

Artist: Eve 6 Album: Speak In Code Genre: Pop/rock Label: Fearless Records Rather surprisingly for an album that’s marketed as being something triumphant, a peak reached after years of hard work and personal tribulations, Eve 6’s Speak In Code is a remarkably flimsy, insubstantial piece of work. It’s catchy, and poppy, and will no doubt […]

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REVIEW: Rocky Loves Emily – Secrets Don’t Make Friends

Artist: Rocky Loves Emily Album: Secrets Don’t Make Friends Genre: Pop Label: Tooth And Nail If the biggest music related problem solved by the dawn of social media is the ability to discover and connect with new talent, the biggest issue it has created is helping those same artists hold your attention. Before we were […]


REVIEW: The All-American Rejects – Kids in the Street

Artist: The All-American Rejects Album: Kids in the Street Genre: Rock Label: Interscope, DGC Tyson Ritter commented during an interview that this album sounds like The All-American rejects “finally got their shit together and wrote a record that was going to keep them around.” With respect, I disagree, because this album is a mess. Far […]


REST IN PEACE: The Paper Melody

Pop rock trio The Paper Melody have announced they are breaking up. The band broke news of their split earlier today on their official Facebook. In a statement to fans, the band wrote: Dearest Fans, To our supporters from Day 1 all the way up to present, We want to say thank you from the […]