Casting a shadow over the latest disc from Pennsylvanian pop-punkers The Starting Line is their much-publicized departure from Geffen and defection to Virgin Records. After Geffen outright refused to promote 2005’s Based On A True Story, the group managed to opt out of their contract and found a new home that was willing to support… Continue reading Spun: The Starting Line
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Music Interview: The Horrorpops
Energy, emotion and musical talent don’t go as far as they should these days. Bands are given images to live by, catering to the current trends of recluse followers and slackers. These transients and whores of popular culture watch, waiting for the next flamboyant, mascara wearing, clash of ideals and monopolistic regiment. Thankfully, there are… Continue reading Music Interview: The Horrorpops
Music Interview: Death Cab For Cutie
Eloquence, vanity, precision and proficiency are just four words to sum up Atlantic Records’ newest powerhouse, Death Cab for Cutie. Like several other indie-pop bands of late, Death Cab, who are currently co-headlining a tour with Franz Ferdinand, have broken into mainstream acceptance. Dastardly imposing their brash personification of musical talent upon thousands around the… Continue reading Music Interview: Death Cab For Cutie
Music can create three perceptions: overwhelming joy, undeniable hate or a middle ground where the sounds can be appreciated with time. POD’s new album Testify sort of falls in the latter.Widely known for their reggae-rock sound, with Testify POD take a different approach while trying to maintain some consistency. For three quarters of the album… Continue reading Spun: POD
Music Interview: As I Lay Dying would lay dying for fans
Modesty and humility from popular acts in the entertainment business are a rarity, and music is no exception. Whether it’s the fame, money or power associated with popularity, there are a number of groups who take not only their lifestyle, but their fans for granted. Often too good to shake the hands of the same… Continue reading Music Interview: As I Lay Dying would lay dying for fans
Fuck authority! Fuck government! Fuck your roots! Oh wait, what was that last one? After a few years of touring and relaxation, rebel punk rockers Anti-Flag have returned with power, enthusiasm and a new record label. That’s right, the fist pumping boys of summer signed with a major label. Sell-outs you say? Maybe, but it… Continue reading Spun: Anti-Flag
Film Review: Chappelle shows
Modesty is a rare trait in today’s world and is even rarer when it comes to celebrities. Some stars attempt to play the modesty card through fake attempts and poor intentions and end up looking like pretentious, uptight, nasal discharges of insecurity. One individual sidesteps these mishaps. Displaying a much softer side when it comes… Continue reading Film Review: Chappelle shows
The tables have turned, you critic bastards
“Oh it’s spectacular!” “What a triumph!” “Truly a masterpiece!” la di freakin’ da! You heard me, it’s complete and utter bullshit. These are just a few critic’s comments on some films over the past few years. These individuals tell us, recommend and completely discard different forms of media as they see fit. With literature and… Continue reading The tables have turned, you critic bastards
Spun: The Notorious B.I.G.
The music of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur has influenced a generation and paved the way for a booming rap industry. Unfortunately, those around them have found it essential to make money off their tragic deaths through endless remix, unreleased and tribute albums only focused on cashing in. Duets: The Final Chapter bucks this trend.… Continue reading Spun: The Notorious B.I.G.
Music Interview: Cranston Foundation
Once in a while a group comes along and blows your mind with something you don’t quite know how to describe but can tell is special. With a unique mixture of melodic reggae, energetic retro-punk and smooth, welcoming hip-hop stylings, the boys put out a sound few can turn away from. Fresh off their latest… Continue reading Music Interview: Cranston Foundation