Review: Sick Feeling – Suburban Myth

by Andrew Parker

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(released 1/20/15 on Collect/Terrible)

It’s a rare and lovely thing when a band’s debut album instantly feels like a punk classic.

I have not minced words. Should that have been a little more subtle and understated? Probably. But it also would have felt criminal to do that. So now that you know how I feel, I’m going to get into just why Suburban Myth is such a huge record.

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Review: Pity Sex / Adventures split

by Andrew Parker

(released 10/07/14 on Run For Cover)

(released 10/07/14 on Run For Cover)

It is hard to think of two bands that complement each other better than Pity Sex and Adventures. With their proclivities toward duets and mixed vocals, and blending their styles from fuzzed-out emo pop to heavier post-hardcore, they create a uniquely enjoyable final product. Each band offers an original song and a cover, serving as a nod to their current sounds and their late eighties inspirations from the alternative and hardcore scenes.

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Hostage Calm have Died On Stage: Breakup Announced

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It’s a sad time to be young, knowing the worst has just begun.

Today is a day of endings, it seems. Yesterday, it was announced that Hostage Calm, a band beloved in their home state of Connecticut and rapidly rising beyond, had dropped off the bill in the midst of their nationwide tour with Citizen. After an evening of silence, they announced the band would no longer continue.

Read the statement from their website below:

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Review: Single Mothers – Negative Qualities

by Andrew Parker

(released 10/07/14 on Dine Alone/Hot Charity)

(released 10/07/14 on Dine Alone/Hot Charity)

The Great White North can be full of surprises. Contrary to popular belief, none of them are especially polite. Demonstrating such, after a solid three years since their last release, London, Ontario-based Single Mothers have come roaring back with their new album Negative Qualities.

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