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SINGLE REVIEW: Enter Shikari – “The Last Garrison”

Artist: Enter Shikari
Song: “The Last Garrison
Album: The Mindsweep

By the time Enter Shikari release The Mindsweep in early 2015 nearly three years will have passed since A Flash Flood of Colour arrived in stores. Enter Shikari have released material in the time between these releases, but any fan of the band knows there is a world of difference between the group’s singles and how they approach full-length recordings. The records Enter Shikari create are as much about delivering a cohesive listening experience with a clear message as they are keeping listeners on their toes from track …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – “Drown”

Artist: Bring Me The Horizon
Song: “Drown
Album: TBA

Eighteen months have passed since Bring Me The Horizon released their critically acclaimed album Sempiternal, and in that time the band has rarely had more than a moment to rest. From appearances, to sold out performances around the world, the men of Bring Me The Horizon have spent very little time at home in the last year. Somewhere along the line they did manage to enter the studio, albeit only long enough to produce one new song, and earlier this week that material found its way online.

One …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Fall Out Boy – “Immortals”

Artist: Fall Out Boy
Song: “Immortals
Album: Big Hero 6 OST

Less than a month after surprising fans with the release of their infectious single “Centuries,” the men of Fall Out Boy have returned with the debut of yet another new song.

Titled “Immortals,” the latest track from Chicago’s pop rock kings is not a promotional single doubling as FOB’s attempts to sell a Save Rock And Roll follow-up, but rather an original contribution to the upcoming Disney film Big Hero 6. We highlighted the track multiple times through social media yesterday, but just in …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Kendrick Lamar – “i”

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Song: “i”
Album: TBA

Nearly two years after the release of his breakout debut album, Kendrick Lamar returned to music headlines this week with the release of a brand new single titled “i.” The Rahki produced track, which also serves as the first song to be released from Kendrick’s upcoming Sophomore effort, samples “That Lady” by The Isley Brothers. We wrote about the song a bit when it debuted, but in case you missed that post you can discover the track below:…

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“Movie” Is Your Last Chance To Hop On The Hoodie Allen Bandwagon Before He’s Everywhere

Hoodie Allen releases the video for “Movie,” which is taken from his forthcoming studio album.

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Fall In Love With Restorations All Over Again And Discover “Separate Songs”

All aboard the feels train.

There are a handful of songs every year that possess the power to rattle your bones regardless of the time, place, or state of mind you are in when you hear them. They may make you happy, sad, remorseful, or even outright depressed, but regardless of how good or bad these emotions may be perceived by others there is a part of you that becomes fascinated by that particular track’s ability to move you. It’s like an addiction you never knew you needed, and even though it hurts you are willing to bear the pain …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”

Artist: Taylor Swift
Single: “Shake It Off”
Album: 1989
Genre: Pop

Taylor Swift returned to the international stage earlier this week with the release of her new single, “Shake It Off.” The song is the first track to surface of Swift’s highly-anticipated new album, 1989, and it ushered in a whole new sound and style for the girl who has spent the better part of the last decade as America’s pop music sweetheart. If you missed the premiere, or if you simply need a few minutes to experience the single again, click below to view the track’s …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Metro Station – “Love & War”

Artist: Metro Station
Song: “Love & War”
Album: TBA

Roughly four years have passed since Trace Cyrus parted ways with Metro Station, but earlier this week the second most famous child of Billy Ray Cyrus announced his return to the group, and with it plans to release a new EP before the year is out. There is also a single, which stands as a firm reminder you can never go back to the way things used to be.

You may or may not have been a fan of Metro Station when they first burst onto the national stage, but I …

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Discover Our Fold And Fall In Love With “She Goes On”

Our Fold are the latest and greatest buzz band to emerge from the rock underground, and even though you may have not heard their music before today the guys have already received an endorsement from the almighty Dave Grohl. Recently, the band released a new single called “She Goes On,” and after several dance-inducing spins this morning we decided to share that track with you.

Offering a sound that toes the line between old fashioned American rock and modern alternative rock that would make The Gaslight Anthem’s knees weak, Our Fold burst onto the international scene earlier this year. “She …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Basement – “Summer’s Colour”

Artist: Basement
Song: “Summer’s Colour”
Album: Further Sky EP
Label: Run For Cover Records

The beginning chords to Basement’s surprise single “Summer’s Colour” is a feeling of humbling invitation, providing a backdrop for the beginning summer season. I could write for hours on my feelings about the band’s return to music, but I surmise that it is a best fit for this band for me to neglect much of the social aspects of their surprise return and stick with the music.

Beginning with bright chords that eventually lead us into the full return of the much missed Basement, “Summer’s Colour” …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Every Time I Die – “Thirst”

Artist: Every Time I Die
Song: “Thirst”
Album: From Parts Unknown

As a full-fledged ‘ETIDIOT’ there are very few things in this world that excite me as much as new music from Every Time I Die. So it was with great anticipation that I pressed play on “Thirst,” the first single released from the band’s new Kurt Ballou-produced album From Parts Unknown. What I heard next took my excitement levels from six to midnight.

An absolute barnstormer of a track that explodes to life with a hellacious energy that doesn’t let up for a second of its 1:27 …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Say Anything – “Six Six Six”

​Artist: ​Say Anything
Single: “​Six Six Six”​
Album: ​Hebrews
Label: ​Equal Vision Records

Being a Say Anything fan isn’t always easy. Max Bemis is possibly the most volatile songwriter in the scene — changing his style drastically between releases to fit whatever new concept he’s come up with. As seen in the bulk of 2012′s relatively disappointing Anarchy, My Dear, the drastic high concept style isn’t always successful, and many fans are left clamoring for the “glory days” of …Is a Real Boy and In Defense of the Genre. The problem with Anarchy, My Dear (ignoring the …