Posts By: Samantha Stevens

Samantha Stevens

Music Review – Black Coffee Sigh

Album: Black Coffee Sigh Artist: Sunshine Riot Formed in Boston in 2011, rock band Sunshine Riot has been passionately promoting their music as they tour across the United States. Their music has been described as rock infused with a southern blues sound, although they seem to have tried to develop their own style of music… Read more »

Music Review – EP

Album: EP Artist: Ménage Ménage has achieved a great deal of success this year, having won Best Rock Song of the Year at the 2014 International Portuguese Music Awards. This is the second mini-EP in a series of four mini-EPs that the band will be releasing this year. Compared to bands like Arcade Fire and… Read more »

Single Review – Flaws

Single: Flaws Artist: Bastille London rock band, Bastille, is back with the single, “Flaws”, released earlier this year. For fans of Bastille’s popular single “Pompeii”, “Flaws” promises the same great vocals and lyrics combined with rhythmic synthesizer, keyboard, and drums. “Flaws” is available through iTunes as a single, or part of the albums Bad Blood… Read more »

Music Review – EP NY 5

Album: EP NY 5 Artist: Stereo Off Five piece electro-rock band Stereo Off released their new album, EP NY 5, this past January, which was recorded in their own studio in New York City. Formed in 2012, Stereo Off has played some of the city’s top venues. Stereo Off’s music is alluring, entrancing, and all… Read more »

Music Review – Turkana Boys

Album: Turkana Boy Artist: Thousand Days Alternative rock band Thousand Days is a fantastic band with pure rock music, and lead singer Pardis Sabeti is unlike any other female rocker out there. Hailing from Boston, Thousand Days formed in 2002 and their music is inspired by the bands Hole, Belly, and Throwing Muses. The band… Read more »

Music Review – EP 2

Album: EP 2 Artist: The Honeyrunners For fans of the rock and roll and blues music of the 1960s and 70s, The Honeyrunners new album, EP 2, is definitely worth listening to. As you can guess from the name, this is the Toronto-based band’s second EP and is available on their website, along with their… Read more »

Music Review – Dull Days

Album: Dull Days Artist: Sleepy Hahas Sleepy Hahas? latest album, Dull Days, will mesmerize you. The band’s sound is a melding of the typical garage-band sound with a generous splash of psychedelic sound added for flare. For fans of David Bowie and The White Stripes, Sleepy Hahas have taken the well-known psychedelic rock genre and… Read more »

Music Review – Meghann Wright

Album: Meghann Wright Artist: Meghann Wright Tough but tender, Meghann Wright’s unique blend of daring lyrics and stirring vocals, combined with unparalleled guitar playing, make this songstress one to watch for. Known for her expressive lyrics that capture the diverse emotions behind love and heartbreak, Meghann’s music is passionate and dynamic. After releasing her debut… Read more »

Music Review – Sultans of String

Album: Symphony! (link) Artist: Sultans of String After their launch seven years ago, Sultans of String continue to bring their entrancing and rhythmic instrumental sound to audiences across North America and around the world. The band has won many awards, including two Canadian Folk Music Awards, first place in the International Song Writing Competition, and… Read more »

Music Review – Ari & Mia

Album: Land on Shore Artist: Ari & Mia These musical sisters from Boston are taking the Americana/folk rock music scene by storm. Land on Shore is the duo’s second album, after the success of their first album, Unruly Heart released in 2010, which ranked high on the national folk radio charts. Contributing their unique sound… Read more »