Music, Reviews

Unwrapping the Sufjan Stevens Christmas Collection

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist The season of the Christmas album is upon us, and as we start to pick our Yuletide tunes for this year, we will inevitably draw from the categories we draw from with all music: what we grew up with and what we found ourselves. If you particularly love music and […]

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Jaws of Love: Tasha Sits Close to the Piano Review

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Artist: Jaws of Love Album: Tasha Sits Close to the Piano Label: K-Rizzla Records & House Arrest Distribution Release Date: September 22, 2017 It would be inaccurate to say that all acoustic indie pop albums sound the same. It’s more accurate to say that among the leagues of sad singers […]

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Corbin: Mourn Review

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Artist: Corbin Album: Mourn Release Date: September 5, 2017 Label: WEDIDIT Website: https://soundcloud.com/spookycorbin Corbin is back, and while he may not be all grown up, he’s certainly no kid anymore. The Minnesota native first went viral under the names Spooky Black and Lil Spook back in 2013 and 2014, then […]

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Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life Review

By Carlos Chavez Music Journalist  Artist: Lana Del Rey Album: Lust for Life Release Date: July 21, 2017 Website: lanadelrey.com It is hard to believe that it has been six years since famous singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey released her homemade vintage music videos for “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans”. Her mysterious, but compelling persona made […]

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Palm: Shadow Expert Review

By Holly Hearn Music Journalist Artist: Palm Album: Shadow Expert Release Date: June 16, 2017 Label: Carpark Records Website: https://palmnewyork.bandcamp.com Cacophony has never sounded sweeter than on the most recent release of Philly’s own art rock-quartet, Palm. Released June 2017, the LP Shadow Expert  follows the band”s previous 2015 album, Trading Basics, where the band embraced art rock […]

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Portugal. The Man: Woodstock Review

By Carlos Chavez Music Journalist Artist: Portugal. The Man Album: Woodstock Release Date: June 16, 2017 Website: http://www.portugaltheman.com Portugal. The Man is back on the music scene with their eighth studio album Woodstock. After putting a halt in releasing any content for almost three years, the band finally emerged from their creative stasis and released […]

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A Giant Dog: Toy Review

by Jacob Carter Music Journalist Artist: A Giant Dog Album: Toy Release Date: August 25, 2017 Something I really appreciate is when a band is able to evoke a certain place or setting through their music. Every band’s hometown has a huge amount of influence in creating their sound, but some groups embrace that influence […]

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Jen Cloher: Jen Cloher LP Review

By Alana Riddle Music Reporter Artist: Jen Cloher Album: Jen Cloher LP Release Date: August 11, 2017 Website: https://lnk.to/JenCloher-AlbumWE Jen Cloher’s fourth album is a self-titled tribute to a period of artistic and personal growth in her life. The Melbourne based singer-songwriter has now consistently put out albums that speak to perosonal experiences with womanhood, […]

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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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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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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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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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