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Review: Etymotic ER-20 XS high-fidelity earplugs

By: Curtis Sindrey – Unless you’re a casual music fan who goes to one concert a year, earplugs are essential to the live music experience. Gone are the days of cheap foam earplugs, and in its place are affordable high-fidelity earplugs. With the new ER20•XS earplugs by Etymotic Research, music fans can experience a concert with remarkably clear sound … Continue reading

Interview: Saint Mesa Talks “Beads”, Therapeutic Songwriting, & His Chilean Heritage

By: Curtis Sindrey – Self-taught, alt-pop musician Saint Mesa is back, and has released his new R&B influenced single “Beads,” which featured production by LA duo WHAMS (Jacob Banks, Say Lou Lou), and follows up the Southern Californian’s debut EP, Jungle. In our new interview, Saint Mesa discusses the making of “Beads”, therapeutic songwriting, being from Chile, and more! … Continue reading

Interview: New Found Glory Talks “Makes Me Sick”, 20th Anniversary Tour, and Meeting Tom Hanks

By: Curtis Sindrey – Pop-Punk mainstays New Found Glory are back with their brand new album, Makes Me Sick (out April 28 via Hopeless). Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (MxPx, Anberlin, Acceptance) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge (U2, The Rolling Stones, Blink 182), Makes Me Sick takes risks, introduces new sounds and proves that after 20 years, New Found Glory … Continue reading

Interview: Sumo Cyco Talks “Opus Mar”, Crowdfunding, and Cyco City

By: Lucy Sky – While many fans remember her from her teenage pop career back in the early 2000’s, Skye Sweetnam has since become the lead singer Hamilton-based alt-metal band Sumo Cyco, under the stage name Sever. Sumo Cyco released their second album, Opus Mar, on March 31st via Radio Ghost Music, which they independently crowdfunded … Continue reading

Interview: Motionless In White Talks “Graveyard Shift” Fave Horror Movies, and High School Bullies

By: Lucy Sky – Founded in 2005, Motionless In White has won over audiences worldwide with their aggressive music and arresting imagery. The band – currently comprising of lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola, and drummer Vinny Mauro – have proven a ferocious and inventive live act, earning an … Continue reading

Interview: Chris Shiflett Talks “West Coast Town”, New Foo Fighters Album, and Podcasting

By: Curtis Sindrey – Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett is set to release his new solo album, West Coast Town, on April 14th via SideOneDummy. Working with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer Matt Ross-Spang, Shiflett recorded the 10-track album at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A during the summer of 2016. In addition to Shiflett on electric guitar and Cobb on … Continue reading

Interview: Ex-AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Talks “Head Job”, and Self-Growth

By: Lucy Sky – The past few years have been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Phil Rudd. But things are starting to look up, as the ex-AC/DC drummer heads out in support of his solo album, Head Job, at the end of March. The tour, which is set to span across 18 countries in Europe, … Continue reading

Interview: Switchfoot Talks “Where The Light Shines through”, and Overcoming Adversity

By: Lucy Sky – No one really knows how long their careers are going to last, and when you hit any significant milestone, it can make it all worth it. For Switchfoot, their musical venture is hitting a 10-album mark with Where The Light Shines Through, and they’re humbled by the fact that they’re still able to call music … Continue reading

Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash Talks Toothless, Getting Older, and Collaborations

By: Curtis Sindrey – Toothless is the new project from Ed Nash, bassist for Bombay Bicycle Club, who released his debut album, The Pace of the Passing, on January 27th via Rostrum Records. To all intents and purposes, Toothless and his debut record have been carefully conceived by Nash. Everything up to and including the album’s artwork ties into the central themes that run … Continue reading

Interview: Valerie June Talks “The Order Of Time”, Working With Dan Auerbach, and Singing With Family

By: Curtis Sindrey – Valerie June’s highly anticipated second album, The Order of Time, is set for release on March 10th via Concord Records, and is an enthralling and illuminating leap forward. The Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn based songwriter weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive and wholly original rumination on love, family, … Continue reading