EP Review: Prospects & Elude – El Prospects (Split)

a1270135389_2El Prospects is a four track split EP between Prospects, hailing from Lárissa, Greece, and Seattle, Washington’s Elude. Prospects were formed in March 2010, and have been heavily influenced by late 90s and early 2000s Pop Punk bands such as Yellowcard, New Found Glory and Sum 41. The other half of this EP is from Elude, a trio formed around the same time as Prospects, and have since gone on to release two EPs and have their fair share of media attention across the United States. Despite the geographical distance between the two bands, it is clear by their sounds how they belong on a split together.  Continue reading EP Review: Prospects & Elude – El Prospects (Split)

Album Review: Bayside – Cult

CULT-CoverFor Bayside fans, it has been a long wait for new material since the New York based quartet dropped their 2011 LP Killing Time. But now Anthony, Nick,  Jack and Chris have stepped up and released Cult, their sixth full length studio album.

After their long relationship with Victory Records, releasing four albums before moving to Wind Up Records to release Killing Time, the band have again moved in order to release Cult under the Hopeless Records family.  Continue reading Album Review: Bayside – Cult

Fall Out Boy to release new game, “Fall Out Bird”

BgJ_UFMCMAEfknDcabAs many, if not most of you may know, the popular smartphone game “Flappy Bird” was removed from app stores on Sunday. This is likely to lead to many knock-off versions of the game to hit all the platforms soon, possibly disappointing fans of the viral game. However, no need to fear, for fans of Fall Out Boy! They might find themselves quite satisfied as Fall Out Boy will be releasing a new game called Fall Out Bird. The game is, essentially, Flappy Bird with our four favorite boys and is set to release later on this week.

Fall Out Boy had a huge success the last time they took a popular game and spun it their own way back in 2009, when the world was introduced to Fall Out Boy Trail, hosted on Friends Or Enemies. The game was originally released as a chance for fans to win tickets to the Believers Never Die Tour (Part Deux), but it quickly became much more than that. Continue reading Fall Out Boy to release new game, “Fall Out Bird”

Interview with Jonathan McMaster of Stickup Kid

1477587_10152110684001796_378999245_nSan Jose, CA rock band Stickup Kid has been making waves for the past few years, and this year seems it will be no different. Last week I had the chance to catch up with their bassist, Jon, and we discussed pizza philosophy, musical changes in their new album Future Fire, and the band’s future plans, among other stuff that you can only find out if you read this interview. So you can totally do that by reading below!

Can you first tell me your name, what you do in the band, and your favorite pizza topping?
My name is Jonathan McMaster and I play bass in the band. I’m not going to pick just one, that’s for kid’s parties. I like an olive oil based pie topped with tomato, spinach, and feta cheese. At our local spot (where our guitar player works) that’s called “the greek.” Continue reading Interview with Jonathan McMaster of Stickup Kid

Interview with Arrows

Interview submitted by Crewys Lane // contributing writer

1391546_683708598308906_1934806666_n (1)Monroe, Michigan isn’t known for much other than being in between Detroit and Toledo, but they  have some great music there. The boys in Arrows (Luke Vasbinder on guitar/vocals, Evin Daniels on drums/vocals, and Jon Stafford on bass) have been in the Monroe music scene for years and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Best friends Luke Vasbinder and Evin Daniels have been playing music from a very young age and have played in bands together since the early years of high school. After growing out of the dark days of Four Year Strong influenced pop punk, the boys started Arrows. I had the chance to talk to them about the future, the current Toledo, Ohio music scene, and going to Pittsburgh this summer.  Follow them on Twitter for fun updates about music, shows, and Evin’s obsession with Kiss. @Arrows734

First off, what;s your name and duty in Arrows, and what is your guilty pleasure artist/band?
Luke Vasbinder: Luke Vasbinder, Guitar/vox, Lord Finesse, Ja Rule
Evin Daniels: Evin Daniels, Drums/vox, ABBA, Motionless In White

What bands got you into playing music?
LV: Blink 182, Smashing Pumpkins, Third Eye Blind, Nirvana, Everclear
ED: Kiss, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Nirvana, Blink 182, Green Day, Keane Continue reading Interview with Arrows