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

SOTD: ‘Give Me Your Name’ — Dead By Sunrise (Chester Bennington tribute)

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Chester Bennington left this Earth. To this day, I still cannot listen to “One More Light” without instantly breaking down. No matter how much time passes, I don’t think that’ll change. Bennington had the ability to connect with an entire generation of people who felt alone, unwanted, and unloved. His music brought out our rebellious sides … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Give Me Your Name’ — Dead By Sunrise (Chester Bennington tribute)

SOTD: ‘The Way’ by Fastball

Our recent posts on Matchbox Twenty and The Wallflowers got me thinking about the good ol’ days. Of course, I’m referring to the 90s. The 90s held the best kinds of music. It was the time of punk rock, britpop, grunge, and more importantly, alternative rock (we are named Alternative Echo, after all). It was the perfect decade for lesser-known bands to strike gold and … Continue reading SOTD: ‘The Way’ by Fastball

SOTD: How Far We’ve Come — Matchbox Twenty

I decided to take my once-daily 5 minute scroll through Twitter today and was bombarded with news of an eye of fire in the ocean. An eye of fire. The ocean is on fire. Okay, it’s a little (a lot) more complicated than that, but it’s still crazy to think about, especially considering how messed up everything else in the world seems to be. It … Continue reading SOTD: How Far We’ve Come — Matchbox Twenty

SOTD: ‘Transatlanticism’ by Death Cab for Cutie

Death Cab for Cutie is no stranger to emotional music, and if you’re in search of some rip-your-heart-out levels of pain today, you’ve come to the right place. You can tell how good a band is by the quality of their longest songs. If you can produce an epic, 7+ minute track, you can do just about anything. For the same reason that “23” made … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Transatlanticism’ by Death Cab for Cutie