ALBUM OF THE MONTH:Choice City 7 – Freshman Year

By: Jeremy Fleischer 3.5 out of 5 stars Too often, artists take themselves and their art too damn seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they have no perspective on what it is they are doing and how it is being received. This failure of perspective often leads to art that only the artists truly get or enjoy, and does not allow for artistic growth. I mention all this because Fort […]

AMERICAN BLACKOUT-YEAH SO WHAT EP

ALBUM OF THE MONTH By: Jeremy Fleischer 4/5 STARS   American Blackout’s brand of alternative/punk rock will feel immediate familiar to any fans of the genre. The gritty yet melodic vocals, the high ping of a dry snare hit, the driving, aggressive guitars – there are countless bands with this sound, and American Blackout make little effort to personalize the music. So, why 4 stars for something hardly unique? Well, […]

ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Nadalands – The Last Days LP

By: Jeremy Fleischer ****4 out of 5 stars**** These days, in these United States, we all seem to have reasons for believing the future is bleak. There’s a grab bag of reasons: terrorism, global climate change, Donald Trump, cops shooting unarmed kids, etc., etc. Fort Collins songwriter John Lindenbaum clearly has a collection of his own reasons why we’re fucked, and he’s spent this last year releasing some astounding music […]

ALBUM OF THE MONTH—Eros and The Eschaton—Weight of the Matter

By: Jeremy Fleischer ALBUM OF THE MONTH 4 stars On its most recent LP, Weight of Matter, Colorado Springs’ Eros and the Eschaton showcase a high level of sophistication, both musically and lyrically. Songs exist in technicolor worlds washed in reverb with light touches of synth, while the guitar is prone to meander from well-tread tonal paths to explore what lies beyond, before ultimately returning, It’s a wonderful twist on the classic tension-and-release guitar solo. But […]