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REVIEW: ‘The Baby’ capitalizes Samia’s voice

Cole Bursch, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

Samia Finnerty is an indie singer-songwriter who was born in Los Angeles and spent her teens living in New York City. She has garnered a following from stand-alone singles like, “Ode to Artifice” and “Someone Tell the Boys” which presented her musical style as anthemic indie rock blended wit...

REVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers explores relationships, growing up on “Punisher”

REVIEW: Phoebe Bridgers explores relationships, growing up on

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

June 22, 2020

In these unprecedented times of international turmoil, “Punisher,” the new album from Phoebe Bridgers, fittingly carries with it an end of the world motif that creates a nearly dystopian collection of songs. During a pandemic and a national movement for racial justice, Bridgers also elected not to pr...

REVIEW: The 1975 experiment with new sounds on “Notes On A Conditional Form”

REVIEW: The 1975 experiment with new sounds on “Notes On A Conditional Form”

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

May 24, 2020

When asked what genre British band The 1975 is in an interview with GQ, frontman Matty Healy simply responded  “yes.”  Not only does the obscure answer fit in general, it perfectly encapsulates the group’s fourth album “Notes On A Conditional Form.”  Healy, drummer George Daniel, bassist ...

REVIEW: Fiona Apple kicks music industry expectations out the window with ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’

REVIEW: Fiona Apple kicks music industry expectations out the window with 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters'

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2020

From the epic piano ballad beginning of her latest album, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” Fiona Apple reminds listeners why she is a trailblazer never to be forgotten.  Apple dives into the depths of her past eight years following “The Idler Wheel...” which was released in 2012 to commercial accl...

REVIEW: Peach Pit’s ‘You and Your Friends’ delivers a dreamy escape from our current reality

REVIEW: Peach Pit's 'You and Your Friends' delivers a dreamy escape from our current reality

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2020

The newest album from the indie rock band Peach Pit, “You and Your Friends,” is a melancholy yet breezy summer night’s drive filled with catchy guitar hooks and clever choruses. Peach Pit returns after their 2018 full-length debut “Being So Normal,” which fared well in indie rock circles with...

REVIEW: Lil Uzi Vert’s latest project reflects all his social media flexing

REVIEW: Lil Uzi Vert's latest project reflects all his social media flexing

John Cotter, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

It was the summer of 2018 when I was relaxing in my quaint Airbnb near Times Square. It was around 2 a.m.  I was listening to snippets that were set to premiere on Lil Uzi Vert’s newest project, but the eager fan in me couldn’t help but hear what is next for the punk-trap crossbreed of an artist. Fast-f...

REVIEW: ‘Color Theory’ is dark, riveting

REVIEW: ‘Color Theory’ is dark, riveting

Cole Bursch, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

Soccer Mommy is the alias of musician and singer Sophie Allison as well as the band that tours with her. Allison has been releasing music under the Soccer Mommy moniker since 2016 with “For Young Hearts” in 2016 and “Still Clean” in 2018. Allison creates a moody, indie rock sound that balances...

Harry Styles experiments with new album, with uneven success

Harry Styles experiments with new album, with uneven success

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor

December 13, 2019

When speaking to Rolling Stone earlier this year, Harry Styles told journalist Rob Sheffield that his upcoming sophomore album was “all about having sex and feeling sad.” Given that description and Styles’ impressive—if not slightly derivative—first album, my expectations for “Fine Line,...

Arctic Monkeys reinvent themselves

This marks the first new release for the band since announcing their hiatus in 2014.

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2018

Don’t panic, but Arctic Monkeys are back. After a five-year hiatus following the release of “AM,” the group graced fans with a new album on May 11 that features a surprising change of pace. The Sheffield-based band — comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Alex Turner, drummer Matt Helders, ...

Post Animal’s debut is psychedelic rock masterpiece

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018

If MGMT and Tame Impala had a lovechild it would be Post Animal. This Chicago-based psychedelic rock sextet is comprised of bassist Dalton Allison, guitarist Javi Reyes, guitarist and keyboardist Jake Hirshland, drummer Wesley Toledo and guitarist Matt Williams – with occasional vocal and guitar con...

Jeff Rosenstock carries us into 2018

Rosenstock's sixth independent album, POST-, was released on New Year's Day. 
(Photo courtesy of Jeff Rosenstock)

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

January 8, 2018

Not many people would release a new album early morning on New Years’ Day, with no prior press or announcement. Even fewer people would release that album for free. Out of that small bubble of people, one of them is named Jeff Rosenstock. The Long Island musician and former Bomb The Music Industry! fro...

Soft melodies shine in Phoebe Bridgers’ “Stranger in the Alps”

<i>“Stranger in the Alps” is Bridgers’ first full-length LP that was released on Sept. 22.</i>

Marty O'Connell

October 9, 2017

Musician Phoebe Bridgers has surrounded herself with experts of sad songs like Ryan Adams, Julien Baker and Conor Oberst, so it’s no surprise that her new album is a superb collection of songs that will rip your heart out. “Stranger In The Alps,” the debut LP from the 22-year-old singer-songwri...

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