1237000_10151662758146448_1799600980_nMoving Mountains – Moving Mountains
With Fall right around the corner, the boys of Moving Mountains usher in the new season with emotionally charged post-rock that reverberates through color-changing leaves and soddy ground. Moving from heavier rockers like “Swing Set” to more acoustically-driven bits like “Eastern Leaves,” Moving Mountains covers all facets of seasonal awakening, be it the coming of Fall or the bleakness of winter. Half-buzz ballads mixed with a heavier, more angular Goo Goo Dolls, the Purchase, NY group will accompany you on those lonely walks in the park. – Mike Madden
Check out: “Eastern Leaves”

Screen Shot 2013-09-14 at 4.10.39 PMIn and Out of the Dark – Katrina Parker
California’s Katrina Parker may be a freshman in the music scene, but for an up and coming artist, she has an incredibly big voice. In her debut album, In and Out of the Dark, her vocal chords prove to be versatile — powerful in “Oh Yes” while maintaining a soft, soothing sound in “Dirty Girls” and “What’ll I Do.” This record will show the world exactly why Maroon 5’s Adam Levine recruited her vocals on the second season of The Voice. – Stacy Magallon
Check Out: “I Wish You Love”

970608_10151787693411354_2047792467_nThe Things We Think We’re Missing – Balance and Composure
You have to be into a certain type of music to listen to Balance and Composure’s new album The Things We Think We’re Missing. If you’re into bands like We Came as Romans and Pierce the Veil, definitely take a listen. You’ll fall into familiarity with the heavy guitar and deep screaming punctuated with verses of clean singing. Something that I love about this album is the distinct drum line in every song. It makes for a steady pulse and really showcases the drummer’s talent. Take a listen if you’re into that kind of stuff. I’ve already recommended it to a friend who is into hardcore. – Shina Patel
Check Out: “Lost Your Name”

1234490_10151789423441077_1787145183_nFuse  – Keith Urban
Keith Urban has made a name for himself in country music 23-year-long career, and his new album Fuse is a reminder of why he’s a Grammy-winning artist.The record is jam-packed with twangy vocals and guitar riffs. The first single off of Fuse, “Little Bit of Everything,” foreshadows the rest of the tunes. There’s country, there’s rock and there’s pop – making Fuse the perfect album for every listener. – Catherine Powell
Check out: “Somewhere In My Car”

1236419_10151572938090812_647162166_nThe Other Side –  Tonight Alive
After Australian quintet Tonight Alive released their debut album What Are You So Scared Of? in 2012, fans of the pop-punk group were eager for more. In their newest release, The Other Side, the band does not disappoint. The album starts off with their signature punk sound with “The Ocean” and “Don’t Wish” both abundant in heavy drums and guitar riffs. The Aussies simmer down their punk core in “Come Home” — more of a softer, major-key melody, but pick up their badass essence in “No Different.”The Other Side is Tonight Alive’s bridge between pop and punk, and it’s a bridge worth crossing. – Stacy Magallon
Check Out: “The Other Side”

Written by Catherine Powell

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