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Lianne La Havas // Blood

Lianne La Havas recently put out her second album, Blood, on July 31st. If you have yet to listen to her before now, not only is a little self reflection necessary, but so is a repeated listen of this album. She has returned from her previous work, Is Your Love Big Enough, in 2012 to present a much more… Read More

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Tink Drops New Mixtape Winter’s Diary 3

If you’re still wondering what the song of the summer is, you probably should just come to terms with it not existing or understand that it already exists and you just don’t like it as much as the other participants of summer. If you have chosen to come to terms with the nonexistence and need… Read More

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Tame Impala // Currents

Kevin Parker takes Tame Impala’s sound in a new direction with Currents, embracing disco and soul-tinged electronic dance music. As each of the four singles (“Let It Happen”, “‘Cause I’m A Man”, “Eventually”, and “Disciples”) was released this spring, it became apparent Parker was doing something significantly different and truly spectacular. While the transition to… Read More

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Jaill // Brain Cream

Brain Cream, Jaill’s fifth album, is chock-full of infectious jangle pop and often toys on the edge of surf rock. This is an interesting genre for a band that is based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and full of depressingly melancholic lyrics. Lo-fi and a bit psychedelic, Jaill plays in a style comparable to that of… Read More

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Parlour Tricks // Broken Hearts/Bones

There are few things more exhilarating than discovering a great pop album. Parlour Tricks’ debut album, Broken Hearts/Bones, pronounced “broken hearts and broken bones” and just released today, is one of the more invigorating ones we’ve heard lately. Spotify called their sound “vintage pop for the future”, an accurate description. Broken Hearts/Bones is guitar and… Read More

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The Movies // wanna

You may remember The Movies from when they opened for Cloud Nothings here back in February or you may remember them for the many house shows and bunker concerts they played around campus this semester. You may remember band members Will Cuneo, Nick Rehmus, and Bjorn Peterson from their radio show, “Blood and Thunder,” on which they almost… Read More

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Jacco Gardner // Hypnophobia

Jacco Gardner’s Hypnophobia is lush and intricately layered, full of strings and synths. In this highly introspective album the young Dutch artist explores the world between waking and sleeping. Hypnophobia is the fear of sleep and, having had many weird and introspective anxiety dreams myself lately, I really believe the thoughts we experience in our… Read More

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Waxahatchee // Ivy Tripp

  Album: Waxahatchee– Ivy Tripp (2015) Label: Merge // Genre: Rock/Folk // RIYL: ​PS Eliot, Sharon van Etten, Girlpool // Best Tracks: 2, 8, 11, 12  // Grade: A-   When “Air” was released back in January, it seemed to pick up right where Cerulean Salt left off: leading with a simple melody on electric guitar, Katie Crutchfield’s unmistakable voice, and captivating lyrics- vulnerable and… Read More

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of Montreal // Aureate Gloom

Aureate Gloom is of Montreal’s thirteenth LP, and lead singer/band leader Kevin Barnes continues to be a musical genius. Though he has changed the band’s line up once again, the infectious melodies, esoteric references (get your dictionary), and vocal harmonies we’ve come to expect from of Montreal are all still here. Aureate means golden and… Read More

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Modest Mouse // Strangers To Ourselves

ALBUM: Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves ​(2015) Label: Glacial Pace // Genre: Indie Rock // Best Tracks: N/A // Grade: FFFFFF holy shit this album sucks, were they even trying?

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