Doom Days are coming. Hear Bastille’s newest release now

“When can we expect the third album?” “Soon.” For those who follow Bastille’s Dan Smith on Twitter, this has become a borderline-annoying response with no known definition. “Soon” can mean anything from months, to weeks, to days, according to Dan. But I come bearing good news. Ladies and gentlemen, soon is here. Doom Days are coming. The title track off their third LP, Doom Days, provides … Continue reading Doom Days are coming. Hear Bastille’s newest release now

Simple Creatures releases trippy video for “Strange Love”

Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth’s (All Time Low) supergroup, Simple Creatures, rolled out its second single in the form of a psychedelic music video on Thursday. This comes after last month’s surprise release of “Drug,” dropping the same day as their formation announcement. The two pop-punk all-stars are feeling a little more pop with these releases, proving Simple Creatures is truly a side project … Continue reading Simple Creatures releases trippy video for “Strange Love”

Weezer drops surprise album of covers, sparks Twitter debates

Weezer’s running out of colors. We all knew Weezer’s Black Album was coming this year, but we certainly weren’t expecting this. You’ve heard their cover of “Africa,” and maybe even “Rosanna,” but now the nerdy alt-rockers are coming in strong with a 10-track album of covers, all nicely wrapped in the color teal. The Teal Album features covers of Michael Jackson, TLC, Tears For Fears, … Continue reading Weezer drops surprise album of covers, sparks Twitter debates

Twenty One Pilots perfect their genre-defying artistry with ‘Trench’

Twenty One Pilots have delivered in a way I did not expect with the release of Trench. Hearing the four singles before the album hit, I was left with some mixed feelings. “Levitate” was fantastic, “Jumpsuit” grew on me. The other two, “My Blood” and “Nico And The Niners,” I wasn’t too sure about. However, after finishing a straight-through listen of the album, I’m taken … Continue reading Twenty One Pilots perfect their genre-defying artistry with ‘Trench’

Marshmello’s generic music overpowers Bastille in ‘Happier’

British champs Bastille teamed up with Marshmello to produce the song “Happier,” which is probably the most positive word that will come out of this review.       As an avid fan of Bastille, I’ve rarely had any problems with their musical choices, often declaring them as being one of the most creative and talented acts in the world. As someone with a lot … Continue reading Marshmello’s generic music overpowers Bastille in ‘Happier’

The 12 best BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge covers of all time

Sometimes when an artist releases a song, there’s something missing. You like the song, it has some good qualities, but it just isn’t all there. That’s what makes covers so great. It’s a do-over. We get another chance at the song. When the right changes are made, it can make an alright song sound incredible. Granted, covers can kind of suck, but that’s not why … Continue reading The 12 best BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge covers of all time