Lower Automation – Maps

It's all about the timing with the Chicago math-rock trio. Can anyone still use the term 'math-rock'? I don't come across it so often these days but that isn't preventing Lower Automation from making the sort of music that you can tell contains a cleverly-formed equation at its centre, or quite near to there. Their first release, MapsĀ is a five … [Read more...]

Alkaline Trio – This Addiction

On February 23rd, Chicago based Alkaline Trio put out their seventh album titled This Addiction and it's their worst one to date. The band has released four albums on Asian Man Records, one on Vagrant, one on Epic, and This Addiction on Epitaph. Also under their wings are a few splits, opening slots for Green Day and My Chemical Romance, exclusive … [Read more...]