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: ‘The Secret Life of Me’ — Waterparks

I’ve put off writing about this for over a month, though every day I’ve wanted to. I could never find the right words to say. And even now, I’m struggling. But I’m gonna try anyway. Just like any human, I go through phases. I was deep into the Waterparks fandom for a while, but ultimate took a break, ironically, right around the time their third … Continue reading SOTD: ‘The Secret Life of Me’ — Waterparks

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

SOTD: ‘Sovereign Light Café’ by Keane

It’s never fun when one of your favorite bands goes on hiatus. Can you believe the last time Keane put out an LP was in 2012? That’s six Keane-less years*. Six. No wonder the world is messed up. Our collective life soundtrack is missing that classic blend of somber and uplifting beauty brought by these sincerely underrated British alt rockers. Am I saying that Keane is responsible … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Sovereign Light Café’ by Keane

SOTD: ‘Gravity’ by Coldplay

I’m looking out the window of my bedroom on this dreary afternoon, greeted by grey skies and the occasional drizzle. It’s cold. I could turn on the heat, but I choose not to. Sometimes you want to shiver. There’s a lot of honesty that comes from gloomy days. Something about the weather makes us dig deep inside ourselves and pull out emotions we’ve kept hidden, … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Gravity’ by Coldplay

SOTD: ‘Country House’ by Blur

Blur vs. Oasis. It’s one of the most heated rivalries in music history. Everyone has an opinion, and usually, it’s a very passionate one. The two bands defined the Britpop movement of the 90s with chart wars and media-driven hatred. The press started pinning the two against each other in 1994, and it wasn’t long before the rivalry exploded to extreme levels. The height of the … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Country House’ by Blur

SOTD: ‘AMBULANCE’ by My Chemical Romance

Welcome to the inaugural “Song of the Day” post on Alternative Echo, where we’ll be delivering a track to you once per day, every day. These songs won’t necessarily be new, and it’s very possible you’ve heard them before. However, the SOTD is meant to give a daily shoutout to one of our favorite songs, and more specifically, the songs that we’re really digging that … Continue reading SOTD: ‘AMBULANCE’ by My Chemical Romance