Having released their debut album in 2002, Taking Back Sunday rode a wave of popularity for American guitar music, though success in the UK didn't match the likes of Blink 182 or Sum 41. Now releasing their seventh album, it is the first time that they have kept the same and also original line up for three consecutive releases. The quintet are now on the road in North America until the end of the year.
Given the genres with which they are associated, 'Death Wolf' threatens to be something of a timid opener, before unleashing some moderate emo-rock. Title track 'Tidal Wave' apes The Clash to the point where even the accompanying press release highlights the 'homage', but 'Fences' is an orchestra-tinged effort of radio-friendly rock that falls flat. At the opposite end of the spectrum is 'All Excess', a peak on the record that has hooks for fun and is immediately engrained, before the obligatory acoustic ballad 'I Feel It Too' diminishes the momentum.
They turn up the volume again on 'Call Come Running', which features some nifty guitar work, while 'In The Middle Of It All' is another fun piece. The closing 'I'll Find A Way To Make It What You Want' unsuccessfully tries to amalgamate the different styles paraded through the album and is ultimately as unnecessarily long as the title of the song itself. For the majority of the time, this record moves along pleasantly enough, broken up by equal measures of excellence and tedium.
Continue reading: Taking Back Sunday - Tidal Wave Album Review
Punk enthusiasts gear up for another slamming year at Chicago's raucous Riot Fest!
Taking place in Chicago on September 13th - 15th 2013 at Humboldt Park, Riot Fest is set to be possibly THE hottest punk festival of the year having been staging some of the biggest rock legends since its inception in 2005. It's bigger and better than ever before and there isn't just live music to enjoy either; there's an array of carnival rides and Lucha Libre plus a massive range of meal choices suitable for everyone.
Continue reading: Riot Fest 2013 Brings Classic Punk To Chicago This September
It seems apt that for the latest instalment of a franchise based on metal objects hitting other metal objects that the soundtrack reads like a who's who of Alt-Rock/Metal acts. The third album for the Transformers series continues in the tradition of the first three with Linkin Park, Goo Goo Dolls, and Taking Back Sunday being just a few of the acts to feature time and again, it's just a shame that as the films have lost the plot the music has too.
Continue reading: Various Artists, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Soundtrack Album Review
Eddie already gave us all the spoilers on this one. https://t.co/YxHDYqTxoE
Our 2017 touring starts next month. What TV shows should we start binge-watching till then?
Pre-sales are live now for @Rocklahoma - cheapest ticket pricing they will offer! Purchase here:… https://t.co/qLTO3A7IbO
RT @Jonisatyphoon: I listened to @TBSOfficial very loud on the drive into work today and it made me feel alive
@TheMegs152 @starlandNJ @aquarianweekly thank you
Putting together donations from the Pop-Up - with your help & help of @starlandNJ & @aquarianweekly raised $3500 + we added $1,000! THANK U!
RT @RealPyroParker: My first show at age 9. @AdamDamnLazzara, @EddieBackSunday and @TBSOfficial changed my life. Thanks guys! https://t.co/…
Got to play w/ @acceptanceband in Dec & it was pretty great. Excited to bring them to Australia this March!… https://t.co/2THjqURoV5
RT @Rocklahoma: Here is your #Rocklahoma 2017 line-up!!! Who are you most excited to see!?!?! https://t.co/Lhre7ABw2W https://t.co/rEvS7…
RT @Acelestee4: One of my favorite newborn pictures, had to include @TBSOfficial https://t.co/z3ocLs6gbi
RT @natsparaccio: thank you, @Starbucks for putting @TBSOfficial on your current playlist. those v rare moments where I hear good music at…
Eddie & Shaun | Fall 2016 | Philadelphia | 📷: https://t.co/0BP68oYELy https://t.co/LHsMeDdX2Q
RT @daniel_cura: It's a "listen to the entire @TBSOfficial discography at work" kind of Friday.
@StuckOnYoung sweet! Working on it!
Looks like @rockontherange is already sold out! Great to hear it, can't wait to play! https://t.co/N6MqlQ4Qyq
RT @glitterbowie: Can't wait to see @TBSOfficial in Stuttgart next month! Coming from Italy to see the show 🇮🇹
Haha, a 'little' too early.. https://t.co/yCz7msiOzj
@A3L0N1 thanks Anthony, never too late! If it helps we're a rock band too.
RT @xoohCharlotte: Can finally say that I'm seeing @TBSOfficial and @FrankIero next month 🎉 https://t.co/RUhEQLZfh9