Author: Tyler H

November 1, 2008

REVIEW : Starflyer 59 - Dial M

Artist: Starflyer 59 Album: Dial M Label: Tooth and Nail Release Date: 10/28/08 Reviewer: Tyler Hess 1. Minor Keys 2. The Brightest Of The Head 3. Concentrate 4. Who Said It’s Easy? 5. M23 6. Taxi 7. Automatic 8. Altercation 9.… Continued →

REVIEW : Ruth - Anorak

Artist: Ruth Album: Anorak Label: Tooth and Nail Release Date: 10/28/08 Reviewer: Tyler Hess
  1. Hibernation Pieces
  2. Back To The Five
  3. Who I Was And Who I Am
  4. Rolling With The Punches
  5. Hearts On Sleeves
  6. Pure Concept
  7. Forgetting To Remember
  8. Nothing To Hide
  9. Miracle Photo
  10. Speechless Mess
  11. Dead Giveaway
I’ve been hearing about Ruth for a couple years now, I had even heard their first album a little bit, and I knew that they had been on some big tours such as the Appetite for Contruction Tour with Relient K and Switchfoot, yet nothing really jumped out and grabbed me about this band. … Continued →

October 30, 2008

REVIEW : Emery - While Broken Hearts Prevail

Artist: Emery Album: While Broken Hearts Prevail (ep) Label: Tooth and Nail Release Date: 10/28/2008 Reviewer: Tyler Hess In case you hadn’t noticed, a lot of people were a bit steamed at Emery about a year ago, when their latest full length, “I’m Only A Man”, hit stores.… Continued →

October 21, 2008

REVIEW : Sleep For Sleepers - The Clearing

Artist: Sleep For Sleepers Album: The Clearing Reviewer: Tyler Hess Released: Independently in 2008 Sometimes it just isn’t the best idea to listen to an album for the first time at 1 in the morning in a slightly delusional state, even if the band name has “sleep” in it, because it just won’t make any sense.… Continued →

REVIEW : Secondhand - Get In Line

Artist: Secondhand Album: Get In Line Released: Independently in 2007 Reviewer: Tyler Hess I first heard of “Secondhand” in the summer of 2006, whereupon I learned two very important things about them: they were a pretty good independent Christian pop-punk band and they had worked a bit with Trey Pearson from “Everyday Sunday” (another, better known, Christian pop-punk band).
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October 13, 2008

REVIEW : Safe Haven - Setting Up and Tearing Down

Artist: Safe Haven Album: Setting Up and Tearing Down Reviewer: Tyler Hess Are you ever tired of the artsy-fartsy side of music? I’m pretty sure that some good ole’ pop-punk made the way it should be just might be what you need. Setting Up and Tearing Down may be a little over a year old, but it is much under appreciated without the backing needed to get this out to as many people as would like this album.… Continued →

October 12, 2008

REVIEW : Copeland - You Are My Sunshine

Artist: Copeland Album: You Are My Sunshine Label: Tooth and Nail Release Date: 10/14/2008 Reviewer: Tyler Hess Some artists are so good at what they do that I just have to appreciate them, even if it isn’t the type of music I’d generally listen to.… Continued →

October 6, 2008

October 4, 2008

REVIEW : One Hot Minute - the story so far

Artist: One Hot Minute album: the story so far Release date: 7/25/2008 Reviewer: Tyler Hess The title to this album sums up this album pretty well, as it seems like these guys do have a story to tell, but they could use a little bit more life to draw the story for us. … Continued →

October 2, 2008

REVIEW : The Classic Crime - The Silver Cord

Artist: The Classic Crime Album: The Silver Cord Label: Tooth & Nail Release Date: 7/22/2008 Review By: Tyler Hess
  1. The End
  2. Just A Man
  3. Grave Digging
  4. The Way That You Are
  5. 5805
  6. Salt In The Snow
  7. Abracadavers
  8. RandR
  9. God and Drugs
  10. Medisin
  11. The Ascent
  12. Sing
  13. Everything
  14. Closer Than We Think
  15. The Beginning
Have you ever gone a couple years without seeing a friend or family member?… Continued →

September 30, 2008

REVIEW : Jonezetta - Cruel To Be Young

Artist: Jonezetta Album: Cruel To Be Young Label: Tooth & Nail Release Date: 9/16/2008 Review By: Tyler Hess “Cruel To Be Young”, Jonezetta’s follow up to “Popularity”, has been a much discussed album around the webzines, as everyone seems to be unsure what to do with this album, but I am here to assure you of one thing: this is going to be way underrated. 
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September 25, 2008

REVIEW : Nevertheless - In The Making...

Artist: Nevertheless Album: Spark Label: Flicker Records Release Date: September 16th, 2008 Review by: Tyler Hess
  1. Sleeping In
  2. It’s True
  3. Cross My Heart
  4. It’s No Secret
  5. Rest
  6. I Needed This
  7. Longshot
  8. Augustine
  9. Topics
  10. When I’m Alone
  11. I Found My Way Back Again
Quite frankly, if you are into pop rock and do not appreciate Nevertheless’ new album, In The Making…, I am just not buying your excuses. … Continued →