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Photo courtesy of Basement’s Website Story by Mamie Lomax / Assistant Lifestyles Editor  Darlings of British alternative-rock group Basement released their fourth full-length album “Beside Myself” on Friday, and it’s an all-out rock treasure. Basement’s previous discography transitioned through various stages. Their gloomy debut “I Wish You Were Here” started a sepia-toned grunge-emo mood, their sophomore masterpiece …

Photo courtesy of Matador Records  Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer In what has become his signature laid-back vocal delivery, Kurt Vile remarks, “I’ve always had a soft spot for repetition,” in the verse of his single, “One Trick Ponies.” If there’s one line that could sum-up Vile’s tried-and-true approach to songwriting, you’ve got it right …

Photo courtesy of You Me At Six English rock band You Me At Six released its sixth studio album, aptly titled “VI.” This album is a mix of every genre, from dance to hip-hop to R&B. The two members that stand out the most are, of course, lead vocalist Josh Franceschi and drummer Daniel Flint. …

Photo courtesy of All Them Witches Bandcamp Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer  In a generation defined by bumping 808s and bass drops, one can easily be convinced that rock ‘n’ roll as we once knew it has faded out of relevance. Rightfully so, as most rock bands (think Greta Van Fleet) nowadays seem …

Photo courtesy of Pinegrove’s Bandcamp Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer  The opening lines of “Skylight” resemble a new mission statement for Pinegrove’s lead singer, Evan Stephens Hall: “I draw a line in my life / Singing this is the new way I behave now.” Though the record was written and recorded a year …

Photo courtesy of BUST Magazine Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer Ezza Rose doesn’t want to tell you that no means no because she knows she shouldn’t have to. Her newest album, entitled “No Means No,” will compel you to listen to what she has to say whether you like it or not. Getting …