Fall Out Boy comes out of hiding to release Save Rock and Roll, their highly anticipated fifth full length that doesn’t fall flat when it comes to being catchy. [Read more...]
Alright, confession time. From time to time, I still listen to the Chicago-based emo pop-punk band Fall Out Boy. Whenever their break-out song “Sugar, We’re Going Down” comes up on my iPod, I never skip it, but sing along to the incredibly catchy chorus instead. Ever since then, Fall Out Boy became headliners, performing for shows like the Warped Tour and the now popular Honda Civic Tour. Now, the band has taken a hiatus, having their members expand to other bands, including drummer Andy Hurley doing The Damned Things, while bassist Pete Wentz tries his had Black Cards (while staying in many of tabloids). [Read more...]
The Fall is coming up on us soon, and with a new season comes great new music (Jacks Mannequin, Common, Drake, and Coldplay just to name a few). But until Autumn gets here, and in celebration of this past summer, we decided to put some of our favorite songs into one giant post. Just a note here: some of these songs are not from 2011, but still was enjoyable to listen throughout the blistering heat of this summer. Please feel free to post some of your favorite songs below, we’d love to get some feedback. Hope you enjoy the list, and check out these songs before the years up!
Have you ever listened to a friend talk about what “great new music” they have been listening to? That topic is usually followed up by saying that “They knew them first.” As annoying as that is, we all do it in our most subtle ways (like saying that “I love Three-Oh-H” instead of saying “I love 3Oh!3). Below are just some of the best new music to come out in the past year, and with very promising futures. Hopefully, this will help you battle that annoying topic with some other musical examples of your own. Enjoy! [Read more...]
If you watched MTV during the middle of the last decade, then you have probably heard of Panic! at the Disco. Debuting with probably one of the catchiest songs of the past ten years “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” Panic! was poised to be everyone’s “I knew them first” band. That one song catapulted the Vegas quartet into super-stardom, headlining their own carnival themed tour. Each song off of their debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, felt fresh and new, giving the scene a much needed kick in the pants.
And then Pretty. Odd. came out. Now, just to clarify, I’m not calling the album bad, but it certainly wasn’t what fans thought it was going to be, or in this case, wanted. I do appreciate the throwback to an older time, where instruments were key and vocals didn’t need any effects. The album did in fact put out my favorite Panic (notice the exclamation point is gone) songs “Northern Downpour,” but the album as a whole was considered by most a disappointment. [Read more...]