Morgan Wallen’s?Dangerous: The Double Album?debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in record-setting fashion, as it garners the largest streaming week ever for a country album. The 30-song album — Wallen’s first leader — further logs the largest overall week, by units earned, for a country set in over two years.
Chromarama, an Indianapolis based metalcore/hardcore band, have released a video for their new song for “Being Dead Sounds Magnificent.” The single is part part of their “Rock N Rollout” single series and comes recommended for fans of Every Time I Die and Cancer Bats.Read More “Chromarama – “Being Dead Sounds Magnificent” Video”
If the Pet Shop Boys’ vocalist Neil Tennant was the first music critic turned stupendously successful musician, Hannah Jocelyn aka Fell from the Tree should be the next in line. She is the editor at Singles Jukebox and has written for Pitchfork and Billboard, among others (I cannot say for sure whether her experience as a journalist influences her songwriting, but I would like to think it does). As an artist, her influences track from electropop, to hip hop, to post-punk; all wrestling for the same urgency.
“I thought I needed more time to sort it out, I guess I prayed too hard for the world to stop,” Jocelyn sings above a demanding bassline and beats bubbling with tension beneath her vocal on “Tread Water.” She is somewhat anxious, finally all her; on her fourth album, ENOUGH, the last album she will release under the Fell from the Tree moniker. Amid a global pandemic, personal issues are suddenly meaningless, right? But they cannot be so easily erased.Read More “Fell From the Tree – ENOUGH”
This week’s newsletter has some thoughts on The Starting Line’s streaming performances and the usual commentary on music, movies, and TV shows I’ve been enjoying recently. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I liked this week, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.
If you’d like this newsletter delivered to your inbox each week (it’s free and available to everyone), you can sign up here.Read More “Liner Notes (January 16th, 2021)”
American Thrills are a punk rock band from Connecticut featuring members of The Tired and True (Eulogy Records) and Shut up and Deal. Founded in early 2020, during a pandemic the band came together to write their debut self-titled EP. The EP was engineered by Nick Bellmore (Make Do and Mend, Hatebreed) and mixed and mastered by John Naclerio (Brand New, Bayside). The band’s unique blend of upbeat punk rock with hooks for days, and a sprinkle of Midwest emo, caught the attention of New School Records (No Trigger, Twenty2), and the new EP is out now.
Also, the band have now released the album on vinyl.Read More “My Thanks to American Thrills”