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All Time Low "Everything is Fine"

Written by Cheyenne Davey Wowie! All Time freaking Low is at it again with another banger! All Time Low, a pop-punk band from Baltimore, Maryland consist of Alex Gaskarth (vocals and guitar), Jack Barakat (bass), Zack Merrick (guitar), and Rian Dawson (drums). The band has been touring the world since 2003 and it doesn’t look like their stopping any time soon. They have a tour this August with Dashboard Confessional and Gnash. They released their latest album Last Young Renegade on June 2, 2017 with Fueled By Ramen. Since then they have been touring nonstop. A few days before they dropped their single Everything is Fine, the band was posting the title on Twitter with absolutely no context. The song was released earlier in other countries and started spreading around quickly. The song was released in America on June 13, 2018. Let me tell you, I jumped right on that. I was stuck in a PCD rut but All Time Low pulled me out of it for a solid 24 hours. My damn, this song is an absolute bop …
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Arctic Monkeys: "Four Out of Five" Video Review

Written by Jade Marshall The band Arctic Monkeys consist of Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook, and Nick O’Malley. The video is for the song Four Out of Five. The song is of off the album Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino. The album came out May 11, 2018 and the video itself was released on May 13, 2018. I couldn't find any actors in the video, it seemed to be only the band. The video opens up to Alex on the keyboard, then it switches over to some sort of station. The video itself follow the members around various places until they all meet in one room. It ends like it began, with Alex on the keyboard. I feel the song is more relaxed than the video. The song is relaxing while the video is fast paced, following the members around on their journey.  I feel the video and song did not match, I feel as if the song was too laid back for this video. I believe this video was very creative and fun, it looks like it took a lot of time and effort to make. I believe the video was necessary…

Thirty Seconds To Mars: "America" Album Review

Written by Kaitlyn Monroe Thirty Seconds to Mars has recently released their fifth studio album: America. America was released April 6th by Interscope, their first album in five years, which has certainly caused an uproar in the alternative community. Lead singer and guitarist Jared Leto has been quite busy, however; being casted in quite a few movies in those five years and has been noted for his part in Suicide Squad as the infamous (and highly attractive) Joker. Oh c’mon, we’re all thinking it! Anyway, this album like I said has caused quite an uproar and not just with the political controversy of Walk On Water but with a lot of the difficult topics Leto sings of, such as depression, peer pressure, other mental disorders, and his views on war, which isn't surprising with such a title as America and the constant fighting over the leader of our country and the “should have, would have, could haves” of all that's happened in the past year or two since the election. The band br…

The Wrecks, The Orphan The Poet, and The Stolen: Concert Review

Written by Cheyenne Davey The Wrecks brought their killer show with The Orphan The Poet and The Stolen came to The House Cafe in DeKalb, IL on June 4, 2018. This show was absolutely incredible. Everything from the town and the weather, to the venue to the show was just incredible. Let me start by giving a quick shout out to the venue. If you live in the DeKalb area or plan on going there soon, please visit The House Cafe! This place could not have been a better venue. It's also a cafe (if you couldn't tell from the name) and the owner let us essentially loiter in his cafe. He let us charge our phones and go to the bathroom and just hang out in AC since it was hot. Wowie! I adored the place. Oftentimes venues don't care if you die of dehydration in the heat or freeze to death in the cold, but this place was unbelievably kind to us. The owner was nice and talked to us for a bit. We even bought some food and it was good. Reminds me of a cafe near my hometown, but amazing nonet…

American Authors "Deep Water" Single Review

Written by Kaitlyn Monroe
As some of you might know, American Authors is back at it again with their ever raging Indie pop, modern rock mix with their new single Deep Water released May 17th, 2018 by Universal Music Group. Though an official music video hasn’t been debuted, you get a beautiful sense of where the band is heading with the audio. The band consists of Zac Barnett, (Guitarist and Lead Vocalist) James Adam Shelley, (Guitarist and Banjoist) Dave Rublin, (Bassist) and finally Matt Sanchez (Drummer). The typical vibes American Authors gives off is very energetic, lively, and quite uplifting; always leaving a smile on your face and a lesson stuck in your head. They quartet tends to keep their music positive and uplifting, though if you dig deeper there is always a deeper meaning. Their songs generally have a sad, or negative underlying meaning; but the thing American Authors is notorious for is turning the negatives into positives and bringing the bad to meet the good in every …

New Artist Feature: The Aphotic

Written by Harley Lewis  The Aphotic, a duo from Central, Texas, with producer and lead vocalist Jesse (Birth Name Jesus but began using the name Jesse from his first year in a school in Virginia) and guitarist Charlie. The duo first met in high school when Jesse was not producing any music. Charlie ended up going into a college with a scholarship for Orchestra in San Antonio, meanwhile Jesse went to a school in VA to study for a Criminology degree. Midway through Jesse's first year in college (fall, 2016) he began creating and writing music, "I ended up making a lot of bad music but I was enjoying making it" Jesse stated. By summer of 2017 Jesse had convinced his parents to allow him to go to Austin to pursue a music career. Jesse began engineering, producing and writing music for other artists in the area. Although Jesse enjoyed it, he wanted to produce his own music, so he picked up where he left off and began writing more music and got back in contact with Charlie.
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As It Is "The Wounded World" Review

Written by Cheyenne Davey  British pop punk band, As It Is released a new single The Wounded World off their upcoming third studio album, The Great Depression. The song was accompanied by a music video, which debuted on May 17, 2018 on Fearless Records. The band consists of Patty Walters (vocals), Ben Langford-Biss (guitar and vocals), Patrick Foley (drums), and Alistair Testo (bass and backing vocals). As It Is formed in 2012 and released their first studio album Never Happy, Ever After with Fearless in 2015 and their second album okay. in 2017 with the same label. As It Is is known for the lowkey deep meanings to upbeat music. They make pop punk music that is fun to mosh and dance to, but the lyrics are usually pretty deep. This has sort of been a stereotype of the band. Patty and other members have struggled and still struggle with mental health. Patty openly talks about how writing helps him with his mental health. This single is no different. It is an upbeat bop but with deeper ly…