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[專輯評論 Album Review] All Time Low – Future Hearts

★ 評論全文 Full Review 

… Coming to the sixth studio album in their career, Baltimore’s pop punk chart-toppers All Time Low are determined to bring you their most ambitious recording, Future Hearts, for your summer delight. Besides Alex Gaskarth and co, ATL also seek collaboration with familiar voices in the genre, Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden. Here’s our track-by-track early preview of Future Hearts. (You can scroll down for All Time Low’s album release week performance performance at Rough Trade NYC)

Track 4 – Kids In The Dark

The second single Kids In The Dark is probably the most radio-friendly track in the album. It simply hits on adolescent listeners whose stage of life is surrounded by peer pressure, outcast feeling, troubled youth and emotional detachment through its lyrics, brings them the sense of belonging and fulfill the desire of brotherhood. This will definitely be their next stadium-ready anthem arousing thunderous singalong…

“Looking back, I see a setting sun,
And watch my shadow fade into the floor,
I am left standing on the edge
Wondering how we got this far”

…… 來自馬利蘭州流行朋克樂隊 All Time Low 即將發表職業生涯第六張錄音室專輯 Future Hearts。此作為他們有史以來最雄心壯志的出品,誓要成為今夏的最火熱流行搖滾樂曲。除了 Alex Gaskarth 和隊員外,ATL也邀請了不少大家熟悉的樂手參與,當中包括 Blink-182 的 Mark Hoppus 和 Good Charlotte 的 Joel Madden。我們預先試聽了整張唱片,以下是我們對每個曲目的逐一分析。(明天我們將前往 All Time Low 在紐約市舉行的專輯發佈會作近距離採訪,敬請留意!)

Track 4 – Kids in the Dark

那接下來是第二首單曲 Kids in the Dark,可說是全碟最容易引起樂迷共鳴的作品。歌曲圍繞朋輩歸屬感和互相扶持的訊息,得易擊中正值處於被同伴壓力、疏離感覺和反叛情感包圍的人生階段的青少年聽眾。這歌肯定會在ATL大型演唱會中引起雷鳴般的大合唱。

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Part 1: All Time Low – New York City Album Release Show

All Time Low performed 6 songs in acoustic during their Future Release Show in New York City last night, including their latest single Kids In The Dark. Unlike their intimate shows last week, they did not do any post-gig signing since, as the band explained, they would be off to UK immediately.

All Time Low 於昨晚的專輯發佈會中以不插電型式獻唱了六首歌曲,包括最新單曲 Kids In The Dark。與上星期的小型離演出不同,樂隊並没有在演唱會後舉行簽名會,他們解釋因為要立即飛往英國固未能與歌迷見面。

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Part 2: The Word Alive – Live at Irving Plaza

We have just done a preview of The Word Alive’s upcoming Asia tour at Irving Plaza. Don’t miss their show at Hidden Agenda Hong Hong on April 21.

剛剛出席了 The Word Alive 在 Irving Plaza 的演出,稍後我們會作更詳盡的報導,作為他們本月亞洲之行的預告,不要錯過TWA四月二十一日在香港 Hidden Agenda 的演出啊。

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[GIG UPDATE] We Came As Romans – Live in Hong Kong

Date 日期: 22 May 2015
Time 時間: 8:00 p.m.
Venue 地點: The Hangout, Sai Wan Ho
Ticket 票價: $300 (early bird), $380 (all standing), $520 (VIP)

*Early bird tickets are available here

The band also made an official announcement of their upcoming Asia Tour.

樂團上週亦正式公佈五月的亞洲之旅。

May 20 – Singapore
May 22 – Hong Kong
May 24 – Taipei
May 25 – Bangkok

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[NEWS] Wormreich and Khaotika Members Died In Serious Car Crash

According to Georgia State Patrol, members of Wormreich and Khaotika were involved in a serious car crash while the driver fell asleep, drove down an embankment and struck a tree. Three people were ejected and later died. Eight injured with three others in critical condition. It is known that Wormreich’s Ian A. McKinney, Paul. J. Truesdell, and Khaotika’s Nicholas R. Crisostomo have lost their lives in the accident. It’s sad to know the musicians are only at the age between 25-30. Our hearts go to their friends and family. You can donate to their families through this link.

據 Georgia State Patrol 所述, Wormreich 和 Khaotika 成員遇上嚴重車禍,司機在途中睡著,滑落築堤並擊中大樹,三人被彈出後喪生,八人受傷其中三人垂危。據了解,Wormreich 的Wormreich’s Ian A. McKinney、Paul. J. Truesdell 和 Khaotika 的Nicholas R. Crisostomo 為事故中死者。令人傷感的是他們只有25至30歲。在此我們衷心對其朋友和家人以示慰問。你可以在這個連結捐贈給他們的家人。

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Kurt Cobain R.I.P. (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)

Grunge superstar Kurt Cobain’s passed away 21 years ago.

不知不覺,Grunge 界代表人物 Kurt Cobain 離世已有21年了。

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[THROWBACK THURSDAY] My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

Three Cheers for sweet Revenge is the second album by My Chemical Romance released 10 years ago (2005). Gerard Way referred to the first single “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” as a “self help pop song”. Allmusic also named the song as “moving anthem for the young and depressed”. ( And happy birthday Gerard Way!)

My Chemical Romance 於2005年 (不知不覺已有十年了!) 前發行第二張專輯 Three Cheers for sweet Revenge。主唱 Gerard Way 表示首支單曲 I’m Not Okay (I Promise) 為「自救的流行曲」。Allmusic 音樂指南還稱它為「致年輕和抑鬱朋友的贊歌」。 (星期四剛巧也 Gerard Way 的生日啊)

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★ 3rd Annual Overseas Features 年度海外特集 ★

If you have followed our website, you’ll know we are currently traveling aboard for our Annual Overseas Features. This year, not only there’ll be Concert Review, we’ll also bring you Free Merchandise, exclusive interview and also sneak into a highly-anticipated Album Release Party. Stay tuned.

如果你有留意我們的網站,你會發現我們目前正在國外為 <年度海外特集>進行採訪。除了追訪大小演唱會,今年還有免費的樂隊商品送給大家、帶來獨家專訪,更會直擊報導一個備受注目的專輯發佈會。

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[GIG UPDATE / MUSIC RECOMMENDATION] Nine Treasures 九寶樂隊 + Girugamesh ギルガメッシ

There are two sensational concerts in Hong Kong this week. Did you attend any? If you don’t, we highly recommend you to check out these bands’ music.

本星期香港有兩場高質素的搖滾音樂會,如果你錯過了,我們極力推薦您試聽一下這些樂隊的音樂。

Nine Treasures 九寶樂隊 is famous for blending Mongolian folk music with heavy metal to create an exceptional metal experience.

Nine Treasures 九寶樂隊以融合蒙古民族音樂與重金屬而聞名,誓必為您帶來一個與眾不同的金屬體驗。

Girugamesh ギルガメッシ is a visual metal band from Japan. Vigorous! Catchy! Stylish! That’s all we can say about them. If you like L’Arc-en-Ciel or One OK Rock, this is for you.

Girugamesh ギルガメッシ 是一隊日本視覺金屬樂隊。舞台活力、流行旋律、潮流造型 — 這幾個字直接概括了他們的特色。如果你喜歡L’Arc-en-Ciel 或 One OK Rock,你很容易會愛上Girugamesh 。

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