This week’s reigning Album Of The Week is All This Will Be, the crashing, expressionist debut from the New York screamo trio Closer. It’s a raw, ferocious album that calls back to the classic era of late-’90s and early-’00s post-hardcore, but it also feels very much by its own thing, anchored by frontwoman Ryann … More »
I don’t know how or why the term “skramz” started. It’s an ugly, clumsy word, but it’s useful. Functionally, “skramz” pretty much means “what screamo used to be.” The term “screamo” itself was a goofy little portmanteau, a cute way of describing all these late-’90s bands — Orchid, Pg. 99, Antioch Arrow, Reversal Of Man, … More »
Oh boy, if you thought 2018 would be any better than 2017, hopefully the first proper work week of the year dispelled you of those illusions. A lot of bad things happened this week — Jack White’s new songs, for example — but there were some good mixed in there too. We cemented More »
The Brooklyn hardcore trio Closer, whose members also play in Real Life Buildings, are releasing their debut album, All This Will Be, next week — it made it onto Most Anticipated Albums Of 2018 list — and today they’ve shared a second single from it, “Hardly Art.” (We named the first, “More »
The year-end content is coming in strong right now. We published our 50 Best Albums Of 2017 list on Tuesday, an essay about the Year Of Exposing Abusers and a list of 25 Great EPs on Wednesday, and Vince Staples, Perfume Genius, and Japanese Breakfast reviewed the year for … More »
Closer are a new Brooklyn-based band featuring three members who play in another NYC group, Real Life Buildings, and next month they’re releasing their debut album, All This Will Be. The trio make glistening melodic hardcore, and first single “Gift Shop” is a chugging and imposing monster of a track. Vocalist Ryann Slauson … More »
The Chainsmokers‘ pop mega-hit “Closer” dominated plays on radio and streaming services for months. However, despite remaining at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song will no longer stay on the chart.
The track has been manually removed by Billboard in an effort to facilitate new songs into their listings. A Billboard rule states that if a song drops below the top 25 of the Hot 100 after 52 weeks, it will be removed. Unsurprisingly, one of the best examples of this is also a Chainsmokers song. “Don’t Let Me Down” spent exactly one year on the charts before peculiarly dropping off. Whether Billboard’s staff secretly hates The Chainsmokers or are just sticklers for rules, there is no denying the duo’s distinct ability to make chart-topping hits.
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‘Closer’ was a cultural phenomenon. That sentence may have made you uncomfortable. Most likely because the song reached so far and wide in 2016 and 2017 that it seemed inescapable. It broke records, impacted popular music forever, and helped shape the musical taste of an entire generation. Seem like a bold string of statements? Well
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Although Alex may have been a 1985 baby, while Drew was barely born before the 90s on December 31, 1989, if The Chainsmokers were 20 years older then this was what “Closer” would have sounded like. In TRONICBOX’s latest release, the producer who brings modern hits back in time, takes the DJ duo back to
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The Billboard Music Awards took place tonight and with any good award show, there were hundreds of artists in attendance for their respected genres. This year, The Chainsmokers saw the most nominations of any electronic act. Still, when the show ended we were surprised by how little love the genre as a whole got this
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