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Artist: 
The Expos
Label: 
Warped Your Records

Wow, what an album. Every track clocks in at a length of under 30 seconds, leading to the album being under 10 minutes, but why should that hold back any jam. The tracks are electrifying, featuring instrumentation that is drenched in rock n roll but also delves into a realm of experimentation that is interesting and adds a dynamic layer.

Sounds Like: 
Tony Molina
Name: 
Nathan Gosnell
Date Reviewed: 
02/08/2017
Artist: 
Pissed Jeans
Label: 
Sub Pop

Pissed Jeans crafts distorted and heavy sounds into explosive tracks that is both exciting and intriguing. The single is another release that is a well crafted noise rock piece, with a nice punk vibe. A great song for letting a heavy track encompass your listening experience and keep the listener on their feet physically or mentally.

Sounds Like: 
The Jesus Lizard
Sounds Like: 
Flipper
Name: 
Nathan Gosnell
Date Reviewed: 
02/08/2017
Artist: 
i'mgonnapukecauseifeellikeshit
Label: 
Bangkok Blend

Suburban Liquor is the latest release by Rochester based skramz band i’mgonnapukecauseifeellikeshit off of Bangkok Blend. The first time I listened to this single I was pretty happy that I found a new skramz band.

Sounds Like: 
iwrotehaikusaboutcannibalisminyouryearbook
Sounds Like: 
Beau Navire
Name: 
Jack Maloney
Date Reviewed: 
02/08/2017
Artist: 
Closet Goth
Label: 
Warped Your Records

Pretty Dead is the latest release from Gilbert based no wave/ post punk band Closet Goth off of Warped Your Records.

Sounds Like: 
Bong Pong
Sounds Like: 
Boy Jr.
Name: 
Jack Maloney
Date Reviewed: 
02/08/2017
Artist: 
You Me At Six
Label: 
BMG Rights Management (UK)

You Me At Six have a very modern pop-punk-rock sound. I think people who listen to the more traditional top 100 songs could still find a track from this album that they would like. This band has adopted many styles from more traditional punk-rock to garage-rock to rock ballads. When I listened to the first track on the album, I thought of No Church In The Wild by Kanye West because of the beat in the beginning. (You may or may not think so...)

Sounds Like: 
The Script
Sounds Like: 
The Killers
Sounds Like: 
Simple Plan
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
02/06/2017
Artist: 
BETS
Label: 
Self Released

When I saw this album presented at the meeting, I jumped at the chance to review something Violent Femmes related. As a long time Violent Femmes fan, I was excited to hear if a new artist could breathe some new life into these old classics. While BETS attempt to do so is obviously one out of love and respect of the Violent Femmes, I'd have to say her success was inconsistent from track to track. Musically, many of the Violent Femmes' songs are quite simple.

Sounds Like: 
The Shacks
Name: 
Brooke Blizzard
Date Reviewed: 
02/07/2017
Artist: 
The Last Shadow Puppets
Label: 
Domino Recording Co ltd

The Last Shadow Puppets have in this album mixed together bass heavy rock tracks, french doo-wop, and psychedelic alternative to make a fast paced and comprehensive album that feels like a play rather than a piece of music. Released Dec 2, 2016, this album follows up their previous "Everything You've Come to Expect", which combined alex turners and miles kanes personas into covers and original pieces, and this recent EP followed the same format.

Sounds Like: 
Arctic Monkeys
Sounds Like: 
David Bowie
Sounds Like: 
The Beatles if they did ketamine before a live show
Name: 
Brendan Bogar/Patrick Baker
Date Reviewed: 
02/06/2017
Artist: 
Kid Koala ft. Emiliana Torrini
Label: 
Arts & Crafts Production Inc.

Good news for everyone who likes good study music material, I have the track for you.

Sounds Like: 
Hans Zimmer
Sounds Like: 
Deadmau5
Name: 
Alex Paris
Date Reviewed: 
02/07/2017
Artist: 
Jain
Label: 
RCA Records

Jain is a French pop artist whose songs are iconic, with millions of listens on Spotify. After I listened to this collection, I began to recognize her voice in myriad television shows and commercials.

Sounds Like: 
L.E.J.
Sounds Like: 
Hyphen Hyphen
Sounds Like: 
the backing to that episode of Santa Clarita Diet
Name: 
Hannah Isaac
Date Reviewed: 
02/07/2017
Artist: 
Society Falls
Label: 
Society Falls

As a huge fan of female-fronted rock bands, I'm so excited about Society Falls. In addition to being great live, their passion comes across in the music. The instruments are a bit loud and it's hard to hear the vocals sometimes,  but the songs are still a good listen. 

This California band puts on a fun live show full of energy! 

Sounds Like: 
Paramore
Sounds Like: 
Hey Monday
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
02/06/2017