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Jillian Serene

Jillian Serene
Indie/pop princess and real life Powerpuff Girl. Finds intrigue in ambient soundscapes, vulnerability, and conviction.

GUCCIHIGHWATERS DROPS NEW ALBUM ‘JOKE’S ON YOU’

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Emo rapper guccihighwaters has returned with the release of his second full-length project, ‘joke’s on you’. The album’s title alludes to the breakthrough artist reflecting on his newfound popularity and initial doubt at the start of his career, featuring collaborations with artists like nothing,nowhere., Ellise, Powfu, and Sarcastic Sounds. Birthed from isolation and a minimalistic […]

ARCHITECTS DROP POWERFUL NEW SINGLE “DEAD BUTTERFLIES” (TRACK ANALYSIS)

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Following the releases of “Animals” and “Black Lungs”, trailblazing metalcore veterans Architects have returned with the third single off their forthcoming studio album “Dead Butterflies”. Having made its debut during the band’s 2020 livestream that was filmed inside the legendary Royal Albert Hall, the accompanying music video features footage of when the band performed the […]

BROKEN YOUTH RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “DIS/CONNECTED” (TRACK ANALYSIS)

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St. Louis metalcore ensemble Broken Youth ruminate on hopelessness and self-alienation with their latest single, “Dis/connected”. Growing more and more detached from one’s identity in a state of distress is the song’s emotional focal point, with the accompanying music video serving as an appropriate visual representation of the self-architected unfamiliar void reflected on in its […]

HOLDING ABSENCE DROP NEW SINGLE “AFTERLIFE” (TRACK ANALYSIS)

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Welsh alternative quartet Holding Absence tease the band’s forthcoming album ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ with the release of their latest single “Afterlife”. “Afterlife” begins melodic and passionate, ascending into a chorus that bursts with an excitement listeners can only anticipate will translate in tenfold live. Frontman Lucas Woodland‘s vocal delivery is inarguably some of his most intense, and […]

PALE WAVES RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “EASY”

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English indie rock group Pale Waves share “Easy”, the latest single off their forthcoming sophomore album ‘Who Am I?’ Inspired by Tim Burton films, the music video assumes a goth wedding aesthetic, featuring Pale Waves performing the song and frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie singing amongst flickering candles in an abandoned church. Lyrically, the song is genuine, […]

DARKO (US) DROP EMOTIONAL NEW SINGLE “DONNA”

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Alternative super-duo Darko (US) return with the release of their latest single, “Donna”. The heart-wrenching track pays a powerful tribute to drummer Josh Miller‘s late grandmother, who is featured in home movie footage throughout the music video alongside scenes of Miller‘s grandfather in silent contemplation. Working to not only reflect on, but reconcile with loss, […]

PREMIERE: BLINDWOLF RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE “POISON WELL” (TRACK ANALYSIS)

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Southern California’s newest addition to metalcore, blindwolf, make a hard-hitting entrance on their debut single “Poison Well”. Taking a simplistic approach, the song’s playthrough-style music video portrays blindwolf‘s respective members in the lesser-seen side of their element and attests to the world’s volatile and unprecedented times that served as the catalyst for the Anaheim trio’s formation.  A crushing […]

100 GECS REMIX LINKIN PARK’S “ONE STEP CLOSER”

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Consider today 100 gecs‘ official admission into the alternative music community.  To commemorate the 20th anniversary of ‘Hybrid Theory’— an album that served as the rock indoctrination for many, the hyperpop duo turn one of its most iconic songs inside out  on “One Step Closer – 100 gecs Reanimation”, and the track is exactly what […]

CALIBER’S BEST OF 2020: TOP 5 EPs OF THE YEAR

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Sometimes a rough span of 20 minutes can shift a listener’s outlook on music; sometimes artistry is best expressed in abbreviation. Whether their desire to create is rooted in activism, passion, or an even greater concept, five noteworthy artists communicated memorable statements through the EP’s they released. Here are the Top 5 EP’s of 2020 as decided […]

CALIBER’S BEST OF 2020: TOP 20 ACOUSTIC/REIMAGINED SONGS

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Reimagined– what does it mean? By definition, to “reimagine” means to reinterpret, to imaginatively rethink; in the context of music, the meaning shifts to reflect something different: showcasing another facet of one’s artistry, and in 2020, a noteworthy handful of artists took their musicianship to the next level.  However you want to classify them– acoustic, stripped, […]
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FOR FANS OF: Movements, Sleeping With Sirens