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REVIEW: Ryan Bingham – ‘Tomorrowland’

REVIEW: Ryan Bingham – ‘Tomorrowland’

Ryan Bingham released his debut solo album, Tomorrowland, on his own label, Axter Bingham Records. A risky move for any musician, it was paramount that Bingham come out with a successful, long-lasting album, and it is safe to say that he has done so. Tomorrowland explores many aspects of human emotion, and Bingham’s relentless arrangements […]

…and You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead @ The Echoplex 11/9/2012

…and You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead @ The Echoplex 11/9/2012

On an unusually cold Friday night in LA, I found myself waiting outside the Echoplex to see The Technicolors, The Octopus Project, and …And You Will Know Know Us By The Trail of Dead. An unusually eclectic line-up, I was excited to see what this show would sound like and what kind of crowd it […]

REVIEW: Phillip Phillips – ‘The World From the Side of the Moon’

REVIEW: Phillip Phillips – ‘The World From the Side of the Moon’

Phillip Phillips, recent winner of Season 11 of American Idol, is set to release his debut album, The World From the Side of the Moon, on November 19th. Phillips combines his impressive vocal presence with an array of backup instrumentation to arrange some fantastic songs full of great music and poignant messages. “Man on the […]

REVIEW: The Littlest Viking – ‘The Littlest Viking’

REVIEW: The Littlest Viking – ‘The Littlest Viking’

The Littlest Viking is a math rock/hardcore/instrumental duo from Whittier. The band consists of Ruben Cortez on guitar and Chris Gregory on drums, and the two produce a sound that is hard to imagine any other band matching. Intricate rhythms, style changes, and mind-blowing instrumental virtuosity are only a few words I can think of […]

REVIEW: Madness – ‘Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da’

REVIEW: Madness – ‘Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da’

It’s been 33 years since Madness put out their first album, One Step Beyond…Since the band’s inception, they have made an immortal name for themselves in the ska world. They have trade marked their unique sound with lead vocalist Graham “Suggs” McPherson’s voice, Mike Barson’s mastery on the piano and keyboard, and a vicious horn […]

REVIEW: Little People – ‘We Are But Hunks Of Wood’

REVIEW: Little People – ‘We Are But Hunks Of Wood’

Laurent Clerc, or as he’s known in the music world, Little People, is set to release his first album since 2006, We Are But Hunks of Wood. His first release, Mickey Mouse Operation, set a precedent for a sequel full of promise and intricate rhythms, and I am happy to say that the album does […]

REVIEW: Muse – ‘The 2nd Law’

REVIEW: Muse – ‘The 2nd Law’

Muse’s latest album, The 2nd Law, will be released October 1st, and trust me, it is worth the wait. Muse explores every sound imaginable while constructing a cohesive, beautifully produced album that takes you on an unpredictable musical journey. “Supremacy” opens the album with a heavy, chugging guitar with orchestral accompaniment reminiscent of Led Zeppelin. […]

REVIEW: The XX – Coexist

REVIEW: The XX – Coexist

Coexist is the second album by English indie pop band, The XX. After producing a beautiful and complex debut album in 2009, I was extremely excited to hear what the duo had to show after listening to their self-titled album constantly. Their opening track, “Coexist”, sets up the tone for the rest of the album. […]

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