CD Review: The Hotelier - 'Home, Like Noplace Is There' (Tiny Engines)

April 7th, 2014 9:10pm EDT
CD Review: The Hotelier - 'Home, Like Noplace Is There' (Tiny En
Perhaps it’s the new album or the new label (Tiny Engines) or maybe it’s the new name, but the Hotelier, former The Hotel Year, have never sounded better than they do on their sophomore release Home, Like Noplace Is There. And that’s really saying something considering how strong, and utterly criminally underrated, their debut album, 2011’s It Never Goes Out, truly was. Though the subdued but thoroughly aptly titled opener “An Introduction To The Album” is a bit off-putting in terms of initial impact, what the track lacks in punch it makes up for in emotional output, spewing forth mainly fr...

Review: Mac Demarco's, ‘Salad Days’ Proves To Be One Of 2014s Best Albums

April 4th, 2014 11:45am EDT
Mac Demarco : Salad Days
Salad Days easily proves to be one of the year’s elite albums

Mac Demarco • Salad Days • Captured Tracks • US Release Dates: April 1, 2014

“Oh now, you’ve done it again / no use when you already know how it ends.” Throughout Salad Days, singer/songwriter Mac Demarco seems incredibly down – there is the sense of the constant ‘bummer’. The aforementioned lyrics, excerpted from “Treat Her Better”, would suggest this extreme pessimism from the Canadian artist. However, even though Demarco gets down within Salad Days about various things, he also offers atoning words of wisdoms and relatable...

Our March Playlist - Check Out The Best Songs Off The Best Albums This Month

March 31st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Beck - Morning Phase
March was a rich month for music releases. After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout. Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album). After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a playlist of one favorite from each album.



From the album Morning Phase

Note: Morning Phase was a late February release that wasn’t reviewed until March.

Folks, Beck is the man. Morning Phase was yet another stacked album from the hipster w...

Moose Patrol: Drowning In The Success of Their New EP

March 17th, 2014 9:27pm EDT
Moose Patrol: Drowning In The Success of Their New EP
Moose Patrol is a new alternative rock trio from Manchester, England. Their five-track new EP entitled, 'Drowning' was released last year but is still fresh and sounds amazing! What’s unique about them is that they reached their peak and have their own hard-core style and identity. I hope to interview this band if they ever come to the U.S. I have to wonder how they picked their unusual name. According to an interview on Rock, the band cites their musical influences as Foo Fighters and Muse.

They are featured on Spotify, which is where I first discovered them. I was immediate...

The New MTV Hopeless Records Edition: Taking Back Sunday, The Used, We Are The In Crowd, Bayside

March 6th, 2014 1:22am EST
The New MTV
Taking Back Sunday - "Stood A Chance"

File Under: Rock

Bayside - "Time Has Come"

File Under: Pop-Punk

The Used - "Cry"

File Under: Rock

We Are The In Crowd - "The Best Thing (That Never Happened)"

File Under: Powerpop

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Indie Rockers My Plastic Sun: Band To Watch For In 2014

February 21st, 2014 3:23pm EST
Indie Rockers My Plastic Sun: Band To Watch For In 2014
The indie music scene is always searching for new talent and My Plastic Sun are it. They are generating national attention on the forefront of the indie music scene. The band premiered a new music video and is being blitzed on a grassroots social media campaign and major media outlets across the country. Their new song, “Couldn’t Love You More” has been gaining regular rotation on Sirius XM’s 'Coffee House' channel.

The members of My Plastic Sun describe themselves as young and eclectic. Bassist, Kyle Vock is a recent graduate of the Masters Program in Jazz Bass Performance from the Eas...

BLOWSIGHT Set Out To Help The Homeless With Release Of New Charity Single, Winter Show Mercy (Thank You)

February 20th, 2014 12:20pm EST
BLOWSIGHT Set Out To Help The Homeless With Release Of New Chari
BLOWSIGHT will release their new charity single entitled Winter Show Mercy (Thank You) on February 25th, 2014. 100% of net proceeds resulting from downloads of the song will be donated to help the homeless. Winter Show Mercy (Thank You) may be previewed & purchased from iTunes, & Amazon.

The song was inspired by a conversation lead singer Nick Red had with a homeless person named Björn while buying him a cup of coffee just before Christmas. “Something that most of us will never experience is the humiliation of not even being recognized, being completely ignored by people that pass you by a...

You Me At Six Acheive No.1 On U.S. Charts With 'Cavalier Youth'

February 6th, 2014 9:46am EST
You Me At Six
British rockers You Me At Six’s fourth album, “Cavalier Youth” has landed at No. 1 on the U.S. Alternative New Artist Albums Chart and No.1 Heatseekers on the New Artist Chart. This international breakthrough follows just a few days after “Cavalier Youth” earned the No.1 spot on the U.K. charts, bumping Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon Days” to No. 2 and beating out Beyonce, whose self-titled release rounds out the top three. The follow-up to three certified-gold albums, “Cavalier Youth” has solidified the band as one of the UK’s biggest rock bands this decade, and has landed them on the North Ame...

Foo Fighters To Record 8th Album In 12 Cities

January 23rd, 2014 10:40am EST
Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters are reportedly recording their latest album in 12 studios around the globe.

The American rock band, featuring Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett are working on their eighth LP and have said it will be made "in a way that no one's ever done before".

According to Billboard, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Seattle are already definite choices to record the follow-up to the band's 2011 record Wasting Light and members are scouting other studios around the world.

Dave Grohl recorded with former band Nirvana in Seattle, while he named his docu...

Starpulse Exclusive With Alice And The Glass Lake

November 26th, 2013 1:16am EST
Alice and The Glass Lake

Her record has been met with phenomenal reviews. Pigeons & Planes listed Alice among the 12 female artists everyone should know and Repeat Button predicted her to be “the Cosmic Pop Queen of 2013.” Bonnaroo called the EP “haunting, lush and ambient.” She is currently working on her debut LP with producers Danny Garibay, DJ Dahi, Twice As Nice and Frequency.

Her debut record will be released in 2014.

Please meet Alice and the Glass Lake.

What’s the meaning behind the name of your project Alice and The Glass Lake?

There is a small lake I have spent a lot of time at in Northern Wisconsi...