Album Reviews

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Album Review: The National – “I Am Easy to Find”

By: Kirstin Bews –     The National are releasing their eighth studio album, I Am Easy to Find, on May 17th via 4AD. The album comes accompanied by a short 24-minute film directed by Mike Mills that stars award winning actress, Alicia Vikander. The album isn’t a soundtrack to the film, although the title track … Continue reading

Album Review: The Head and the Heart – “Living Mirage”

By: Kirstin Bews –     The Head and The Heart are back with their fourth studio album, Living Mirage, which is set for release on May 17th via Warner Bros. Recently the band has gone through some lineup changes with co-founder Josiah Johnson leaving amicably and being replaced by Matt Gervais and keyboardist Kenny Hensley … Continue reading

Album Review: Greys – “Age Hasn’t Spoiled You”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Grey’s third album, Age Hasn’t Spoiled You, comes out on the 10th of May via Carpark records. Talking about the choice of the album name, frontman Shehzaad Jiwani expresses that Age Hasn’t Spoiled You is about rebelling against the notion that we are products of time, claiming that people cannot … Continue reading

Album Review: Vampire Weekend – “Father of the Bride”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Indie rockers Vampire Weekend are back from a five-year hiatus with their fourth studio album, Father of the Bride, which is set for release on May 3rd via Columbia Records. Known for their experimental indie soundscapes, the NYC-based trio shot to success in 2008 and have ridden a wave of … Continue reading

Album Review: Catfish & The Bottlemen – “The Balance”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Welsh indie rockers, Catfish and the Bottlemen, have just released their album The Balance via Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada. The band submerged themselves in the recording process of this album, staying in Ireland’s Grouse Lodge studios with acclaimed popular Irish mixer Jacknife Lee (U2, Weezer, The Cars, One Direction, … Continue reading

Album Review: Local Natives – “Violet Street”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Local Natives are back with their new album, Violet Street, which is set for release on April 26th via Loma Vista. This album has been long anticipated by fans who have been waiting for this follow up since their 2016 album, Sunlit Youth. Produced by Shawn Everett (Alabama … Continue reading

Album Review: Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues”

By: Kirstin Bews –       After months of teasing, Cage the Elephant are releasing their new album, Social Cues, on April 19th via RCA Records. After 12 years of making music, Cage the Elephant remain one of the most promising rock bands of the 21st century. Their underground, nonchalant signature sound holds up … Continue reading

Album Review: The Chemical Brothers – “No Geography”

By: Jessica Nakamoto –       While breaking the space-time-continuum may be off the table (for now), Manchester-based duo, The Chemical Brothers, are back pushing boundaries with the introduction of not only the fastest remix in history, but an upcoming album that’s sure to blow away the rest of the electronic pack. Set for release … Continue reading

Album Review: Pup – “Morbid Stuff”

By: Kirstin Bews –       Toronto’s punk powerhouse, PUP, are releasing their new album, Morbid Stuff, on April 5th via their new label Little Dippe. Dave Schiffman (Weezer, Cass McCombs, The Mars Volta) produced, recorded and mixed Morbid Stuff, which pushes their classic style with all-here vocals, strong guitar work and dark lyrical narratives. … Continue reading

Album Review: The Maine – “You Are Ok”

By: Kirstin Bews –       The ever-evolving band, The Maine, have just come out with their newest album, You Are Ok, via 8123. The Maine are untouchable when it comes to sound, constantly reinventing with each release. Their genre-hopping covers pop, emo, indie-rock, pop-rock and alternative soundscapes. In 2017 they turned around on … Continue reading