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Parmesans

Wolf Eggs – The Parmesans

Two days ago I sat in a restaurant enjoying a meal with some friends. It was a day of snow and cold, the likes of which only a “polar vortex” could produce, and so naturally, we were the only people [...]

January 11, 2014 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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O’Brother – Disillusion

Whether it’s great listening material, fantastic performances, or engaging interviews, the boys in O’Brother have been good to us here at Type In Stereo. So it should come as no surprise that Disillusion was one of the most highly anticipated [...]

November 9, 2013 Album Reviews, Features, New Album Reviews
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Brave Bird – Maybe You, No One Else Worth It

Brave Bird’s album Maybe You, No One Else Worth It (Count Your Lucky Stars Records)  is a tough sell in a world of 30 second previews. Today a band needs to hook you in that half-minute or less if their tunes [...]

May 28, 2013 Articles, New Album Reviews
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Independent Clauses – Never Give Up: Celebrating 10 Years of The Postal Service

In case you have been living under a rock (or, if you just have dramatically poor taste in music), the electronic indie pop band The Postal Service is on tour again for the first time in ten years. The uber-talented [...]

May 25, 2013 Album Reviews, Features, New Album Reviews
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Wes Kirkpatrick – Wes Kirkpatrick

When discussing great albums, one can pretty much boil everything down into two categories.  There are those you can listen to anywhere, anytime and they never lose their luster (for me this would be anything by Thrice, the new Owel album, [...]

April 16, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Senses Fail – Renacer

Last year, right around the time they were gearing up for Warped Tour, Senses Fail released four new songs as an EP of sorts, that was bundled with their greatest hits (thus far) album, Follow Your Bliss. These tracks proved to [...]

April 9, 2013 Album Reviews, Articles, New Album Reviews
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The Dear Hunter – Migrant

When The Dear Hunter released The Color Spectrum in 2011, much like when Thrice released The Alchemy Index throughout 2007 and 2008, a truly massive and ambitious project was born into the world. Somewhat inevitable, then, was the reality that for each [...]

April 8, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Silverstein – This is How the Wind Shifts

Quick, think of Silverstein. Did you throw up in your mouth a little? I used to be in exactly the same place, but hear me out – they actually don’t suck all the time. No really, just read this. It’s [...]

March 25, 2013 Album Reviews, Articles, New Album Reviews
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Straylight Run – About Time EP

By the time Straylight Run released their About Time EP, I had pretty much given up on the band. Like most of my peers, I had a special place in my heart for the melancholic angst parade that was Straylight [...]

March 7, 2013 Album Reviews, Nostalgia Reviews
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Orphans – Pack Mentality

It’s staggering how much is wrong with the heavy/hardcore/metal scene these days. In fact, I wrote an entire article about how the current trends amount to slightly less than a steaming pile of bovine excrement. The shitty mash-ups of dance [...]

March 4, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Album Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Following the release of Yanqui U.X.O. in 2002, the Montreal based post-rock band announced to the world that they were going on an indefinite hiatus – the infamous “it’s not you, it’s me” of the music world. They had let us down [...]

March 1, 2013 Album Reviews, Articles, New Album Reviews
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In Offense of Your Favorite Weapon

About 12 years ago, I had a quasi-friend (they exist, look it up) that I would bounce music recommendations off of and he would in turn do the same.  One of his recommendations was the début of a band from Long Island [...]

February 26, 2013 Album Reviews, Articles, Nostalgia Reviews
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Coheed & Cambria – The Afterman: Descension

As regular readers of Type In Stereo will recall, on the heels of two Coheed albums that I didn’t much care for, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Coheed & Cambria’s 2012 release, The Afterman: Ascension. Being [...]

February 25, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Venna – Third Generation Hymnal

“Sing along if you want. Knowing the words is not required.” Who wouldn’t want to listen to an album with that kind of tagline? After reading that description for Venna by Venna (FVBV – a latinate FUBU?), I assumed that [...]

February 18, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Local Natives – Hummingbird

As I get older, I’ve realized that the old adage, “You can never (truly) go home” is undeniable on so many levels. While you are away, be it months or years, things will change. Friends move away, old haunts go [...]

February 5, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
Bad Brains

Bad Brains – Into the Future

In the late ’70s, punk gained momentum in popularity and evolved through the ’80s with a wave of hardcore punk bands like Black Flag, Minor Threat, and Bad Religion. Bad Brains soon joined the movement – contradictory to their roots [...]

January 30, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Relentless – Turn the Curse

Move over Parkway Drive. Move over Miles Away. Move over….ok I ran out of Australian hardcore(ish) bands. As someone who has spent his entire life in the States, outside of one trip to India and a couple to Mexico, I [...]

January 24, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Muse – The 2nd Law

Watch this. Is it good? I don’t know anymore. The 2nd Law, the latest album from the stupefyingly talented Muse, is a complicated piece of work. But I feel it can be accurately summarised by the video above and the [...]

January 22, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Owel – Owel

Only a few short weeks ago, I offered up Gates’ You Are All You Have Left to Fear and Owel’s I’ve Seen Colors (released under Owel’s former band name, Old Nick) as the best albums that 2012 had to offer. I [...]

January 14, 2013 Album Reviews, New Album Reviews
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Recover – Ceci n’est pas recover EP

As many of you may know, I recently picked up my entire life and moved it on out to Austin, Texas.  Being originally from Orange County , CA and growing up in the OC hardcore scene, I was able to [...]

January 10, 2013 Album Reviews, Articles, Nostalgia Reviews