We have gathered here today to talk about the latest release from Sleeping At Last entitled Astronomy, Vol. 1. For those unfamiliar with Sleeping At Last, it’s a one-man project by Ryan O’Neal that he began in 2011. His work has been featured across numerous television shows, movies, and documentaries. On Friday, May 1st, Sleeping At Last released a collection of songs written about astronomical events and discoveries. Check out our review of Astronomy, Vol. 1 after the jump.
On Friday, May 1st, Canadian rock band Courage My Love released their sixth EP, SPECTRA. It’s their first release since 2017’s Synesthesia and subsequent walk away from Warner Canada; all of the songs on SPECTRA were produced and released without a label. The band has been releasing songs off the EP since June of 2019 with the single drop of “Teenagers” (which we reviewed at the time), but the release of Courage My Love’s SPECTRA includes three tracks that at least I have never heard before!
I’ve been listening to Courage My Love since 2015, and although their sound has changed and grown a lot since then, they are absolutely still a band I love listening to. I’m thrilled that they’re continuing to make music and excited for them to be doing it on their own terms. Check out the track-by-track review of SPECTRA after the jump!
This past Thursday, Canadian rock trio Courage My Love released their latest track, “Teenagers.” It’s their first single since last October’s “Remission,” which was a fun, poppy follow-up to 2017’s album, Synesthesia.
Their Breakfast Club-themed video dropped the following day, which singer Mercedes Arn-Horn co-directed. Check it out here:
The song itself is a banger, a ridiculously catchy pop-punk earworm you’ll be singing for the next three weeks straight. I myself have had it on repeat on my way to and from work every day since release, no regrets. It sends me screaming right back to high school…
It’s been almost a week since Tonight Alive released their latest album, Limitless, so I thought it was high time I reviewed it. Who is Tonight Alive? Well, they’re a punk rock band from Australia with a bombass female singer.
I discovered Tonight Alive quite by accident when a friend of mine posted a gif of Jenna McDougall on tumblr. “Who is this?” I asked myself. “A girl in a punk rock band who isn’t Hayley Williams?” I downloaded their 2013 album, Lonely Girl, on iTunes and never looked back. I take on the haters and give you a track-by-track review of Limitless under the jump. (more…)
When Gmail fails you, it fails really hard.
I was going through my Spam folder last night (because you never know– among the poor souls begging me to give them my checking information, there might be some gems), and boy, am I glad I did. An email from one of my favorite bands, Noctura (whose song “Caged” I reviewed here), had released a new EP! Under a new moniker! I quickly flagged the email as NOT SPAM (dammit, Google) and rushed to their website to pick up the new songs.
The Noctura of old was a rock group in the vein of Evanescence and Within Temptation, with vocalist Mandy Suiter’s vocals rising from Kris Haughey and Jeremy Roche’s crunching guitars like a phoenix floating over its own flaming wreckage. That aspect of the music remains, but now Noctura has become Westvale, and they’ve added a bit of electro-pop into the mix!
The EP is unfortunately only four tracks– I’ve already decided they need at least twelve more in order to satisfy my thirst for amazing music featuring female vocalists. (It’s one of those things where most groups meet one qualification or the other, you know?) But those four tracks are fantastic. They’re perfect if you need to get pumped up, to go for a run or beat the shit out of a speed bag. They’re also perfect if you just need to stick the headphones on your head while riding the subway and escape to a surreal, ethereal paradise.