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REVIEW: TOUCHÉ AMORÉ – ‘IS SURVIVED BY’

REVIEW: TOUCHÉ AMORÉ – ‘IS SURVIVED BY’

[Image Courtesy of Deathwish, Inc.] Touché AmoréIs Survived By Deathwish, Inc., 2013 by Chad Jewett Is Survived By, the third full-length from Touché Amoré, chooses its brand of catharsis carefully. It would seem obvious, but what tends to go unnoticed, or at least under-appreciated, about post-hardcore music is that, in an aural movement that can...

Review: Schoolboy Q – “Banger (Moshpit)”

Review: Schoolboy Q – “Banger (Moshpit)”

[Image Courtesy of Top Dawg Ent.] Schoolboy Q “Banger (MOSHPIT)” by Chad Jewett First things first: Schoolboy Q is at his best when he leans into his own weirdness. This feels like a 2013 theme, with A$AP Ferg and Earl Sweatshirt both dropping solidly B to B+ records full of intermittent highlights that succeed purely...

Review: Sorority Noise ‘Young Luck’

Review: Sorority Noise ‘Young Luck’

[Image Courtesy of Sorority Noise] Sorority NoiseYoung LuckBroken World Media, 2013 by Chad Jewett The best emo and post-hardcore documents have almost uniformly been about youth. Rites of Spring got their name from a Stravinsky ballet about a young woman dancing herself to death in a metaphor for the chaos of newness. American Football’s lone...

Feature: MLB Playoffs 2013 Preview – AL

Feature: MLB Playoffs 2013 Preview – AL

by Trevor Johnson ICYMI: Our NL Preview.  So here we are to break down the American League. On paper, these teams look a bit more evenly matched than do the National League representatives. The story lines are probably a bit smaller, even considering we have inter-division rivals going at it. That being said, we could very...

Review: Balance and Composure ‘The Things We Think We’re Missing’

Review: Balance and Composure ‘The Things We Think We’re Missing’

[Image Courtesy of NO SLEEP Records, 2013] Balance and ComposureThe Things We Think We’re MissingNo Sleep Records, 2013. by Chad Jewett             If you’re of a certain age and inclination, then you recall a time when the Foo Fighters were once one-half Sunny Day Real Estate. Dave Grohl re-recorded the drums for The Colour and...

REVIEW COMING MONDAY! Listen/purchase: Young Luck by Sorority Noise

Review: Tancred – “The Ring”

Review: Tancred – “The Ring”

[Image courtesy of Topshelf Records] Tancred “The Ring”Topshelf Records, 2013 by Chad Jewett “The Ring,” our first listen from Tancred’s upcoming, eponymous album, both gains and forfeits a lot from its economy. The song itself, brief, and built around a catchy enough strum, makes a lot of sense as an album opener; it brings to...