Music, Reviews

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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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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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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Music, Reviews

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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Molly Burch: Please Be Mine Review

By Alisa Pierce Music Journalist Artist: Molly Burch Album: Please Be Mine Release Date: February 17th, 2017 Label: Captured Tracks Website: http://www.mollyburchmusic.com/ Molly Burch, although new to the Austin music scene, delivers a dreamy debut album that gives her a considerable boost in credibility, something that every artist in Austin’s competitive music environment would die […]

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Music, Reviews

Thundercat: Drunk Review

By Troy Vita Music Journalist Artist: Thundercat Album: Drunk Label: Brainfeeder Release Date: February 24, 2017 Website:  http://brainfeeder.net/thundercat/ Alongside being an accomplished studio musician, bassist, singer, Flying Lotus collaborator and one of the creative forces behind Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Thundercat creates eclectic music that combines funk, jazz fusion, soul and electronic sounds. […]

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Shy Girls: Salt Review

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Artist: Shy Girls Album: Salt Release Date: January 16, 2017 Website: http://shygirlsmusic.com/ Dan Vidmar, better known by his stage name Shy Girls, has slowly been building hype for his first full length album Salt over the course of four years, since he released his first single “Under Attack”. The track […]

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Homeshake: Midnight Snack Review

By LeeAnn Cota Music Journalist Artist: Homeshake Album: Midnight Snack Release Date: September 18, 2015 Website: https://homeshake.bandcamp.com/ If you’re into relatively slow tempo-ed jams, take a listen to Homeshake’s second full-length album, Midnight Snack. Released under Sinderlyn Records in September of 2015, Homeshake (aka Peter Sagar) spent most of his time writing for this album […]

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The Internet: Ego Death Review

By LeeAnn Cota Music Journalist Artist: The Internet Album: Ego Death Release Date: June 26, 2015 Website: http://www.internet-band.com/ Ego Death is the third album to come from the LA-based neo soul/R&B band known as The Internet (the music group, not the world wide web). The album was released through Odd Future Records and Columbia in […]

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Elbow: Little Fictions Review

By Alisa Pierce Music Journalist Artist: Elbow Album: Little Fictions Release Date: February 3, 2017 Website: http://elbow.co.uk/ Little Fictions is the seventh studio album from the English rock band Elbow. The band has traditionally focused on progressive rock, a genre they’ve redefined by using tame guitar riffs and orchestral compositions, but have been known to produce albums […]

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