Album Review: Real Friends’ Composure

Words by Joanna Glezakos Composure, the newest album by Illinois pop-punk heroes Real Friends drops today and it’s exactly what your emo heart has been waiting for. This is the third studio album from the band is released by Fearless Records and produced by Mike Green in Los Angeles, CA. Continue Reading

Album Review: The Nectars’ Sci-Fi Television

Words by Spencer Prather Alternative rock has been seeing many a band that push the envelope and make their own distinct sound nowadays. With their debut album Sci-Fi Television, New Jersey outfit The Nectars (lead vocalist Jess Kenny, guitarist Mike Baron, bassist Jon Paul, and drummer Mike Montalbano) have joined Continue Reading

Album Review: Trash Boat “Crown Shyness”

If one were to listen to Trash Boat’s newest album Crown Shyness expecting another run-of-the-mill pop punk album, they’d have a very pleasant surprise in order. Formed in 2014, Trash Boat (consisting of vocalist Tobi Duncan, guitarists Dann Bostock and Ryan Hyslop, bassist James Grayson, and drummer Oakley Moffatt) is Continue Reading

Album Review: Casey “Where I Go When I Am Sleeping”

Words by Nina Tadic Where I Go When I Am Sleeping, Casey’s highly anticipated sophomore record, has been released for less than a day, and in that time has made waves. On the band’s 2016 release, Love Is Not Enough, the band did an good job of establishing their style, both sonically and Continue Reading

Album Review: Together Pangea “Bulls and Roosters”

California has been known for pumping out their own breed of bands over the years and have come to create a genre of music that is inherently “Californian”. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, take a listen to Wavves, FIDLAR, SWMRS, The Frights, King Shelter Continue Reading

Single Review: Porn and Chicken “Zipper” and “Bread”

(Photo from Spring Awakening, courtesy of Kate Scott Daly) Chicago is synonymous with a few things: hot dogs, the Chicago Cubs, and house music. It’s been widely accepted that house music was created in Chicago in the 1980s, and since then, some of the greatest DJs and dance artists have Continue Reading

Manic Focus Drops Brand New Single Ahead of Fifth Studio Album

  Following the announcement of his newest album coming out in April, Chicago-based electro genius Manic Focus dropped his brand new single “Stronger” on Friday. The single features the vocals of Jennifer Hartswick, who gives the track a powerful and distinctly soulful vibe. With the beats and backing of Adam Continue Reading