By Ben Kaye

Live Review: Brand New at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre (10/19)

Photography by Ben Kaye It’s strange to think that my first time at the gorgeous Brooklyn Kings Theatre could be my last time seeing the infallibly excellent Brand New. If that’s how it ends up being scrawled in the books, then it certainly won’t be reflected upon in disappointment. Still, after seeing that grand, majestic […]

By Michelle Geslani

Sincere Engineer details the Origins of her new punk song “Shattering”: Stream

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest hit single. Having grown up deeply embedded in Chicago’s punk scene, it wasn’t long before Deanna Belos made her transition from diehard music fan and active community supporter to full-fledged musician. Inspired and encouraged by fellow fans and colleagues […]

By Nina Corcoran

The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me: The Brand New Album That Changed Emo Forever

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Nina Corcoran tackles Brand New’s game-changing third studio album with the help of Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine, and mewithoutYou. When Brand New released their third studio album, no one expected it to change as many […]

By Michelle Geslani

Radiator Hospital announce new album, share “Dance Number” video: Watch

Photo by Catherine Elicson Philly indie pop/punk outfit Radiator Hospital are prepping their first album since 2014’s Torch Song. It’s titled Radiator Hospital Play The Songs You Like and due for arrival on October 20th via Salinas Records. Their fifth full-length to date, it spans a generous 16 tracks, including titles such as “Long Distance Dedication”, “Cheap […]

By cosstaff

Top 50 Cover Songs from Movies

Say Anything has “In Your Eyes”, Goodfellas has “Layla”, Apocalypse Now has “The End”, and Fight Club has “Where Is My Mind”. These are established truths. But a cover song in a movie is different. It can actually elevate the drama — ascribing meaning and sentiment to the music being played. All of a sudden this song that we’re pretty sure we’ve […]

By Ben Kaye

Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects cover each other to celebrate co-headlining tour: Stream

Photos by David Bean and Eliot Lee Hazel Emo stalwarts Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects are currently on the road together making the teenaged hearts of older millennials burst on a North American tour. To celebrate the joint jaunt, the two projects have each covered a trademark song by their tourmate’s, which are both […]

By Mittens XVX

Direwolves – The Great Year

Artist: Direwolves Title: The Great Year Release: Digital / LP Year: 2017 Label: Throatruiner Records It took almost three years for Direwolves to come up with the successor to their magnificent “Aegri Somnia”. The new rager, called “The Great Year”, is another outburst of strong emotions coming from this French band, and there’s no doubt, they put a lot of effort […]

By Matt Melis

Album Review: Paramore – After Laughter

After Laughter finds Paramore, like Carly Rae Jepsen and M83 before them, delving into the pantheon of ’80s pop and declaring, “There’s gold in them hills.” Awash in primary colors, After Laughter sheds the harder edge of its predecessor, Paramore, which accented its pop bona fides with chugging guitars and a distinctly rockist energy. Paramore, […]

By Michelle Geslani

Paramore release new album After Laughter: Stream/download

Paramore return today with their new album, After Laughter. Apple Music and Spotify subscribers can hear it in its entirety down below. After Laughter serves as the band’s fifth full-length overall and the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled LP, which spawned the Grammy-winning hit “Ain’t It Fun”. It was recorded in Nashville’s famed RCA Studio B and co-produced […]