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The Austin City Limits logo (solid orange background with white letters, and circles of yellow, green and blue around the words) next to the Levitation logo (white background with a fuzzy black circle in the middle with white lettering spelling Levitation).


Hot Take: Levitation is Better Than ACL

By Maddy Lehr Assistant Music Director For those who don’t know, Austin City Limits (ACL) is a well-known music festival that occurs every year in Zilker Park, Austin, TX. It began back in 2002 and was inspired by the TV show, "Austin City Limits," which aired weekly on PBS. The lineup featured artists such as Wilco, Asleep At The Wheel, and Olospo. The festival only lasted two days, which was […]

todayOctober 28, 2021 50 2

The album cover is of a desert scene


Post Animal: When I Think Of You In A Castle Album Review

By Maddy LehrMusic Journalist Psychedelic rock comes in so many different forms, and that is something I really love about the genre. The six-piece Chicago-based band, Post Animal, is a perfect representation of this. They have released quite a bit of heavy psychedelic rock tunes, but expect some prog rock and even power pop as well.  Post Animal’s debut album, When I Think Of You In A Castle, shows off their […]

todayMay 13, 2021 53

The album cover is a psychedelic interpretation of different rooms


STRFKR: Future Past Life Album Review

By Maddy LehrMusic Journalist The synth-pop band, STRFKR, released their album Future Past Life a little over a year ago today. Along with their signature melodic synth approach, this album includes a sense of dreaminess. The transcendental and futuristic sound of Future Past Life will entrance anyone listening. A few of my favorite tracks from this album include “Deep Dream,” “Better Together,” “Sea Foam,” and “Cold Comfort.” The album begins […]

todayApril 29, 2021 55

The album cover is a photo of Declan McKenna captured while he is spinning in a sparkly, retro-looking suit.


Declan McKenna: Zeros Album Review

By Maddy Lehr Music Journalist Declan McKenna’s sophomore studio album, Zeros, was released September 4, 2020. Similar to his past music, this album has underlying political cries and a jab towards protest. He continues the conversation about the blatant ignorance the British government has when it comes to dealing with political issues.  Zeros steps away from Declan’s older style and moves towards a more mature electronic rock sound. He got […]

todayApril 14, 2021 28

The album cover is Lennon Kloser in a red tinted light


Kid Bloom: Blood Sugar Review

By Maddy LehrMusic Journalist Kid Bloom’s frontman, Lennon Kloser, is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter. In his latest EP, Blood Sugar, he perfectly combines elements from 70’s psychedelic pop and modern dream pop. He finds influence in artists ranging from David Bowie and Tame Impala to The Weeknd. Blood Sugar, released in August of 2020, includes six incredible songs. I genuinely enjoy each song on the EP, but my personal favorites […]

todayApril 6, 2021 290

Image of Twenty Twenty's album cover with a dark blue background and the text "Twenty Twenty" and "Djo" on top in gold lettering


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 393

The album cover is a picture of a bike placed in the middle of the street in front of a tunnel


When We Were Friends: The Backseat Lovers Album Review

By Maddy LehrMusic Journalist Let’s welcome to the stage The Backseat Lovers, a young indie rock band from Utah. Vocalist Joshua Harmon is joined by the lead guitarist, Jonas Swanson, bass guitarist, KJ Ward, and drummer, Juice Welch. Getting inspiration from The Districts, The Backseat Lovers create the perfect rock sound. Their debut album, When We Were Friends, released back in 2019, consists of nine incredible songs. It includes the […]

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