Stream Dashboard Confessional’s New Album ‘Crooked Shadows,’ the First Since 2009

Stream Dashboard Confessional’s New Album ‘Crooked Shadows,’ the First Since 2009

The alt/emo scene of the early 2000s was marked by several heart-on-sleeve bands that achieved mainstream success thanks to their earnest music and raw passion — and one of those bands was Dashboard Confessional. 2001’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most put the band, fronted by singer/songwriter Chris Carraba, in the upper […]

Best New Music: The Used Shed Preconceptions and Branch Out with Visceral New LP ‘The Canyon’ (Stream)

Best New Music: The Used Shed Preconceptions and Branch Out with Visceral New LP ‘The Canyon’ (Stream)

The Apple Music description for The Used‘s new album The Canyon says, simply, “Refreshingly groovy tunes from the Utah rockers.” While that phrase is accurate regarding the band’s seventh full-length album, it doesn’t quite do it justice. That’s because The Canyon, released on Friday, is a sprawling record, spanning 17 tracks melding genres, styles, and […]

Story of the Year Announce ‘Wolves,’ First New Album in Seven Years; Stream ‘Bang Bang’

Story of the Year Announce ‘Wolves,’ First New Album in Seven Years; Stream ‘Bang Bang’

Story of the Year, the St. Louis-based alt/emo band that burst onto the scene in the early 2000s with “Until the Day I Die” and their debut album Page Avenue, have always had a signature sound blending hooks, riffs and lead singer Dan Marsala’s earnest delivery. They haven’t, though, released a new record since 2010’s […]