10 new songs you should be listening to right now

If you’re looking for new music to jumpstart your commuter playlist, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of the best releases from the past week, perfect for long drives, solo dance parties, or just chillin’ with friends. — 1. Meet Me @ The Altar — ‘Brighter Days (Are Before Us)’ — 2. Jungle — ‘Truth’ — 3. Freddie Long — ‘Addicted To Your Love’ … Continue reading 10 new songs you should be listening to right now

Bleachers fail to ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ (review)

Jack Antonoff is no stranger to hit music. Whether he’s producing for Taylor Swift and Lorde, or creating his own songs in the bands fun. and Bleachers, he seems to have a good grasp on the songwriting formula. However, after producing so many hits for other people, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night makes a strong argument that Antonoff is all out of ideas. … Continue reading Bleachers fail to ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night’ (review)

SOTD: ‘Try Again’ by Keane

My brother and I used to get into arguments on who discovered Keane first. I had heard “Is It Any Wonder?” somewhere on MySpace and he’d heard “Crystal Ball” on Pandora. The argument seemed like a big deal at the time– a point of pride, having found a super awesome band before anyone else (we didn’t listen to pop radio much growing up and totally … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Try Again’ by Keane

Mid-week news report: New music from Bleachers, Black Peaks disband, and the passing of two greats

Welcome to the Alternative Echo mid-week news report, where we bring you a snapshot of all the important stuff you missed in the past week while you were unplugged and trying to gain as much “me time” as possible (no judgment). Here’s what we learned in the last seven days: Bleachers team with Lana Del Rey for ‘Secret Life’ “Secret Life” is the newest song … Continue reading Mid-week news report: New music from Bleachers, Black Peaks disband, and the passing of two greats

Spotify unveil Today’s Top Fans feature

We all know and love Spotify’s end-of-year Unwrapped results– getting those validating statistics we can post on social media to prove we’re amongst an artist’s biggest fans. But what if I told you you didn’t have to wait a whole year to see similar results? Spotify’s Today’s Top Fans feature allows users each day to see the stats on one of their most listened to … Continue reading Spotify unveil Today’s Top Fans feature

Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy kick off long awaited Hella Mega Tour

Remember back in 2019 when Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy all announced they would be co-headlining a tour together, then proceeded to hype the heck out of that tour, only to have to postpone it due to the “events” of 2020? Yeah, we don’t blame you if you sorta forgot the Hella Mega Tour was even a thing. We’re big into two-thirds of … Continue reading Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy kick off long awaited Hella Mega Tour

Album releases you won’t want to miss this week

We’re nearing the end of July, and, as luck would have it, there are a ton of album releases headed our way. Here are the ones worth keeping an eye on, coming to a streaming service near you on July 30: Durand Jones & The Indications — Private Space Genre: Soul, R&BFor fans of: Smooth, retro soul Synopsis: Durand Jones & The Indications are back … Continue reading Album releases you won’t want to miss this week

Fire Emblem: Three Houses as playlists — Part II

What if Fire Emblem: Three Houses took place in modern times? What music would the characters listen to? This question has been on the outskirts of my mind for quite some time (over a year, in fact), and it never stops intriguing me. I’ll hear a song in the store and think, “I bet Marianne would like this,” or I’ll turn on the radio and … Continue reading Fire Emblem: Three Houses as playlists — Part II

Coldplay dazzle with ‘Coloratura’ release (review)

In this crazy world, it’s true. I just want you. Ahh, me and Coldplay. We’ve got quite the history. They became my favorite band back in 2005, and remain at the top of that list to this day (sharing a spot with Jimmy Eat World, of course). They were the soundtrack of my youth. Everyone knew me as that one intensely devoted Coldplay fanatic. And … Continue reading Coldplay dazzle with ‘Coloratura’ release (review)