Kids dream of Christmas morning, but for many - including Jen Cray - THE FEST is the most treasured of annual holidays.
A Cautionary Tale (New Granada). Review by Jen Cray.
Trading Twilight For Daylight (Eenie Meenie). Review by Jen Cray.
Kill Them With Kindness (Polyvinyl). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Brooklyn, NY threesome Rainer Maria have spent the better part of the last year taking their sweet sounds all across the country. At their Orlando stop, they invited Jen Cray backstage for a chat.
The ambitious sounds of The Format are Pet Sounds-era The Beach Boys for the Fall Out Boy audience. Unorthodox instrumentation, perfectly crafted melodies, and beautiful vocals that have the slightest hint of modern day emo whine, but not enough to make Jen Cray cringe.
Damn! Mates of State and Rainer Maria together! What more can an indie geek (like Rob Walsh) ask for?
The Instinct (Jade Tree). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Scattered Sentences (No Idea). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
Long Knives Drawn (Polyvinyl Records). Review by Dylan Garret.
Hold Tight the Ropes (WARM). Review by Stein Haukland.
Learning to Accept Silence (Escape Artist). Review by Terry Eagan.
Good Health (Lookout!). Review by Stein Haukland.
Only These Movements Remain (Matlock). Review by Stein Haukland.
The Everyday Separation (Mud). Review by Marcel Feldmar.
So, This Is How It Is (Suburban Sprawl). Review by Marcel Feldmar.
Past Worn Searching (Polyvinyl). Review by Tom Minarchick
Event Review by Nathan T. Birk
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