Four Year Strong - Four Year Strong
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Four Year Strong

Four Year Strong

Easycore is a term coined by pop-punk fans that refers to a sub-genre that is a bit heavier than traditional pop-punk but not quite hardcore either. Over the past few years, the easycore genre has lost steam as more traditional sounding bands have taken over the scene. But, this summer, fans are calling for an […]

Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
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Blurryface

Twenty One Pilots

From the whisper of the word Vessel we’ve all been in an uproar, dying to know more, learn more, and most importantly hear more from twenty one pilots. With sky-high expectations set forward by a legion of fans and critics alike, Ohio-bred duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun had an impossible mission on their hands […]

The Story So Far - The Story So Far
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The Story So Far

The Story So Far

I tend to take a band’s self-titled album the same way as a senior quote: a summary of self-discovery up to that point but a timeless way to be remembered. That being said, The Story So Far have appropriately released their third album as a self-titled one. The album is satisfying for fans that have […]

The Early November - Imbue
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Imbue

The Early November

Since reuniting in 2011, The Early November has traded quintessential early emo for upbeat pop-rock. As The Early November ditch raw emotion and sound for polished maturity, their new record showcases a band that has really grown up with us over the years and Imbue will be a summer anthem for old and new fans […]

Dance Gavin Dance - Instant Gratification
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Instant Gratification

Dance Gavin Dance

Seasoned rockers Dance Gavin Dance are back with their sixth full-length record, Instant Gratification, and it certainly lives up to its title. Like a raw burst of color, there’s no doubt that this album brings a fresh perspective to the genre. A sugary pop influence coupled with Jon Mess’ severely unclean vocals and borderline psychedelic […]

All Time Low - Future Hearts
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Future Hearts

All Time Low

When you think of All Time Low, what comes to mind? Pop punk? Bras? Fans that won’t stop requesting “Sticks, Stones, And Techno”? If you’re reading this review, probably all three. No matter what you think, the fans always pop up at some point—and their incredible, dedicated, sometimes crazy love, has been returned in full […]

The Technicolors - Ultraviolet Disguise
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Ultraviolet Disguise

The Technicolors

The Technicolors, the newest addition to the 8123 label (The Maine, Lydia, Nick Santino), released their second EP Ultraviolet Disguise last week, and it’s wonderfully refreshing. The EP follows their latest effort Please Don’t Say You Told Me So, which was produced by Pat Kirch from The Maine, but this time, the band went back […]

The Maine - American Candy
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American Candy

The Maine

Behind all the sugar and all the sweetness surrounding American Candy, The Maine just gave a huge fuck you to any critics while simultaneously awarding diehard fans with a highly anticipated, saccharine collection of savory pop-rock songs, fueled by nostalgia and injected with an assortment of fresh, revitalized flavors. It’s no secret fans of the […]