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...

Yo La Tengo - Fade

Never judge a book by its cover, or, in other words, never judge an album by its cover. But in the case of Yo La Tengo’s 2013 effort Fade on Matador Records, the glossy and serene album cover is a perfect match for this collection of peaceful and meditative indie rock anthems. Yo La Tengo is a New Jersey indie-pop trio fronted by husband and wife Ira Kaplan (guitar/vocals) and Georgia Hubley (drums/percussi...

01 Mar 11:21 PM 0 Read More...

My Bloody Valentine - "mbv"

The swaying taunting apathy in music that bewitched so many teenagers in the late eighties and early nineties has returned full swing this week.  After twenty years of being on hiatus, with vocals comprising of both a kick ass female and sultry male, the Irish alternative rock group, My Bloody Valentine, just released their fourth album, M B V, to the squealing delight of many patiently awaiting shoe-gazing fans. ...

01 Mar 3:34 AM 0 Read More...

CU Independent: Required Listening by Sam

Sam, our music director, would like to introduce you to some of his must-listen albums. These reviews originally appeared at the CU Independent. Boris -- Flood There are few genres that repel unknowing listeners away quite as rapidly as metal does. Of course, metal would not be metal without its uncompromising attitude towards the uninitiated, but sometimes it’s frustrating how difficult it is to find metal reco...

28 Feb 6:53 PM 1 Read More...