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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Audience members enjoying the Detroit comedy show “A Night of Laughter with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Friends.” Photo Credit: Merrett Fay
RFK Jr. returns to Michigan to connect with voters: An interview with Kennedy’s Director of Communications, Del Bigtree
Maco Jeleniewski, News Editorial Assistant • April 25, 2024

Last Sunday, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hosted a voter engagement event at the Royal Oak Theatre in Michigan to celebrate gaining...

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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Audience members enjoying the Detroit comedy show “A Night of Laughter with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Friends.” Photo Credit: Merrett Fay
RFK Jr. returns to Michigan to connect with voters: An interview with Kennedy’s Director of Communications, Del Bigtree
Maco Jeleniewski, News Editorial Assistant • April 25, 2024

Last Sunday, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hosted a voter engagement event at the Royal Oak Theatre in Michigan to celebrate gaining...

West Virginia | The Front Bottoms

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Much as I loathe using “indie rock” as a genre tag given its complete non-descriptiveness, The Front Bottoms are one of the few groups I can fairly ascribe that label to. The band’s DIY ethic has been one of their biggest selling points since day one, a trait fully on display with their most recent song “West Virginia” and its accompanying music video.

The video opens well enough with a fisheye lens of frontman Brian Sella getting watered like a sunflower before opening the song up with “Is it raining where you are?” Before the song becomes an exercise in irony, the drums kick in and the song erupts into a jovial frenzy as the camera pans around a wacky house party complete with tubas and rabbit cosplay. The chorus lines of “Love of my life/Gone forever” and “Just a pscyho/hellbent on self-descruction/hellbent on self-destruction” repeats throughout the track making “West Virginia” one of the band’s more poppier outings as of late.

Everything from the song’s stop-start rhythm to the ascending main riff to its slapped together music video feels like a throwback to pop-punk’s late 1990s heyday, and honestly, it is a total blast.

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