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Album Review: Hayley Williams - 'Flowers for Vases'

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Album Review: Hayley Williams - 'Flowers for Vases'

Although quarantine has been insufferable for most, it's also allowed creatives more time to explore their craft. Although, Hayley Williams of Paramore began her side-quest as a solo artist right at the beginning of 2020, introducing the era of Petals For Armor. The full album was later released in May, with a slew of ethereal music videos and virtual performances surrounding it. Ringing in the new year, Williams initiated various hints at new music on the horizon from short clips of in-house studio sessions to mystifying graphics (seen below.) Illustration by Luke Howard Williams introduced this Flowers for Vases or Descansos era not as a follow-up album...

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Album Review: Follow Me Dark - 'Follow Me Dark'

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Album Review: Follow Me Dark - 'Follow Me Dark'

Alt-Rock/Metal outlet Follow Me Dark prove that despite 2020 being a complete dumpster fire of a year, it didn’t have to put a stop on your creativity. On December 12, the quartet released their full-length self-titled album as a testament to their dedication and perseverance to beating the odds. Like many others in the industry, Covid rearranged their lives, putting them in a difficult spot in their careers especially with the absence of live shows. Taking advantage of this time, Follow Me Dark chose to focus on putting together an album that’s cohesive yet totally out of their comfort zones. ...

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Album Review: Sweet Soul - 'So Far No Further'

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Album Review: Sweet Soul - 'So Far No Further'

On Friday, January 22, California natives Sweet Soul released their debut album So Far No Further as a joint release between Chicago’s New Morality Zine and California’s High Desert label Extinction Burst. Last year the band released a cassingle “Do You Like Good Music?”, which is very fitting for their retro vibes, that featured two of the songs from the debut album and a Chuck Berry cover as a teaser. Now, the moment is finally here in all of its nostalgic glory. So Far No Further is a crafted nod to California punk and Chicago hardcore. With the first instance...

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Morningside Lane - "These Are Our Years" Album Review

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Morningside Lane - "These Are Our Years" Album Review

New Jersey-bred indie-rock band, Morningside Lane, dropped their debut full-length record titled These Are Our Years on Sept. 4th. After giving it a spin ourselves, we figured we'd give a brief run-down on why you should spin it too. It can be really difficult to set yourself apart from other artists sometimes. It's so common to see recycled material or heavy influences overtake overall talent of bands. Morningside Lane, however, seem to effortlessly combine notes of nostalgic classic rock with a modern alternative twist, leaving the listener intrigued with anticipation for more. Even with the resonance of frontman, Marc Del Giudice, with vocals very reminiscent of some 80's rock...

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Album Review: GLUE - Boston Manor

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Album Review: GLUE - Boston Manor

The alternative rock group, Boston Manor, released their third studio record on May 1st titled GLUE. These English boys have accumulated a very passionate fanbase with each era of album releases and GLUE seems to be no different.  This record pushes the boundaries while still remaining to sound like the authentic Boston Manor that fans adore. "Everything Is Ordinary" is the first track and was also the first single to introduce the impending full length. This song showed an experimental side of the band that most fans were not anticipating. Despite being caught off guard by the distorted vocals & new sound, their audience grew to appreciate their versatility...

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