Music Reviews

Review: TS & The Past Haunts – Gone and Goner

Some may recognize the name Travis Shettel from the Massachusetts based Piebald, a band Shettel fronted for 14 years. Since the group’s breakup in 2008, Shettel has moved on to new projects. Most recently, Shettel has been at More...

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Troubled Coast – I’ve Been Thinking About Leaving You

Hailing from the Bay Area, in California, Troubled Coast has started off the year with a bang in hardcore music. After two decent EPs and a passable full length, Letters, the group has proven their worth with their latest release More...

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Such Gold / A Loss For Words – Split review

When rumors were floating around earlier this year about a possible Such Gold and A Loss For Words split record, the pop punk community got collectively excited. As months went by, many were unsure as to if this split was still a More...

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Album Review: Handguns / Forever Came Calling – Split

Split records are a great thing. For the bands, it is a great way to work even closer with your fellow bands, while for fans, it is a great way to familiarize yourself with a band that one of your favourite bands thought were goo More...

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Album Review: Lifestory:Monologue | Drag Your White Fur – Make It Grey

It is likely that you have not heard much about Lifestory:Monlogue, unless you come from the scene where the band has been working incredibly hard for the last six years. Over those six years, the band has released a handful of E More...

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Album Review: A Loss For Words “With No Sanctuary”

When Abington, Massachusetts’ A Loss For Words released their last album, The Kids Can’t Lose, in 2009, there seemed to be a split reaction. Some praised the record, and caused the band’s fanbase to grow quite a bit. Other More...

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Album Review: Counterparts “The Current Will Carry Us”

At this point in time, you may not be familiar with Hamilton, Ontario’s Counterparts. The band recently signed to Victory Records, but before that, they were a staple in the local Ontario hardcore scene. Their debut album, Pro More...

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Album Review: Transit “Listen & Forgive”

On October 4th, we received a new album from another one of Rise’s new signees, deemed the “WTF” signing. This time around, the new album was Boston, Massachusetts’ Transit. After two full-lengths and a couple EPs, Trans More...

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Album Review: La Dispute – Wildlife

As the release date for La Dispute’s sophomore album, Wildlife, was approaching, I was almost dreading having to write a review for the record. It is nearly impossible to put what this album is into words. Almost three years a More...

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Album Review: Man Overboard

It has barely been a year since Man Overboard’s debut full length, Real Talk, but the New Jersey quintet are back with their self-titled follow up. Being one of the first “WTF” Rise Records signings, some were definitely we More...

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Album Review: Run For Cover Records “Mixed Signals Compilation”

A label’s 50th release is a big deal. There are a fair amount of independent labels that don’t make it to this milestone. Luckily, Run For Cover records did make it to this point, and they certainly are celebrating it with a More...

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Album Review: Into It. Over It. – Proper

If you are unfamiliar with Evan Weiss, or more specifically his project Into It. Over it. then you must be living under a rock, as cliché as that sounds. Since the incarnation of the project, Weiss has been working nonstop. Bet More...

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Album Review: So Many Ways – So Many Ways

Chances are very high that you have never heard a band that sounds exactly like Chicago’s So Many Ways. Upon first listen, they may just sound like another hardcore/pop-punk cross over band in the same vein as Such Gold or earl More...

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