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The photograph has a warm, sepia tint. Ethel Cain sits on a chair in a long, white dress. She is leaning on a side table with a photograph hanging above her. Wooden slat walls are behind her. The image is blurry and grainy.

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Albums as Narratives: Preacher’s Daughter by Ethel Cain

Clara Blankenship Music Journalist When I first heard Ethel Cain’s album Preacher’s Daughter, I was underwhelmed. Do not get me wrong, I recognized how gorgeous it was, but I felt I was missing the point of connection. I found a Fader podcast interview with her on Spotify a few weeks ago that came out after her release. I relistened to the album afterwards, and my experience completely changed.  Ethel Cain is […]

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Album Review: Summer Nights EP by Hazel English

By Sofia Gualy Music Journalist After months of teasing new music, Hazel English dropped the EP Summer Nights, five nostalgic and dreamy songs that are sure to soundtrack this summer. Summer Nights is a dream pop paradise that fully encapsulates the harmonious ambiance of a hot summer night. This EP explores the rocky yet exhilarating experience of a summer love. Each song delves into the intense emotions of falling in love with someone just […]

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pictured is Tori Zietch, Maple Glider, hanging onto a tree dressed in all white.

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Album Review: To Enjoy is the Only Thing by Maple Glider

By McKenzie McGuire Music Journalist I am a firm believer in the idea that certain records find you at the perfect time, take you by the hand, and walk you through a period of life. I first heard Maple Glider's record, To Enjoy is the Only Thing, a couple of months ago and it has quickly become one of those guiding albums. A woman teetering between adolescence and adulthood, such as […]

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The background of the cover is black. In the center, there is an abstract figure of a torso and head. The figure is made up of white, purple, and tan paint-like swirls and strokes. There are very realistic eyes in the center of the head and red paint streaks where the mouth would be.

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Album Review: Ugly Season by Perfume Genius

Clara Blankenship Music Journalist The term avant-garde gets thrown around easily in today’s artistic sphere, as technological advancements and genre fluidity open the door for sonic innovation at more rapid paces. I am a sucker for listening experiences that challenge my ears’ desire for predictability and push me out of my comfort zone. I never felt like I would find an album that fulfills this desire for novelty and epitomizes […]

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The imagine is a black and white hand drawn city in decay with multiple layers of decay. And a green rectangle with a pink trim on the right hand side.

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Album Review: Black Midi’s Schlagenheim

Gilian Prado Music Journalist   Artist: Black Midi Album: Schlagenheim Release Date: June 19, 2019 Record Label: Rough Trade Records Black Midi popped up on the scene in 2019 and introduced a new generation to noise rock, including myself. Black Midi, if they must be categorized, would fall under the category of noise rock; also known as noise punk is a genre of music that is derived from 80s-style punk […]

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    Sometimes, Forever

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    No Past No Future

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