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Music Review: Screaming is alarming

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer One of Britain’s most popular metal bands Bring Me the Horizon has released its third album “There Is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret” earlier this month with Epitaph Records. The band is made up of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and rhythm guitarist/keyboardist... 

Music Review: Sister Hazel shows country soul

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Sister Hazel’s new CD “Heartland Highway” is a mixture of soft-rock ballads and toe tapping country songs. The Gainesville, Fla., natives – vocalist Ken Block, guitarist/vocalist Drew Cope­land, lead guitarist Ryan Newell, drummer Mark Trojanowski and bassist Jett Beres – are set to release their eighth studio album on Oct 12. “Stay a While,” their first single,... 

Music Review: For Lynch, going solo is all you need

Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer To say that Keith Lynch is the man behind the music of Unknown Component is an understatement. Lynch is the band’s only member; he writes the lyrics, plays all the instruments, records the vocals, mixes and masters the CDs and releases and promotes them himself. Lynch will release his latest album “The Infinite Definitive” Oct. 12. To date, the project consists of... 

Music Review: K Sera introduces addictive sound

Samantha Sincock Copy Editor Sacramento is home to a variety of music genres being one of the most diverse music scenes in the nation and has produced yet another group worthy of greatness. K Sera has taken the sounds of music on a theatrical roller coaster with their short but captivating EP, “Me Before Women and Children.” The journey began as a solo project headed by singer and guitar player... 

Music Review: On Being Human shines with debut

Samantha Sincock Copy Editor Ever wonder what John Williams’ music would have sounded like if he had picked the path of rocker and not composer? Well, ponder no more for a band reminiscent of the famous directors’ muse has released their debut album that will keep you listening for more. The Murieta, Calif., based group On Being Human has taken ambient rock to a new level with their album “To... 

Music Review: One for the Team hits an indie pop home run

Mark Vidal Editorial Director If you listen to “I’ve Been Here So Long” just once, I guarantee you will tap your foot, bob your head and then press repeat. One For The Team is a relatively new indie rock/pop band started in 2006, but is already promoting its junior full-length album, “Ghosts,” which offers a sound suitable for the 80s junkie and the underground rock enthusiast. As a mix of... 

Music Review: Frightened Rabbits scare up a good album

Mark Vidal Editorial Director It is comforting to know that if Arcade Fire ever splits up and takes its beautiful music with them, we will now have “The Winter of Mixed Drinks” to help carry on. The band is called Frightened Rabbit, and if you have not yet heard its unique sound – complete with vulnerable vocals fused with strings and winds, much like the great Arcade Fire – you are missing... 

Music Review: Weatherbox stands out at The Wire

Michael Escañuelas Arts Editor A majority of Upland missed out on one of the best shows at The Wire venue in the downtown area on Thursday, Feb 4. Experimental rockers Weatherbox proved how satisfying it is to see a band with this much talent and individuality. Weatherbox, who hails from San Diego, stems from the mind of Brian Warren. With a reputation of flaky band rotation, Warren recruited three... 

Music Review: Jules’ long awaited act is an indie hit

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Strokes frontman, Julian Casablancas, has created a revolutionary album, straying from the norm of indie stardom created by the New York band, and stepping onto a synthpop, alternative platform. Yes, “Phrazes For The Young” differs greatly from the successes of The Strokes’ past albums, but Casablancas has done it yet again. It has been long awaited as other members... 

Music Review: ‘Concepts’ debut hits post-punk gold

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director Toronto-based band Little Girls hits post-punk gold with their first full-length album, “Concepts,” after three earlier EPs. The recording genius of one man, Josh McIntyre has created a realm of lo-fi-tinged pop that takes listeners back to the days of post-punk and goth. Beginning as a side project, the band has taken off to become more widespread... 
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