Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

CD Review: NOFX – Coaster

Monday, May 11th, 2009

So if you follow this blog, you are well aware NOFX is one of my favorite bands – and if you listen to the radio station you also know they get a lot of airtime. That being said, I am going to write this review as I do all others – based off the individual […]

CD Review: Mozart Season – Apotheosis EP

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

It’s time for another HiFi Punk pre-release CD review. After the last review of ‘<3’ from Select Start I felt like doing a few more unsigned bands, besides the big boys get plenty of love. The Sacramento California band Mozart Season has a new EP finished and its being released January 17th. They have been […]

CD Review: Select Start <3 and Full CD Stream

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Select Start is an UNSIGNED band from Tampa, Florida consisting of Joe, Matt, Patrick, Jason, & Adam.  Their first CD entitled ‘<3’ will be released on 01/06/2009, and is currently available for streaming from (see bottom of post for streaming details).  At first inspection I said to myself ‘great, another unsigned emo electronic indie band’ […]

CD Review: Cancer Bats – Hail Destroyer

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The Cancer Bats are: Liam Cormier — Vocals, Scott Middleton — Guitar, Jaye Schwarzer — Bass, and Mike Peters — Drums.  They are from Toronto, Canada and released the CD ‘Hail Destoryer’ in Spring 2008. The album is jammed with deep guitar riffs, heavy drums, and the occasional lead guitar solo (track 5 – bastard’s […]

CD Review: Dance Gavin Dance – self titled

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Dance Gavin Dance released a full length self titled CD in August.  The band is from Sacramento, California and categorize themselves as “Screamo / Psychedelic / Punk / Funk”.  After listening to the CD the screamo genre is most noticed – the first song intro is sick and got me pumped up (with some strong […]

CD Review: Alesana – Where Myth Fades to Legend

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Alesana is a five man band from Raleigh, NC. I would categorize them as post-hardcore/screamo, and the CD ‘Where Myth Fades to Legend’ holds true to all the hype surrounding this popular band. This release has some of the best screams I’ve heard in awhile, and is very fitting for HiFi Punk – you won’t […]

CD Review: Never Shout Never – Yippee EP

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I listened to the EP ‘Yippee’ by Never Shout Never for the first time right before bed and fell asleep before the 4th song completed.  I popped it on the iPod for the morning commute to give it another try, and came to the conclusion it was a keeper. Never Shout Never is a solo […]