Review: Girls Against Boys

Girls Against Boys "You Can't Fight What You Can't See" (Jade Tree) Y'know what's the coolest thing about Girls Against Boys?  They never made it 'big'.  Oh sure, they got tons of industry cred and...

Review: Denali

Denali "Self-Titled" (Jade Tree) Another fine Richmond, Virginia band to review. That’s two this month. What’re the odds? Who cares. Jade Tree has struck again with the release of this ethereal stunner....

Review: Euphone

Euphone "“Hashin’ it Out”" (Jade Tree) Instrumental CDs often present quite a problem for music reviewers.  Or, at least for myself.  For me, songs without lyrics always end up sounding alike; I...

Review: Pedro The Lion

Pedro The Lion "“Control”" (Jade Tree) Pedro The Lion has returned with this ten song juggernaut that is a beautiful progression from the band’s previous releases making it a must have for any emo or...

Review: Jets To Brazil

Jets To Brazil "“Perfecting Loneliness”" (Jade Tree) A inspirational tribute to the cutting, flesh and bone reality that is life.  This is definitely JTB’s most polished and complete album to date...

Review: Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc "So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness" (Jade Tree) Although alternately revered and maligned as being one of the cornerstones of the sprawling emo empire, the freshly reassembled Joan of Arc...

Review: Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere "Exit English" (Jade Tree) The second (okay, third) release from Strike Anywhere is good, I guess. Don't get me wrong, I fucking rock this band. They're like a combination of Hot Water...

Review: From Ashes Rise

From Ashes Rise "Nightmares" (Jade Tree) These guys rip.  Hardcore the way it was meant to be played, full of searing passion and imagery without all of the macho bullshit that often goes along with it....

Review: These Arms are Snakes

These Arms are Snakes "This is Meant to Hurt You" (Jade Tree) The debut EP from these fine folks at Jadetree does not show their age. They just formed in 2002, but "This is Meant to Hurt You" sounds like...

Review: Statistics

Statistics "Leave Your Name" (Jade Tree) Denver Dalley is doing more by himself than most bands do with multiple people. Dalley is the soul member of Statistics, but no one would ever guess when "Leave...