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The Veils: Total Depravity Album Review

By Joaquin RoblesMusic Journalist Cover art for The Veil's album Total Depravity by Nicola Samori As the Catholic doctrine of total depravity speaks to the sinfulness and corruption of human nature, The Veils parallel this mindset in their 2016 album of the same name. Total Depravity speaks volumes, features dark and ominous tones, prominent and capturing bass lines, and an overall eerie soundstage and profile. Total Depravity is like a […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 6 1

Art cover for album Blood, Piss, Religion, Pain which features an illustration of a surreal-like naked fairy, swan, apple and ladder leading up to a burning candle.

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Karaoke: Blood, Piss, Religion, Pain Album Review

By Victor GuevaraMusic Journalist The second full-length album by Karaoke (a fairly new collaborative band based out of Atlanta) is nothing less than hypnotizing. Before even listening to the album, the title alone already sets the tone for the kind of experience you are in for. While the album still shows elements of the band’s dream-pop sound from their debut album How to make you Boil, the new album took […]

todayMarch 16, 2021 1

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Joe Keery: Twenty Twenty Album Review

By Maddy LehrMusic Journalist Most people know Joe Keery as Steve Harrington from Netflix’s "Stranger Things." You might be surprised to hear that he makes music as well. Keery started off in the psychedelic rock band, Post Animal. Once he landed his role as Steve, he made the tough decision to leave the group. However, he didn’t stop there. He went on to create his own music, under the name […]

todayMarch 14, 2021 16

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The Alternative Side of the ‘80s: A Playlist

By Faith Vara Music Journalist Generally when people think of 80s music, some of the artists that first pop into their heads include Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Whitney Houston and any other staples of the Top 40 hits. There's no doubt that the ‘80s were a golden age for pop music, but like all musical decades, there’s another side of music that didn't necessarily fit into the Top 40 rankings. […]

todayMarch 2, 2019 3

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Camp Cope: How to Socialise & Make Friends Review

By Cheyenne Young Music Journalist Artist: Camp Cope Album: How to Socialise & Make Friends Release Date: March 2, 2018 Label: Run for Cover Records In the midst of the continuing women's rights movement, Camp Cope is the voice of many as they break down gender inequality in music and in everyday life. Camp Cope is an all-female band composed of Georgia ‘Maq’ McDonald, Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich and Sarah Thompson. The Australian […]

todayApril 3, 2018 4

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Naked Giants: SLUFF Review

By Samuel Peirce Music Journalist Artist: Naked Giants Album: SLUFF Release Date: March 30, 2018 Label: New West Website: https://www.nakedgiants.com/ Seattle, Washington’s Naked Giants brand of psychedelia-drenched, punk-rock n’ roll has yielded them some impressive releases so far (2016’s R.I.P. EP), and even more impressive live shows. The trio’s blend of reverberated guitars and screaming vocals is nothing new; they clearly take a page from psych rockers like Ty Segall, Thee […]

todayMarch 29, 2018

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MGMT: Little Dark Age Review

By Aimee Huckeba Music Journalist Artist: MGMT Album: Little Dark Age Release Date: February 9, 2018 Website: http://whoismgmt.com/ Little Dark Age is the highly anticipated fourth album of psych-electronic duo, MGMT. Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser met as freshmen at Wesleyan University and have been releasing their mind-bending music for over a decade. Most millennials that listen to indie music have grooved to their hits “Electric Feel” and “Kids” at […]

todayMarch 25, 2018 44

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Vance Joy: Nation of Two Review

By Madeleine Rice Music Journalist Artist: Vance Joy Album: Nation of Two Label: Liberation Music Release Date: February 23, 2018 Where music lacks, words tend to fill in the gaps. Where vocals are unique or objectively undesirable, originality of sound takes over. A most obvious example of poetry’s importance within songwriting is Bob Dylan, duly awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016. A man with a rugged and common voice, […]

todayMarch 24, 2018 4

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Tom Misch: Beat Tape 2 Review

By Alexandra Sereno Music Journalist Artist: Tom Misch Album: Beat Tape 2 Release Date: August 28, 2015 Label: Beyond the Groove Website: www.tommisch.com Where does one even begin when describing Tom Misch’s talent? A composer, guitarist, bassist, violinist and singer are just a few things to list when speaking of the twenty-one-year-old’s artistry. Having started learning the violin at the age of three, Misch had an early onset of creativity. […]

todayMarch 23, 2017 2 1

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