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Album Review: The Haden Triplets (AKA That Time I Realized I Like Americana)

So THAT’S what Americana is. This is the first album I have heard that truly seems to invite me to witness the home life of a family. Growing up, the Haden Triplets were surrounded by old country songs, Yiddish songs, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ornette Coleman, and more. These sources obviously greatly influenced the album, […]

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Music Department Reviews

Album: Ballerina Arcade Artist: Graham Repulski Label: All Tens Music An 8-minute, moody lo-fi ride, Graham Repulski’s latest EP Ballerina Arcade combines everything fuzzy and hard to understand in a way that plays quite a bit like an homage to Guided by Voices. The short run time makes you savor every song since you have […]

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Interview with Cloud Control (1/22/14) @The Satellite

Our Promotions Director, Julia MacNelly, got the chance to interview Cloud Control this past month at The Satellite!  Check it out below: Sometimes you don’t realize how much you love a band until their second album comes out, and you listen to it on repeat for like four days, and then you run around the […]

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Album Review: “Fetch” (Crisis Arm)

Crisis Arm are without a doubt one of the most hardworking bands I can think of.  As a matter of fact, every time I talk to them they are working on a new release. They are also the embodiment of do-it-yourself ideology—they screen their own shirts, put out their own tapes, and are always willing […]

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Will It Blend #7: Indie Pop

Indie pop: what does that even mean? The confusing history of “pop” and “indie” complicate what should be a simple issue. The fact is the term indie pop has expanded far beyond the literal meaning. Theoretically, indie would refer to music that is independently produced. Over time, though, it has expanded to include music that […]

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