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Little Onion13 hours ago
'Yew Trees (The Mixes)' by Giant Glove
Anglo-Japanese sound scientists Giant Glove collaborate with Bred Pudding Collective (BPC) to bring us an EP of remixes of their track "Yew Trees." "Yew Trees" started out as a symbiotic poem by haiku poet Paul Conneally (a founding member of BPC) written via the process of "link and shift" that comes from renga poetry writing. Shuntaro and Paul of Giant Glove set the poem to music with a few shifts presenting the two tone, two voice poem in a slightly different form. It appears on Giant Glove’s...
Evie Gricoskia month ago
Your New Favorite Band—April 2019
When I first heard the name, “Rainbow Girls,” all I could think of was some “pop” genre girl band, or a weird k-pop group coming up from the underground. However, I was shocked to find that the self proclaimed, “Rainbow Girls” were a trio of “eclectic folk singers” (as stated on their website). I immediately fell in love with their raspy sound that I, personally, can appreciate no matter who you are. The Rainbow Girls have been making music together since 2010, forming their band on the United S...
Violet Moreno4 months ago
Forever to the Moon
Hi, first things first, my name's Violet. I started releasing music by the age of 15, by the name of Forever to the Moon. The reason behind the project name is because I've always had such huge dreams...
Shea S6 months ago
Review of "Skeletons" by New Years Day
Rock group New Years Day have released a haunting new graveyard bop titled nothing other than “Skeletons,” and it's one of their best. This song was likely inspired by vocalist Ash Costello's recent e...
Jessica Bailey7 months ago
Twenty Years Young: 'Whatever and Ever, Amen'
The year is 1998. I have just come back from New York visiting my brother, and am so incredibly proud of scoring an autograph from two of the Spice Girls and am spending sunny and hazy days listening ...
E.W Hemmings7 months ago
An Idiot's Guide to Emo
The messages society is giving us are changing. We're told to open up and talk about our feelings now, as opposed to the stiff upper lip mentality of before. We're told to break out of the man box, th...
Sara Al Mahdy8 months ago
Youth Lagoon - Trevor Is Back!
When I was 13, I first discovered my favorite song of all time: "July," by Youth Lagoon. I was introduced to it by my favorite writer of all time (aside from Bukowski), Jason Myers. I will never forget that day. I had my crappy apple earbuds in that were barely working. I was reading Blazed by Jason Myers on my sofa. The special thing about this book was that it had a massive long playlist at the back, with a song to listen to for each chapter. I had only got the book that day, but chapter three...
Sara Zacchero8 months ago
'After Laughter': The End of an Era
Last week, Paramore played the last show of the After Laughter era. I've had a lot of thoughts and feelings about this era and about Paramore as a whole, so bear with me while I ramble about one of my...
Indiana Marlow9 months ago
Me and Punk, Part 1
Stomp, stomp, stomp went the marching goose step of boot on concrete, accompanied seconds later by the wail of a Steve Jones guitar riff. The stomping continues marching you into something new, then P...
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Emma camden10 months ago
My Top 10 Go-to Sad Songs
1. "21 Questions" by Waterparks When I listen to this song, especially the chorus, I think if I liked someone and they knew, but didn’t really care enough to acknowledge it until they get so annoyed o...
mina johnsona year ago
Girl Groups to Listen To
From the Spice Girls in the 90s to Little Mix now, the world has seen a whole lot of girl groups. The Fader released an article in June of 2018 hosting the question, "Where are all the girl groups?" I...
Kevin Harnessa year ago
What Is Punk?
As people may know, I’m a punk. There can be different definitions for punk; like my definition for punk is that it’s not a genre or a style but it’s more like a state of mind—though the music and fas...
George Hermana year ago
What Is Nerdcore?
First officially coined in 2000, of all years, Nerdcore soon grew into its own being from the subtle and somewhat cult-like following of its unnamed youth. Music has its ups and downs, and not all gen...
Abby Eckera year ago
Alt+: Forest-Esk 1.0
This is the playlist you've been searching for. The first installment of an amazing series of playlist installments for you to jam to on your next hike. Or road trip. Or fanny-pack adventure. You pick...
Emilee Batesa year ago
Ten Indie/Alternative Bands to Hear If You Haven't
Indie pop/alternative rock is a rising genre in the music industry, and you couldn't avoid it if you tried. Many popular artists sway from their typical tone to incorporate these trending sounds, and ...
Mark McConville2 years ago
Pop Punk: A Revolutionary Genre
In the 90s there was an influx of bands trying to overlap. With Green Day and Nirvana becoming pioneers in their infancy, there were other acts who showcased their audacious ambitions. These outfits i...
Samuel Hall2 years ago
Is American Emo the Future for British Indie?
As an English indie music fan, it's easy to find yourself stuck in the same routine of listening to the same guitar-pop bands on repeat. The Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen—these b...
Mark McConville2 years ago
Is Punk Rock Dead?
Is punk dead? Has punk changed its face a million times? Has its ethos and independent spark fizzled out? Well with pop music ruling the scene, it could now be a dead genre. Of course, we don’t want i...