From Indian Lakes Stream New Album ‘Absent Sounds’
From Indian Lakes are streaming their album Absent Sounds ahead of its release next week on October 7th via Triple Crown Records. Stream the album below!
From Indian Lakes Announce New Album ‘Absent Sounds’
The Orphan, The Poet Release “Better Than This” Music Video
Eleven Past One Release Single “I’m Ready”
[SEBELL] Releases Single “See Through Heart”
Yellowcard, Mayday Parade Announce Australian Tour
Gallery: Chaos Is A Ladder
Features: Alesana, The Funeral Portrait, Megosh, The Things They Carried
Location: Blackbooth -Orlando, FL
Photographer: Kristy Siciliano
UM Review: Death Cab For Cutie -‘Codes and Keys’
Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
Label: Munich Records
Release Date: May 31, 2011
Reviewed By: Katie Rich
The opening track to Death Cab for Cutie’s sixth studio album is “Home Is a Fire”. It a great introduction to the album, it starts out soft and gradually becomes more powerful, which helps the flow into the next track. The song is simple and I think that it is the first song on the record for that exact reason. The next song that really gets things going is “Codes and Keys”. Not only is it the title track of the album, but it holds purpose as it sets a theme for the record. The line “We are alive” is repeated over and over which makes the mood of the song uplifting.
An extremely memorable song on Codes and Keys is “You Are a Tourist”. It has a catchy guitar riff that is seasoned playfully into the track. Unlike most bands on the radio, all of the songs are about love. Death Cab has broken that tradition and this song is no exception. It encourages people to go out, explore the world, and find what their heart is really burning for. “You Are a Tourist” is the climax of the album.
UM Review: Bring Me The Horizon -‘Sempiternal’
Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal
Label: RCA/ Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: April 1st 2013
Reviewed by: Magda Knyszynski
As Bring Me The Horizon embarks on tour across the USA, you can bet that their most recent album, Sempiternal, will most definitely be present on the setlist. The album’s musical atmosphere mixed in with strong vocals will leave an impression on whoever listens to it. The overall tone of the album leaves the listener with the sensation of being present during one of their live performances; just pure raw energy.
Overall, the appeal of this album is the amazing combination between the striking melodies and the powerful vocals. The album brings forth the true definition of Bring Me The Horizon and the growth from their earlier albums. The vocals (Oliver Sykes) are strong and raw giving a rough edge to the music that sets them apart from other bands and ultimately makes BMTH unique. The drums (Matt Nicholls), guitar (Lee Malia), synthesizer (Jordan Fish) and bass (Matt Kean) are fast paced and show unreal accuracy and leave a lasting impression after a listening to the album top to bottom.
UM Review: The Beaches -‘Heights’
The Beaches – Heights
Record Label: N/A
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Reviewed By: Kathleen Carpo-Garcia
The Beaches are an indie rock band, comprised of four females, hailing from east Toronto, Ontario (an area which also happens to be called ‘the beaches’). While they are not the first all-girl rock band, something that sets The Beaches apart is that they are all very young. However, when you listen to their music, there’s no way you could ever guess that they are under the age of 20.
UM Riot Fest 14: Playlist
Riot Fest marked it’s 10 year anniversary this year, celebrating with two & three-day festivals in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver. The UMusicians came together to put together a playlist composed of some of our favorite acts Riot Fest had to celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary. Check it out below!
Tweets by @UMusicians