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Review: Holy Fawn – “Death Spells”

Review: Holy Fawn – “Death Spells”

August Greenberg, Music Staffer

October 9, 2018


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Holy Fawn - Death Spells (Whelmed) [blackgaze/shoegaze] The easiest way to describe Holy Fawn would be to make the observation that they combine dreamy shoegaze with dark post-rock/metal. Yet if someone were to tell that to me before I heard the music, I would have no idea how that sounds. Assuming this i...

Kacey Musgraves Makes Me Giddy Up And I’m Not Complaining About It

Kacey Musgraves Makes Me Giddy Up And I’m Not Complaining About It

Elyssa Dalaker, Web Staffer

October 9, 2018


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I’ll be the first to admit it: I hate country music. For some people, it’s a lifestyle, and props to them for enjoying it. Personally, there’s only so many lyrics about pickup trucks and drinking beer at sunset that I can listen to before my ears are ready to implode. I’ve always considered my...

Over/Under 4: Reginald Kenneth Dwight v. Jeffery Lamar Williams

Over/Under 4: Reginald Kenneth Dwight v. Jeffery Lamar Williams

Daniel Sohn, Web Staffer

October 8, 2018


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(In which we take a look at the underrated “High” and the overrated (but still good!) “Rocket Man”) Young Thug is a modern miracle. Few hip-hop artists today have achieved such broad success; he has topped the charts and garnered critical acclaim all while boldly defying hip hop norms with his entirely singular artistry. His fans range from...

Look At Me: Finding Hometown Glory in Fire is Motion

Look At Me: Finding Hometown Glory in Fire is Motion

Verónica Del Valle, Web Staffer

October 5, 2018


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New Jersey is a fundamentally uninteresting place. At least, that was how I felt before I was ripped away from its warm embrace and taken to the nation’s capital. Now, I can talk about the cultural value of taylor ham, egg, and cheese on a bagel for hours on end. When I was sixteen, however, there...

I waited 6 years… for this? Highs and lows from Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V

I waited 6 years… for this? Highs and lows from Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V

August Greenberg, Web Staffer

October 4, 2018


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After so many years and excuses and holdover mixtapes and public issues with his label and Rick Ross lyrics, Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. recently permanently split from long-time partner and mentor Birdman. Lil Wayne, as he’s more widely known, retained the rights to Young Money, but it no longer be...

“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...

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