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Looking Back: Our Favorite Albums of 2017

2017 was…a year. It was a year of challenges and, at times, particularly difficult news to swallow for many of us in our music communities. However, we banded together and found hope through all the adversity we faced. Music is the backdrop to these defining moments each year. Check out some of our staff picks for album of the year below.

Spin – Tiger’s Jaw
“This might be my favorite Tiger’s Jaw release yet. Brianna has come more front-and-center this time around, recording the first song she’s written for the band, ‘June,’ which might be the best record off the album, if I’m being entirely honest. This album struck the perfect balance of call-backs to their older styles, while still signaling a noticeable progression in the band’s growth. Don’t sleep on this album, or this band. You’re missing out if you haven’t downloaded a copy yet. -Tori  Continue reading Looking Back: Our Favorite Albums of 2017

Live Review: The Wonder Years at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY

Once known for their raucously anti-suburban anthems and untamed, feverish post-collegiate angst, The Wonder Years have proven time and time again to be a band that grows with its audience, maturing alongside fans while keeping alive the ember of heart-wrenching honesty and candidness that make their sound so deeply personal and raw.

This past September, the band released Burst and Decayan acoustic reimagining of selections from their discography, from Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing’s “Coffee Eyes” to No Closer to Heaven’s “Cardinals”. Alongside this release, they also announced a fifteen date tour, playing an entirely acoustic set at various intimate venues across the United States. On October 8th, 2017, they played not one but two shows at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY.

The show I attended was entirely new territory for me: a pop-punk matinee.

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Premiere: Giants At Large – “Replay” (Originally By Iyaz)

The Daily Slice is excited to premiere a new track by long-time TDS favorites Giants At Large: a cover of Iyaz’s 2009 classic “Replay.” 

The new track by the band is off the soundtrack for the upcoming film (Romance) In The Digital Age which premiered in the United States on September 23. Preorders for the film’s soundtrack went live yesterday. If you haven’t heard, The film stars LOLO (you probably know her as the female voice in “Miss Jackson” by Panic At The Disco) and Chris Warren Jr., who’s best known for playing Zeke in High School Musical. The film is directed by Jason Michael Brescia, who previously worked on movies like The Newest Pledge and Bridge and TunnelContinue reading Premiere: Giants At Large – “Replay” (Originally By Iyaz)