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

2016 In Review

2016 was quite a year. I’ve heard it described as a “terrible movie with a great soundtrack”, and I don’t entirely disagree. This year, we lost David Bowie, George Martin, Prince, Leonard Cohen, and so many more – and that was just in the music world! However, this year was full of excellent albums, and … More 2016 In Review

Album Review: Frank Iero and the Patience – Parachutes

Frank Iero is back again with his second album, but nothing is the same in Parachutes (out next Friday, October 28). In fact, the new album stands in such stark contrast to Stomachaches that Iero felt he needed to change the band’s name. Despite (thankfully) no lineup change, The Cellabration has been transformed into The Patience, and their sound underwent a major … More Album Review: Frank Iero and the Patience – Parachutes