It’s almost too easy to hear the Nashville influence on alternative-rock project Leadwolf’s debut album, “Dreams.” Although the city is certainly more than just country music, the folk influence on Leadwolf’s rock sound is clearly evident in both twangy vocals and smooth choruses. With an oddly diverse range of influences – from U2 to The … More Album Review: Leadwolf – Dreams
Folk-punk, as a genre, tends to confuse the general public. The warbling vocals and folky guitar are appealing to a select few, some of whom are attracted to the realistic sounds and vivid emotions conveyed through that specific combination of sounds. MomTalk, a local folk-punk solo project, just released a debut album, “It is your … More Album Review: MomTalk – It is your birthday.
Although at times a little too polished for my taste, Long Island pop-punk band Øff Guard’s debut “Set The Scene” EP is nothing if not enthusiastic. To say that the melodies are catchy is an understatement, and the energy in only six songs is absolutely electrifying. Right from the start, everything on this EP is … More EP Review: Øff Guard – Set The Scene
Bleacher Days’ latest pop-punk EP, “I Only Saw True Purpose,” stays almost too true to its genre; rocking guitars are combined with poppy melodies and driving rhythms to form a solid sound, and it’s nothing if not filled with angst. Similar to bands like Neck Deep, As It Is, and Sum 41, “I Only Saw … More Bleacher Days – I Only Saw True Purpose
It would be almost too easy to compare Moon’s “you snuck me into your darkness” to records like Cigarettes After Sex’s self-titled – that is, simultaneously beautiful and devastating with plenty of hazy vocals and synthesizer. Moon, the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Jack Sipes, is dreamy, melancholy synth-pop, and its debut album feels like heartbreak. … More Album Review: Moon – you snuck me into your darkness