Matthew and the Atlas – Temple (Unplugged)

12. 23. 16 Nobody is really releasing music at the end of the year because it gets lost in the holidays and won’t make anyone’s best records of the year lists. So I found a record that was released this past Friday in a new format from its previous release this year. The original record…

Spill – Top Ten

12. 16. 16 I coach Middle School Basketball my team just had a game before Christmas vacation. It was so hard for them to focus before the game. I was getting frustrated, but I feel I can understand now near the very end of 2016. I have written one album review a week every week…

Trip Lee – The Waiting Room

All the dollars in my wallet finna burst through. More money, more problems to work through. Something’s missing, that feeling’s starting to lurk too. But I got it all so I don’t know what to pursue, ‘Cause I finally got paid. 12. 9. 16 I’ve never loved rap: I didn’t grow up on it and…

From Indian Lakes – EFBN TAPES

12. 2. 16 In October I reviewed From Indian Lakes’ new full-length, Everything Feels Better Now. This new release, EFBN TAPES, is a collection of demo versions of the songs from the record. I thought it would be cool because a. The songs are awesome b. As an opportunity to rant and c. Because there weren’t any other…

Josh Garrels – The Light Came Down

11. 25. 16 This one’s for my mom #ChristmasMusicJunky. Nature’s pretty neat. So is Josh Garrels’ Christmas album. Click Here To Understand The Reference Check the record out playas. Click Here If You A Playa (an wanna lissen 2 da reckord) Album Artwork: https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3224764173_16.jpg  

You Blew It! – Abendrot

I swore that I’d be better this time, But I’m more circle than a line. 11. 11. 16 I think I’ve been finding more harmony it what’s unconventional. I know with music, sometimes I feel like I’ve heard everything I’ll ever like—like there are no new ways to find beauty. But then there are those…

Wolves At the Gate – Types & Shadows

Eyes wide in this reverie but it’s all still dark as night. I’m falling fast asleep. Black tides of my misery coming down upon my sight. I drown into the deep. 11. 4. 16 I wanted to start this review saying a couple things overall about my reviews this year. I get over excited about…

Four More – September & October

September & October / 2016 These months were unreal. Local Natives – Sunlit Youth / 9.9.16 There’s more than meets the eye here. Artifex Pereo – Passengers / 9.16.16 One of the best examples of unique yet still accessible alternative rock. Touché Amoré – Stage Four / 9.16.16 Albums about death hit me hard. Animal Flag – LP / 10.7.16 Debut record…

Foreign Fields – Take Cover

I guess I am afraid I won’t know what it means — to reach into the sky and float off on the breeze. I guess I’ll wait and see. 10. 28. 16 I discovered Foreign Fields a little over a month ago. I have no idea how, but I stumbled upon their most recent record…

Civilian – You Wouldn’t Believe What Privilege Costs

And in a strange way, it would be better if the morning didn’t come. 10. 21. 16 Bands/Artists decide what to place at the forefront of their music. Whether a certain instrument or the instruments as a whole, maybe the singer’s voice, specifically the lyrics. or a combination of the two. Although the newest signing…

From Indian Lakes – Everything Feels Better Now

You were breaking up in the room next door to mine—I’m not asleep yet. I could hear the screaming but you told us you were just fine—and go back to bed. 10. 14. 16 Let’s get the cat out of the bag—Joey Vannucchi is my favorite musician. He is not simply the frontman, but essentially…