Album Review: Little Mix, DNA, 2012

In February, Payge wrote a post for Velociriot! about the return of girl power pop music. The post was Freshly Pressed — a shining moment for her, the site, and the post itself. The post was essentially about powerful women in music who empower young girls and women with their music. A large portion of the post…

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New to me Music: The Front Bottoms

Being friends with AR has introduced me to a lot of new music, particularly of the indie, folk, and punk variety. Between AR’s influence and 8tracks, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of falling in love with a ton of bands over the last several months. I’ve already seen some of them live and this summer,…

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Album Review: Fall Out Boy, Save Rock and Roll, 2013

For several months leading up to the announcement that Fall Out Boy had returned from its “indefinite hiatus”, I was writing “desperately awaiting a Fall Out Boy reunion” in all of my social media site biographies. I’ve been obsessed with this band since I was in high school and have referred to its members as…

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New to me music: Cher Lloyd

Okay, so Cher Lloyd isn’t exactly “new”, to me or otherwise. But the category seemed appropriate, given that I just realized how great she is. The 19 year-old English singer-songwriter and model is a former “X-Factor” contestant and she’s been on the charts since her first single, “Swagger Jagger”, was released in 2011. But although she’s…

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