Album Review: Monster Treasure – II

Contrary to the bright, flowery album cover, Monster Treasure‘s latest album, “II”, is about as punked-out as they come. The grungy, shoegazey punk is mesmerizing and full of fuzz-soaked riffs, and as the band’s bio says, if you can picture Blondie covering Nirvana in the early ’80s, “you might be halfway there.” The album is nothing … More Album Review: Monster Treasure – II

EP Review: Frank Iero and the Patience – Keep The Coffins Coming

In what’s meant to be the missing link between “Stomachaches” and “Parachutes”, Frank Iero and the Patience is back with another fiery, punked-up EP: “Keep The Coffins Coming”, which comes out Friday, September 22. “Keep The Coffins Coming” is the exact midpoint between the two albums: not quite as ragged as “Parachutes,” but less polished than … More EP Review: Frank Iero and the Patience – Keep The Coffins Coming

Album Review: Restless Streets – Together

With Spring Fling just ending in Cleveland, I’ve had pop-punk on the brain for the past few days. Jetty Bones, Mayday Parade, Heroes Like Villains… I’ve just been on a kick. You can imagine my delight, then, when I first listened to Restless Streets’s new album, Together. It’s definitely got some pop-punk in there, although it’s not … More Album Review: Restless Streets – Together

Album Review: Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This

There’s something incredibly inspiring about a band who owns their sound completely, who does things their own way and isn’t afraid to tell you exactly how they’re feeling. Combine that with a somehow-delicate pop-punk sound, and you’ve pretty much got my dream band – in this case, Diet Cig and their debut album, Swear I’m Good … More Album Review: Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This