Tory Daines is the former keyboardist, violinist, and vocalist for the Montclair alternative rock band, Those Mockingbirds. She left the group back in February of 2014 to focus on the musical project she’s formed, Fair Panic.
If a finished album is a musical statement, then New Politicians have announced their platform with their new EP, Remission. …
Lauren Clark was the featured artist for Lamplighter’s Artist Writer Mashup, a program we ran during the month of April, where writers were assigned one of her illustrations—all from her ink and watercolor series—and tasked with generating original writing using her art as a muse. A graduate of William Paterson University, her art is as serious as it is whimsical.
I don’t think anybody should kid themselves into thinking anything too precious about what they do.
Honest and concise—that sums up The Blithedale Romance’s recent EP, Wanderer, where the vocal grit of Circle Jerks is bundled with a melodic punk sound in a fun musical package of five aggressive tracks that pack a punch.
There is a certain threshold a band must cross when releasing catchy music. When music has emotion, consciousness, and the ability to transcend beyond the basement shows and VFW halls, the artists are inevitably faced with a choice: stay true to the integrity of the underground scene or become enveloped by the limelight.
Following up a great record is a difficult affair. If you experiment with a new sound, you’ve changed too much and abandoned your core audience. If you stay true to the sound that your fans grew to love, you’ve become a one-trick pony. Really, anything less than a masterpiece is often considered a failure as far as sophomore albums go.
How local instagrammers are changing the way we see New Jersey.
Comprised of two sets of brothers—Reed and Skylar Adler, and Evan and Colin Campbell—The Sound is Fine’s self-titled EP is a fresh reminder that modern rock music is far from gone.
Summit’s World of Rock Records is pressing on for the love of the game.