An Interview with Circa Survive: If You Remember

As we linger closer toward the end of 2015, we still continue to reflect back on the long list of quintessential full-lengths that have turned 10 years old. Since this year reminded eager fans that artists like Silverstein, Hidden In Plain View and The Academy Is… all have records that …

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Interview with Have Mercy: Home’s Where The Heart Is

Around this time last year, I had the pleasure of personally meeting and interviewing Have Mercy on a rooftop of the Rivington Hotel, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With a beautiful New York City skyline in plain view during the opening days of last year’s CMJ Music …

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A Preview of CMJ Music Marathon 2015: Here We Go Again

We’re getting closer and closer to the most wonderful time of year once again—and in retrospect, October creeps up a lot faster than you think. Last year was my first year attending the annual CMJ Music Marathon—reporting on-site for The Aquarian Weekly—and it’s surreal for me personally to reflect …

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An Interview with The Wonder Years: Never Let You Down

For someone like myself who has been listening to The Wonder Years since my introspective and angst-ridden high school days, one of the most defining qualities of their work is the fact that this Philadelphia-based group continues to raise the bar musically and personally with every single new full-length. I’ll …

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An Interview with Microwave: Thinking Of You

Upon discovering Microwave earlier in the year through numerous mutual friends, I couldn’t help but feel as if there was something magical about this group from the start. This Atlanta-based act presents a sensible, Southern delivery that champions elements of post-hardcore and emo that will tear at your heartstrings, and …

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Back On Top: An Interview with The Front Bottoms

Immediately after The Front Bottoms announced their signing with Fueled By Ramen—along with the upcoming release of their fifth studio album, Back On Top—I showed a friend of mine two songs they debuted at the time called “Cough It Out” and “West Virginia” on a hazy-summer afternoon drive in …

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An Interview with The Good Life: Everybody’s Coming Down

What started as a solo endeavor brought to life by Cursive frontman Tim Kasher, The Good Life soon became an established group in the early 2000s that leaned more toward an introspective, yet serene esthetic in comparison to Cursive’s raw and avant-garde Midwestern emo delivery.

With the release of studio …

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An Interview with Every Time I Die: Finding A Common Vision

For a group that has been around the block as long as Every Time I Die, genres mean no boundaries, especially within a live concert setting. Currently, the seminal Buffalo, New York-based metalcore act is headlining the Pure Noise Records-sponsored Common Vision Tour, which also features the likes of Real …

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An Interview with Turnover: Dizzy On The Comedown

Virginia Beach-based quartet, Turnover, is the latest example of a group that developed an innovative and captivating sound that genuinely embraces the band’s personal growth. With the release of singles like “Cutting My Fingers,” “New Scream” and “Dizzy On The Comedown,” Turnover pursued a more mature direction on their sophomore …

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Hoochie Coochie Men: Big Blue Tree – EP

Coming together as fellow colleagues from the Easton, Pennsylvania-based Lafayette College, the blues-rock quintet Hoochie Coochie Men have established themselves in the local circuit as a group of charming and eccentric individuals who share a common bond of crafting together blissfully simplistic music that appeals to both the body and …

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