Posts Tagged ‘Minneapolis


February 6, 2010

My recent interest in pop-punk bands (see: Blink 182) led me to pick up the latest release from this Minneapolis band. Referred to as “a leading light in the punk-pop genre” on the AllMusic site, I figured I might as well try them out. My Dinosaur Life is the band’s fourth full-length album and their […]

The Hold SteadyStay Positive

June 29, 2008

This is the fourth full-length from the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Minneapolis quintet. With their huge riffs, sing-along choruses, and a sound big enough to fill up an arena, they would make Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band or Thin Lizzy proud. The lyrics still focus on sex, drugs, or both; long-time fans will enjoy the references to characters […]

These Modern SocksPicking A Lock At The Speed Of Light

May 5, 2008

They’re a five-piece from Minneapolis and this is their second album. Indie pop/rock with electronic touches. Male vocals. Very relaxing while at the same time very upbeat and not boring. Maybe it’s the clean guitar lines and the singer’s unoffensive voice? Music to take with you on your leisure trip to the Moon.

The Battle RoyaleWake Up, Thunderbabe!

January 23, 2008

Out of Minneapolis, here is their second album. The first half is a strange mix of electronic-dance-rock, similar to The Faint, except not as dark. The second half segues into indie-dance/pop territory. The vocals can get annoying after a bit. Just alright.