Underoath and Carrollhood gave Tampa one hell of a 2018

Best local albums of 2018.

click to enlarge Carrollhood plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on January 22, 2018. - Amy Kate Anderson
Amy Kate Anderson
Carrollhood plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on January 22, 2018.

Carrollhood — Carrollhood/Underoath — Erase Me It feels like cheating to lump these two releases together, but fuck it all. That’s what Tampa hard-rock band Underoath pretty much said on its April comeback album, Erase Me (which includes “On My Teeth,” a 2019 Grammy nominee for Best Metal Performance).

The band celebrated the release of its best LP to date with a December hometown show in front of 4,600 fans at a sold-out Yuengling Center, and one of its members (guitarist Tim McTague) teamed up with Nate Young (Anberlin) and Reed Murray (who recently left Say Anything) to release an EP of glitchy electro-noir under the Carrollhood moniker in January.

Scroll through a slideshow of 2018's best Tampa Bay music releases or see and sample all of them here.


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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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