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Rival Tides "My God Is Fire" Review

Los Angeles based 4 piece Rival Tides have seriously exceeded expectations with their first full-length album, "My God Is Fire." Formed in 2012, the band put out two EPs and have finally released a full album. Produced by Beau Burchell of Saosin, it's a recipe for something incredible.

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SWMRS "Berkeley's On Fire" Review

A portion of SWMRS’ mission is to revolutionize modern music. Vocalist and guitarist Max Becker has posted about this numerous times on Twitter, even the single “April In Houston” proclaims “modern music makes me sick.” And the SWMRS sophomore effort Berkeley’s On Fire is a very confident album in pursuing this.

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Set It Off "Midnight" Review

Midnight, the latest album from pop rock quartet Set It Off, is both a return to form for the group, with harsh and blatantly honest lyrics matched by aggressive and passionate vocal performances by lead singer Cody Carson, a return to authentic and organic instrumentation, with electric guitars and live drums prominent throughout, and a push into new experimental territory the group has played with before, such as programming, synthesizers, and vocal modulation. This record blends all of these elements into a collection of songs that is recognizably Set It Off, while still having a fresh and reinvigorated energy about it.

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Young Culture "(This is) Heaven" Review

(This is) Heaven, the label debut EP from Albany, NY pop punk band Young Culture, is a collection of five songs that comprise a loose summary of the last year of frontman Alex Magnan’s life, and the result is an emotionally charged and lyric-driven EP that feels deeply personal and easy to connect with.

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William Ryan Key "Virtue" Review

Virtue, the sophomore EP from former Yellowcard vocalist William Ryan Key, showcases the songwriting chops of a seasoned veteran, while still bringing about a new approach and fresh vibe to a familiar voice. There are trademark elements of Key’s songwriting present, such as his ability to write melodies that get stuck inside one’s head. Those melodies are now present atop tranquil, emotion-driven compositions with minimal instrumentation, as opposed to the summer anthems with fast guitars and pounding drums that one has come to expect from Key.

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