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Sinewy and cold, Stripmall Architecture’s newest release, Suburban Reverb, is simultaneously an organic and technological experience. 9 tracks of breathy vocals and airy synths combine to both lift the music and keep it at a distance.
I’m A UFO In This City, the newest full-length from LostAlone, is a 44 minute journey into the heart of darkness that can encompass a band at the end of their rope. With the assistance of producers Jacknife Lee and Greg Wells, as well as the help of executive producer Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, LostAlone run through a collection of emotional, angry, and uplifting songs of revolution and evolution.
Computer Magic’s newest single, “A Million Years”, is an indie dance-pop slice of heaven. Full of synth lines, danceable and catchy, it has a very repetitive chorus that easily gets stuck in your head; even now “I miss you love, I miss you love” is going through my head on a loop. The vocals are effect heavy, but they blend in well with the synth-filled arrangement and the mid-tempo. It’s very easy to imagine this song on at a club, bodies swaying back and forth and arms in the air.
Indie rock darlings Thee Oh Sees are nothing if not prolific, and after releasing two full lengths and a few 7″s in 2012, they have a new album, Floating Coffin, already coming in 2013. Full of the drawling, psychedelia-tinged garage rock they’re known for, the band’s leader and songwriter John Dwyer has described Floating Coffin as “heavier” and “darker” than past releases.
There’s something to be said for being in it for the long haul; Krokus have been playing their brand of rock and roll for almost 40 years, selling millions of records and touring the world in the process. The Swiss rock band keeps the flame alive on their newest release, Dirty Dynamite, which continues in their vein of rock anthems and powerful riffs, ready made to dominate the listener with the power of RAWK.
With a fist in the air and anarchy in their hearts, Mesa, Arizona’s Authority Zero have released their 5th full-length to strike a blow against the system that holds us all down. Titled The Tipping Point, it’s a collection of punk breakdowns and sullen defiance, starting out strong and never letting up until the last note dies.
With a fist in the air and a melody in their hearts, pop punk bangers Broadway Calls have returned with a new album, titled Comfort/Distraction. 11 tracks of anthemic pop punk, the album is full of songs of heartbreak and renewal, all catchy and ready to be sung along with at top volume, windows down and voice raised.