With so many genres and subgenres out there, it's hard to say what exactly "rock" music is anymore. Regardless of electronic and rap music dominating popular culture, rock music is and will always be a strong force in one way or another. Here are some new rock album releases and reviews that are keeping the genre alive and well.
Everest - Ownerless
You might have heard the song "Let Go" from this L.A. band (You Tube it if you haven't), but there's more to Everest than just one song. This past week the band released Ownerless, an 11-track effort that combines their signature alt-country sound with a new presence that will remind listeners of recent Kings of Leon. The band is hitting all the sweet spots with great lyrics and a tight, assured sound. The music is undeniably modern rock and is an appealing listen for any kind of music fan.
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Until this Canadian band earns its place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rush will always be the ultimate underdog rock band. Though they've been around for over 40(!) years, they're still cranking out great albums, most recently Clockwork Angels. The album is loosely based on Voltaire's famed work Candide, but you'll be too busy rocking out to that signature Rush sound to even notice. It's not their best album, but it's still great considering this is their 20th studio album!
The Henry Clay People - Twenty Five for the Rest of Our Lives
I know it's too early to determine my favorite album of 2012 right now, but I guarantee the new album by The Henry Clay People will be in the running. The album is fast (28 minutes long) but furious, barely giving you time to breathe between songs. If you enjoyed albums from Cloud Nothings and Japandroids this year, Twenty Five for the Rest of Our Lives is essential. For everyone else, this is still a solid rock album that might take you by surprise by its earnestness and power. So there are some new rock album releases and reviews. Make sure to keep updated with Consequence of Sound for all new rock album releases and reviews, and long live Rock & Roll!
This article was written by Brady Gerber, an intern at Consequence of Sound (one of the largest music reviews site worldwide). You can find new rock album releases and reviews updated daily via Consequence of Sound's website (www.consequenceofsound.net).
This article was written by Brady Gerber, an intern at Consequence of Sound (one of the largest music reviews site worldwide). You can find new rock albums releases and reviews updated daily via Consequence of Sound's website (www.consequenceofsound.net).