Author Adrian Garro

DMA’s is a three-piece band from Sydney, Australia with its musical roots planted in the 1990s’ Britpop sound. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Liam Gallagher, the Kooks and Richard Ashcroft, their shimmery sound congruent with those pioneers of English rock royalty through its first two albums. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCcGV-fn4xc/ DMA’s third album, however, changes things up a bit. The Glow, released on Friday, is bathed in rhythm and a focus on doing something different. The Britpop elements are still there — it can be tough to listen to the Australian band’s music and *not* think of them…

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Mike Shinoda, MC/rapper/multi-instrumentalist known for his years as a co-front man of Linkin Park, has kept busy during the COVID-19 pandemic — and today, Shinoda released Dropped Frames, Vol. 1, a mostly-instrumental collection of songs that are the end result of his dedication and focus on creating music over the past few weeks. He’s kept busy on a near-daily basis on Twitch, live-streaming jam sessions and bursts of creativity from his home studio, and as the weeks went on his audience grew. Linkin Park fans gravitated to his Twitch streams, and as the material built up he decided to release a batch of…

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Los Angeles-based alt/rock band Badflower emerged in 2019 with OK, I’m Sick, its compelling debut record — and would have spent Summer 2020 on the road opening for 311 and Incubus, had the COVID-19 pandemic not ruined those plans. The band found a way to play music during these strange times, though, and will host what it’s calling The S.H.I.T Fest (“So Happy I’m Thirty”) on Saturday, July 18. An online streaming concert event, the idea came about in part thanks to three members of Badflower celebrating birthdays in July. The stream will be hosted by Badflower vocalist Josh Katz,…

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Bully, the rock/indie band fronted by vocalist/guitarist Alicia Bognanno, will release a new record called Sugaregg on Aug. 21 via Sub Pop. On Wednesday, Bognanno premiered a new music video for a track called “Every Tradition,” featuring a video filmed at home and utilizing some very effective color work. The grungy song is the second premiered thus far from the new album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1-7QqJuKOA Said Bognanno of “Every Tradition” in a statement, noting what went into the vibrant music video: “Every Tradition” is one of the most literal songs on the record, forcing myself throughout the writing process to cut out…

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Without the crossover success of “In the End,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 — there’s a chance Linkin Park would not have become a powerhouse rock band in the early 2000s. The band’s debut record, Hybrid Theory, was just innovative enough at the time to earn the group (fronted by the emotionally-tinged vocals of late vocalist Chester Bennington) abundant mainstream success, but without that single — one of the tracks released from the album, in addition to “One Step Closer” and “Crawling” — the band may have had a tougher time cracking the global music…

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Trying to pin down Khruangbin is a fool’s errand. The Houston-based trio defies genre classification, and has throughout its career to date. Mordechai, the band’s new album released on Friday via Dead Oceans, is very much in line with 2015’s The Universe Smiles Upon You and 2018’s Con Todo El Mundo, but with a twist: Most of the songs on Mordechai feature vocals, which is something relatively fresh for the group (which was just announced as an act on the bill for the 2021 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival this week). https://www.instagram.com/p/CB3uZUSlBPb/ But make no mistake, this is very…

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Los Angeles-based indie/rock trio Haim have a special bond — after all, they’re sisters — and the confidence inspired by that bond has led the way for Este, Danielle and Alana Haim thus far in their career. After much anticipation, the band has released a new record, Women in Music Pt. III. The album was delayed significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic, with Haim finally letting it loose on the world on Friday. The follow-up to 2017’s Something To Tell You, the album finds the musicians at their most free, unencumbered by expectations or a “blueprint,” so to speak. “We were…

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There’s something innately powerful and tragic about hearing new music from an artist that has passed away. Over the years, the music world has seen countless examples of posthumous releases, but there’s something special about Amends, the new album from Grey Daze. Grey Daze was the band fronted by Chester Bennington, a few years before he split from the group, joined up-and-coming hard rock band Linkin Park and exploded on the global scale as the front man of one of the most popular bands in the world. In February 2017, Bennington and his old pals in Grey Daze reconvened to…

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South African hard rock band Seether will release its eighth studio album on August 28 when Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare For War”) is unleashed via Fantasy Records. The first album from Seether since 2017’s Poison the Parish, Seether previewed the new record with a creepy animated music video for “Dangerous,” riffing on the Little Red Riding Hood theme to sinister effect. Thematically, the song finds vocalist/guitarist Shaun Morgan expressing some pretty dark thoughts: It’s so dangerous all this blamelessness And I feel like I lost all the good I’ve known The song’s lyrics match…

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Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (actor known for roles such as Men of a Certain Age) and Cole Preston, would probably be out on the road right now were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the band has been spending time like the rest of us, cooped up inside and waiting (im)patiently for live music to return. Quarantine has given the guys plenty of time to play music, however, and recent weeks have seen a few performance clips shared by the band to its ravenous fan base on social media. In May, Wallows…

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