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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...

American Guilt | Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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Psychedelic Kiwi band Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back with a new release and a new tour. It is no coincidence that “American Guilt” was released at the same time the band announced their upcoming tour of North America.

The track features a heavily distorted guitar and some angry percussion to match. With a semi-protest feel, the song is harder than anything the New Zealand Band have put out in the past. This sound strays from the dreamier synth beats of the band’s last release, 2015’s Multi-Love.  You can feel the frustration in the vocals from lead singer Ruban Nielson that feature a not-so-subtle take on the U.S. political climate with lyrics like “even Nazis like him” (could be referring to anybody).

Nielson’s lyrics are often more cryptic, but the message is clear in this song. Not only is “American Guilt” a good track, but it is also a reminder of how American culture is perceived by the rest of the world, especially in current times.    

Unknown Mortal Orchestra begins their North American tour this coming April and there is no doubt fans can anticipate some more new material from them before then. For now, enjoy this jam and may it help you cope with any “American Guilt” you might feel.  

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Ean Montague, Managing Editor
Ean Montague hosts The Flashback on Fridays from 8-10 p.m. EST. He previously worked as Managing Editor  while completing his B.A. in professional writing at MSU, and he is currently pursing an M.A. in strategic communication. He is a lifelong listener of WDBM, crediting the station with defining his eclectic taste in music. View His Portfolio

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