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.
Continue reading Alpha Zero Three Releases Strong, Anthemic Debut
Artist: Church Girls
Released: Sept. 15, 2017
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.
Continue reading Review: Church Girls – Hidalgo
Artist: Kayla Avitabile
Album: The Difference Between Fine and Okay (BUY NOW)
Genre: Alternative Rock
Prior to the first ever Lehigh Valley Underground First Friday Concert Series earlier this month, we reviewed Kayla Avitabile’s single “Awkward & Absent,” which gives a title to the young singer-songwriter’s debut album, “The Difference Between Fine and Okay.”
As it turns out, the single was a nice introduction to what we can expect from Avitabile, as it contains several key features present throughout the record: ambitious songwriting, profound lyrics, and a voice that may be the most powerful and seasoned among her school-aged contemporaries.
Avitabile is unafraid to experiment on “The Difference Between Fine and Okay,” mixing in tempo shifts to keep listeners captive through six dynamic and unpredictable tracks. The EP, recorded and mixed by Matt Molchany at Shards studio in South Bethlehem, brings the singer’s immense vocal abilities to the forefront, showcasing Avitabile’s range and command that makes her one to keep an ear on going forward.
Awkward & Absent
Artist: Our Lady Peace
Album: Somethingness, Vol. 1
Released: Aug. 25, 2017
Continue reading Review: Our Lady Peace — Somethingness, Vol. 1
Artist: Doubting Thomas
Album: Mental War
Released: March 15, 2017
Genre: Rock/Hard Rock
Continue reading Review: Doubting Thomas – Mental War
Heartbreak is never easy. While that statement is oversimplified, Richie Ares’ solo project, theLionhearted, expounds on this idea exponentially on his debut EP.
Continue reading REVIEW: The Lionhearted – Absolution (& Redemption)
Catch Sonar Lights when they rock American Spirits Roadhouse alongside Julius this Sunday, July 30 at American Spirits Roadhouse. Details here.
Artist: Sonar Lights
Released: Jan. 2, 2017
Genre: Heavy Rock
Continue reading Review: Sonar Lights – Babelonia
Artist: Zach Russack
Continue reading Review: Zach Russack – Self-titled
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.
Continue reading Rust’s “The Noise on 309” is Two Albums in One