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Love and Devastation | “Chewing Cotton Wool” – The Japanese House

Love and Devastation | “Chewing Cotton Wool” - The Japanese House

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

In her debut album Good at Falling earlier this year, Amber Bain of The Japanese House proved that she is a master of emotive music. From the heartbreaking “Lilo” to the swingingly sarcastic “You Seemed so Happy,” her songs utilize whole toolbox of sounds, leaving nothing to the imagination.  “Chewing Cotton Wool” is the second song to be released fr...

Rasputina @ PJ’s Lager House

Rasputina @ PJ's Lager House

George Pham

November 22, 2019

Awesome performance from Rasputina!

We Play It For The Music | Norwood Suite

We Play It For The Music | Norwood Suite

Tyler Povinelli, Volunteer/Writer

November 22, 2019

Chances are you haven't played The Norwood Suite, and that’s okay — it’s not regarded as a super popular or well-known game. The game starts you out on a road leading up to the famous Hotel Norwood, a fictional hotel popular with the non-player characters present throughout the game. Your main goal is ...

Melting Soundscapes | “drip bounce_7_24_18” – Toro y Moi

Melting Soundscapes | “drip bounce_7_24_18” - Toro y Moi

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Back in January, Toro y Moi released a mixtape of ambient tracks and beats, collectively called Soul Trash, that have just recently hit streaming. Not only are they on streaming, but also on Youtube with an accompanying video from the artist. The mixtape dives into a variety of soundscapes, with one of the most intrigui...

Sometimes Less Is More | “Music Sounds Better With You” – Stardust

Sometimes Less Is More |

Matt Stando, Senior Staff Editor

November 21, 2019

From 2006 to 2007, Daft Punk performed over 40 sets on their ‘Alive 2007’ tour. This marked the first time in a decade that the famously mysterious duo had embarked on any kind of live performance. Given that their first worldwide tour took place in 1997, I, along with everyone else in existenc...

Beats Without Borders | Batushka

Beats Without Borders | Batushka

George Pham, Assistant Video Director

November 20, 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. “Прощу вам всяко́е согреш...

What ‘Jesus is King’ Should Have Been | “Selah” – Kanye West

What 'Jesus is King' Should Have Been |

Michael Thistlethwaite, Writer/Volunteer

November 20, 2019

When Kanye West finally released his long-awaited and frequently delayed album, Jesus is King, what we got was not the gospel masterpiece that we were told it would be. Kanye’s Sunday Service and teasers to his new film all pointed towards an album that blow us all away. A more rational fan might have seen th...

Playlist | OK Boomer

Playlist | OK Boomer

Josiah Leach, Managing Editor

November 19, 2019

Social media has a new rallying cry: “OK boomer.” The internet is currently caught up in an intergenerational dispute. It’s “millennials” and “Gen Z,” basically everyone born after 1981, versus “baby boomers,” those born between 1945 and 1965. It’s become such a popular meme th...

The Return to Slowcore | “Copernicus Crater” – Duster

The Return to Slowcore |

Josiah Leach, Managing Editor

November 19, 2019

If you’re familiar with Duster, a ‘90s slowcore band from San Jose, CA, you’ve probably found yourself pushing their music onto anyone who might listen. Dubbed “your favorite indie band’s favorite indie band” by Stereogum, they’ve developed a strong fanbase in the underground since their de...

Picking Up the Pieces | “It’s Not Me” – Hit Like a Girl

Picking Up the Pieces | “It’s Not Me” - Hit Like a Girl

Kyle Davidson, Writer/Volunteer

November 18, 2019

With Hit Like a Girl finishing the last shows of their tour in early November, “It’s Not Me” came as a pleasant surprise to fans of the New Jersey solo project.  If you’re not familiar with their work, you may have heard band runner Nicolle Maroulis elsewhere. Maroulis has served as the ...

Back From Hiatus | “They Say” – Hoops

Back From Hiatus |

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Hoops is back after about a year hiatus, and they sure do have something to say with their new song “They Say.” With their 2017 debut album Routines being such a sonic smash, it is a relief to know they are making music together again. Coming back from the break, Hoops is bringing new flavors into ...

Mosaic Music | “Did You Know” – Sudan Archives

Mosaic Music |

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Artists are always looking to innovate, often by combining the old and the new. Experimental R&B artist Sudan Archives has created an approach to producing that is a mosaic of life experience and ethnomusicology.  She taught herself violin at a young age, drawing influence from Sudanese fidd...

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