WARNING: This review quotes lyrics from the album that contain strong language. Kendrick Lamar has already earned his spot as one of the greatest rap artists of this decade with albums Good Kid, M.A.A.D City and To Pimp a Butterfly, the latter of which has become a rallying album for the Black Lives Matter movement.
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House devotees got quite the shock when Darren Cunningham, AKA Actress orbited out of retirement to produce AZD, a back-to-basics record for the UK-based composer.
Pentatonix released their newest EP Volume IV, also known as “Classics”, on Friday April 7th.
When Future Islands made their network television debut on David Letterman in 2014, their performance of “Seasons (Waiting On You)” briefly brought them worldwide attention.
After the unparalleled success of 2014’s Brill Bruisers and the ominous silence that followed, few people expected to hear much from Canadian supergroup New Pornographers in 2017.
The highly anticipated and hyped Gorillaz album Humanz gained even more clarity with the release of “Let Me Out”, the fifth single to be released by the UK project since the end of March.
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to know what to expect from Mastodon. Their first four albums, which were spread out across the first decade of the century, singlehandedly brought sludge metal to new heights of popularity, impressing hardcore and casual metal listeners alike.
Aimee Mann’s previous eight releases were a frustrating mirage of beauty. Though certainly effective and noteworthy in their substance, many critics claimed that the singer/songwriter was producing in the shadows of musicians much greater.
Get to know Studio BSU's latest guest: Kaylee Shahira
Phil Elverum’s solo work as a musician began under the name The Microphones in 1999. His music has never been upbeat, and it has never been straightforward.
INstruct aims to teach viewers about how to play instruments.
On March 14, 2017 celebrated Indie Pop/Folk vocalist Feist released the first new track off of her upcoming album: “Pleasure.” “Pleasure” is a progression yet an escape from her past work.
After five years of nomadic wandering in near irrelevance, The Shins surprisingly dropped an album.
Husband-and-wife indie pop duo Tennis began their rise to power early this decade, growing an audience on the strength of simple, fun singles like “Marathon” and “Origins”.
This week, The Deadbeat Club grabs their favorite vinyls and sits down in the lounge with their lo-fi album of choice: Cherry Peel by Of Montreal.We breakdown song by song, and look into the Beach Boy-esque aesthetic of this album from barbershop quartet feels to A+ instrumentation in B- songs.A lyrically complicated piece, sit down a listen as we fight for meaning on this episode of The Deadbeat Club podcast.
Lana Del Rey has released her latest music video for the single “Love,” the first from her unreleased fifth studio album slated to be released later this year. The video itself centers around a typical tale of romance set in Del Rey’s trademark “West-Coast” setting until the pair of lovers ride off into space, vintage car and all.
The Deadbeat Club returns to talk Camera Obscura’s 2009 album My Maudlin Career.We talk strings, whether or not they’re overused or overdone, the track by track breakdown, similarities of songs, folksy-ness vs country-ness, and much more on the exciting return of The Deadbeat Club!Give our iTunes some love.
The Four Freshmen performed in Pruis Hall on Jan. 19. The musical group has recorded over 70 albums and can trace its origins all the way back to 1948.
When we think of airports we think of big crowds, fast walking people and sometimes just straight chaos. The one thing that is known for calming nerves is music. Music is for the soul and when you are stressed and running from terminal to terminal in gigantic airports, music is the answer. Not all music will agree with all situations. Running through an airport is most definitely a situation where you want to have music set at the pace you are at. So, I am suggesting fast paced but yet entertaining music. In my opinion, this list of ten songs will get you through any busy airport with a smile on your face in the end; instead of crying in the bathroom hoping things turned out differently. The songs I add in this list may not all be upbeat songs but they are songs that will make you feel good.
Classical Indian musician Ustad Shafaat Khan performed in Pruis Hall Nov. 10. Khan, who has performed alongside musicians such as Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, is distinguished for being the first known artist to have achieved simultaneous excellence in performing the sitar, surbahar and tabla instruments.