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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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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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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
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In Defense of…In Reverie

Coming off of what is widely – and rightly – considered to be their finest achievement, 2001′s Stay What You Are, Saves the Day was in a difficult position. How do you follow something that magnificent without seeming second rate or [...]

December 31, 2012 Album Reviews, Articles, Nostalgia Reviews
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A Drive Thru Memory Lane: RX Bandits – Halfway Between Here and There

Every so often in the underground music scene, a record label will come along and completely dominate the market with one successful release after another. Some of these labels become so dependable that fans go on to purchase anything that [...]

December 5, 2012 Album Reviews, Articles, Nostalgia Reviews
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Brand New – Fight Off Your Demons

Tonight I am going to let the music set my mood, as opposed to the other way around. This is often an exceedingly difficult task to manage, but not if the album in question is Fight Off Your Demons by [...]

November 23, 2012 Album Reviews, Articles, Nostalgia Reviews
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In Defense Of…

Let me describe an album to you. It’s not really a concept album but most of its tracks are thematically linked. It’s divided into two separate sonic halves, the first based around simple, poppy instrumentation and the second around more [...]

September 17, 2012 Album Reviews, Articles, Features, Nostalgia Reviews
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The Mineral EndSerenading Experiment – Intro & Track 1

  There are many things about myself and my musical tastes that some might find odd, and rightfully so. For instance, I prefer The Eagles over Led Zeppelin, blasphemy I know – ‘The Dude’ would not abide by my choice [...]

August 13, 2012 Album Reviews, Articles, Nostalgia Reviews
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Nostalgia Review: Killswitch Engage – The End of Heartache

When talking about metalcore bands, names like Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, and Unearth will often be thrown around as standouts in the genre.  One of my personal favorites, and possibly the most well known of them all, is Killswitch [...]

May 17, 2012 Album Reviews, Nostalgia Reviews
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Nostalgia Review – Poison the Well

Now, if you’re talking about nostalgic material from Poison The Well, the obvious choice has either got to be The Opposite of December or Tear From the Red. Both are great…errr actually, I must confess that I got into Poison [...]

May 10, 2012 Album Reviews, Nostalgia Reviews
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Nostalgia Review: Thumb – Exposure

History: From the vaults of Classic Victory Records comes Exposure by German hardcore band Thumb.  Oh…Thumb….I love this album.  Exposure was released back in 1997 and was a staple in my CD collection in high school.  Being in my early [...]

April 27, 2012 Nostalgia Reviews
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Writing Under the Influence: The White Stripes – De Stijil

So I’m sitting on the porch of my hotel in Spain and I think to myself, what goes well with gin and lemonade? Why, rock of course. Thus began an intense hour of drinking, listening, and writing. I set out [...]

April 13, 2012 Album Reviews, Features, Nostalgia Reviews, Writing Under the Influence