V13 Cover Story 040 - STAIND, November 20th, 2023


“It’s just nice to be able to go up and perform and play the songs and to connect with the fans.”

In our latest Cover Story, Staind guitarist Mike Mushok confesses how glad he is to be making music with the band again.


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Inky in character, there’s a captivating murkiness to this album as well as an appealing allure to the throaty vocals of Oliver James Brooks.

Alaina May – “Keeps Me Up” [Song Review]

Indie-pop artist Alaina May releases “Keeps Me Up,” inviting listeners on a captivating journey into the realm of late-night introspection.

Peyton Gilliland – ‘Lipstick & Lithium’ [EP] [Album Review]

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Stereo Dive Foundation – “MONOGRAM” [Song Review]

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Stephen Clair – ‘The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life’ [Album Review]

Although incredibly Spartan, there’s a weird and wonderful allure to the compositions and simple vocals of Stephen Clair.

RYTERBAND – “Echoes” [Song Review]

“Echoes” prophesies an EP of low-slung, gorgeously produced songs that provide shimmery, expressive soundscapes that are deftly balanced.

Everything Everything – “The Mad Stone” [Song Review]

Ahead of the release of Everything Everything’s seventh studio album, ‘Mountainhead’ (BMG), in March 2024, the band has released a single titled “The Mad Stone.”

Ámaris – “Different” [Song Review]

A review of “Different” from alt-pop singer-songwriter Ámaris as she skillfully blends emotive vocals and captivating instrumentals.