【track review】shawn mendes/ if I can’t have you

https://youtu.be/oTJ-oqwxdZY The nation's twunk kicks off his next era with a song that's a little safe, but manages to serve well as a sweet and sunny slice of things to come. "If I Can't Have You" flutters across its brisk three minute runtime with piano led choruses, minimal guitar fronted verses and a slightly shrill... Continue Reading →

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【review/rate】yackle / frank throw

released 2019, air the room. Yuuki Yamaguchi makes a splash with his first full length album under his DJ alias "Yackle". One can't help but be impressed at the level of technical prowess at work here, especially once you learn that Yackle is only 18 years old! "Frank Throw" is chock full of features from... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】the novembers / angels

released 2019, magniph. After releasing a track from this album every week or so, The Novembers' seventh full album is unleashed in full today, a stunning darkwave tinged rock affair smothered in shades of Nine Inch Nails, Meat Beat Manifesto and more. While there aren't too many new songs if you were listening to each... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】weezer / teal

released 2019, crush music. I'm normally a sucker for cover albums, but usually artists at least try to add their unique flavors to the songs they update.. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Weezer came out of nowhere with an album that plays it entirely too safe, with no real flavor amidst these cover... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】tallies / self-titled

released 2019, kanine records. Released on my 25th birthday, the debut Tallies album is remarkable, a dazzling hint of greatness and things to come from the infant band. There's no shortage of immediately memorable tracks, as the record hits you in the face with three back to back cuts (Trouble, Mother, Midnight) that don't miss... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】goth dad / fade ep

released 2018, 735654 records dk. Last weekend, I decided to kick off my year of shows with a stacked bill of local texas groups (Houston's Small Chair & Astragal, both faves of mine, and San Antonio's Vonna, who are also brilliant), and the only band I wasn't familiar with prior to was Mississippi's Goth Dad. ... Continue Reading →

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