Artist: 
Wallows
Label: 
Atlantic Records

I am so glad that I got the opportunity to listen to Spring, the Wallows' newest EP. As a lover of Real Estate, Wild Nothing and Mac Demarco, Spring felt like a mash up of all of my favorite sounds put neatly into a 5 song EP. With funky saxophone in some songs, like in "Let the Sun In," and with urgent guitar riffs in "It's Only Right," Spring promises variety and wholesome alternative/indie goodness in each track.

Sounds Like: 
Beach House
Sounds Like: 
Real Estate
Sounds Like: 
Wild Nothing
Sounds Like: 
Mac Demarco
Name: 
Arielle Devorah
Date Reviewed: 
04/22/2018
Artist: 
Everett Bird
Label: 
Royal Mountain Records

"A Blessing In Da Skies" was a good intro that led to the funky feel of the songs of the album -- captivating! I really enjoyed the chorus of "Lizard", positive and mellow. "Bucket of Dark Meat" (interesting title for a song) was upbeat but I found the beat of the chorus to be a bit more repititive than what I would like. "Paranoid" was a good feeling song to which I would say made me like this song the most. "My Town" had a soft "screaming" nostalgic vibe and I really resonated with the lyrics.

Sounds Like: 
The Killers
Sounds Like: 
Vagabon
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
04/20/2018
Artist: 
Gianna Adams
Label: 
Self-Released

Gianna Adams is back with her latest album, I Don't Know EP. "Fallen" was a great choice to begin the album, it is groovy with a sweet mixture of the Adams' vocals. "No Hero" was my favorite song of the album, it was a 180 degree turn from the previous song but it was definitely empowering with the slow, jazzy feel that you don't need no hero to get back up. "Shut Up!" is an experimental but upbeat, sassy song.

Sounds Like: 
Avril Lavigne (older songs)
Sounds Like: 
Tori Kelly
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
04/20/2018
Artist: 
Jennifer Bowen
Label: 
Self-Released

A great single with great vocals! The song is really catchy and the lyrics are worth listening to. It gave me the vibe of an old disco mix with a little bit of techno. However, the song is not overwhelmed with techno beats at all, it has a pretty good balance with the vocals. Keeping an eye out for this upcoming artist!

Sounds Like: 
Gretta Ray
Name: 
Joann Kohng
Date Reviewed: 
04/20/2018
Artist: 
Zeal & Ardor
Label: 
MVKA

Zeal & Ardor is fantastic and Devil is Fine completely blew me away, so as soon as I saw this single I knew it was going to be great. And this song did NOT disappoint! "Gravedigger's Chant" is a beautiful song that incorporates piano, drums, and other instruments to create haunting instrumentals. Haunting is the prime word I use to describe Zeal & Ardor's music. It would be a disservice to not mention the heavy influence of black spirtuals, something I had never seen in metal, or any genre for that matter.

Sounds Like: 
Ilenkus
Sounds Like: 
Avant-Garde Metal
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2018
Artist: 
Underoath
Label: 
Fearless Records

So to begin, I don't really listen to Underoath and don't really know a lot about them so I was not sure what to expect from these singles but I knew that they should be pretty good. These are the two singles from their new comeback album, Erase Me, titled "Rapture" and "On My Teeth". These two singles completely lived up to my expectations!

Sounds Like: 
Bring Me the Horizon (That's the Spirit)
Sounds Like: 
The Almost
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2018
Artist: 
Superchunk
Label: 
Merge Records

Superchunk is a band that has been around for a long 30 years and in those 30 years, they have released 11 full length albums. “What a Time to be Alive” being their latest release and what a time to be alive indeed. A couple years ago, the band had released a few albums (one in 2010 and another in 2013) that have been not so successful. Thankfully they didn’t give up and went on to release this beauty. It features guest appearances from Stephin Merritt, David Baza, Skylar Gudasz, Sabrina Ellis, and Kate Crutchfield.

Sounds Like: 
The Ramones
Sounds Like: 
Talking Heads
Name: 
Nayla Acosta
Date Reviewed: 
04/18/2018

Cristal Ramirez of The Aces Interview

KAMP DJ Amanda got to call up lead singer of indie pop band, The Aces, right after their debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic, dropped! Listen to Amanda and Cristal's conversation here: https://soundcloud.com/kamp-student-radio-1570am/cristal-ramirez-of-the-aces-interview

Artist: 
Inferi
Label: 
The Artisan Era

Inferi is tech death/melodic death metal band from Tennessee. I am reviewing two singles from their upcoming album Revenant. They have released 3 albums before this, and I honestly do not see why they do not have more of a following. They have been operating on bandcamp since 2007, and I believe they just recently got signed. I think that this album will be a turning point of their career and help them gain a larger fanbase. In their previous albums, you can often hear that they are bandcamp band; the other albums were very good, but the production was not always great.

Sounds Like: 
Dimmu Borgir but less symphonic and less industrial
Sounds Like: 
slayer mixed with ne obliviscaris??
Sounds Like: 
The Black Dahlia Murder
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
04/18/2018
Artist: 
The Aces
Label: 
Red Bull Records

Alt Indie Pop, all-girl band, The Aces, are out with their new album “When My Heart Felt Volcanic” and it is great! I highly recommend.  This Utah originated band totally evades the cliché stigma of an all-female pop band and create a cool, calm, collected and strong image of the band. The music is the type that can relax you but also jam out to while getting ready to go somewhere. You can’t help but at least sway a bit when you listen to it. I love everything about it: the beat, the bass, but especially the guitar and vocals!

Sounds Like: 
Hayley Kiyoko
Name: 
Natty Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
04/18/2018
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