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Review: Lola Marsh – Only For A Moment

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 by Tara Howell

By: Aly Martinez

Album artwork for Lola Marsh's 'Only For A Moment'. Two people play pingpong with a solid blue background. Lola Marsh – Only For A Moment

Release: 2019

Rate: 8.7/10

RIYL: Acollective, The Backyard, Jane Bordeaux

Lola Marsh is a duo that is comprised of vocalist Yael Shoshana Cohen and multi-instrumentalist Gil Landau. They released their first EP “You’re Mine” back in 2016. Lola Marsh became very popular online and then during their live performances, and they have now played both in North America and in Europe. They released their first album “Remember Roses” in 2019 and hit 40 million streams on Spotify.

Only for A Moment is a new single released by the duo and if it could be just a taste of a new album coming. I would say this song starts off with a very chill sound, a sound that reminds of the song “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac, but then takes an interesting turn and turns more upbeat. This is the perfect song to play when you’re just hanging out and want a song that will make you bop your head to the beat. If this is a sneak peek of what is to come, then I am very much looking forward to what is coming.



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Review: I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – 1981 Extended Play

Monday, November 4th, 2019 by Tara Howell

By: Aly Martinez

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME – 1981 Extended Play

Release: November 8, 2018

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: Ricky Montgomery, The Honeysticks, half·alive

I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME also known as iDKHOW is an American indie pop duo that features Dallon Weekes and Ryan Seaman that was formed in 2016. Dallon Weekes is a former member of the popular band Panic! At The Disco, and he worked with Seaman before in the band The Brobecks. Weekes and Seaman had a unique vision to create a band that people would have to discover on their own, by only performing at small venues they built a devout fanbase.

If I were to describe this album, I would say it is fun and futuristic. It has incredible upbeat vibes and makes you want to get up and dance. My personal favorite is Do It All the Time, this is a song that you would listen to walking through the streets feeling like you can take on anything. I truly think this is a band we have to keep an eye on.



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Review: elbow – Giants of All Sizes

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 by Tara Howell

By: Aly Martinez

elbow – Giants of All Size

Release: October 11, 2019

Rate: 8.5/10

RIYL: Doves, I Am Kloot, Turin Brakes

elbow is a band that is based in England. They came together as a band in the ’90s when they were all in college and have since then created 8 studio albums and have received several awards for their music. They caught national attention with their debut EP in 1998. They have become staples in the UK rock scene since their creation.

When they recorded this album, some songs were done live in the studio and others in individual studios so they could all form their sound. It is an interesting dynamic that both appreciate teamwork and individualism. They can be described as a mellow rock sound mixed with some more hardcore sounds flowing in and out of the songs. The rock feels mixed with powerful and sometimes angry lyrics can be very capturing to the audience. One of my favorite songs is called “Empire” which has a somewhat upbeat sound mixed with slow and dragged out vocals. I recommend this to our listeners.



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Review: Barns Courtney – 404

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 by Tara Howell

By Aly Martinez

Barns Courtney – 404

Release: September 6, 2019

Rate: 10/10

RIYL: Bryce Fox, grandson, Tribe Society, Oh The Larceny

From listening to so many artists some of the music and sounds seem to blend together. What makes this album so special is that it made me look up while listening. I was immediately grabbed by the sound and lyrics of this album. Its indie rock sound shines through in all the songs but there are so many other things mixed in like gospel and punk rock. It is difficult nowadays to find an artist that seems to pull this off, but Barns Courtney has found a way to do it.

Barns Courtney has been no stranger to adversity. He started off in a band that failed to take off and was left without direction and with very little money. Bouncing from couch to couch, he finally took off when his song “Fire” was used in the movie Burnt. 404 is Barn Courtney’s second album and I would highly recommend “You and I” for it has a fun upbeat sound and impactful lyrics. Overall this album has been one of my favorites and I truly believe it deserves its 10/10 rating. I would definitely categorize it as a “MUST LISTEN.”



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Review: Shannon Lay – August

Monday, September 30th, 2019 by Tara Howell

By Aly Martinez

Album artwork for Shannon Lay's album, artwork. Female presenting person in a cream button up shirt, with bright orange hair and black hat looking directly at the camera with a tan background.Shannon Lay – August

Released: August 23, 2019

Rate: 8.2/10

RIYL: Molly Burch, Bedouine, Anna St. Louis, Boy Scouts

This album truly caught my attention because of its dreamy and soothing sound as well as its powerful lyrics. Lay wrote this album to commemorate the month in 2017 when she quit her job to follow her dreams of making music. The album is a way for her listeners to feel and hear her liberation and finding herself as a musician.

This album was written in a span of 3 months during her solo tour. This was a way for her to create her own sound away from the band she used to play with called Feels. She was able to capture an easy flowing mood within her music. She compares her sound to the flow of a river. Her heavy use of acoustic guitar makes it the perfect music to listen to when you’re chilling out or crunching for a big test. Full of mellow waves of guitar and soothing melodies and deep impacting lyrics makes this album a “Must Listen.



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Review: Bodywash – Comforter

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 by Tara Howell

By Aly Martinez

Bodywash – Comforter

Release Date: August 30, 2019

Rate: 7/10

RIYL: Memoryhouse, Craft Spells, Japanese Breakfast, SASAMI

Bodywash is a band that came to be in 2014 when Chris Steward (vocals, guitar, bass, synths, and drums) and Rosie Long Decter (vocals, and synths) started to play music together at McGill University.

The band captures a very dreampop sound, with its soft vocals and heavy use of synth to make you feel like you are being lifted up to the clouds. They recorded this album in a span of two years making the sound absolutely perfect. The dedication and hard work put into this album is seen in songs like Twins and Reverie. You can tell that this album come from self-exploration and learning to let things be the way they are. I would recommend listening to this album when looking for something to relax to, or even if you’re going through your own self exploration journey.



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Coldplay’s innovative, awesome interactive video

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Rachel

coldplay interactive ink video Hey guys. Long time no talk. Coming back to you all after being abroad a little bit early to rave about the new Coldplay music video; it’s just that awesome. This new video, for ‘Ink’ off Coldplay’s most recent album Ghost Stories, takes it’s viewers on an interactive journey following a man’s dream for love and happiness. About every ten seconds or so the viewer, player is given a choice or a path that will lead our main character toward a new horizon and will significantly change his fate and his chances at love. This incredible video, designed by Blind, offers about 300 different music videos in one with it’s many options for it’s character to fulfill. This type of video raises the bar in the world of music videos and gives the listeners so much more involvement in the music they love so much. It’s very engaging and adds an awesome new level to the experience of listening to good music. Innovations like these allow artists to bring their followers just a little bit deeper into their crazy worlds, and I am a fan.

Interact here!

 



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