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Beach House: B Sides & Rarities Review

By Allison Belcher Assistant Music Director Artist: Beach House Album: B-Sides and Rarities Label: Sub Pop Release Date: June 30, 2017 After releasing reviews for Beach House’s Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars LPs back in 2015, it only felt absolutely necessary that I do the same for their 2017 B-Sides and Rarities album. […]

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2 Chainz: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Review

By John Autry Music Journalist Artist: 2 Chainz Album: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Label: Def Jam Recordings Release Date: June 16, 2017 2 Chainz released his third studio album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, on June 16th. Formerly known as Tity Boi and half of the rap group Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz has emerged as […]

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Kevin Morby: City Music Review

By Jacob Carter Music Journalist Artist: Kevin Morby Album: City Music Release Date: June 16th, 2017 Website: http://www.kevinmorby.com/ City life has gotten a bit of a bad rap in pop culture lately. In movies, there’s arisen a kind of fetishism for seeing the world’s biggest cities and monuments destroyed by a supervillain, natural disaster, or […]

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Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Fleet Foxes Album: Crack-Up Label: Nonesuch Release Date: June 16, 2017 In an interview with Rolling Stone, Robin Pecknold cited feeling “one dimensional” as one of the catalysts for his six-year sabbatical from music. Now, awakening from the years-long hibernation, Fleet Foxes have returned with their third album that, […]

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Nick Hakim: Green Twins Review

By Alana Riddle Music Journalist Artist: Nick Hakim Album: Green Twins Release Date: May 19, 2017 Website: https://nickhakim.bandcamp.com Nick Hakim’s debut full-length album is a blend of psychedelic, soul and jazz that explores the complexities of love. Hakim fuses these diverse elements to create a sound that somehow sounds like a modern blend of Marvin […]

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Thanks Light: Psychonauts Review

By Maci Woody Local Music Journalist Artist: Thanks Light Album: Psychonauts Release Date: October 14, 2016 Website: https://thankslight.com/ If you are looking to venture into the enigmatic world of Austin’s psychedelic rock scene, then Thanks Light is one trip you will have to take (pun intended). This four-piece experimental rock band has been busy touring […]

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Triptides: Afterglow Review

By Holly Hearn Music Journalist Artist: Triptides Album: Afterglow Release Date: June 23, 2017 Label: Requiem Pour Un Twister From basements in Bloomington, Indiana, to a full European tour, there is no doubt that the Triptides have evolved since their inception in 2010. Afterglow is the group’s most recent release with sounds reminiscent of early […]

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Ween’s The Mollusk : 20 Years Later

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Ween Album: The Mollusk Label: Elektra Release Date: June 21, 1997 This is probably not the first 20th anniversary article you have read this year, and it certainly will not be the last. If it is not one of the many retrospectives on Radiohead’s OK Computer, you might see […]

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Homeshake: Fresh Air Review

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Artist: Homeshake Album: Fresh Air Release Date: February 3, 2017 Website: https://homeshake.bandcamp.com/ Former Mac Demarco guitarist, Peter Sager, is an independent artist known as Homeshake. He is under a record label with Sinderlyn Records in Brooklyn, New York. The long wait for another album from this musical genius has come […]

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Dominic Angelella: Goodnight, Doggies Review

By Kristin Russell Music Journalist Artist: Dominic Angelella Album: Goodnight, Doggies Release Date: Feb 3, 2017 Website: https://lame-orecords.bandcamp.com/album/goodnight-doggies Twitter: @drgnkingDOM There’s something eerily comforting about listening to an album that seems to describe the exact situation you’re in. It makes you feel more whole. Dominic Angelella does an incredible job with his solo debut, Goodnight, Doggie. He […]

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Surf Curse: Nothing Yet Review

By Sawyer Stull Music Journalist Artist: Surf Curse Album: Nothing Yet Released: January 13, 2017 Label: Danger Collective Records Website: https://surfcurse.bandcamp.com/ Surf Curse is a lo-fi, surf rock band coming from Reno, Nevada. The surf duo consists of guitarist Jason Rubeck and drummer Nicholas Rattigan. They have been releasing music together since 2015 putting out two […]

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Brasstronaut: Self-Titled Review

By Kristin Russell Music Journalist Artist: Brasstronaut Album: Brasstronaut Release date: November 2016 Website: http://www.brasstronaut.com/#brasstronaut Iconic elements like ’40s inspired jazz and ’80s inspired pop have been making a comeback in modern music. Vancouver based band Brasstronaut does this beautifully in their third self-titled album. The layering of textures within the album is completely awe-inspiring […]

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Spoon: Hot Thoughts  Review

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Artist: Spoon Album: Hot Thoughts Released: March 17, 2017 Label: Matador Website: spoontheband.com If you could boil down the critical consensus of Spoon down to just three words, you’d probably get: “minimal”, “reliable” and “consistent”. Now we can just go ahead and take “minimal” out of there because in 2017, […]

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Of The Sun: Before a Human Path Review

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Artist: Of The Sun Album: Before a Human Path Release Date: April 14, 2017 Website: ofthesunofficial.wordpress.com Before A Human Path, the sophomore album from Austin metal band Of The Sun is set to be released on April 14. The trio released their first album under the name Of The Sun back in […]

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