Phoebe Bridgers’ Releases Sophomore Album Punisher, An Album of Anthemic Highs and Sobering Lows

By Jackson Tarricone Getting through any Phoebe Bridgers project is simultaneously an immense chore and a total breeze. Her music is always so vivid, melodic, and full of color. The sound pallets and production choices never fail to captivate, not to mention her voice to which Conor Oberst attributed a deep yet vague familiarity akin … Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers’ Releases Sophomore Album Punisher, An Album of Anthemic Highs and Sobering Lows

Phoebe Bridgers Releases Yet Another Stunner Ahead of Sophomore Album Entitled Punisher

Despite having just one album to her name, the singer-songwriter from Los Angeles has already accumulated an impressive CV. After being discovered—and emotionally abused—by Ryan Adams in 2015, she released the sparse Killer EP. Her debut album, 2017’s pristinely hopeless Stranger in the Alps, built upon the EP’s combination of folk and emo with more … Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers Releases Yet Another Stunner Ahead of Sophomore Album Entitled Punisher

A.D. Wells Captures the Nighttime Aesthetic Yet Again With Sophomore Album, Mary, This is My Dress

By Jackson Tarricone The music of A.D. Wells is a lo-fi reinterpretation of the pop minimalism championed by bands like Phoenix and The Strokes. Under the A.D. Wells alias, Rider College student Ethan Duer sings almost exclusively in falsetto, hovering just above a whisper as if to remind you to not wake anybody else up. … Continue reading A.D. Wells Captures the Nighttime Aesthetic Yet Again With Sophomore Album, Mary, This is My Dress

Hotel Mira Perfects Power Pop on New Album, Perfectionism

By Jackson Tarricone Perfectionism comes right out of the gate with an arena-friendly guitar riff which simmers down into just kick and bass for the first verse. The two sections combine to reach a happy medium, adding guitars and a driving beat to the subdued pattern, reaching a sonic “goldilocks zone.” After that, the song … Continue reading Hotel Mira Perfects Power Pop on New Album, Perfectionism

LISTEN TO THIS: Why You Should Go See Caamp in Concert

By Ryan Weicht Photos courtesy of Benjamin Mastrorocco   After their moving indie folk album By and By released in July of last year, Caamp has been touring the country and giving fans the ability to experience their new works live. The three-piece band, hailing from Athens, Ohio, was scheduled to visit Philadelphia last December but … Continue reading LISTEN TO THIS: Why You Should Go See Caamp in Concert

Pinegrove Continues to Expand Upon Their Sound with Powerful New Album, Marigold

  By Jackson Tarricone Marigold is the third full length album from Pinegrove. It is the New Jersey based group’s first release with Rough Trade having previously been with Run for Cover as well as self releasing their superb sophomore album, Skylight. This album champions a cathartic sound that is distinctly Pinegrove. They have had … Continue reading Pinegrove Continues to Expand Upon Their Sound with Powerful New Album, Marigold

The Must-Listen Releases From Summer ’19: Part 1 of 2

  By Jackson Tarricone Bar some obvious flops, 2019 has been an astounding year for all types of music from hip-hop to pop punk. This article will cover some of the best releases from this past summer. However, the main purpose is to highlight the ones that you may have missed. For this reason, some … Continue reading The Must-Listen Releases From Summer ’19: Part 1 of 2

Wilco Release Ode to Joy, Their Most Sonically Consistent Album in Years

"Nevertheless, the clarity of Ode to Joy stands out when compared to more recent Wilco albums which contain some odd tangents, such as “Common Sense” on Schmilco and even “Art of Almost,” the fantastic but still out of place opener of 2012’s The Whole Love. "

Bloc Party amazes crowd with tight performance of their timeless debut album, Silent Alarm

Jackson Tarricone   Last Tuesday, the 17th of September, Bloc Party and Cults took to the stage for a packed crowd at Franklin Music Hall in Philly. The show was engaging from start to finish, especially during Bloc Party’s set when they played every song from Silent Alarm, which is easily one of the best … Continue reading Bloc Party amazes crowd with tight performance of their timeless debut album, Silent Alarm

Ten Great Upcoming Concerts Near Campus

This fall, there are a lot of great concerts happening just a train or uber ride away! Here are ten of those concerts to look out for: Strand of Oaks/Hop Along/Karl Blau/Special Secret: Thursday September 5th, Dell Music Center This bill features two Philadelphia based acts, Strand of Oaks and Hop Along, both of which … Continue reading Ten Great Upcoming Concerts Near Campus

Destroyer at Underground Arts, 3/8/20

By Matteo Petrera Vancouver group Destroyer, fronted by the famously peculiar Dan Bejar, played a packed Underground Arts this past Sunday evening in Philadelphia. Known for his introspection and cynicism, Bejar’s music produces atmospheric and sometimes anxiety-provoking waves of sound. Touring their newest acclaimed release, Have We Met, Destroyer are riding the high of one … Continue reading Destroyer at Underground Arts, 3/8/20

The Must-listen Releases From Summer ’19: Part 2 of 2

By Jackson Tarricone   Bar some obvious flops, 2019 has been an astounding year for all types of music from hip-hop to pop punk. This article will cover some of the best releases from this past summer. However, the main purpose is to highlight the ones that you may have missed. For this reason, some of … Continue reading The Must-listen Releases From Summer ’19: Part 2 of 2