Music, Reviews

Homeshake: Midnight Snack Review

By LeeAnn Cota Music Journalist Artist: Homeshake Album: Midnight Snack Release Date: September 18, 2015 Website: https://homeshake.bandcamp.com/ If you’re into relatively slow tempo-ed jams, take a listen to Homeshake’s second full-length album, Midnight Snack. Released under Sinderlyn Records in September of 2015, Homeshake (aka Peter Sagar) spent most of his time writing for this album […]

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The Internet: Ego Death Review

By LeeAnn Cota Music Journalist Artist: The Internet Album: Ego Death Release Date: June 26, 2015 Website: http://www.internet-band.com/ Ego Death is the third album to come from the LA-based neo soul/R&B band known as The Internet (the music group, not the world wide web). The album was released through Odd Future Records and Columbia in […]

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Elbow: Little Fictions Review

By Alisa Pierce Music Journalist Artist: Elbow Album: Little Fictions Release Date: February 3, 2017 Website: http://elbow.co.uk/ Little Fictions is the seventh studio album from the English rock band Elbow. The band has traditionally focused on progressive rock, a genre they’ve redefined by using tame guitar riffs and orchestral compositions, but have been known to produce albums […]

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Austra: Future Politics Review

By Troy Vita Music Journalist Artist: Austra Album: Future Politics Release Date: January 20, 2017 Website: http://www.austramusic.com/ Austra is the work of Canadian singer/producer Katie Stelmanis. Future Politics features some direct hard-hitting synth-pop in addition to the dream-pop sound she is known for. We’ve heard some dance beats in her previous work, but this new […]

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Brian Eno: Reflection Review

By Will Wilkerson Music Journalist Artist: Brian Eno Album: Reflection Release Date: January 1, 2017 Website: http://www.brian-eno.net/ The new year heralded a new ambient album from the artist who dreamed up the genre: Brian Eno. Eno’s career has spanned across the map, from playing glam rock with Roxy Music in the ’70s, to producing such artists as […]

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Ty Segall: Ty Segall Review

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist Artist: Ty Segall Album: Ty Segall Release Date: January 27th, 2017 Website: http://www.ty-segall.com/ Ty Segall recently released his 9th studio album titled Ty Segall on January 27, 2017 (not to be confused with his first self titled album in 2008). In 2016, he released Emotional Mugger, a concept album that was […]

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano: Jardín Review

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist Artist: Gabriel Garzón-Montano Album: Jardín Release Date: January 27th, 2017 Website: http://gabrielgarzonmontano.com/ Brooklyn based recording artist Gabriel Garzón-Montano steps out with his first major-label debut in the form of Jardín. Discovered by Drake and sampled on his song “Jungle” from the rap superstar’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, […]

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Fleece : Voyager Review

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist Artist: Fleece Album: Voyager Release Date: January 19th, 2017 Website: https://www.fleecemusic.com/ You may have seen the YouTube video of two regular dudes teaching you how to make an Alt-J song with a loop pedal, various percussion, and rice cakes. You probably didn’t know that these guys are Matthew Rogers and Ethan […]

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Concert Review: Warpaint at Emo’s in Austin

By Jordan Cooper Music Journalist For my first writing assignment as a music journalist for KTSW, I was asked to write a simple review of a song I heard while listening to KTSW 89.9. I chose “Shadows” by Warpaint. Since first being introduced to the all-female group in 2010, I have been a huge fan […]

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Joe Budden and AraabMuzik: Rage & The Machine Album Review

By Joseph Bonney Music Journalist Artist: Joe Budden and AraabMuzik Album: Rage & The Machine  Release Date: Oct. 21, 2016 Label: Mood Muzik Entertainment | EMPIRE Website: http://www.joebudden.com In the past five years or so Joe Budden has been regaining momentum back into mainstream hip-hop.  It began when him and his 3 rap colleagues Royce da 5’9”, […]

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From Indian Lakes: Everything Feels Better Now Review

By Sawyer Stull Music Journalist Artist: From Indian Lakes Album: Everything Feels Better Now Release Date: October 14, 2016 Website: From Indian Lakes From Indian Lakes was originally a solo project from singer/songwriter Joey Vannucchi out of California. Vannucchi grew up on 40 acres of land out near Yosemite National Park where he honed his […]

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Bon Iver: 22, A Million Review

By Grant Morris Music Journalist Artist: Bon Iver Album: 22, A Million Label: Jagjaguwar Released: September 30th, 2016 After two albums, an EP and nearly ten years you have to think that most people thought they had Justin Vernon, the man behind Bon Iver, figured out. Since 2007, the Wisconsin native has been crafting beautifully […]

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How to Dress Well: Care Review

By Ezlyh Gutierrez Music Journalist Artist: How to Dress Well Album: Care Label: Domino Website: howtodresswell.com Release Date: September 23, 2016 How to Dress Well’s Care starts off strong with ‘Can’t You Tell’ by right off the bat showing off the radiant and grand range his vocals are able to produce. While listening, it’s difficult not to […]

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