Album Review: “Young” by Overcoats

Young, the debut album of New York-based band Overcoats, is being released April 21st, just before National Record Store Day. Overcoats is comprised of Hana Elion and J.J. Mitchell, who both write and sing for the band. Their brand of music is difficult to put into a genre, shifting from folk to pop to electronic, all ...

Circa Waves: Your New Favorite British Indie Band

Circa Waves, a British indie rock band from Liverpool, played the O2 Forum in support of their latest album Different Creatures, released on March 10. Between Different Creatures and their debut album Young Chasers, their music ranges from more upbeat rock that soundtracks summer drives to the beach (“Get Away”, “T-Shirt Weather”) to  garage-rock inspired ...

Album Review: Hop Along’s “Painted Shut”

Painted Shut, Hop Along's sophomore album, which was released in 2015, is like driving along a highway from Pennsylvania to Arizona. It's like reading a collection of short stories and poems which seem to have nothing in common. It's like watching people on the subway and trying to imagine what it's like to be them. ...

The Japanese House @ The Foundry (3/25)

Yesterday, The Japanese House came to the Foundry at the Fillmore for a sold-out show on the final leg of a meandering American tour. The moniker belongs to Amber Bain, a 21-year-old London-based vocalist and producer signed to Dirty Hit (Wolf Alice, Marika Hackman). Her androgynous vocals operate in a genre that's not quite minimal ...

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: “Millennial Attraction” by Hardcastle

Alternative band and WQHS faves Hardcastle are back at it again with their new release, “Millennial Attraction.” With a opening line that invokes The 1975, one of their biggest inspirations, the song immediately makes the listener want to drop everything and dance. Produced by Hardcastle and Jive, and mixed by Jive and Brian Foraker, who boasts ...

In Defense of Linkin Park

If you want to see an example up close of a polarized community turned inwards against itself, look not only to the United States of America, but also to the comments section of the lyric video for Linkin Park’s new single.Disclaimer: I’m a fan of Linkin Park, but in terms of fan obsession/adoration rankings, I’m ...

Spotlight on With Confidence

Following the release of their debut album Better Weather in 2016, Australian pop-punk band With Confidence have been garnering dedicated supporters from all around the world. Formed by a group of high school friends in 2013, the quartet has faced unprecedented success in their short time together. The group, which consists of Jayden Seeley, Inigo ...

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