Synth Pop

CHVRCHΞS – ‘Screen Violence’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski & Kevin J Thomson If recent albums from the likes of Lana Del Rey and Lorde are any indication, being a pop star in the year 2021 is no fun; Del Rey spent Chemtrails Over The Country Club’s 45-minutes crooning for the return of her old life, while Lorde’s spent the last… Read more

Bleachers – ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Matt Salacuse When Bleachers released their 2017 album, Gone Now, the band was still relatively undiscovered. The band had a taste of widespread success with one of their first singles, “I Wanna Get Better”, and followed it up with a strong debut and sophomore album that was well-received by both fans and critics. After… Read more

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Scaled and Icy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mason Castillo Scaled and Icy is the seventh studio album from alternative duo twenty øne piløts. The album is the fourth in a continuing narrative that began on the 2015 Blurryface album. Blurryface is a character that was presented as a personification of insecurity. Trench delved into the story deeper and fans learned… Read more

Pale Waves: Loving Them is Easy and Here’s Why

Photography: Jordan Curtis Hughes Pale Waves are an Indie pop group from Manchester, England. The band is composed of four members, Heather Baron-Gracie, Ciara Doran, Hugo Silvani, and Charlie Wood. Heather met Ciara while they were in college and decided to make music together. Heather was the lead singer and guitarist and Ciara was the… Read more

Miley Cyrus – ‘Plastic Hearts’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alana O’Herlihy The instant takeaway from Plastic Hearts, Miley Cyrus’ toe-dip into the dark arts of Rock ‘N Roll, is that her voice has always been the key to her individuality. It conveys pangs of heartbreak, anger, or complicated love in waters much deeper than those her peers navigate. She commands a towering… Read more

LANY – ‘Mama’s Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Stefan Kohli Los Angeles-based and Nashville-born band LANY is embarking on a fresh new journey with their third album mama’s boy. The album is full of alternative rock, dreamy lite-pop and acoustic guitar that expands the honest virtue of their songwriting by mixing in ideas from new collaborators like Russian-American singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan… Read more

The Killers – ‘Imploding The Mirage’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft Beginning with their 2004 debut album Hot Fuss and the classic singles “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside”, the Killers became among the few actual rock bands who were launched in the twenty-first century to establish a major presence in popular culture and then more-or-less maintain it. The ‘80s influence was… Read more

PVRIS – ‘Use Me’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes PVRIS (pronounced just like the capital of France) has returned with Use Me, their third LP,  featuring more direct input by lead singer Lynn Gunn. The Lancaster, MA, band, formerly known as Operation Guillotine, sharpens their knife with this newest collection of songs that hits harder, bangs louder, and hurts deeper… Read more