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REVIEW: Young Jesus – The Whole Thing is Just There

REVIEW: Young Jesus – The Whole Thing is Just There

Shannon Durazo

November 6, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Buxton’s Newest Album Stay Out Late

Buxton’s Newest Album Stay Out Late

Michael Quinn, Music Staffer

November 2, 2018


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Buxton’s newest record, Stay Out Late, unfortunately, did not impress me. This album was my first introduction to the group’s discography, and I think there’s something to be said about the sound that Buxton is trying to achieve that really throws me off. I’m left stumped on the direction that...

St. Lenox – Ten Fables Of Young Ambition And Passionate Love (Anyway Records)

St. Lenox – Ten Fables Of Young Ambition And Passionate Love (Anyway Records)

Daniel Sohn, Music Staffer

October 17, 2018


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Andrew Choi is a practicing attorney in NYC who writes and records music during his “off hours, at nights and on weekends”. He is also a gay second-generation Korean immigrant. He studied violin at Juilliard and earned degrees from Princeton, Ohio State, and New York University. His first foray into...

Idle Bloom’s Flood the Dial

Idle Bloom’s Flood the Dial

Noah Stevens, Music Staffer

October 16, 2018


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There’s something to be said for music that needs to be listened to with the volume all the way up. Nashville rock outfit Idle Bloom’s new record Flood the Dial is nothing if not that kind of music. From the outset, the album is begging to be absolutely blasted from whatever speaker or headphon...

Review: Boy Pablo’s Soy Pablo

Review: Boy Pablo’s Soy Pablo

Solenne Smith, Music Staffer

October 15, 2018


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Norwegian indie pop star finds his path to fame with the release of “Everytime” in 2017. From there, his self-started career transcended simple Youtube stardom and currently, Boy Pablo holds over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Recently, Boy Pablo released EP Soy Pablo. Featuring upbeat a...

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