Author: Manda Collis

Album Review: Andrew McMahon’s “Zombies On Broadway”

Andrew McMahon is one of those artists that I’ve been casually following from project to project since I was a teenager in the heyday of real emo music (Piebald, Dashboard, you know, that sort of thing) and just haven’t really given up on. He’s a particularly interesting artist to keep an eye on for a variety of reasons; the first and most obvious being the fact that depending on who you talk to he’s know for completely different groups or solo ventures. Those of us who hung on from the beginning might immediately think of Something Corporate, younger fans might...

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Getting To Know Singer/Songwriter Allman Brown

In the days of digital media and streaming, it’s pretty great that we can follow artists more easily from first single to first album, and for the past few years now Allman Brown has been one of those artists for me. I’ve blogged about him quite a bit, both here and on my personal blog, and it’s no secret that I’ve been looking forward to his debut album for awhile. Even more exciting, though, I’m thrilled to say that I was able to have a chat with Allman Brown himself to celebrate the launch of that album today, which I’m sharing with...

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Album Review: Allman Brown’s “1000 Years”

It can often be difficult to fairly review an album when you have heard a large number of the tracks prior to the release, but with Allman Brown’s debut 1000 Years I found that it was a welcome challenge to listen with new ears to discover a collection of music that already included some of my favorite songs. Having been on the scene since 2013-or-so, Allman has already done a solid job of establishing his place among the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, John Smith, and well known contributors to the Irish and English Modern Folk Scene, if there is such...

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New Single: “Breathe” – Mammals

I’ve already shared my love of ambient music with my recent review of Sohn’s latest album; it’s great for focusing on work since the lyrics are gracefully folded in to the music, the rhythmic patterns are relaxing, and you just get an all around good feeling from it. This latest release from Mammals is absolutely beautiful and hits just the right spots: it’s peaceful, masterfully crafted, and leaves you wanting more as soon as the track ends. Though “Breathe” is actually a cover of an original track by Télépopmusik, (cover songs of electronic tracks exist!! Isn’t that awesome?) it takes...

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New Single: “Believer” – Imagine Dragons

HOLY SHIIIIIIT this new single from Imagine Dragons, you guys. If I can be completely honest, in spite of following along since the days of Night Visions, these guys are just one of those bands that I tend to forget about when they don’t have anything new out, but as soon as they do I have to loop it about a thousand and a half times just to be sure of how much I love it. (Which is usually a lot.) Though Imagine Dragons has a pretty extensive catalog, the songs that made me fall in love with them are the...

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