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Album Review: Dan Croll – Emerging Adulthood

Liverpool, England singer-songwriter Dan Croll experienced honest-to-goodness success within a relatively short span of his music career. The release of his 2014 major label debut, Sweet Disarray, was followed by an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel and, despite variable reception, a still-respectable #12 spot on Billboard’s US Top Heatseekers Albums chart. …

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Album Review: Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7

One of the greatest things about music is that it’s universal. A personal favorite is when artists take songs not of their own, revise the recipe, and put their own twist on it. Punk Goes Pop offers Top 40 pop hits revamped by some of the most known punk-rock souls. …

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Album Review: Separations – Bloom

For their second full-length album, Bloom, Atlanta act Separations (Myles Priest, Tyler Whitfield, Brenden Worthington, and David Richey) have put together an assortment of tracks that blend together elements of rock, metalcore, and electronic music. Continuing the momentum from their debut LP Dream Eater, the band is currently performing on the …

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EP Review: Night Argent – The Fear

Following their previous single release “Nothing More Beautiful”, quartet Night Argent have released their anticipated sophomore EP The Fear. Reigning from Washington, the band has grown a fan base while touring and teaming with Outerloop Records. The band consists of Chase Manhattan as frontman, Shane Santanna on keys, Evan Taylor …

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Album Review: The Acacia Strain – Gravebloom

Massachusetts metal band The Acacia Strain have returned with their eighth studio LP Gravebloom, another notch in the band’s discography that showcases their diverse sound. While The Acacia Strain have previously been given the deathcore label, the band themselves have strongly denied being tied to this style, seeing as how …

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Album Review: Dishwalla – Juniper Road

In preparation for my seeing Dishwalla perform at the Paramount later this month, I’ve decided to give their latest album, Juniper Road, a well-deserved go. For reference, their previous eponymously-titled album fared decently, nearly breaking the top 10 on the US Indie charts. This is representative of a steady trend, …

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Single review: Swissivory – DOG IN ME ft. DMX, Tariah, C-Tr

Ivory Coast born Swiss DJ and producer Swissivory returned this April after almost two years of musical silence. Formerly sharing a stage with names as strong as Rihanna and Wiz Khalifa, as well as working in production with Snoop Dogg, the new single and music video released via YouTube is blowing up hiphop blogs all over the world.  With a number of collaborations on the single, …

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EP Review: DFB – Perspective

After starting out as a solo instrumental project by founding member Dylan Furr, metal act DFB have impressively evolved their sound over the years and their latest EP Perspective is a perfect example of how the group continues to grow. While DFB’s sound remains rooted in progressive metal, this project …

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