By now you’ve heard about Return For Refund‘s newest release, the Lift You Up EP. After seeing the band live at their tour stop in Guelph, Canadian Beats took sometime to listen through the whole album, and write a comprehensive review! The blog commented on the band’s unique approach to recording the album live-off-the-floor, saying the resulting album is “ambitious and emotionally gripping with a supercharged hit of adrenaline!”. Canadian Beats also acknowledged how each track brings something new to the album, citing “Don’t You Say” as the most rock anthem-worthy, “Lift You Up” as most 90’s grunge reminiscent, and “My Gun” as their favorite music moment of the album. Read the article here to get their full analysis of the album!
The Fountainhead Focus recently took some time to check out our own HereComeHere‘s newest release, Chernobyl. “After starting with a much more pop-punk sound,” the blog commented, “the group (with a small lineup change) started to create something different – a more melodic, complex and even slightly darker sound.” The full article takes you track-by-track through the album, carefully studying each song. When discussing the album’s fifth track, “Sugarr”, the blog acknowledged a crucial factor about the bands progression. “Their songs have important lyrics,” noted Fountainhead, “lyrics that will stick in your head.” These lyrics, along with honing in on their sound, is what really sets this album apart from the band’s previous work. To get more analysis of the album, read the full review here!
Jess Chizuk‘s Lehigh Valley Line has officially been released and it’s getting some very high praise! In a new review of the album from Never Enough Notes, writer Laura Giles called it a “very special” listening experience and said it “feels like a live album with added intimacy.”
GigTown got featured the Go Ahead‘s track “It Is Written” on their Radio Roulette Spin. The reviewer noted that the track “demonstrates the group’s interest in playing with melodic choices that evoke the vibes of jazz and blues on the fronts of both instrumentals and vocals” and we honestly couldn’t have said it better if we tried.
“The uproar of power chords that almost seem to stomp through each chorus and an enjoyable, guitar driven instrumental bridge – complete with third and octave interval harmonizing – are the blending backbone that gives the song its opposing edge.”
Read the full review here and make sure to tune into GigTown Radio to catch the track on the airwaves!
Noting that the opening track is “a melodic masterpiece,” they went on to say it was proof that they’ll be “more than almost famous.”
“There’s a lot of bands in Texas, even without SXSW, but this is the one to look out for– especially if you liked Hawthorne Heights and Silverstein back in the day and want to listen to a more mature, updated version of that angst.”
Read the full review here!
The Other Side Reviews share their opinion on the latest remaster of The Go Ahead’s Cycles:
“I like the crossover between rock and blues, it’s almost a ‘back to roots’ project. Very rock and roll, in the old school sense of the phrase.”
You can check out the review here: http://bit.ly/1QReZnT
“Charlie is releasing a series of videos and singles promoting his new album Angels & Commerce. These videos are fun to watch. I recommend checking them all out. This week’s song, “Different Directions”, is a video you’ll need to watch twice. The first time through is to get the giggles out. You will giggle. Even if you think you won’t, one of the scenes will get you.”
“The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter “makes good” and takes all on a journey through heartbreak and pure love. It’s the duchess of indie folk we’ve all been waiting for, and she surely delivers.”
“We want them to hear the narrative we wrote. It’s music we’re really proud of, with each song having its strengths, just like a story would. So we want that to come across.”
ShuffleBeat Music featured an interview with Vox Vocis, as well as an album review, just last week. They had nothing but nice things to say, including an extra incentive to buy the album ShuffleBeat Music happens to adore, “If you buy the album and send me proof, I’ll send you a thing of Oreos. Not joking. And who doesn’t love Oreos?”
You can get your first sneak peek of the new Vox Vocis album at Rock the Night – head over to the link here to read an encouraging review of In the Arms of the Sun!
“With its flucuating structures, absorbing melodies, and excellent musicianship, Vox Vocis has taken a very successful first step in what promises to be the inception of a great band.”