Alpha Zero Three Releases Strong, Anthemic Debut

Artist: Alpha Zero Three
Album: Alpha Zero Three
Released: Sept. 7, 2017
Genre: Rock/Alternative/Hard Rock

Alpha Zero Three has been playing out around the Lehigh Valley for more than a year. All the while, they’ve slowly leaked songs, one by one, from an album that they teased was forthcoming.

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Review: Church Girls – Hidalgo

Artist: Church Girls
Album: Hidalgo
Released: Sept. 15, 2017
Genre: Alternative

Philadelphia indie rock quartet Church Girls have been looking forward to the release of their album, “Hidalgo,” for quite a while. Upon a first listen, it’s easy to hear why. These 11 tracks of dreamy, new wave-fused alt-rock comprise a strong effort, complete with the shimmering ambiance that gives this band its unique place in the indie landscape.

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Review: Our Lady Peace — Somethingness, Vol. 1

Artist: Our Lady Peace
Album: Somethingness, Vol. 1
Released: Aug. 25, 2017
Genre: Alternative/Rock

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Review: Doubting Thomas – Mental War

Artist: Doubting Thomas
Album: Mental War
Released: March 15, 2017
Genre: Rock/Hard Rock

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REVIEW: The Lionhearted – Absolution (& Redemption)

Heartbreak is never easy. While that statement is oversimplified, Richie Ares’ solo project, theLionhearted, expounds on this idea exponentially on his debut EP.

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Acoustic Kitty Project’s ‘Saturday Night’ A Well-Crafted, Complete Album

Artist: Acoustic Kitty Project
Album: Saturday Night
Released: July 31, 2017
Genre: Country Rock

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Review: Sonar Lights – Babelonia

Catch Sonar Lights when they rock American Spirits Roadhouse alongside Julius this Sunday, July 30 at American Spirits Roadhouse. Details here.

Artist: Sonar Lights
Album: Babelonia
Released: Jan. 2, 2017
Genre: Heavy Rock

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Review: Zach Russack – Self-titled

Artist: Zach Russack
Album: Self-titled
Released: 2016
Genre: Folk/Alternative

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Rust’s “The Noise on 309” is Two Albums in One

Artist: Rust
Album: The Noise on 309
Released: May 12, 2017
Genre: Punk/Garage Rock

Allentown-based rockers Rust have pulled off a Jekyll-and-Hyde feat with the release of their new, nine-track volume, “The Noise on 309,” delivering punk and indie rock alike with a gritty, lo-fi edge.

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Above the Mendoza Hits a Home Run with ‘A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch’

Artist: Above the Mendoza
Album: A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch
Released: May 15, 2017
Genre: Pop punk

Our first encounter with Above the Mendoza was on Record Store Day at Spin Me Round, when they performed among a host of alternative and punk bands who brought high energy to the Jersey side of the Valley all afternoon and evening.

That energy continues on “A Shoulder to Lean On, But Not a Crutch” – 21 minutes of pop punk goodness from this rising Philly-area band.

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