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This is Our Life

Des Rocs

Des Rocs’ new EP This is Our Life is the blackest of leather coats at the Rock and Roll High School.

8

Death of an Optimist

grandson

If you bite the hand, get louder and defiant A couple of years ago when reviewing grandson’s first EP, a modern tragedy vol. 1, I referred to the multi-talented musician as being an artist to help you survive today’s uneasy world. With the release of his debut album, Death of an Optimist, I’m even more […]

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Whatever, Man

BLACKSTARKIDS

After my first full listen of Whatever, Man—from Kansas City’s BLACKSTARKIDS—I was left asking myself, “Wait… did I like this?”

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girlfriends

girlfriends

It’s only going to take a single listen for every song to implant itself in your head, but Girlfriends has the kind of lasting value you’ll want to have as a permanent part of your music collection.

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Wrong Generation

FEVER 333

Wrong Generation goes hard right out of the gate with “BITE BACK”, guitars and crashing drums building into a headphone-shaking stomp in less than a minute.

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Hands Like Houses EP

Hands Like Houses

Hands Like Houses’s new self-titled EP is certainly a departure from their Metalcore roots.

8

Fake It Flowers

beabadoobee

Some albums invoke nostalgia—beabadoobee’s Fake It Flowers reinvents it.

7

Season 3: The Realization

Kyd The Band

Devin Guisande, donning the mantle of Kyd the Band, is a smart man. He understands the benefit of being clear and distinct in your message.

8

I'd Rather Die Than Let You In

The Hunna

From the get-go you’ll be sucked into its world so fast it’ll make your head spin (and not just from all the head-banging you’re about to do). 

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Tickets to My Downfall

Machine Gun Kelly

This one stands up there with the best pop punk albums of this generation.