Dan Bowyer

Album Review: We Were Sharks — Lost Touch

After coming together in 2011, years of grinding has paid off for Ottawa, Canada’s We Were Sharks, as they recently inked a deal with Chicago-based Victory Records.  The Canadian sextet is about to release their debut full-length effort for the label entitled Lost Touch which is due for release on February 23rd, 2018. Lost Touch is a… Continue reading Album Review: We Were Sharks — Lost Touch

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Album Review: Senses Fail — If There is Light, It Will Find You

After 16+ years, Senses Fail is still amazing.  Their seventh studio album, If There Is Light, It Will Find You, due for release on February 16th, 2018 via Pure Noise Records serves as definitive proof. Despite numerous member changes over the years, Senses Fail show no signs of slowing down.  Lead single “Double Cross” would… Continue reading Album Review: Senses Fail — If There is Light, It Will Find You

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Album Review: Stuck Out — You Won’t Come Home

It is a travesty that Melbourne, Australia’s Stuck Out are one of the best kept secrets in the scene.  Hopefully their forthcoming EP You Won’t Come Home being released on February 9th via Greyscale Records will change that. You Won’t Come Home is a very strong collection of pop-punk tracks that build on the energy… Continue reading Album Review: Stuck Out — You Won’t Come Home

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Album Review: Story Untold — Waves

After signing with Hopeless Records in 2016 and releasing a self-titled EP for the label, Montreal, Canada’s Story Untold return with their debut full length Waves, set for release on February 2nd, 2018. Having their beginnings in a similar fashion to As It Is in that lead singer Janick Thibault posted song covers on Youtube,… Continue reading Album Review: Story Untold — Waves

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Concert Review: Belmont with special guests Parkside, Nightwell, Cheapside, and Romancer

Passenger Entertainment recently brought Chicago pop-punks Belmont to Canada for their first run of Canadian shows ever.  Spinning Thoughts was there to witness the initial sold-out show in Kitchener Ontario, Canada which featured Cheapside, Nightwell, Parkside and Romancer supporting Belmont on January 4th, 2018. Cheapside:  The newly formed Cheapside from London, Ontario have an interesting… Continue reading Concert Review: Belmont with special guests Parkside, Nightwell, Cheapside, and Romancer

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Dan’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

10.  A Will Away – Here Again A Will Away is one of the most underrated bands in their genre.  Hopefully the success of Here Again will lead to many more having the opportunity to be introduced to their music. 9.  Jetty Bones – Old Woman The project of Columbus, Ohio native Kelc Galluzzo, Jetty… Continue reading Dan’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

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Review: Parkside — Whenever You’re Ready

Oakville, Canada quintet Parkside re-emerge with their lengthiest release to date, the Whenever You’re Ready EP which will be available on December 8th, 2017.  Holding together the delicate balance of emotive pop-punk well, Whenever You’re Ready is a collection of six tracks that looks to chart a new way forward for the band.  “It was… Continue reading Review: Parkside — Whenever You’re Ready