Album releases you missed this year (plus the ones coming later in 2020)

The world is a complicated mess right now, unloading more stress and anxiety into our lives every day. Much to our (very understanding, yet bummed) dismay, bands are postponing tour dates and album releases, leaving much of the music world in a near standstill. At least, that’s how it seems. With such uncertainty in our lives, it’s very understandable if you’ve kinda tuned out and … Continue reading Album releases you missed this year (plus the ones coming later in 2020)

10 MORE of K.K. Slider’s best songs to request at concerts

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been out for nearly two months, and by now, it’s likely you’ve encountered the musical hound K.K. Slider on your island, set up with an acoustic guitar outside the Resident Services building. Depending on how long you’ve had the game and how quickly you’ve made progress on your island, you may have already attended a handful of this dog’s chill … Continue reading 10 MORE of K.K. Slider’s best songs to request at concerts

Top 10 K.K. Slider songs of all time

We covered favorite villagers yesterday, now let’s focus on the special characters of Animal Crossing. Specifically, we’re talking about the single coolest special character in the entire series. The one and only K.K. Slider. Who knew that if you gave a guitar to a dog, they’d be able to come up with some pretty iconic tunes. He’s a master of all genres, capturing the hearts … Continue reading Top 10 K.K. Slider songs of all time

Day 3: Throwback Thursday

Welcome to Alternative Echo’s “31 Days of Songs.” For the entirety of October, we will be tackling a different theme each day in an effort to spread appreciation for some of our favorite tracks. I miss the days when listening to the radio was something you enjoyed, instead of a consolation prize for when your Spotify isn’t working. Back when guitar solos and pop-punk ruled … Continue reading Day 3: Throwback Thursday

31 Days of Songs: An intro for an intro

Welcome to the Alternative Echo 31 Days of Songs Challenge. For the entirety of October, we will be tackling a different theme each day in an effort to spread appreciation for some of the best tracks out there. What better way to start this adventure than with our first prompt: an intro track that perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album. An … Continue reading 31 Days of Songs: An intro for an intro

Review: Bastille stray from norm on Doom Days

“Aren’t we all just looking for a little bit of hope these days?” What a daunting task it must be to create a concept album — writing 50 or so minutes of music structured around one theme. But that’s what makes them incredible. Sure, there are plenty of good LPs with no thread between tracks, but something so magical happens when a collection of songs, … Continue reading Review: Bastille stray from norm on Doom Days

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