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Tall Heights Mixes Old and New in “Holding On, Holding Out” Video

There’s something mystical about a video shot in reverse, and Tall Heights’ new music video for “Holding On, Holding Out” is no exception. I was absolutely transfixed by the video, which used their own color footage interspersed with old-fashioned, black and white clips of surfing, rollerblading and various storms. Even though it’s not a new idea, the video presents us with an interesting – and not often done – narrative: the main lady is moving forward in time, while the world around her moves backwards. It’s incredibly dreamy and a little affected, but a wonderful visual companion to the song.

Oh Malô Album Premiere and Release

Oh Malô’s newly released album is a finely-tuned collection of twelve tracks. “Burn” is effervescent, building to great releases: a not-so-slow burn (pardon the pun) to a satisfying end. The guitars collide with the drums, all underneath singer Brandon Hafetz’s dynamic voice, which risies and falls in intensity with the music. “Hey Mister Paul” has a beautiful guitar punctuating the song, coming through like the pealing of bells. As We Were is proof that Oh Malô have mastered conveying emotions through music.

As We Were by Oh Malô

Noé: Between the Sheets for “Dream You” Music Video

The music video for Dream You” ft. Vader the Villin is restless, anxious, and wistful. Reminiscent of that painful and confusing post-breakup period where your feelings are raw and your bed empty. The two in the video are shown alone, as the girl wanders through her home saying “I’ll dream you forever cause how do I move on when you’re far from gone.” The instrumentals pulse, twisting and turning like someone unable to fall asleep. Noe’s delicate – but not feeble – voice shines through in this track.

And the winner of the 2016 Rock and Roll Rumble is…

Worshipper, a four piece rock group in the vein of NWOBHM -which, if you are as clueless about acronyms as I am, I looked it up for you, and it stands for New Wave of British Heavy Metal- took home the win last weekend. Although Worshipper was missing their original guitarist Alejandro Necochea after the semi-final round, they were still able to shred with a fill-in (Craig Small) and come out on top. With their epic, melodic tones reminiscent of the early Iron Maiden era, riff-heavy tracks, and energetic, crushing drums, Worshipper keeps the traditional style alive without dating themselves.

Notable track: Place Beyond the Light

Concert Reviews: MOTHXR, Parquet Courts, Alex G & Porches

Ticket Giveaway: Filous: win a pair of tickets for the show on Sunday, May 8th!

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