Album News & Reviews

 Kevin Norris

Puscifer – “C is for (Please Insert Sophmoric Genitalia Reference Here)”

Puscifer – “C is for (Please Insert Sophmoric Genitalia Reference Here)”

Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for the metal heavyweights Tool and A Perfect Circle has once again abandoned the progressive and hard-hitting art rock of his main bands for the hypnotic and sexual flavoring of his solo project, Puscifer. With the release of the ridiculously titled EP, “C is for (Please Insert Sophmoric Genitalia Reference […]

 Kevin Norris

Devendra Banhart – “What Will We Be”

Devendra Banhart – “What Will We Be”

On his sixth studio album, “What Will We Be,” folk singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart ditches the lo-fi texture of his prior albums, and builds upon his quirky style with his most focused and accessible album to date. Of course Banhart’s Spanish spice (“Brindo”), spiritualism (“First Song for B”), and hippie-esque atmosphere (“Maria Lionza”) are all still […]

 Paul Hebert

Joss Stone – “Colour Me Free!”

Joss Stone – “Colour Me Free!”

Joss Stone recent release entitled “Colour Me Free” has finally been released. After months of dispute and expected release dates, Stone’s recent release may be her best work yet, and has definitely been worth the wait. The fourth studio album from the soulful English singer is comprised of 12 tracks which all have potential for […]

 Kevin Norris

Sufjan Stevens – “The BQE “

Sufjan Stevens – “The BQE “

Sufjan Stevens, the prolific singer/songwriter from Detroit, has once again struck gold with his latest musical and cinematic journey revolving around New York City’s Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The project, titled “The BQE, finds Stevens venturing deeper into the realm of classical arrangements, dramatic movements, and playful orchestrations, all of which showcase his inventiveness. Accompanying the 13 […]

 Robert Fayette

The Fall of Troy = “In The Unlikely Event”

The Fall of Troy = “In The Unlikely Event”

“In The Unlikely Event” is the fourth full length record of Equal Vision Records progressive rock band, The Fall Of Troy, the follow-up to their 2008 record, “Phantom on the Horizon.” Choosing a legendary producer like Terry Date presented The Fall Of Troy with endless opportunities to create a musical masterpiece. Known for his production […]

 Robert Fayette

Paramore – “Brand New Eyes”

Paramore – “Brand New Eyes”

Franklin, Tennessee’s five-piece known as Paramore comprised of Hayley Williams, brothers Josh and Zac Farro, Jeremy Williams and recent addition, Taylor York showcase their “Brand New Eyes,” the follow-up to the 2007 highly acclaimed platinum record, “Riot!” that took them to new heights as a band. The task of following up the amount of success […]

 Robert Fayette

Atreyu – “Congregation Of The Damned”

Atreyu – “Congregation Of The Damned”

Nearly a decade has passed since the arrival of Orange County’s Atreyu. The five-piece metalcore group makes their long awaited return to the entertainment industry with “Congregation Of The Damned,” the follow-up to their 2007 Hollywood Records major label debut, “Lead Sails Paper Anchor.” An album which drummer and vocalist Brandon Saller describes as the […]

 Kevin Norris

Morningwood – “Diamonds and Studs”

Morningwood – “Diamonds and Studs”

With the release of their sophomore album “Diamonds and Studs” – their first in over three years – New York City’s Morningwood find themselves tackling catchy pop songs that at times range from cocky anthems to rowdy party starters. With “Best of Me” – the opening track that feels like it belongs in an iPod […]