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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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sad boi sundayz, vol i: tobias jesso jr.

Tobias Jesso Jr. Sunday mornings blow chunks. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the feeling of waking up with what feels like a small army of gerbils stomping on your brain and a mélange of grille items fermenting in your gut. As the haze of last night’s meeker soiree fades from your bloodshot eyes, the… Read More

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Drake // If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

​ ALBUM: Drake – If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late ​(2015) Label: Cash Money // Genre: Hip-Hop // RIYL: ​Degrassi, Excessive Contemplation, Triumphant Bragging and Crippling Self-Consciousness in Quick Succession // Best Tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17  // Grade: B+ For about the last four years, Drake has pretty much been on a constant victory lap. His out of-the-blue release of If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late​ moved… Read More

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Girlpool // Girlpool EP

^^^me, finals week If you’re counting down the days until Sleater-Kinney‘s new album comes out this January like I am, you’ll be pleased to find your rumbling appetite satiated in the meantime by the self-titled debut from the up and coming L.A. duo, Girlpool.  Though their EP is just sixteen minutes long, these girls know… Read More

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Les Sin // Michael

Chaz Bundick, also known as Toro Y Moi, has put out a recent LP under the name Les Sins. Releasing three 12’ records, this is the first full length album that has been put out under the name of Les Sins. For those of you familiar with Toro Y Moi self-title work, you will find… Read More

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