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…

Song of the Day: “Seventeen” by Sjowgren

I was introduced to Sjowgren this week, a very new trio that I'm hoping is here to stay. They wrote a self-introduction on Medium, so I'll let them do the talking: About a year ago We spent a weekend recording Then a couple months back, on a whim We posted those recordings to soundcloud and…

Song of the Day: “Fight Song” by Bad Bad Hats

Bad Bad Hats, a three-piece band out of the Twin Cities, had me hooked back in 2013 with their first EP, It Hurts. I can't help but feel like dancing when I hear Kerry Alexander's light and playful voice layered over acoustic guitars, clapping, and even kazoos. Their song "Super America," about the gas station chain, remains a…

Song of the Day: The Fall by Keith Johns

Another submission, another excellent single! They just keep rolling in. This one's from a group called Keith Johns (after the lead singer-songwriter), based in Miami.They released their first EP just last year, called Maps and Plans, and "The Fall" is the first single off of their upcoming debut, Grateful Fool. What's interesting about Keith Johns is that they are able…

Song of the Day: Ride Alone by Of the Valley

Debut single by Of the Valley

Song of the Day: Self Talk by I the Victor

Pump up Song of the Day from I the Victor

Song of the Day: Competition by The Dodos

Today while perusing Pitchfork, I came across a review for The Dodos' new album Individ, which is set to release in less than a week (woot woot). The preview track for the upcoming release is called "Competition," and if you're a fan of the group's early material, chances are you'll love it. Featuring their signature intricate drum tracks, laid…