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“How to Disappear Completely”: A Guide on Profound Alienation

“How to Disappear Completely”: A Guide on Profound Alienation

Shannon Durazo, Web Staffer

October 3, 2018


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A few days ago, I revisited the fleeting, ephemeral, mind-out-of-body-and-time aesthetic that is the Kid A experience, Radiohead’s fourth and best album. Though technically an “indie” record, genre classifications don’t come to mind when immersed in the expansive, hypnotic symphony of the y...

Why I Cover: “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop

Why I Cover: “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop

Milo Paul, Web Staffer

October 2, 2018


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To begin, I want to elaborate on what this article and its potential sibling articles existing in that nebulous jet-pack future are about. With it being the case that I have been in a lot of bands and other musical projects over years-worth spaces of time, I find that, on at least more than one occasion,...

Reflecting on Power and Love: Hozier’s new EP and the meaning within

Reflecting on Power and Love: Hozier’s new EP and the meaning within

Sarah Ross, Web Staffer

October 2, 2018


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We asked for music to dig our toes in the earth with, to remember how utterly helpless we are in the grasp of good music, and 4 years after his self-titled LP, my man Hozier has finally delivered with his new EP Nina Cried Power and the promise of a full album in 2019. His emergence from presumably b...

The Path to a Fuller Experience

The Path to a Fuller Experience

Sam Graziano, Web Staffer

September 30, 2018


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Last week I got to see one of my favorite artists on the scene right now, Childish Gambino. My friends and I had bought tickets the day they came out, months ago. Within hours he sold out Captial One Arena. After three songs he addressed the audience, telling everyone to put your phones down. He continued...

The Severity of Smoking and Addictive Relationships

The Severity of Smoking and Addictive Relationships

Morgan Bluma, Web Staffer

September 28, 2018


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I’ve been a big fan of Panic! At the Disco’s music for a very long time. Really, though, the only original band member that remains is Brendon Urie. He tends to be the one who writes the music for the band. The song, “Nicotine”, seems to showcase Urie’s talents in songwriting. One of his b...

Farewell, Yellow Brick Road

Farewell, Yellow Brick Road

Melissa Weinstein, Web Staffer

September 27, 2018


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I refused to tell my mom where I was going Friday night. “It’s something you’ll be very jealous of,” I assured her. I knew she was probably looking up my location every five minutes, trying to crack the case. I knew that eventually she would see me in the Capital One arena, getting ready to witness...

The New BROCKHAMPTON Album Sucks (Yes, I Said It)

The New BROCKHAMPTON Album Sucks (Yes, I Said It)

Elyssa Dalaker, Web Staffer

September 26, 2018


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Well, someone had to address the elephant in the room. As of midnight on September 21st, 2018, Brockhampton’s fourth full-length studio album iridescence had hype-beasts and hipsters alike scrambling for their headphones. The California-based, self-dubbed “boyband” currently boasts a whopping 13 members...

The 30th Anniversary of Damaged Goods Records: A Short Retrospective about the Label and Key Artists

The 30th Anniversary of Damaged Goods Records: A Short Retrospective about the Label and Key Artists

Milo Paul, Web Staffer

September 25, 2018


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I really am a sucker for the home-grown sort of scratchiness that is imbued in garage rock, the genre that embraced DIY aesthetics and attitudes long before it had any right to. It was a strew of scenes where the major players had, at the very least, enough out of a list of a few integral desires in...

“Anyways”: How Pristine Serves Nonchalant Sincerity So Well

“Anyways”: How Pristine Serves Nonchalant Sincerity So Well

Shannon Durazo, Web Staffer

September 21, 2018


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Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail’s recent album Lush was one of the most enthralling indie projects of the summer, a record that seamlessly takes into account the acute restlessness that suburban youth know all too well. The combination of Jordan’s pragmatic self-awareness and commanding guitar prowe...

Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound

Miguel Wilson

June 6, 2018


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I originally thought my write up for Primavera Sound would be a little different. I now sit here, a victim of police brutality and an alleged police kicker in the “header‰Û. I‰'m leaving Spain, and leaving Primavera Sound in order to attempt to ensure my safety because I‰'m still very much confused...

Primavera Sound: Music Lover‰’s Paradise

Primavera Sound: Music Lover‰’s Paradise

Miguel Wilson

May 21, 2018


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Primavera Sound has long been regarded as the quintessential summer music festival. The crowd roars. Ocean waves crash off in the distance, and the sun cascades into a beautiful backdrop. Sounds amazing, doesn't it? This is Primavera Sound, the music destination of the World. Set in one of the best...

“Iron Lung or Eyes of Love?‰Û: A Review of the Misfits‰’ Static Age (1978)

“Iron Lung or Eyes of Love?‰Û: A Review of the Misfits‰’ Static Age (1978)

Milo Paul

April 27, 2018


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You can‰'t keep a good Danzig down. That man has led bands that have defined entire genres, be it horror-punk, death-rock, and whatever the fuck his namesake band decides to be. Actually, it has; garbage. But, while the New Jersey Devil himself may have lost both his singing ability and his relevancy,...

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