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Planetary – Crash The Party

Ian Reibeisen and Chris Weiss met when they were kids back at tennis camp. Ian overheard Chris strumming the tune to Oasis’s “Wonderwall,” one of his favorite songs, and went over and started singing with him. That was the beginning of an inseparable bond that would eventually lead to the two starting their current band,… Read more »

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Night Sports – 3OH!3

It’s been over a decade since we were first introduced to the bold, energetic, and let’s be honest, slightly inappropriate pop duo that is, 3OH!3. Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte formed 3OH!3 back in 2004, and have been killing the electric pop game ever since. What is “3OH!3” you might ask?  The guys came up… Read more »

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New Land Road – Josh Kelley

When an artist takes over five years between records, the end result is typically hit-or-miss. After so much time away from creating music in an official fashion, the new material may be lacking in what made their back catalog so inviting in the first place. Other times, though, the lengthy hiatus allows them to take… Read more »

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Midnight Machines – LIGHTS

Acoustic albums have been around forever, but within the past couple of years, it seems artists are releasing acoustic albums more than ever before. I, for one, am not upset about it. It’s been a year and a half since Canadian girl crush, Lights, released her third studio album, and the acoustic version of Little… Read more »

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Stories For Monday – The Summer Set

Nostalgia is marketable, as every band that released an album in 2005 learned last year as they embarked on 10-year anniversary tours. But on Stories For Monday, The Summer Set’s fourth album, Brian Dales, the band’s primary lyricist, digs up the past for new material in a way that feels organic, necessary and most importantly… Read more »

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Mind of Mine – Zayn

When most people think of boybands, they picture a processed group of pretty boys who make processed pop music for prepubescent girls. That stigma itself is sometimes enough to deter people from even giving their music a chance, and is certainly an oppressive idea to members who wish to stay true to their creativity. In… Read more »

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Taking One For The Team – Simple Plan

With their fifth studio album, Taking One for the Team, Simple Plan fuses their signature pop punk sounds with R&B influences to create a masterpiece that evokes both nostalgia and novelty with every track. The French Canadian band collaborated with electronic music group 3OH!3 to craft the unique sounds of their latest tracks. The album… Read more »

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Drive North – SWMRS

SWMRS were bred in the heart of the San Francisco Bay punk scene. In fact, drummer Joey’s father is none other than Green Day front man, Billie Joe Armstrong. With that kind of lineage, there was a lot expected from the quartet on their debut. Drive North is a mixture of surf-punk angst and sleek… Read more »