Album Reviews

Album Title: Coping Machine Artist: City Mouth Label: Take This To Heart Rating: 4 out of 5 The indie/pop-punk world has a lot of music. It is a fun genre to listen to in the car, with your friends, and literally any other situation you can think of. This makes it hard sometimes for new […]

Title: The Mantle   Artist: Agalloch   Record Label: The End Records   Release Date: August 13, 2002   *****   I will be reviewing The End Record’s 2002 release of The Mantle by Agalloch. Agalloch formed back in 1996 and split in 2016. They hail from Portland, Oregon. Now, before I review this album, […]

Title: Cult Of a Dying Sun   Artist: UADA   Record Label: Eisenwald    Release date: May 28, 2018   Stars: ****   I will be reviewing the Eisenwald Records’ 2018 release of the sophomore album by UADA (pronounced “Uu-ah-da”), entitled Cult of a Dying Sun. First, I need to give some background information about […]

The best thing about garage rock is that it’s honest. It’s straight-forward, in your face and fun. Keyword, fun. There’s no pretentious bullshit surrounding it. You wouldn’t want it any other way. It just so happens that Swell Tides and Roid Rage sought out to encapsulate that sentiment with their recent collaborative project, SPLIT. SPLIT […]

Title: Life In The City Artist: Turkuaz Record Label: Electric Habitat Music Release Date: Sept. 28, 2018 Rating: ★★ One of my favorite ways to learn and talk more about music is by branching out a little bit to get out of my synthy-and-whispery-vocal comfort zone. In the BSR lobby, there is a bin of […]

Photo credit: bestproducts.com The Black Squirrel Radio Web Staff decided to put together a list of their favorite albums. Each staff member picked an album from the year they were born, the year they graduated high school and their favorite album ever to review. Kelsey Paulus Album from the year I was born- Kid A by […]

Title: This is Called Survival – EP Artist: Pressure Cracks Record Label: War Against Records Release Date: Jan. 10, 2020 ★★★★   Southern California has been an epicenter for some of the heaviest hardcore bands in existence.  This band upholds that statement with their latest effort. SoCal hardcore band Pressure Cracks have just recently dropped […]

Title: Dreamland Artist: Coin Release Date: February 21, 2020 Rating: ★★★★☆ Standout Tracks: Crash My Car, Valentine, Let It All Out (10:05) If there’s only one feeling Coin managed capture in their third album, Dreamland, it’s romanticism– a theme that was present in both of the band’s previous two albums, but really took the driver’s […]

Title: 20/20 Vision Artist: Anti-Flag Record Label: Universal Music Operations Limited, Spinefarm Records Release Date: January 17th, 2020 ★★★ Pittsburgh-based punk trio Anti-Flag dropped their 12th studio album 20/20 Vision on Jan. 17, 2020.  This is a change of pace from their previous release American Fall (2017) as it features different types of songs on […]

Title: Nothing Left to Love Artist: Counterparts Record Label: Pure Noise Records Release Date: November 1st, 2019 ★★★★★   The Canadian metalcore/melodic hardcore group Counterparts released their 6th full length this month, and it is one to be recorded in the heavy music history books.  This is a contender for Album of the Year (at […]


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