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REVIEW: All Them Witches – ATW

REVIEW: All Them Witches – ATW

August Greenberg

November 7, 2018

All Them Witches spend their newest album, ATW, diving deep into their country roots. The Nashville-based group has been releasing music since 2012, developing a unique hard rock take on traditional blues rock. But on ATW the group dives headfirst into a distinctly rural sound. The lyrical themes and m...

Seven Not-So Subtle Ways The 1975 are Using Their Music to Take a Stand

Seven Not-So Subtle Ways The 1975 are Using Their Music to Take a Stand

Elyssa Dalaker

November 7, 2018

Considering that we’re the most politically active campus in the nation and all, I would be remiss if I didn’t join the hoards of targeted Instagram stories and street corner crusaders that you dodge on your way to the metro, imploring you to vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections. British indie-rock b...

REVIEW: Pill – Soft Hell

REVIEW: Pill – Soft Hell

Shannon Durazo

November 6, 2018

Soft Hell, Pill’s second full-length album, is a chaotic (yet oddly pleasing) combination of punk, jazz, noise rock, and the occasional Spanish lyric. If the unique musical dynamics of this highly creative group don’t pull you in, the hand-drawn album artwork of a dog playing the piano against ...

Sample School: Hank Crawford

Sample School: Hank Crawford

August Greenberg

November 6, 2018

Bennie Ross Crawford, Jr. was born in Memphis 1934. He began playing piano at a young age, but when his father (who had long wanted to be a great saxophonist) brought an alto sax home with him from the army, young Bennie quickly picked it up. He earned the nickname “Hank” while attending college in N...

REVIEW: Young Jesus – The Whole Thing is Just There

REVIEW: Young Jesus – The Whole Thing is Just There

Shannon Durazo

November 6, 2018

Making their mark as a “philosophical jam band” in 2012, Young Jesus has gotten progressively more experimental with each release, culminating into the perfect mix of indie- introspectiveness outward experimentalism that is The Whole Thing is Just There. “I have begun a nihilistic laugh/ I have...

REVIEW: Molly Burch – First Flower

REVIEW: Molly Burch – First Flower

Halle Jaymes

November 6, 2018

In her highly anticipated sophomore LP First Flower, Molly Burch wistfully sings of her struggles in love and life. First Flower can be interpreted as Burch’s book of hymns-- soft, yet meaningful nonetheless. Exploring her heartbreak and melancholy, Burch channels famed artists like Francoise Hardy,...

REVIEW: Arlie – Wait

REVIEW: Arlie – Wait

August Greenberg

November 6, 2018

Arlie’s debut EP on the Atlantic label fits in well with the predominant form of indie rock on the internet. The sound palate is soft and hazy, but the tracks keep the listener moving with thick drums and fat bass lines. The lyrics are sentimental and nostalgic, the vocal performances are generally...

REVIEW: Obnox – Bang Messiah

REVIEW: Obnox – Bang Messiah

Jessica Firmin

November 6, 2018

The latest release of Obnox, Lamont “Bim” Thomas, stays consistent with his genre defying catalog. In his third decade of recording, the Cleveland based artist remains consistent in his production of truely unique music. Obnox released Templo Del Sonido, a free jazz influenced underground rock...

REVIEW: Saint Sister – Shape of Silence

REVIEW: Saint Sister – Shape of Silence

Hana Mengesha

November 6, 2018

My introduction to Saint Sister was through Shape of Silence and let me tell you, I was not disappointed. Coming from a sad girl™ music connoisseur, Shape of Silence hit the spot. The entire album felt like what crying your eyes out in the middle of a beautiful field probably feels like. The...

REVIEW: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In

REVIEW: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In

Drew Dawson

November 6, 2018

With the release of Kurt Vile’s Bottle It In, there was a link that compelled me to “CLICK HERE FOR A MESSAGE FROM KURT.” I am a slave to marketing and personalized messages and getting attention, so I immediately clicked there for a message from Kurt himself. Though it was not as good as a...

REVIEW: Airhead DC – Crush Hi

REVIEW: Airhead DC – Crush Hi

Jessica Firmin

November 6, 2018

Crush Hi is the newest release from Airhead DC, the solo project of D.C. native Vishal Narang. In this popish LP with an alternative rock twist, Narang explores all the ups and downs that come along with a new relationship. The airy, lighthearted leading track, “Yechon,” describes the exhilarating...

REVIEW: Broncho – Bad Behavior

REVIEW: Broncho – Bad Behavior

Hana Mengesha

November 6, 2018

Broncho’s fourth album Bad Behavior is a great indie rock album to dance to if you don’t listen to the lyrics too closely. Although just under 30 minutes long, this album will probably be a standout in this year’s indie rock album releases. Based in Oklahoma, Broncho was formed in 2010 by Ryan...

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