Mind Equals Blown

Mind Equals Blown




  • Pipe Dream: The Oak


    There is something comforting and reassuring about a band that plays it incredibly safe and doesn’t try to do anything exciting with their music. A statement that you don’t often hear but it is nevertheless one you can hold onto if you’re constantly bombarded with an onslaught of different sounds each day. It becomes relaxing…

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  • Interview – Arteries

    Arteries - Promo

    Arteries are one of my favourite bands in the world. If you asked me to define them, I’d say “stop being so stupid.” If you were to push me, I’d say they combine the best bits of Meshuggah, Letlive and August Burns Red. Awesome, yes? Their front dude Brendan Dafter was good enough to answer…

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  • Saints For Sailors: On The Right Track

    Saints for sailors - promo

    Music is not a nine-to-five job. For bands, like Ohio pop/punk quartet Saints for Sailors, it can be a constant struggle to balance what you have to do with what you want to do. For Jacob Workman (lead vocals/guitar), Darren Luoma (drums), Tim Rutan (lead guitar/vocals) and Tim White (bass), it all boils down to creating…

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  • The Kiffness: Kiff


    To truly understand The Kiffness, you need to understand the title of their album Kiff. The term “kiff” is predominately used by English-speaking South Africans and especially people who, at one with the sea, aren’t afraid to tussle with sharks for control of the beautiful waves that crash against South Africa’s shores – I mean…

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  • Kris Allen: Horizons

    Kris Allen

    I still recall the day when I first heard Kris Allen pull off his tremendous cover of Kanye West’s “Heartless” on American Idol in 2009. Some said it was that one performance that truly solidified his position as a genuine contender on the show, but what the two-minute snippet did for me personally was fire up…

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  • Death Valley Beach Bums Reveals Release Date & Album Cover


    The Scoop: The Death Valley Beach Bums reveal the cover for their album, Baxiz. Which drops on September 3rd. The Spin: DVBB is gearing up to release this 12-song project for free. This is the Gainesville rappers’ official debut album and their first project in almost two years. Tello from the Death Valley clique reached out via e-mail and explained the album concept with a quote:…

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  • Johnny Foreigner Announce Tour Of South Africa


    The Scoop: UK noise-rock outfit Johnny Foreigner are going to be heading to South Africa in October. The Spin: The “Trip Over Timezones” tour will mark the band’s return to South Africa. The band have already had one successful tour of the country in 2010. This time they shall be supported by premiere UK indie-label Alcopop Records.…

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  • Tucker Rule (ex-Thursday) To Play Drums On Tour With Yellowcard

    Yellowcard - Promo

    The Scoop: Pop/rock veterans Yellowcard have announced today that Tucker Rule, formerly of Thursday, will be playing drums on the band’s upcoming tour with Memphis May Fire and Emarosa. We are happy to announce that Tucker Rule, formerly of Thursday, will be joining us on tour! pic.twitter.com/nfsYkCTvXz — Yellowcard (@Yellowcard) August 28, 2014 The Spin: If you…

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