New Music Faster: Your Weekly Review

Spring Wind Down Weekly Review

By Hannah Greve

While you were having the Monday blues, we were pink. Holy Pink that is, with the awesome news that the California based band was coming out with new music. Mediation Hymns for an Electronic Age was released on Friday, April 27th. This album consists of five tracks, which is short but the content is memorable. Holy Pink is a refreshing listen, it is a minimalistic approach to electronic music that you hear now.

Reissue Tuesday, Dylan and the Dead. The 1989 live album Dylan and the Dead. Released as an “RSD First,” 5,000 limited copies of the red-and-blue tie-dye vinyl. Though this album is easily forgotten, it is important to both of the artists. It captures them at a unique crossroad in their career. Whoever got this gem on record store day… we envy you.

Some extremely exciting stuff happened on Wednesday for a local New Jersey band. A Boy Named John is a band from Parsippany, NJ, and they have been gaining a lot of traction. This six piece alternative puck band has an extremely loyal local fanbase, along with fans who flew cross-country to see them play live. This is from the band’s bio on their website:

“New Jersey alternative punk rockers A Boy Named John have consistently raised their voices on important issues in today’s society and have delivered their message by incorporating the delicacy of theatrical-punk instrumentals, powerful vocal melodies, and insightful lyrics into their debut full-length album, So We Live | So We Die.”

The band has been working extremely hard on new music. On Wednesday, April 25th, the music video for their newest single, Circuits, was premiered by Alternative Press on their Facebook page. If you haven’t checked out A Boy Named John yet, you’re missing out big time. These guys are going places.