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

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

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

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 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

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. "