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Fearing: Black Sand Review

By Andrew Vela Music Journalist Artist: Fearing Album: Black Sand Release Date: January 2, 2018 Label: Funeral Party Records After a notable release entitled A Life of None, Fearing is back with Black Sand, an EP containing four songs where post-punk and goth rock thrives to its fullest. Fearing hails from California and by the […]

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Willow Smith: The 1st  Review

By Carina Cruz Music Journalist Artist: Willow Smith Album: The 1st Release Date: October 31, 2017 Label: Interscope Records The youngest of the Smith family, Willow Smith, released her second album titled The 1st. Flowing with versatility, the album sheds light on nature, growing up, love and pain. Consisting of an artistic expression that’s not […]

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Abhi The Nomad: Marbled  Review

By Alex McMann Rap Music Journalist Artist: Abhi the Nomad Album: Marbled Label: Tommy Boy Records Release Date: February 9, 2018 Website: https://fanlink.to/marbled The Minute I heard “Mama Bling,” I knew I was on the path to something surprisingly excellent. This is exactly how I would describe Abhi the Nomads’ recent musical creation, Marbled, released before […]

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Robb Bank$: 2: Pillz Review

By Chris Henriques Rap Journalist Artist: Robb Bank$ Album: 2: Pillz Release Date: December 24, 2017 Website: https://soundcloud.com/robbbanks Robb Bank$ has remained somewhat of enigma throughout his whole career. Getting his start in Broward County, Florida as an affiliate of the Raider Klan collective, Robb Bank$ has since moved on to pave his own way […]

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Songs: Ohia: The Magnolia Electric Co. 15 Years Later

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist “The whole place is dark,” exclaims frontman Jason Molina on “Farewell Transmission,” the first track on The Magnolia Electric Co. This initial line encapsulates more about the album than one might expect the first five words of an album to do, making immediate note of a disappearance of light where […]

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Miya Folick: Give It To Me  Review

By Iliana Ramirez Music Journalist Artist: Miya Folick Album: Give It To Me EP Label: Terrible/Interscope Records Release Date: November 3, 2017 Website: http://miyafolick.com/ Miya Folick is a young singer-songwriter who stands out in comparison to other emerging artists. With her distinctive vocals and relatable lyrics, Folick easily grabs the attention of indie rock fans […]

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Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at Emo’s

By Aimee Huckeba Music Journalist Austin was the fourth show and last Texas date for the boyband BROCKHAMPTON’s Love Your Parents tour. The atmosphere the fans exuded before the sold-out show as the line started to wrap around the venue was vibrant and full of excitement. Before the doors opened, some of BROCKHAMPTON’s crew was […]

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The National: Sleep Well Beast Review

By Andrew Vela Music Journalist Artist: The National Album: Sleep Well Beast Release Date: September 8, 2017 Label: 4AD It is coming close to five years since Trouble Will Find Me was released by The National. That trouble has finally caught up to them in their most recent release, Sleep Well Beast. Their latest perfection […]

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Jeff Rosenstock: POST- Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Jeff Rosenstock Album: POST- Release Date: January 1, 2018 Label: Polyvinyl/Quote Unquote Records Hot on the heels of disaster, rock music legend Jeff Rosenstock has decided to get at it early and ensure that at least the beginning of the year will bear positive fruits. With no press tour, […]

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Porches: The House Review

By Caroline Janes Music Journalist Artist: Porches Album: The House Release Date: January 19, 2018 Website: https://porchesmusic.bandcamp.com/ Porches’ latest release, The House, is a standout album for dreamy synth pop lovers everywhere. The New York-based group’s lead vocalist, Aaron Maine, now has three albums under his belt. Although Maine largely worked on the record himself, […]

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The Money War: The Money War EP Review

By Cheyenne Young Music Journalist Artist: The Money War Album: The Money War EP Label: LittleBIGMAN Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 As a relatively young band, The Money War has already made quite a splash in the music world. Dylan Ollivierre and Carmen Pepper, from Rainy Day Women and Warning Birds, started making music […]

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Joe Kye: Migrants Review

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Artist: Joe Kye Album: Migrants Label: Self-released Release Date: January 8, 2018 Within seconds of hitting play on Joe Kye’s debut album, Migrants, you hear something both delightfully unique and naggingly familiar. Figuring out how and why it can be both is something of a challenge. It sounds a little […]

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Rostam: Half-Light Review

By Victoria Roxanne Hill Music Journalist Artist: Rostam Album: Half-Light Label: Nonesuch Records Release Date: September 15, 2017 Website: http://www.officialrostam.com/ Every ending is a new beginning. January 27, 2018 marked the two year anniversary of Rostam Batmanglij’s unfortunate announcement of his departure from Vampire Weekend… I’m still crying. Since then, he has been working tirelessly […]

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SiR: November Review

By Brandon Gutierrez Rap Journalist Artist: SiR Album: November Release Date: January 2018 Label: Top Dawg Entertainment Love albums are either really corny or somehow just relevant enough for you to admire and ironically fall in love with them. SiR is the newest signee to one of the hottest west coast hip-hop labels, TDE. His […]

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