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Singles Review: Like Pacific - "Ketamine Jesus"

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Singles Review: Like Pacific - "Ketamine Jesus"

Canadian punk rock band Like Pacific recently made their comeback after a few years, kicking off a new era. Their next full length album, Control My Sanity, is due to release December 3rd through Pure Noise Records. The group gave us a taste of what's to come with a pair of singles, "Ketamine Jesus" & "Love Them and Leave Them." Check it out below. Photo by Christopher Sherman "Ketamine Jesus" is a signature Like Pacific punch-in-the-face rock track with layers of fierce electric guitar progressions & striking cymbals, perfect to incite a riot. Frontman Jordan Black's vocals are tailor-made for the punk genre...

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Show Review: MUNA - Boston, MA (9/27/21)

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Show Review: MUNA - Boston, MA (9/27/21)

California trio pop-rock trio, MUNA, recently stopped by Boston on their run with Phoebe Bridgers' 2021 Reunion Tour. We got to see firsthand on the second night, September 27th, just how electric their shows are. ... The audience was instantly on their feet as the lights dimmed & MUNA took the stage with the opening track "Number One Fan," one of their most popularized singles from their 2019 album Saves The World. Punchy-pop transitions into an electronic 80's-style slow jam, "Stayaway," with constant energy radiating from each band member dominating the stage & interacting with the crowd. Throwing it back to 2017, they...

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Show Review: Beartooth - Worcester, MA (9/17/21)

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Show Review: Beartooth - Worcester, MA (9/17/21)

Midwest-bred post-hardcore group Beartooth stopped by Worcester's Palladium last Friday for a killer sold-out performance alongside support from Wage War & Dragged Under. This headlining tour, "The Below Tour," officially kicked off in Vegas last month & will be finishing up in Grand Rapids this weekend. We got a chance to see firsthand some of the cult-classics & some new tracks from their summer released album, Below.   As the fans waited with anticipation for Beartooth to take stage, the house playlist blared, until lights dimmed & Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" became the introductory anthem. Beartooth eventually emerged from the shadows &...

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Single Review: Softcult - "House of Mirrors"

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Single Review: Softcult - "House of Mirrors"

90's-Y2K revitalization has become somewhat of a trend in the past few years considering most of its consumers have lived during that time & crave that blithe nostalgia. Music, such as Canadian duo Softcult, allow us to reflect back on that era while still being able to appreciate modern-day influences. Their debut EP, Year Of The Rat, was released back in April and another single, "Spit It Out," during the summer-- just enough to entice new listeners. Their most recent single, "House of Mirrors," melds together old-school shoegaze with dreamy indie rock. Elements of Softcult's single "House of Mirrors" reigns reminiscent of the Loveless era of My...

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Single Review: 5ever - "Champagne"

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Single Review: 5ever - "Champagne"

Boston's pop punk newcomers, 5ever, recently introduced themselves with a fresh song & video called "Champagne." This single is not only the group's debut release, but also initiates the hype for their upcoming EP Forever on September 10th. It's no wonder 5ever chose to release their music video first, as the video deliberately mirrors the introspective lyrics. Every passing-day frame is set on the living room couch flipping through holidays, birthdays & other various events.  "Champagne" offers itself as an electric quarantine anthem (or an anthem for anyone who just feels stagnant.) Lead vocalist, Sam Nazaretian, incorporates pop punk melodies with a some darker instrumentation, resulting in that nostalgic emo-Myspace-era sound....

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