My Top 10 Albums

A few months ago, my boyfriend Jason and I were at my mom's house for dinner, and found ourselves in a discussion of the top ten albums of all time. Obviously we each had our own ideas about which 25-minute-or-longer musical artifacts hold the most significance, and it ended up being a really interesting conversation.…

New Fave: Glass Animals’ How to Be a Human Being

In the months leading up to their sophomore album, Glass Animals released a few tracks that rocked my summer. "Life Itself" and "Youth" (which happen to be the first two tracks on the album) tell stories with infectious rhythms and melodies. I couldn't get enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd9p4n5hLEg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZdsmLgCVdU Needless to say, my calendar was marked for…

Jain: My Musical Souvenir

I was lucky enough to find myself in Paris and Geneva recently, where I got to hear some of the latest in French music. One day while watching TV in my hotel room in Geneva, a short clip aired about a singer called Jain. The 23-year old was born in France but lived in Abu Dhabi,…

“Why Are You OK” Leaves One Feeling Less Than OK

Last Friday, Band of Horses released their fifth studio album, Why are You OK. I was hyped for this release, but my mood deflated as I listened through it. I loved the singles released in advance- "Casual Party" and "In a Drawer" definitely caught my attention in the weeks leading up to the release. However, I got…

Summer 2016 Preview

Summer is almost here, and with it will come releases from several of my all time favorite bands. Get excited in advance for albums from Band of Horses (!) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (!) among others. I'm kicking my summer off with Catfish and the Bottlemen's newest release, The Ride. It was actually released this week,…

Sample Answer: An Irish Indie Boy with Attitude

Hey all, hope your 2016 has treated you well so far. I've been listening to tons of new music lately, and one artist keeps coming up in my "recommended" playlists. Now based in London, Dublin-born Sample Answer has a sound that ranges from funky and urban to poppy acoustic tunes. His debut effort Good Boy EP was released last…

Songs of the Day: “Sophomore Slump” by Bryn Rich & “Mental Case” by SKATERS

I received two submissions fairly recently that I felt mirrored the exact emotions I've been feeling lately. With the changing seasons, exam weeks, and general chaos of campus life, I often feel like a mental case indeed. And while the senior slide is undeniable, the sophomore slump is a beast of its own. All I want…