Iceage - "You're Nothing"

Around every February, the largest summer festivals in the world begin to announce line-ups of everyone’s favorite musical acts. But a strange trend has happened in 2013 for festivals from Coachella to Bonnaroo: reunions. The major headliners are a rehashing of bands that peaked way before Y2K. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love old music. Records from The Stone Roses, Blur, as well as Nick Cave & The Bad Se...

01 Mar 11:42 PM 0 Read More...

Foals - Holy Fire

Hailing from Oxford, England, indie rock group Foals has just released their third album, Holy Fire, on Transgressive Records. Though a primarily guitar-based sound, Holy Fire takes advantage of sonic variety, both within different sections of the same song as well as across the album as a whole. Frequently implementing rhythmically-driven leads over distorted riffs, plucked highs, and reverb-soaked vocals, Hol...

01 Mar 11:40 PM 0 Read More...

Frightened Rabbit - "Pedestrian Verse"

As I walked around campus today, headphones stuffed underneath my hat, I listened to Frightened Rabbit’s newest musical contribution. It didn’t take long for the album to prove itself worthy of the title Pedestrian Verse. The upbeat, driving sound the band has produced motivated me to keep moving through the cold air and first flakes of snow. Since The Winter of Mixed Drinks, Frightened Rabbit’s 2010 release,...

01 Mar 11:37 PM 0 Read More...

CU Independent: My Bloody Valentine - "mbv"

Originally posted at the CU Independent. | 2013 is a confusing time to be alive. The future snuck up on us before anyone had time to seriously appreciate how effortless it made our lives, and the only things left to be upset at in the world immediately surrounding us are meaningless. As far as 20-year-olds go, I have a million things to be thankful for, and yet the things that upset me bring out a genuine anger ...

01 Mar 11:33 PM 0 Read More...

Crystal Castles - III

I still remember my very first experience with Alice Glass’s legendary melodramatic bellowing and the chip-tune infused electronic sound that immediately drew me out of the backseat of my girlfriend’s car to the energetically palliative stage of Crystal Castles. The song was “Love and Caring” from their self-titled album. As I listened to the ping pong oscillating drops and Glass’ raspy raucous words, I ...

01 Mar 11:30 PM 0 Read More...