interview by Michael McCarthy Hailing from New York, rock band The Cringe is about to release its sixth album, Everywhere You’ve Never Been, this Friday on April 19, 2019. Although it didn’t start out as a concept album, a theme became evident during its creation; each song was about somewhere the band had...Read more
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interview by Michael McCarthy It’s been roughly 12 years since the release of The Fratellis’ universally loved debut album, Costello Music. Their newly released album, In Your Own Sweet Time, is their fifth and certainly one of their best. I was, honestly, blown away from the first time I heard it. I wouldn’t...Read more
"I cannot breathe," sings Maximo Park's frontman Paul Smith on their just released new single "Risk to Exist," but the song is actually a breath of fresh air. I haven't been doing many song of the day posts lately, less they take the focus off of our...
interview by Michael McCarthy Wild Beasts, one of today’s most popular bands out of the United Kingdom, released their fifth album, Boy King, back in August and it’s one of the best records I’ve heard this year, packed with songs that are equal parts catchy, pop-minded affairs and intellectual, artistic statements. It’s also...Read more
Banks & Steelz is a musical collaboration between Wu Tang Clan's RZA and Interpol's Paul Banks. Don't ask me why it's not called BANKS & RZA or RZA & BANKS. I have no idea. What I do know is that this song kicks some serious...
The Joy Formidable spent a year holed up in their own studio in their native Wales writing and recording Hitch, their third full-length album, which is a tour de force if a little long-winded. You see, the record clocks in at roughly 70 minutes and many of its songs are over six minutes...Read more
Butch Walker is one of today's most incredible singer/songwriters and producers. But Ryan Adams produced this track, as well as the rest of Butch's upcoming album Afraid of Ghosts, giving it a haunting hue through which Butch conveys a whole lotta emotion. This mesmerizing number is so...
You can now add Los Campesinos! to the ever growing list of bands who’ve released Christmas music during recent years. Their A Los Campesinos! Christmas EP features three holiday singles the band has released during the past few years along with two new covers and a new Los Campesinos! Christmas original. Gareth Campesinos!...Read more
OK GO: HUNGRY GHOSTSAs you may remember, I reviewed OK GO’s fantastic Upside Out EP back in August of this year. All four of those incredible, tasty treats are served up deliciously here on the band’s new album, Hungry Ghosts, which is, simply put, baked to perfection. But before we get to the...Read more
Western Education were formed during spring 2011 on the east coast in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, birthplace and muse of Jack Kerouac, after vocalist Greg Alexandropoulos plastered the UMASS Lowell campus with flyers seeking some compatible musicians. His search discovered bassist Will Hunt and guitarist Georgio Broufas and the trio set about...Read more
Dances are an indie rock band that began in New York in 2011 by singer/guitarist Trevor Vaz. Initially a solo songwriting project, it turned into a collaborative trio in 2013 upon the addition of bassist/vocalist Sam Stoltje and drummer David Su. "Summer in the shade," Vaz sings during...
SPC ECO: THE ART OF POP The best artists are those who are constantly changing colors like a chameleon if not downright evolving and SPC ECO make a great leap forward with The Art of Pop, an album that ditches all of those raw, distorted guitars in favor of delicious, pristine pop beats,...Read more
Eisley is an indie pop rock band from Tyler, Texas. The so-called family band consists of four siblings — Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston — and their cousin Garron. Here’s who does what: Stacy DuPree King – vocals, keyboard Sherri DuPree-Bemis – vocals, rhythm guitar Chauntelle DuPree D’Agostino – lead guitar, occasional vocals...Read more