With a sound that calls to mind the likes of The Black Keys, The White Stripes, and Kasabian, Orthodox is one of those records that is meant to be heard live in the middle of a rowdy crowd on a hot Saturday night in some too-cramped club.
While they have always been known as more of a pop band, rather than a rock band, this time around on Biography of Heartbreak, This Century strips away any rock or punk sensibilities they once had and go straight for the Top 40 pop sound.
Koji’s first full-length release delves deep into the artist’s mind to explore the everlasting journey toward solace and acceptance. As a collection of art, it is supremely relatable by serving as a case study of the universal human experience.
After releasing a few solid EP's that teetered between emo and hardcore, Daylight have debuted their first LP Jar, defining their shamelessly 90’s alt-inspired sound.
The Wonder Years' third full-length The Greatest Generation proves once and for all that the band's significance goes far beyond their infectious sound and tattoo-ready lyrics. The third in a trilogy, the album is made up of thirteen of the strongest and most meaningful songs the band has ever written, cementing them as one of the most important acts of this decade.
Los Angeles rockers Stars in Stereo are making their debut this year with a self-titled album ridden with strong rock anthems.
With its catchy guitar riffs, fast and hard drum fills, and simple vocal harmonies, Count To Four's Between Two Cities is a record that begs to be listened to on a hot summer night, with the windows down and the stereo loud.
With Shane Henderson and the Future Perfect, Henderson utilizes the greater creative control he has on the aptly named Control to explore his musical capabilities, replacing the punk in pop punk with singer-songwriter instead as he moves toward a lighter, more laid-back feel.
On their debut full-length, Turnover have turned down the rough pop punk elements of their early material, relying on melodic riffs, subtle hooks, and poignant lyrics to explore its dark themes.
The aptly-titled Renacer is most certainly a rebirth for Senses Fail. One of the heaviest albums of 2013, the record leaves behind only minor traces of the Senses Fail we all know and love.
In her latest album Wheel, Laura Stevenson contends with the confusing and contradictory cycle that is life. Through artfully-composed folk songs, rife with prose and interwoven with irony, Stevenson captures the mystifying enigmas that plague us all.
The Summer Set are back and better than ever with their third full-length Legendary.
Whether listeners vibe with the turn that A Rocket To The Moon have taken towards a pop impression on light country or prefer their youthful musings without a side of the South, the old sweetness of the band still sits evident just below the surface.
Despite the dark name and odd artwork, Devil is the cheeriest effort Lydia has released to date, and it will be a mainstay for those warm days and chilly nights by the fire this spring and summer.