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An Unexpected Team Makes Magic | “pictures” Judah and the Lion ft. Kacey Musgraves

An Unexpected Team Makes Magic | “pictures” Judah and the Lion ft. Kacey Musgraves

Claudia Kramer

February 25, 2019


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Folk trio Judah and the Lion recently released a new single “pictures” alongside recent Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves. With a soft acoustic tune, the song is a step away from Musgraves’ typical country sound. It is much more in line with the folk-pop sound of Judah and the Lion. “pictures...

Felt But Not Understood | “Cyboogie” by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Felt But Not Understood | “Cyboogie” by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Josiah Leach

February 20, 2019


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Picture this: You’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately, so you decide to get a good night’s sleep tonight. You get in bed, slip under the covers and begin to doze off, hoping to relieve your body of its worldly discomfort. But once you fall asleep, you begin to plunge deep into the depths ...

Michigan-Made Music | “Life Must Go On” by Quinn XCII

Michigan-Made Music | “Life Must Go On” by Quinn XCII

Emma Giorelli

February 19, 2019


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Mikael Temrowski is a Detroit-born singer and songwriter most commonly known by his stage name of Quinn XCII, which stands for “Quit Unless Instincts are Never Neglected” paired with the roman numeral for the year he was born, 92. This Michigan State University grad is mostly commonly known for ...

Playlist | Songs to Buy Discount Chocolate To on February 15

Playlist | Songs to Buy Discount Chocolate To on February 15

Maggie Morgan

February 14, 2019


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Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Valentines Day. I’m guessing everyone raised their hands. Honestly, who even cares about that mushy, gushy, social media-driven holiday? Why do we need to dedicate a day to be overly affectionate to our loved ones, when we all know that we...

Throwback Thursday – “Love Stinks” | The J. Geils Band

Throwback Thursday – “Love Stinks” | The J. Geils Band

Hope O'Dell

February 14, 2019


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It’s that day. Valentine’s Day. It comes every year, no matter how much we dread it. Valentine’s Day has always left a bad taste in my mouth, kind of like stale candy hearts or February fifteenth chocolates. So a song that fit the mood seemed appropriate. “Love Stinks” by The J. Geils Band is a classic anti-love song. It’s the song that’s playing w...

Jam of the Day: “Pretty” | Girlpool

Jam of the Day: “Pretty” | Girlpool

Casey Halas

February 13, 2019


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Girlpool’s newly released album, “What Chaos is Imaginary” (February 1, 2019) highlights the band's evolution. They began by having a more acoustic and melancholic sound to one that is experimental with the elements of rock and folk. It is apparent that Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad have put in a lot of time and heart into this album. Their ly...

Judging by Covers: The Best Album Art of 2018

Judging by Covers: The Best Album Art of 2018

Neelan Bosnic

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features, Music

When looking for an album to listen to on a streaming platform, shuffling through an old collection of CD’s or browsing a record store the first thing we see is the album artwork. The equivalent to the front cover of a book — an album’s first impression. A strong cover makes a statement and ser...

Unlike Anything You’ve Heard Before | “Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy” by Xiu Xiu

Unlike Anything You’ve Heard Before | “Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy” by Xiu Xiu

Neelan Bosnic

February 12, 2019


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

Challenging yourself and listening to new music that’s out of your comfort zone is an important aspect of being an active music listener. The post-punk band Xiu Xiu has never been afraid to be controversial and take their music in new and bold directions. Experimental and frenetic, “Pumpkin Attack...

Jam of the Day: “Something To Hold On To” | The Band CAMINO

Jam of the Day: “Something To Hold On To” | The Band CAMINO

Maggie Morgan

February 8, 2019


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Memphis based indie-rock band, The Band CAMINO are up and comers in the alt scene. Their style sits somewhere between LANY and The 1975 with elements of classic rock and synth-pop present in all of their music. The band has been getting recognition recently with the likes of Billboard and Ones to Watch because of their upbeat and unique musical style. The Band CAMINO have been able to f...

Jam of the Day: “Future Me Hates Me” | The Beths

Jam of the Day: “Future Me Hates Me” | The Beths

Kayla Effner

February 6, 2019


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New Zealand indie-pop band, The Beths, have recently released a debut album called "Future Me Hates Me". Led by singer and guitarist Elizabeth Stokes, the group originally formed during her high school days in Auckland. All four members of the band studied jazz at university, and lead singer Stokes ...

Jam of the Day: “Exits” | Foals

Jam of the Day: “Exits” | Foals

Josiah Leach

February 4, 2019


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Foals, who have been described as having a “poppy, jittery, upbeat, math rock/post-punk sound,” have had huge commercial success in the United Kingdom and across the world. With hit singles such as “What Went Down”, “My Number”, “Inhaler”, and “Mountain At My Gates”, Foals’ impa...

Jam of the Day: “Three Little Birds” | Branches

Jam of the Day: “Three Little Birds” | Branches

Claudia Kramer

January 29, 2019


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Featured Image Credit: Braedon Photography   Indie-rock group Branches recently released a cover of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds.” The band is a down-to-earth group of friends from California who live in separate cities, often writing songs over the course of several months (or, in the case of their EP Cabin, over just a single weekend). The fact that their time together is in short supply only adds to their dedication and passion, which is apparent when liste...

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