As a music loving writer, I’ve always been fascinated by albums with lyrics that tell an interesting and cohesive story. It’s a plus if the story happens to be one I can relate to. The following 10 albums are stories I couldn’t stop listening to in 2017 and probably won’t stop listening to in the near future: Palisades – “Palisades” I can’t say enough good things about this album. It came out almost exactly a year ago now and three of the songs still ended up in my Top 5 most
Photo credit: Justin James Muir Story of the Year marks a triumphant return to the alternative music scene with the release of their sixth album, “Wolves”. For this album, Story of the Year made the decision to go fully independent. They came to PledgeMusic with the album already written and looking for what they called “[not a] donation. This is a super cool pre-order, and much more”. The band offered incentives such as private lessons, drum sticks used in recording, frontma
Photo credit: Wage War Wage War are homegrown talent from right here in Florida. Hailing from Ocala, which is also home to A Day to Remember, the five piece metalcore band splashed onto the scene at the end of 2015 with debut album “Blueprints”, which spawned the singles “Twenty One” and “Alive”, which they played at the Warped Tour press conference held at Orlando’s Full Sail University in March of 2016. They are currently on a small holiday tour through South and Central Fl
Photo credit: Too Close To Touch Too Close To Touch is a rock band from Lexington, KY, who got 2016 to work for them. After a successful run on Warped Tour, the band released their sophomore album, “Haven’t Been Myself”, to critical acclaim. The band is known for their heart piercing lyrics, especially on "Myself”, as the last track on the album, “Eiley” is about how lead singer Keaton Pearce dealt with his younger sister’s death. Funny story about this interview: I was in th
Photo credit: Pinterest FlippenMusic, a music news source that “strives to bridge the gap between fans and artists”, released the second season of their web docu-series called “Flippen Real World” on October 28 on their YouTube channel. “Flippen Real World” is currently following metalcore band Issues, who recently completed a successful run on Warped Tour and are now headlining the Journeys Noise Tour with Ghost Town, I Killed the Prom Queen, Marmozets and Nightmares. Issues
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