As It Is rewind to MySpace-era emo and pop-punk with ‘The Great Depression’ (review)
Fresh off of the release of 2017’s sophomore album, okay., UK pop-punks As It Is have returned with their darkest, deepest, and most creative project to date. Welcome to The Great Depression. This 2018 concept album was prefaced with three singles prior to release. It isn’t the hopeless romantic lyricism featured on Never... Read more
Panic! At the Disco “made it” on newest masterpiece, ‘Pray For The Wicked’ (review)
In the era of Brendon Urie being the sole member of Panic! At the Disco, sometimes it seems like Urie tries to reminisce and redo his past “emo like” sound in a pop format, but I genuinely believe that Pray For The Wicked is the best Panic! At the Disco album... Read more
5 Seconds of Summer have outdone themselves on ‘Youngblood’
5 Seconds of Summer have always been a band that didn’t seem to have it all there. Boy, do I love their music, and pop-punk for that matter, but there was just something in the music I felt didn’t suit them. Hell, they kept releasing song after song, album... Read more
State Champs balance pop-punk’s finest on ‘Living Proof’ (review)
For State Champs, following up The Finer Things with Around the World and Back was fascinating to me. Think about it: that album came out three years ago. And State Champs have practically toured with every other mixture of genres in their respective scene since. I went to shows and seen them... Read more
Mayday Parade make an interesting return to their upbringing on ‘Sunnyland’ (review)
Over the last few years, I’ve come to terms with the fact that Mayday Parade will never impress me as much as they did a decade ago. They’ve always struck me as a band who performed a certain style of music well and then will leave themselves stale for the... Read more
Michigander shows off ‘Midland’ (review)
Officially, a Michigander is a native or inhabitant of Michigan. However, this Michigander is a band. As solo project from Jason Singer, this Michigan native is showing the entire world what he’s about in his debut EP Midland. The six-track release features four new tracks and the previously released... Read more