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This is the album cover for Glitterer’s Life is Not A Lesson Album. The cover is green with a red, yellow, and orange flower.


Glitterer and Life Is Not A Lesson

By Lesly Milan Music Journalist Formerly known as Title Fight’s co-frontman before the band decided to go on a hiatus, Ned Russin has begun his solo project under the alias, Glitterer. Glitterer began releasing music in 2017, starting with his self-titled album. He expanded his discography a year later with his next EP, Not Glitterer. In 2019, Glitterer released his sophomore album, Looking Through The Shades. Looking Through The Shades included songs like “The […]

todayJuly 12, 2021 35

This is the album cover for Sunbeam Sound Machine’s Wanderer album. The cover includes a pyramid and vivid colors.


Sunbeam Sound Machine: A Psychedelic Rock Masterpiece

By Lesly Milan Music Journalist Earlier this week I was introduced to the ethereal beauty of Sunbeam Sound Machine, a psychedelic rock band that can teleport you to a different universe through music. That may be an exaggeration, but Sunbeam Sound Machine’s music personally makes me feel like I’m floating. It’s the type of music that you listen to when you’re looking for an escape from the real world. Sunbeam […]

todayJuly 2, 2021 302

"The New Abnormal" album cover by Jean-Michel Basquiat, a painting of an abstract blue bird.


Revisiting The New Abnormal One Year Later

By Lesly Milan Music Journalist It has been over a year since The Strokes released their sixth studio album, "The New Abnormal." Throughout this last year, the album has received mixed reviews from devoted fanatics and new listeners. Overall, "The New Abnormal" has proven to be a successful album and even won the Best Rock Album Grammy Award at the 2021 Annual Grammy Awards.   The 45-minute long album consists of nine songs that […]

todayMay 12, 2021 1861

This is a black and white photo of the lead vocalist of Caged Existence singing at a show.


The Growing Female-Fronted Hardcore Music Scene

By Lesly MilanMusic Journalist Through the many subgenres of hardcore music, male lead vocalists seem to be the common trend among hardcore bands. There is nothing wrong with male vocalists, but it is a nice change to see female-fronted hardcore bands joining the music scene. I have compiled a list of newer and older female-fronted hardcore bands whose vocalists are proving that screaming and growling vocals are not just reserved […]

todayApril 29, 2021 1175

This is a photo of Citizen’s Life In Your Glass World album cover which has a purple-painted face surrounded by a blue background.


Citizen: Life In Your Glass World Album Review

By Lesly MilanMusic Journalist After waiting five years since releasing their last album, As You Please, in 2017, Citizen finally released a new album in late March 2021. Citizen’s new release, Life In Your Glass World, is the sixth studio album in their discography. This album explores a new sound that cannot be compared to any other existing Citizen album. Life In Your Glass World’s upbeat, dance-punk sound can easily […]

todayApril 22, 2021 60

This is a photo of three album covers by the bands Colourbox, The Pastels, and At The Drive-In.


Songs You Don’t Know: A Playlist

By Lesly MilanMusic Journalist As a Spotify user and avid music listener, I am always searching for new music of all kinds. I have realized that some of my favorite songs are not even songs that I personally searched for. I just happen to randomly come across them, and then they play on repeat for the next few weeks. Over time, I have collected a list of songs that I […]

todayApril 2, 2021 114

Image of the art cover for Drop Nineteens' album Delaware, a photo of a young women with short blonde hair looking at the camera in front of a barbershop, holding a gun


Drop Nineteens: A Shoegaze Phenomenon

By Lesly MilanMusic Journalist When the popular UK shoegaze genre spread into the United States, bands like Drop Nineteens began to experiment with the shoegaze sound. While the genre had already been popularized by bands like Cocteau Twins, Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, American bands helped in expanding the genre even more. Drop Nineteens is one of those bands, and their contribution to shoegaze is still being recognized today.  Drop […]

todayMarch 15, 2021 419

This is a group photo of the four members of Los Blenders standing in a dim room, next to a window with the sunlight shining on their faces.


Mexican Indie Rock: A Growing Music Genre

By Lesly MilanMusic Journalist Mexican rock music has been around for generations and bands like Caifanes, Maná, Jaguares, Molotov and many others have played a major role in the Mexican alternative music scene. As Mexican rock music evolves, the Mexican indie rock genre, which has been influenced by traditional rock music, has emerged. While indie rock music in English is well-known and popularized by bands like the Arctic Monkeys, The […]

todayMarch 1, 2021 191

This photo is black, red, orange and yellow and displays lines and designs of light exposure done with a camera.


KTSW Finds: The Top Songs I Have Discovered Through KTSW

By Lesly Milan Music Journalist As a first-time KTSW music journalist, I can say that one of my favorite things about this job is the music that I get to listen to. I am the type of person that is always looking for new music for my playlists, no matter how full they already are. Thankfully, my job allows me to discover music of all kinds. This music ranges from […]

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