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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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Streaming Into The Void

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Streaming Into The Void

Whether you've been working from home, crafting, baking, or Animal Crossing-ing(?), you've been trying to stay as busy as possible to distract you from the stressful daily news. We feel you! While we're stuck at home, so are your favorite bands & creators. It's actually exciting seeing all the different ways artists engage with their audiences during quarantine. The most common form of online interaction would have to be through streaming; primarily Twitch & Instagram live. Bandsintown recently announced a partnership with Twitch to help bands who are unable to tour during this time (more info here). Source Statistics aside, we thought we'd recommend a...

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New Release: "Maximal" by Empty Atlas

New Release: "Maximal" by Empty Atlas

Mississippi alternative rock band, Empty Atlas, dropped their new single yesterday titled "Maximal" to tease their upcoming sophomore record Kairos.  The track's introduction focuses on the vocals with muted guitar strumming to build up the anticipation. Guitar riffs and the full melancholy yet groovy rhythm ensues shortly after. Lyrics of encouragement flow throughout the melody; giving it your all or "maximal effort" in pursuing your goals. With some retrospective lyrics like: "I'm already past 25 / Some of my best years are behind me." (As someone who just turned 25, I felt this.) The vocal stylings also remind me of Bear's Den, who...

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2020 Gigs Canceled?

2020 Gigs Canceled?

Over the weekend, a clickbait headline regarding the future of live music really took the Twitter world by storm. An overwhelming response of anxiety, stress & amusement flooded in as the prediction of "concerts not returning until next year" was being reported from a "healthcare professional."  Healthcare Expert Says Concerts Won’t Return Until “Fall 2021 at the Earliest” https://t.co/kJPdzaGgfz pic.twitter.com/pFaxrWYj34 — MetalSucks (@metalsucks) April 12, 2020 It's so easy to be affected by media nowadays, especially now that we're all in isolation & have little to no alternative outside influences. However, now is the time to take all the information we receive with a grain of...

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Artist Interview: Gouge Away

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Artist Interview: Gouge Away

Yes, this period of isolation is sure making us stir-crazy, but at least now we have more time to speak to some of our favorite bands. We got the chance to speak to Florida's finest punk rock band, Gouge Away, about their latest EP & navigating the rest of the year without really knowing what's to come.  Photo by Angela Owens The obvious out of the way first; how are you coping with the quarantining life right now? Tyler: It’s a strange time for us all. I work in healthcare so I’m immensely thankful that I can say I still have a job. I’m getting...

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