Op-Ed: Dan McLane, Art, and Why We’re Here

Music admin March 8, 2021

Mourning the death of a close friend or a treasured artist can be a extremely difficult, and it is even harder when the person you lost is both. But a loss that severe can make everything more clear, and can remind you why you are even here.

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The Alt Weekly Roundup (3/8)

Music The Editor March 8, 2021

A dynamic protest song from Nervus, a night drive anthem from rapper K.J. Sturkey, and a slowcore album from Oh, Yes that goes in unexpected directions were among our staff's favorites from last week. Check out all eight new releases that we deem 'must-hear':

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Artist Interview: Tigers Jaw

Music admin March 4, 2021

Michelle Bruton talked to Tigers Jaw vocalist Brianna Collins about their new album, I Won’t Care How You Remember Me, the band's rich history of iconic cover art, working with producer Will Yip, and how it feels to be continuing this band 15 years into their career. Read her in-depth profile.

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The Details: Fenne Lily Discusses ‘BREACH’

Music admin March 4, 2021

The Details is our video series in which Molly Mary O’Brien interviews an artist about five special details from a recent musical release. The latest episode features singer-songwriter Fenne Lily, whose 2020 album Breach, her first for Dead Oceans, survived not one but two disastrous data-loss incidents (broken phone, stolen laptop) during the writing process.

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Album Premiere – Kyle Constable – “Going Home”

Music admin March 4, 2021

There’s been an influx of budding songwriters in the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing everyone to stay inside and take a hard look at themselves. One of those burgeoning musicians is Kyle Constable, a first time songwriter out of Hartford, CT who is debuting his first album, 'Going Home'.

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Track Premiere: Fernway – “Mountain Climber”

Music admin March 4, 2021

Buffalo’s Fernway have been churning out catchy alternative, jazz-laden emo for a few years now, and their new single “Mountain Climber” takes their distinct sound to new highs. The track has a bouncy feel as whirling synth lines and 80s guitar riffs weave in and out.

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