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Killer Klassix: The True Blue 2016 Singles

Killer Klassix: The True Blue 2016 Singles

In the case of The True Blue, the search for identity is somewhere between prose-driven lyrics and small, thematic melodies that parallel experiences in life.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024
Killer Klassix: Too Close To Touch: “Too Close to Touch EP”

Killer Klassix: Too Close To Touch: “Too Close to Touch EP”

Keaton’s vulnerable lyrics paired with Moore’s pop-influenced basslines and layered with Marble and Kidd’s intricately emotive guitar melodies makes for a brilliant debut effort that is equally romantic and ambitious.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 19, 2024
Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance - “Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean EP”

Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance – “Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean EP”

Though there is a large lack of belief in a higher power or faith, the EP makes a very successful effort to highlight the inner turmoil of the human psyche.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 12, 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: Hands Like Houses -; “Snow Sessions” (Re-Imagining of Ground Dweller)

Killer Klassix: Hands Like Houses -; “Snow Sessions” (Re-Imagining of Ground Dweller)

In the case of “Snow Sessions,” Hands Like Houses is made up for every artist who ever took advantage of the onlooker, breathing life and meaning into every note, chord, frame and melody composed for the four-track experience that is this EP.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
January 30, 2024
Killer Klassix: First Class - “Somewhere In The Grey”

Killer Klassix: First Class – “Somewhere In The Grey”

I guess if there is another EP that I found more human in its emotional exploration for finding middle ground, its title provides enough of an answer.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 30, 2023
Killer Klassix: Tsunami Bomb - “The Invasion From Within” EP

Killer Klassix: Tsunami Bomb – “The Invasion From Within” EP

The EP serves as an example of how truly terrifying the world is.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 30, 2023
Killer Klassix: Alkaline Trio- “For Your Lungs Only” EP

Killer Klassix: Alkaline Trio- “For Your Lungs Only” EP

Alkaline Trio cultivated a tight-knit cult-ish following with their emotionally apathetic lyrics, ironic themes, emotional, sludge-like punk rock sound and overall dark tones.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 23, 2023
Killer Klassix: Jamies Elsewhere - Unreleased Sessions EP

Killer Klassix: Jamie’s Elsewhere – “Unreleased Sessions” EP

"Unreleased Sessions" is a great example of a band’s attempt to rebrand and reestablish.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 16, 2023
Killer Klassix: Showoff “Waiting For You EP”

Killer Klassix: Showoff “Waiting For You EP”

Showoff continues to adapt to the times, doing it in their own style and showing bands outside of Chicago, punk never dies.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 9, 2023
Killer Klassix: The Story So Far: “Five Songs” EP

Killer Klassix: The Story So Far: “Five Songs” EP

The band not only capitalizes on progress, but ropes listeners into a philosophy that proves fruitful not just in their art, but as a means to ignite a fire of hope in themselves to do the same.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
September 11, 2023
Killer Klassix: Attack Attack; “Someday Came Suddenly”

Killer Klassix: Attack Attack; “Someday Came Suddenly”

It may be bad, but it still gained notoriety and was an honest attempt for the band to springboard into their sophomore effort with a more finely tuned approach, but that’s for another day.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
September 4, 2023
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