An notorious trope of the music industry is the band that decides to radically alter their sound. These kinds of decisions often leave fans polarized, scratching their heads, and yearning for a return to form....
I still get chills when I think about my first experience of the bands Into It. Over It., The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and A Great Big Pile of Leaves on Feb. 23. These three bands are some of the leaders of an emo-rock revival that has grown rapidly in the past several years.
Last November, I decided to validate my friends calling me a hipster by collecting vinyl records. My love of music is simply too great to be limited to my iTunes library or Spotify playlists. In anticipation of buying a record player, I quickly ordered several of my favorite albums. When Touche Amore's “Is Survived By” was delivered, I excitedly opened it in my dorm.
Storytelling is an intrinsic aspect of human nature; whether it’s from grandpa before bedtime, a flickering television screen or your favorite novel, stories are entertaining, enlightening and thought-provoking. Yet, the album is overlooked as a medium of storytelling.