Album Review: PVRIS | All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

Cory

How did I find out about this album?

I first found out about PVRIS when their song “My House” was used in the 2015 Warped Tour Compilation Album. The song had a very nice rock vibe to it, and I fell in love with their music. I asked if we could play their music on the radio station I work at, however, we found out about some of their lifestyle choices and the lyrics and they backed out. I, however, continued to listen to the band and bought their albums. I have been waiting for this album since they teased “Heaven” back in April


Opening statements | What did I think of the album

I enjoyed the album, it has a different style from White Noise that stands out. PVRIS review took a more electronic rock style on this album and focused more on loss and deeper meanings to their lyrics. It’s not as heavy as their previous album, but I still enjoyed it a lot


How many times have I listened to this album?

I can’t remember exactly how many times, but it has been more than 5

Meet the EDM Lights Expert Behind the World’s Most Famous Stages

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Music is just one part of the live EDM experience. To create an experience that completely transports fans, you need to go beyond what they’ll hear — and focus on what they’ll see.

That’s where Steve Lieberman comes in. He was first introduced to the scene while cleaning glasses at a nightclub in the Hamptons in 1986. Today, he’s witnessed the rise of festivals, and has become the top EDM lights expert in the industry, working on the lights and visual design of festivals like Coachella, EDC, Insomniac, and Ultra.

Keep reading to learn Lieberman’s take on the industry’s history, the top edm festivals scene, and how lighting can turn a festival or a room into an unforgettable rave.

The birth of the EDM concert scene

Lieberman was in New York when raves started to gain popularity around 1990. “My friends were doing lights for raves, underground illegal events in New York,” he says. “I remember one in particular. They set up a show in an abandoned warehouse on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. We went inside and there were abandoned cars within the building. The party didn’t last more than two hours before the fire department threw us out.”

Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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“There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.” Nick Cave

Lovely Creatures: The Best Nick Cave album & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014 was compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. Band members past and present raided their personal archives to provide previously unseen photos and memorabilia which have been collected into a beautiful hardcover book, along with a series of original essays.

The book is available as part of the limited edition ‘Super Deluxe’ album collection that also comes with a two hour DVD containing rare and unseen archive footage.