Review:: The Wolves | With Beating Hearts


For those who like: Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, Avicii 

By the looks of the album cover for The Wolves, I was expecting a completely different sound from L.A. artist Colleen D’Agostino. When she isn’t busy taking on a new excursion, D’Agostino fronts the L.A. band, The Material. With this project she has ventured to take on a solo approach and stray away from the rock scene that she is used to delving into the realm of electronica.

If you have a liking for gauzy synthesizers and a heavy electronic feel this EP entitled, The Wolves is definitely for you. D’Agostino has strong female vocals that power her through the album and make you warm inside. Each song seems to get poppier than the next, but in a good yet catchy way. “The One For You” sounds like a Kelly Clarkson ballad yearning to be the only one in someone’s life. There is not one track that doesn’t utilize the synth and is reaching towards something much different than what she has done before.  D’Agostino reaches past her comfort zone and tries on something new that works for her.

She claims that The Wolves is 80’s heavy, but I feel as if it calls upon a more modern scene and vibe with a place next to Ellie Goulding and Krewella. D’Agostino can fit in right in the modern world of EDM and find her own little niche. Hopefully her voice will breakthrough and be heard amongst the crowd of screaming, jumping rave-going children and create a spot for her in their world. 

Release Date: February 4
Run time: 16:38
Rating: 3/5

Track list:
1. Drag Me Down
2. The One For You
3. Crazy Love
4. Fall Fast

Written By: Chelsea Conte

Seven Bands To See At Boston Calling: Major Lazer

With Boston Calling just a week away, we’ve decided to make a list of seven bands you do not want to miss. Whether they’re a headliner or an opener, whether they’re hip-hop, dance, rock & roll, or something somewhere in the middle, there are a handful of sets that you’re definitely going to want to pencil into your schedule.

Our list so far includes: Bearstronaut (#7) Lucius (#6), Viva Viva/Royal Teeth (#5), The Airborne Toxic Event (#4), and Vampire Weekend (#3)!

Today, we move on to #2: Major Lazer!


I’m not entirely sure what to even say about Major Lazer. Currently comprised of DJs Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire, the electronic trio’s stage show is an energetic tidal wave of dancehall fury. Despite your musical tastes, I’d be hard-pressed to find someone in attendance capable of standing still while these three are at work. Also, it should be noted that Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig sings the vocal part on ML’s track “Jessica,” so keep an eye out for a potential live collaboration.

For a taste, listen to:Wind Up
For fans of: Disclosure, Skrillex, Kairo Kingdom 
Set time: 9/8, 6:30pm, Blue Stage