Music, Reviews

Julien Baker: Turn Out the Lights Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Julien Baker Album: Turn Out the Lights Label: Matador Release Date: October 27, 2017 The wars that rage within ourselves can often be the most devastating in the small sphere of our individual lives. The destruction that results from these battles is unexplainable to those who don’t understand them, making it difficult to […]

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Audio Input, Podcasts

Audio Input: Episode 2

By Troy Vita Music Director Starring: Troy Vita Jacob Carter Che Salgado Clayton Ambrose The riveting follow-up to Audio Input episode 1. In this edition, we talk about the rampant cancellation of small festivals and do a deep dive on our individual favorite albums of all time. Join us on this journey through the great […]

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Features, Music

The Music of Trauma

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Emotion and music have been tightly knit together for centuries, since long before it was an art-form of the masses. In its current form, the musician funnels their inner feelings into their art for consumers to absorb or reject, relate or dismiss. As the barrier of what is acceptable lyrical […]

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Music, Reviews

Pile: A Hairshirt of Purpose Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Pile Album: A Hairshirt of Purpose Label: Exploding In Sound Records Release Date: March 31, 2017 If there is any true form of justice in this world, then Pile is poised for a breakthrough. For the past six years, the Bostonian rock band has been making weird, wonderful, and […]

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Features, Music

Guiltless Pleasure

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist It’s probably happened to you before. Through some means, you’ve come in contact with a song that lies outside the range of what you consider to be “good” music. However, the song draws some sort of positive reaction out of you, maybe born out of nostalgic attachment or some vague […]

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Features, Music

Let’s Talk About Nu-Metal

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Every music listener has a certain genre of music to which they pay gratitude as a catalyst for their life-long love of the art form. If you ask any fan of music who was born in the early to mid-90’s about their musical origins, a good portion of them might […]

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Features, Music

Weezer’s Discography: Ranked

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist If you have ever been a fan of Weezer’s Blue Album or Pinkerton, you have probably spent some amount of time lamenting the band’s steep and ugly decline. I was very much the same, shaming Weezer for their lackluster post-90’s output and clinging to their first two albums like holy grails, […]

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Music, Reviews

Brand New: Science Fiction Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Brand New Album: Science Fiction Label: Procrastinate! Music Traitors Release Date: August 17, 2017 Website: http://www.fightoffyourdemons.com/ Waiting on a new album from a band that you hold dearly is pure agony, which is an experience I’m sure is common amongst music fans. With each passing year, the hype increases and the excitement eventually converts into […]

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Features, Music

Music in the Works of David Lynch

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Montana born director, David Lynch, has made a name for himself over the past three or so decades by pushing the visual limits of film, making use of abstract and often terrifying visuals in his works to communicate ideas and concepts. An aspect of his craft that I find to […]

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Features, Music

Why You Should Listen To Bomb The Music Industry!

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist “Bomb the Music Industry! (and Action Action) (and Refused) (and Born Against) Are F**king Dead” reads the title of the sixth track on Bomb The Music Industry!’s 2006 album, To Leave or Die In Long Island. What was once a cynical and ironic jab at the band’s expense is now […]

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Music, Reviews

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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Music, Reviews

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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