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Killer Klassix: Midwest Blue - “Alarm Clock EP”

Killer Klassix: Midwest Blue – “Alarm Clock EP”

Given its more “independent” nature and very concentrated sound, the EP holds up against the very time it opposes thematically throughout the entirety of the album.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
April 8, 2024
Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance- Demos EP

Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance- “Demos” EP

It’s something interesting to follow a band from their initial demos to being one of the biggest bands in the scene and only generating a bigger and bigger fan base.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 5, 2024
Killer Klassix: Transit - “Joyride”

Killer Klassix: Transit – “Joyride”

Transit’s farewell was a testament to pop punk’s modern DIY culture, noting that as long as the band remained true to who they are, they did not need to sacrifice their art in an attempt to “make it.”
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
June 19, 2023
Killer Klassix: Saosin- “Translating The Name” EP

Killer Klassix: Saosin- “Translating The Name” EP

"Translating the Name” is a fast paced explosion that is an abstract take on the turmoils of everyday “growing pains” and aggressively ponders existence in order to understand the strife of life.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 13, 2023
Killer Klassix; Thursday- “Full Collapse”

Killer Klassix; Thursday- “Full Collapse”

Thursday paves the way for a sound rooted in aggression and relates to fans through moments of hardship and discontent, offering solace by melody.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
November 21, 2022
Killer Klassix; “Something to Write Home About”

Killer Klassix; “Something to Write Home About”

Through melodies, experimental harmonies and heart-like rhythms, “Something To Write Home About” established the foundation for the following 20 years of an entire musical genre, including offshoots.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 31, 2022
Killer Cuts:Killer Klassix

Killer Cuts:Killer Klassix

...A way to honor how age and youth, though fleeting, marks the beautiful start to the beginning of the end.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 17, 2022
In The Pit

In The Pit

Bands Moon Rules Apply, GOLD STEPS, Johnnie Guillbert and SayWeCanFly tuned guitars, warmed up voices, and prepped the angst to be let loose on stage.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 10, 2022
Killer Cuts; Distance or Decay

Killer Cuts; Distance or Decay

Distance or Decay pairs melody with harmony, highlighting pop punk band In her Own Words on their way to being a couple steps short of the musical (and industrial) apex.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 10, 2022
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