Album Review: Chase Atlantic – “PHASES”

Chase Atlantic Photo By: Ryan Watanabe

The rising alt-pop trio Chase Atlantic are back with their sophomore album, Phases, following their previous EP, DON’T TRY THIS (2019) and their self-titled debut (2017). The well-anticipated full-length to be released on June 28th via MDDN/BMG is certain to be one for the charts. With heavy influences from artists such as The Neighbourhood, Post-Malone, and The Weeknd, the band has only grown more as time progresses. Mitchel Cave, lead singer of the band stated “We went from staring at the same four walls for 18 years to seeing the whole world. We have to keep our heads—everything in moderation. Well, music-making should not be in moderation, but everything else. As long as we’ve got our headphones and laptops, we have all we need.

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Pop-Punk Matures: Revisiting Blink-182’s 2003 self-titled album

“Pick me up now, I need you so bad.”

Blink-182’s brand of pop-punk had, by 2003, cemented them as one of the most popular bands of the new millennium. And for good reason. They had always known how to create catchy songs with some massive hooks that appealed to a wide variety of people.

Eventually, though, almost every young band (especially in pop-punk) attempts to shoot for a more “mature” sound. And Blink-182’s 2003 self-titled affair was that result. It’s an album that even has Robert Smith of The Cure on a song, which seems pretty crazy, but it’s really not.

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Review: Red Lights Beacon – ‘Red Lights Beacon’ EP

If you aren’t already familiar with Red Lights Beacon, I highly recommend you get affiliated. One of the best bands to come out of the central Florida scene just released their debut 2-song EP that is both intricate and mesmerizing, it will leave you with a delicate sense of euphoria.

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Watch: Suicide Silence LIVE in San Antonio

We don’t have to tell you twice – the backlash of what Suicide Silence is doing with their upcoming self-titled album is basically something the metal scene hasn’t seen in 15 years. It really does seem like 95% of people despise the new direction, and newish single “Silence” currently has a dislike/like ratio of over 2:1. That’s not good. The band is attempting to channel the likes of Korn and Deftones, and while that’s admirable, it just doesn’t seem to work for them.

Below, you can find a live video of the band playing in San Antonio, and the results are…well, we’ll let you decide for yourself. We can say, though, that the crowd seems really not into it. This is a band that recently used to sell out HUGE venues – and it will only fuel the fire of fans who think the band died with Mitch Lucker. That may not necessarily be true, but the results aren’t looking good right now.

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