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Matriarchs of Music | Angel Olsen

Matriarchs of Music | Angel Olsen

Casey Halas, Writer

October 23, 2019

With the release of Angel Olsen’s new album All Mirrors, it is only appropriate to highlight this amazing artist and her dedication to creating music in its purest form. Olsen seamlessly integrates the feelings of pain and pleasure into all of her albums. She creates a song for every occasion, makin...

Do You Know Who You Are? | “Lights Up” – Harry Styles

Do You Know Who You Are? | “Lights Up” – Harry Styles

Katelyn Connelly, Writer/Volunteer

October 22, 2019

Harry Styles is widely recognized for being the most popular member of the boyband One Direction. They took the world by storm in the early 2010s with their heartthrob looks and teen pop sound. However, Styles has traded in his skinny jeans and songs about fuzzy feelings for glam rock clothes and a neo-...

Anthem For Broken-Hearted Stoners | “Highest in the Room” – Travis Scott

Anthem For Broken-Hearted Stoners | “Highest in the Room” – Travis Scott

Ronnie Cromer, Writer/Volunteer

October 21, 2019

With his unique psychedelic trap sound, Travis Scott invites listeners to take a glimpse inside his relationship with his now ex-girlfriend Kylie Jenner and more on his new track “Highest in the Room.”  The second song by Travis Scott to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #1, “Highest in t...

Gus Dapperton- “Amadelle With Love” (Live @ The Majestic Theater)

Gus Dapperton- “Amadelle With Love” (Live @ The Majestic Theater)

Andrew Herner, Video Director

October 18, 2019

"This next song is a dance song" Bedroom pop artist Gus Dapperton put on a show at the Majestic Theater in Mid-Town Detroit. He played a variety of songs old and new for an energetic crowd. We were able to capture "Amadelle With Love" from his set for you all to enjoy. You can check out more from...

An Anthem For Anxiety | “Icing on the Cake” – Grace Ives

An Anthem For Anxiety | “Icing on the Cake” – Grace Ives

Kayla Effner, Writer/Volunteer

October 18, 2019

Queens-based synth popper Grace Ives released this anxiety-inspired anthem on her album titled 2nd this past April. Long before this project, Ives has been exploring unique sounds and feelings through her production. When we think synthesizer, we usually think dance music, right? Or the iconic lo-fi hip hop chill beats to stu...

Reminiscing on Avant-Rock History | “The Sprawl” – Sonic Youth (1988)

Reminiscing on Avant-Rock History | “The Sprawl” – Sonic Youth (1988)

Kyle Davidson, Writer/Volunteer

October 17, 2019

As Kim Gordon, co-founder of Sonic Youth, releases her debut album No Home Record, she has provided an excuse for fans to look back and appreciate her past work. Daydream Nation is perhaps the most well known album released by the long-lived rock group, and received acclaim among listeners and critics alike. Pitch...

Beats Without Borders | Ichiko Aoba

Beats Without Borders | Ichiko Aoba

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

“Beats Without Borders” is an exclusive Impact 89FM series that serves to spotlight music from all around the world. Whether it comes from a different country or is spoken in a different language, music is a universal truth that ought to be explored. With technology and sound evolving so rapidly...

Unsettling, Meditative, Amazing | “The Hanging Man” – Swans

Unsettling, Meditative, Amazing | “The Hanging Man” – Swans

Matt Cruz, Writer/Volunteer

October 15, 2019

In one of the latest songs from off the forthcoming Swans record “It’s Coming, It’s Real”, Gira proves that in the time since the bands infamous dissolution nearly four years ago, he retains the masterful authorship of his contemporaries. Michael Gira, the frontman of Swans, is no stranger to songs that can...

Darker Undertones | “Blankenship” – DIIV

Darker Undertones | “Blankenship” – DIIV

Zack Fisher, Writer/Volunteer

October 14, 2019

After over three years, DIIV returns with their new album Deceiver in one of the more highly anticipated indie rock albums of the year, and it does not disappoint. DIIV is an indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York, led by frontman Zachary Cole Smith, who has battled an addiction to heroin ever since t...

Playlist | Songs for Serenading the Campus Squirrels

Playlist | Songs for Serenading the Campus Squirrels

Katelyn Connelly, Writer/Volunteer

October 14, 2019

Have you ever been walking the campus, spotted a squirrel and suddenly felt the need to serenade it? Lucky for you, we've curated the perfect mix of songs for this exact occasion! Whether you love them a lot or just like to admire from afar, we should all take a moment to appreciate the many squirrel...

Bare Positivity | “10/10” – Rex Orange County

Bare Positivity | “10/10” – Rex Orange County

Matt Stando, Senior Staff Editor

October 11, 2019

Genre-defying artists have increasingly become the norm; that’s probably an obvious statement when an artist like Lil Nas X can start discourse on what defines country music. Rex Orange County, born Alexander O’Connor, is an artist that is continuing in that tradition of genre-spanning. He firs...

A Dream-Pop Gem, Unearthed | “Iceblink Luck” – Cocteau Twins (TBT)

A Dream-Pop Gem, Unearthed | “Iceblink Luck” – Cocteau Twins (TBT)

Sarah Beltran, Sarah Beltran

October 10, 2019

In the years leading up to the ‘90s, new genres of music were evolving more rapidly than ever before. From ‘80s punk emerged new wave, garage rock, and other alternative lanes of listening. Together, Robin Guthrie and Elizabeth Fraser released something shiny and new in 1990 with the release of the...

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