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ALBUM REVIEW – “MoBaDi Lives!” by Morning Banana Diet

Alright time for an album review designed to get press to a tiny hometown band that otherwise definitely wouldn’t get any. Morning Banana Diet have adorned the Hagerstown music scene since 2011, honing and giddily crafting what can best be called “progressive punk” for those who dare enter their airspace. The wild and scattered influences […]

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ALBUM REVIEW – “There’s Nothing Wrong With Me” by Major League

Early 2000’s post hardcore is NOT dead! There’s Nothing Wrong With Me is a raunchy slice of “super serious” pop punk” with edgy icing, a pool full of hooks with dark brooding vocals mixed in, it’s….it’s a lot of metaphors. This album is up there with The Greatest Generation as a hallmark of what “serious” pop punk is capable of, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW – “White Noise” by PVRIS

Whether or not their reputation as purveyors of stock breakdown-centric metalcore was part of the inspiration for Rise Records to take on an act as different and intriguing as PVRIS can only be known to those responsible, but the signing hasn’t half caused a stir. Drawing on equal measure from shimmering gothic synthpop as driving […]

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ALBUM REVIEW – “Keep You” by Pianos Become the Teeth

Keep You is not The Lack Long After, it will never be The Lack Long After, it does not try to be The Lack Long After and it is absolutely a worthy successor to The Lack Long After. Any comparisons between the two records are moot, stupid and will fall short. Lack was an album with a thousand different moments where […]

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ALBUM REVIEW – “1989” by Taylor Swift

“If any person has sung or composed against another a person a song such as was causing slander or insult to another, he shall be clubbed to death” – The Twelve Tables, Table VII Taylor Swift would not have lasted long in Ancient Rome. As notorious for penning songs airing the dirty laundry of her […]

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