Music Recommendations

Fan’s Guide To: One Man Army

Music admin February 9, 2021

In a run of three albums and a split, One Man Army put out some of the best punk of the early 2000s, but they do not seem to be remembered that way, possibly because they music is mainly absent from streaming services. Aaron provides a fan's guide to what made One Man Army so special.

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Single Review: Leafing – “Please Everyone”

Music admin January 8, 2021

Leafing, a Brooklyn mathy indie band who summon references to artists like Prawn, Palm, and TTNG, released their first single in December, and upon first listen I was engrossed in their energetic sound and rhythmic vibe. Today, they released the 2nd single from the band's upcoming self-titled debut which is just as exciting and intriguing as their first.

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Chasing Sundays Dec. 2020

Music The Editor December 31, 2020

In the latest edition of his shoegaze column, Eli Enis gives a thorough review of the new Nothing album and recommends recent shoegaze releases from Clearbody, MJ Guider, STAR, and more.

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Echosmith Holiday Song Experiences Netflix Resurgence

Music The Editor December 10, 2020

Although the height of Echosmith's fame was years ago, the inclusion of their cover of the Christmas ballad "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" in Netflix's film Operation Christmas Drop has caused an uptick in their popularity. Tina expounds on this in this brief write-up.

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The Alt’s Bookshelf: Volume 7

Featured The Editor December 8, 2020

The Alt’s Bookshelf is a series where our staff highlights some of their favorite books and zines related to music. For our seventh volume, Bineet shares her thoughts on My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen, I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey, and Mellow Zine.

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Transatlantic Trawler: Volume 3

Music The Editor November 19, 2020

Transatlantic Trawler is a monthly column where Conor Mackie writes about five bands from mainland Europe that he cannot get enough of. This month includes melodic punk from France, screamo from Finland, and Austrian alt-club bangers.

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Wednesday’s Belated Album Release Show

Music admin November 10, 2020

Wednesday's debut LP came out this February and was an excellent AOTY contender. Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has made promoting music extremely difficult, and the record had trouble with it's release. Finally now, Wednesday are ready to give their album the release show it deserves on November 13th, via live stream.

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It Holds Up: Basement – ‘Colourmeinkindness’

It Holds Up admin October 29, 2020

On October 23, 2012, one of the most highly regarded prospects of the UK pop-punk scene, Basement, released Colourmeinkindness. Despite the band's surprising hiatus, the record cemented Basement's status as a foundational band to that current wave of grungey emo. Now, over 8 years later, Colourmeinkindess still holds up.

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