Chaser – Look Alive 7” (Various Labels)

Look Alive is the latest effort by Chaser, a renowned skate punk group originating from Orange County, CA. It’s been a while since they released their previous full-length Sound The Sirens, which has been recorded back in 2018. Therefore, admirers of their energetic approach to melodic punk rock awaited this material with anticipation. This group… Read More Chaser – Look Alive 7” (Various Labels)

Winds Of Promise – Cut. Heal. Scar. LP (Unity Worldwide Records / Revelation Records / CoreTex Records)

Cut. Heal. Scar. is a brand new full-length record by Winds Of Promise, Orange County melodic hardcore group comprised of veterans in the genre. Winds Of Promise represents a group started by former members of some renowned groups, such as Uniform Choice, Unity, Ignite, The Killing Flame, Blood Days, Speak 714, Triggerman, Automatic Loveletter, LastLight… Read More Winds Of Promise – Cut. Heal. Scar. LP (Unity Worldwide Records / Revelation Records / CoreTex Records)

Steve Hewitt – Bigger Than Words CD (Engineer Records)

Steve Hewitt is a British singer and songwriter emanating from Kent whose previous works gained a lot of positive critics from admirers of acoustic-oriented music. However, his music carries a lot more than simplified stripped acoustic melodies, and Steve tends to decorate his music with subtle additions of other instruments. His back catalog includes a… Read More Steve Hewitt – Bigger Than Words CD (Engineer Records)

Shades Apart – Eternal Echo LP (HellMinded Records)

I can’t even find appropriate words to express my admiration towards Shades Apart. Each record meant something special to me, and I can’t even count how many times I’ve repeated their full-lengths such as Seeing Things and Save It. Of course, their debut Dude Danger 7”, a debut self-titled full-length, and Neon are also going… Read More Shades Apart – Eternal Echo LP (HellMinded Records)

Hidden Cabins – The Hidden Cabins Band EP (Engineer Records)

Hidden Cabins is a remarkable indie-folk duo comprised of Craig Cirinelli (vocals and hand percussions) and Brian Hofgesang (guitar, textures, addt’l microphone). They recorded numerous recordings in this lineup, such as a split compact disc with Brother Octopus, a split 10” record called Weathered with Eyeswan. Then the duo appeared on Daily Grooming compilation with… Read More Hidden Cabins – The Hidden Cabins Band EP (Engineer Records)

V/A – Lamp Light The Fire: A Compilation Of Quiet(ER) Songs Vol. 3 (Engineer Records)

Sometimes it feels so good to slow things down a little bit, so what’s a better occasion than to write a couple of lines about Lamp Light The Fire, a compilation release that mainly focuses on acoustic music. This compilation comes out every couple of years and covers artists who are or were the part… Read More V/A – Lamp Light The Fire: A Compilation Of Quiet(ER) Songs Vol. 3 (Engineer Records)

Sirens & Shelter – Sound The Alarm CD (Engineer Records)

Scott Mallard is a prolific singer/songwriter emanating from North Kent, UK. He performs with his outlet Sirens & Shelter since 2012, and until now, managed to record dozen of compelling recordings, mainly published through Engineer Records. Recordings such as a debut full-length The Midnight Arrangement, a single Landing Lights, then another full-length Through The War… Read More Sirens & Shelter – Sound The Alarm CD (Engineer Records)

Be Well – The Weight And The Cost LP (Equal Vision Records / End Hits Records)

The Weight And The Cost is a highly anticipated debut full-length album by Be Well, a supergroup comprised of some renowned musicians who spent quite an amount of time in bands such as Battery, Bane, Darkest Hour, Fairweather…to name a few. The group already set the bar up high with their previous 7” record, but… Read More Be Well – The Weight And The Cost LP (Equal Vision Records / End Hits Records)

(Damn) This Desert Air – Nebulosity CD (Engineer Records)

It’s been a while since I covered some alternative rock music on these pages, and I feel this particular group is more than adequate and worth mentioning on the blog. (Damn) This Desert Air is an alternative rock quartet commencing from New Jersey. The group has been active for more than a decade, went through… Read More (Damn) This Desert Air – Nebulosity CD (Engineer Records)