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PROM/KING | Saba

Michael Orbain

December 3, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

Tahj Malik Chandler, formally known by his stage name, Saba, is a Chicago rapper characterized by his clever flow and shockingly true rhymes. Saba was a genius as a child and graduated high school at sixteen years old. Saba got his first taste of fame as a feature on Chance the Rapper’s song “Everybod...

Not For Me | Perfume Genius

Not For Me | Perfume Genius

Neelan Bosnic

November 30, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

Originally sung by Bobby Darin and released in 1960, Perfume Genius covers this song and completely changes its meaning. The original song was almost flamenco-like in its instrumentation and Bobby Darin’s inflection. It's treated as nothing more than a song intended to top the charts and put money in his...

Throwback Thursday — Somebody to Love | Queen (1976)

Hope O'Dell

November 29, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

Out of Queen’s huge discography, this song could be considered one of the most basic to choose as a jam. I have a reason, hear me out. I was perusing Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist and stumbled upon Troye Sivan’s rendition of this song for the soundtrack of Bohemian Rhapsody, that came ...

Vince Staples Brings Back Summer with FM!

Lukas Adgate

November 27, 2018


Filed under Album Reviews, Music, Music Review

Winter is practically here, but some of us are still holding on to the memories of the summer. For those who aren’t quite ready to bundle up and hunker down, Vince Staples shines some west-coast sun onto his new project, FM! Not entirely an album, but a little long for an EP, Staples returns with a stellar performance in this shor...

Kingston | Faye Webster

Kingston | Faye Webster

Andrew Younker

November 27, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

Awful Records affiliate and artist, Faye Webster, isn’t like the rest of her friends. Among her other duties as team photographer, videographer and designer, she makes lavishly produced rock music under her name and puts it out on Secretly Canadian despite working for a predominantly experimental hi...

You’ve Got an Expensive Heart | Hellogoodbye

You’ve Got an Expensive Heart | Hellogoodbye

Maya Trowe

November 23, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

Hellogoodbye is an indie-pop band founded by singer, Forrest Kline, in Huntington Beach, California. Kline found interest in the music industry when he started Hellogoodbye as a project in high school in 2001. He began producing music on his computer with his high school friends and signed with Driv...

Nowhere2go | Earl Sweatshirt

Nowhere2go | Earl Sweatshirt

Josiah Leach

November 21, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

It feels like forever ago when I would sit down to watch California rap collective Odd Future’s TV show “Loiter Squad” with my older brother, both of us laughing at their ridiculous sketches and rocking those eccentric pastel-colored t-shirts. One reason it feels so long ago is the vastly different artis...

Me & My Dog | boygenius

Me & My Dog | boygenius

Hope O'Dell

November 16, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

When indie powerhouses Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker announced that they would be touring with one another, they also began recording music together for the tour under the name boygenius. The band released their self-titled EP on October 26 and has cemented boygenius as a brilliant indie ...

Throwback Thursday — Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) | Marvin Gaye (1971)

Throwback Thursday — Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) | Marvin Gaye (1971)

Neelan Bosnic

November 15, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

Motown is a term that’s synonymous with Detroit music. In its prime, Motown was a hit factory. However, in order to maintain their status, they took complete creative control over the acts they signed. There were designated writers and session musicians that wrote for every act under the label. Marv...

We Watch it for the Music | American Horror Story: Apocalypse

We Watch it for the Music | American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Casey Halas

November 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Music, Watch for the Music

As this season comes to an end, we take a look at the music that makes American Horror Story on FX so wonderfully creepy. Warning: Spoilers Ahead. Ryan Murphy’s gut-wrenching masterpiece has returned for its eighth consecutive season this fall with the most unlikely twist that audien...

All Out Life | Slipknot

All Out Life | Slipknot

George Pham

November 14, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

I’m not going to lie to you. When Slipknot dropped their first new song in four years on Halloween, I cried a little. “All Out Life” comes accompanied with a music video directed by Slipknot’s own Shawn Crahan, commonly referred to as Clown. The song starts with a fuzzy, distorted guitar...

Pull Up | Mick Jenkins

Pull Up | Mick Jenkins

Michael Orbain

November 13, 2018


Filed under Jam of the Day, Music

Chicago rapper Jayson Mick Jenkins, better as simply Mick Jenkins, comes to visit us again bearing the gift of his new album, Pieces of a Man. Despite this being his second album, Jenkins has released enough mixtapes that this might as well be his twentieth. Jenkins is known for his introspective and “‘woke...

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