Music: Shining Through – Stripes
Another San Diego band on the road to glory, Shining Through releases their EP Stripes. The highs mixed with the lows blend a unique sound suitable for just about any eardrum’s liking. Taking cues from some of the category greats like The Used, Say Anything, and My Chemical Romance, Shining Through is more than just a one-album wonder. After a full run on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour this year the band’s popularity is ticking up just as fast as their tour bus odometer. The entire five track EP is great, but check out the slow melodies of “Balance Beam” and the fast-paced riffs in the lead track “Fuse.” It will make your hair stand up.