‘Barriers’ by Frank Iero and the Future Violents – Review

     Last Friday, Frank Iero and The Future Violents released the full-length record Barriers, a 14-track collection of songs that will make you kick, cry, scream- and everything in between.     The record starts with a slow, deliberate song titled ‘A New Day’s Coming.’ It’s a melancholy opener, so if you came for something with a little more heat, don’t let it scare you off. The next … Continue reading ‘Barriers’ by Frank Iero and the Future Violents – Review

No Plug. – Interview and EP Review

Portland, OR locals No Plug. have been writing and performing music for a while, but the band is taking it to a new level with the release of their EP, ‘U don’t care, U should’, out April 5th. Austin Frost, frontman and lead composer of the alternative group, was able to answer some questions for Alternative Sound, and talk about the new release, what it’s … Continue reading No Plug. – Interview and EP Review

Album Review – ‘Tiger Rider’ by Tiger Rider

Seattle, Washington’s indie-rockiest trio Tiger Rider released their full-length, entirely self-produced album early in February this year, and they did not disappoint. The eponymous record Tiger Rider is full of angst and heartache, and will make you believe in D.I.Y. again. The album begins with the song ‘Say What You Will’, a melodic, bass-heavy ode to sticking it to societal norms and redefining what ‘success’ … Continue reading Album Review – ‘Tiger Rider’ by Tiger Rider

Return of the Jonas Brothers – ‘Sucker’ Single Review

It’s happening – the return of mid-late 2000’s Disney royalty, the Jonas Brothers. Yesterday on Friday, March 1st, the pop band released their first new music since their second live album came out in 2013 – a laid back, catchy single titled ‘Sucker’.  The track hits hard – the opening line ‘we go together‘, cooed in the unmistakable falsetto of Nick Jonas, introduces the song, … Continue reading Return of the Jonas Brothers – ‘Sucker’ Single Review

Album Review – “Stuffed & Ready” by Cherry Glazerr

  Album artwork for Cherry Glazerr’s 3rd full length ‘Stuffed and Ready’     Between the lack of sun and the Seasonal Affective Disorder, this time of year can be trying for some – luckily, LA indie rockers Cherry Glazerr have just the thing to complement the darkness and surreality you might be experiencing: ‘Stuffed & Ready’. As the band’s third full length, released February … Continue reading Album Review – “Stuffed & Ready” by Cherry Glazerr

Album Review – ‘Love in the Time of Shark Attacks’ by Attic Lights

Album artwork by Gorka Olmo On Friday, February 1st, Attic Lights, an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, released their third record, ‘Love in the Time of Shark Attacks’ via Elefant Records. There is only one way to describe Attic Lights’ latest work: pure spunk. Lyrically, the band nailed it- sometimes laid back, sometimes serious, always relatable ( taken from “Never By Myself”, ‘I need … Continue reading Album Review – ‘Love in the Time of Shark Attacks’ by Attic Lights

Review – Balloon Club

BALLOON CLUB Balloon Club is a Portland ambient lo-fi project that recently released their record ‘Some Things You’ve Got To Let Go’, which you can find on Bandcamp here. I was lucky enough to get to watch Balloon Club perform live at the Honeyhive last week, and take some photographs of the show. Balloon Club opened up the performance last Tuesday night with a brief, … Continue reading Review – Balloon Club