Alternative

BOYS – “Summer of Love” A daydream celebration [Alternative Pop Post-punk]

July 8, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Pop, post-punk
Sometimes, a musician’s inspiration comes from the things he’s least familiar with: songs of romance rather than songs of experience. Much like the Swedish have taken over the Balearic beat that should be reserved for...
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Ajax Ray O’Vaque produces music to be enjoyed with “Best Days of Our Lives” [Alternative Pop Rock]

July 8, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Pop, Rock
Graduates from the Berkelee School of Music can commonly be found working with pop music. You’d think that these graduates would apply their advanced education into the music they create, but sometimes people just want to...
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David Bradford brings heavy electric guitars in “Oceans” [Alternative Rock]

July 1, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Rock
To sum it up best, “Oceans” is a song written by electric guitars for electric guitars. Philadelphia-based David Bradford wrote this track around meticulous guitar tones instead of a specific rock category. With distorted...
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Sulu Babylon’s “Free” is Jolting and Raw [Rock]

June 20, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Rock
Before the millennium’s surge of two-man bands, we had this thing called a “power trio.” Beyond a few select acts, the power trio is hardly happening nowadays. England’s Sulu Babylon (made up of...
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Seemingly Sane’s “My Own Worst Enemy” is no KNOCKOFF [ Alternative Rock]

June 18, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Rock
Jacob Caporali is the sole member of the Pittsburgh-based alt rock project Seemingly Sane. His new track “My Own Worst Enemy” contains lyrics of creeping psychosis in the style reminiscent of a Kurt Cobain song. Not a...
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Plastic Yellow Band gives John Lennon a run for his money with “She’s My Woman” [ Alternative Rock]

June 18, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Rock
What would it sound like if John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band had gotten their hands on some beefier guitar amplifiers and changed one word in their band’s name? You guessed it: You’d have yourself the Plastic Yellow Band. In...
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The Lost Poets - Grunge Rock

The Lost Poet’s “Ode to K” has stylistic potential [Grunge Rock]

June 8, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Rock
Grunge rock hasn’t really kept relevancy like other past scenes. However, its underground culture is still alive and continues to fascinate contemporary artists both in and out of the genre’s United States birthplace....
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Life in Static - Larusso

Larusso nails their own sound with “The Voice” [Alternative/Pop/Rock/Punk]

June 3, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Pop, punk, Rock
Sometimes I forget that emo and pop punk never actually went away: it just lost its mainstream appeal. The generation that grew up with that music eventually “grew out of it” once they graduated high school. However, as long...
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Christina Rubino – “The Gateway”

April 24, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, country, folk
It’s always the strongest voices that show us the most vulnerability. No matter what the song’s content is, vulnerability is the most relatable thing it can offer. Sometimes it feels like music doesn’t have room for that...
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Latimer House – “This is Pop”

April 24, 2014 By hdesantis
in All Music Reviews, Alternative, Independent Artists, post-punk, Rock
Irony can be a dangerous thing in pop music. When you make a joke about something you partake in, you submit to the joke. You aren’t above the casualties just because you notice the big picture. Latimer House makes humor of...
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