Run, Forever – Settling (For fans of Against Me, Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Wild)

If I could describe Run, Forever’s latest release Settling out on Tiny Engines in one word, it would be raw.  As a fan of both their last LP The Devil, And Death, And Me and their split with The Wild, it’s been fun watching these Pittsburgh folk punks evolve. On Settling, Run Forever extends their sound in every direction.  From the mid tempo, shout along opener “Good Enough” to the incredibly upbeat and optimistic closer “Forget”, we’re treated with plenty of anthematic, folk influenced, punk […]

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Mixtapes – Hope Is For People (For fans Matt and Kim, The Hold Steady, The Dopamines)

Cincinnati’s Mixtapes have been an incredibly busy band.  In a span of less than two years, they’ve released an album, 3 EPs, and a split.  Their latest EP “Hope Is For People” is one of those albums that just immediately puts you in a good mood the second it starts. If you’re not smiling (or at least singing along with the whoas) halfway through, I’m forced to assume you hate fun or have no soul.  With 6 songs clocking in at 11 minutes (and one […]

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