Dan Bowyer · Features

Album Review: Like Pacific – ‘In Spite of Me’

In Spite of Me, the second full-length record for Pure Noise Records from Canadians Like Pacific, due for release on July 27th, 2018 catapults the band to new heights.  One of the first in the latest wave of bands to highlight the Canadian talent within the scene over the last number of years alongside the… Continue reading Album Review: Like Pacific – ‘In Spite of Me’

Dan Bowyer · Features

Album Review: Trash Boat – ‘Crown Shyness’

St. Albans, England natives Trash Boat return with their latest effort Crown Shyness, due for release on July 20th, 2018 via Hopeless Records. Taking the scene by storm alongside fellow countrymen Boston Manor, Trash Boat exhibit further musical growth and have definitely avoided the dreaded sophomore slump on Crown Shyness. A driving sound that is… Continue reading Album Review: Trash Boat – ‘Crown Shyness’

Dan Bowyer · Features

Album Review: Post Season – ‘Post Season’

Why the reach of Post Season is not larger remains a mystery.  The Altoona, Pennsylvania quintet who recently signed to Philadelphia-based Know Hope Records are preparing to release their latest self-titled record via the label on July 13th, 2018. With drummer Conor McNamara pulling double duty and being part of hardcore darlings Sharptooth, this record… Continue reading Album Review: Post Season – ‘Post Season’

Dan Bowyer · Features

Album Review: Real Friends – ‘Composure’

The distinct sound Real Friends have been developing since their inception continues to grow on their latest effort entitled Composure which is due for release via Fearless Records on July 13th, 2018. Musically, this record is the most refined of any Real Friends’ release, while lyrically this ten-track collection faces lead singer Dan Lambton’s challenges… Continue reading Album Review: Real Friends – ‘Composure’

Dan Bowyer · Features

Album Review: The Get Up Kids – ‘Kicker’

A lot can happen in 23 years.  Blink-182 once said nobody likes you at that point.  This is the furthest thing from the truth for Kansas City, Missouri natives The Get Up Kids. Since their formation in 1995 the emo pioneers have spent countless years at their craft and have inspired a new generation in… Continue reading Album Review: The Get Up Kids – ‘Kicker’

Dan Bowyer · Features

Album Review: Chase Huglin — ‘Will the Sun Ever Come Back’

From the first bass tones of “Both of Us”, the opener of Will the Sun Ever Come Back, it is clear that the latest release from Chase Huglin will be solid. Due for release on May 18th, 2018 through InVogue Records, Will the Sun Ever Come Back illustrates that Huglin has advanced the acoustic singer/songwriter genre… Continue reading Album Review: Chase Huglin — ‘Will the Sun Ever Come Back’

Dan Bowyer · Features

Album Review: Underoath – ‘Erase Me’

From the first notes of Erase Me due for release on April 6th, 2018 via Fearless Records, it is clear that Underoath is back, and back with a purpose.  Throughout the record Underoath have done things their way, both musically and lyrically without giving in to the unrealistic expectations of anyone who isn’t them, or… Continue reading Album Review: Underoath – ‘Erase Me’