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Tunes for mid-summer Tax Day [single reviews]

Don't read too far into the title—here are a mix of songs to distract you from the fact that you procrastinated doing your taxes even though you had 3 extra months. And check out all of the below and more on our handy-dandy playlist at the end of the article! Spirit of the Bear - "Summer Snow": ...

My over-the-top review of The Midnight – Monsters

The Midnight have been spreading their message of goodwill via synth laced nostalgia for a few years now. Their influence really began to accelerate with the output of Stranger Things and S U R V I V E bringing synthwave to the mainstream. It was about this time that I began to catch up with what the ...

The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers

Turning on this album for the second time made me realize how much energy I had from this week. Earlier this week I had myself all but convinced I was coming down with a case of COVID, and I was doing the "is this allergies? is this all in my head?" game in my mind. Why the second time? The first time ...

Rain walks and rock [single reviews]

I took a walk in the rain. I listened to some rock. That simple. Here are some songs I feel inspired to write about. [photo above by Alex Zarek] Wolf Rd - "A Twisted World": This song mixes carefree feelings, nostalgia, and desperation in one fun track. The music video is straightforward and ...

Crown The Empire Release 10-Year Anniversary Acoustic Album “07102010”

The post-hardcore band Crown The Empire recently released a new acoustic album titled 07102010 via Rise Records. This album commemorates their 10-year anniversary combining songs from their entire catalogue into one beautiful, un-plugged masterpiece, including a mastered version of the 2018 demo ...

COBRA’S TOP TEN OF 2020, SO FAR!!!!!

1. Spanish Love Songs - Brave Faces Everyone: If you still haven't listened to this album, please do so now. I was already loving this album before the pandemic hit, but once it hit, this album quickly became my soundtrack. This was the album that I listened to every single day during the first two ...

Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

Many artists have a watershed moment that transitions them from a good to a great artist. People have an idea of who they are, and then - BAM - something happens creatively that feels totally appropriate, cementing their reputation, yet expanding it at the same time. For Bon Iver, his follow up to For ...