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2011 Archives - Electric Mohawk

Tag Archives | 2011

Troubled Coast - I've Been Thinking About Leaving You

Troubled Coast – “I’ve Been Thinking About Leaving You”

Not often to I check out a band I never heard of before and get blown away like this. Troubled Coast is one of those bands. These guys bring me back to when I was first getting into alternative and hardcore punk music. But the difference with this band is how huge-sounding they are. Every […]

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Such Gold / A Loss For Words Split

Such Gold / A Loss For Words Split

  Two of my favorite “up and coming” bands decided to get together and create a 4 song split (each band contributing 2 new songs). For those unfamiliar with the bands, Such Gold is pop punk with a hardcore edge. Watch their music video “Sycamore” for a general idea of their sound. A Loss For […]

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Cobra Skulls – “Agitations”

Sometimes I like my punk rock to be short and sweet. Well, maybe sweet isn’t the word I’m looking for, but you get the picture. Cobra Skulls gave me exactly that… a straightforward punk rock record on their Fat Wreck Chords debut. They open with the catchy anthem “Six Degrees”. It’s fast and doesn’t let […]

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Fireworks - Gospel

Fireworks – “Gospel”

  Fireworks has been my favorite pop punk band for some time now. I got into them in the summer of 2008, starting with their EP, We Are Everywhere, which I still consider to be my favorite EP ever. They really emerged as one of the top bands in the genre with their first full length […]

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This is Hell - Black Mass

This Is Hell – “Black Mass”

This Is Hell has been one of my favorite hardcore bands for the past few years. I was first exposed to them when they were touring with Four Year Strong, I Am The Avalanche, and A Loss For Words. There was a live stream of the entire concert online for one stop of the tour […]

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Slowyear – EP

Slowyear is an alternative band from London, England. I had never listened to them before, so when they described themselves as emo/progressive rock, similar to that of Balance and Composure, Thrice, and Brand New, I was excited to check it out. Right away, the vocals remind me of the ultra-catchy now defunct Tonight Is Goodbye, […]

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Seahaven - Winter Forever

Seahaven – “Winter Forever”

What an appropriate album for me to be listening to right now as today brought the year’s first snowfall (ughhh). Anyways, this is a band I have never been exposed to previously so I was kind of excited to listen after reading of Balance And Composure and Crime In Stereo comparisons. I definitely got the […]

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Four Year Strong - In Some Way, Shape, or Form

Four Year Strong – “In Some Way, Shape, or Form”

Four Year Strong has been my favorite band in the universe pretty much since the day I discovered them, back in fall of 2007. They are one of the pioneers of this new wave of “hardcore pop punk” music. After they released Rise or Die Trying, literally hundreds of copycat bands would pop up, trying […]

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The Copyrights – “North Sentinel Island”

These days, it’s hard to stand out as a straight up punk band. Basically every chord progression has been done to death and it’s hard to write simple melodies that don’t remind you of someone else. While The Copyrights definitely stick to that punk rock formula, they’ve also managed to stick out and become one […]

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A Loss For Words – “No Sanctuary”

While getting lost in the shuffle in the resurgence of pop punk over the past few years, A Loss For Words has always been one of my favorites. Their 2009 release, The Kids Can’t Lose, was one of my favorite records of that year, plus the fact that I’ve seen them live 3 times in very […]

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