Album Review: The Backseat Lovers – Waiting to Spill

By: Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor Capitol Records; 2022 Rating: 5/10 Key tracks: “Close Your Eyes”, “Growing/Dying”, “Snowbank Blues”, “Follow the Sound” The Backseat Lovers rose to fame with their debut album, When We Were Friends, back in 2019 after its lead single, “Kilby Girl”, won over fans of the indie-rock genre. Since then, the band,…

Album Review: Inclination – Unaltered Perspective

By Liam Syrvalin, Contributor [Pure Noise Records, 2022] Rating: 9/10 Key Tracks: (all of them but) “Thoughts and Prayers”, “A Decision, Commitment to Self“ Whenever I talk about music with other people, I always tell them to give hardcore albums a chance. Louisville straight-edge hardcore band Inclination’s new album Unaltered Perspective is a perfect example…

JOSEF drops new single, “Just Come Home With Me Tonight”

[Image courtesy of Nathan Dunphy] By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor Scottish singer JOSEF revealed a new single from his upcoming debut album Permanent Damage on Friday. The single, “Just Come Home With Me Tonight”, puts the singer’s impressive storytelling abilities on full display. Read more: Gramercy Arms collabs with Lloyd Cole on “Yesterday’s Girl” In…

Album Review: Carly Rae Jepsen – The Loneliest Time

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor [Interscope; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Talking To Yourself”, “Western Wind”, “The Loneliest Time” Carly Rae Jepsen is the ultimate unsung hero of pop music. You know “Call Me Maybe” from 2011, an innocent flirty pop song that broke Carly into the mainstream. Despite scoring a few more hits, Carly started…

Gramercy Arms collabs with Lloyd Cole on “Yesterday’s Girl”

[Photo Courtesy of YouTube]  By Adrian Woods, Contributor New York’s own Gramercy Arms have released “Yesterday Girl”, a song that has a bittersweet remembrance of friendship and lost world. The track was co-written by Lloyd Cole and Dave Derby. Read more: DaBaby Delays Lawsuit That Claims He Sucker-Punched A 64-Year-Old Man Their third LP will…

Somebody’s Child releases new single, announces debut album

[photo courtesy of Jim Fuller] By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor Cian Godfrey, known by the stage name Somebody’s Child, released a new single “We Could Start A War“. Along with the single, he also shared a music video.  Read more: A Cloud of Ravens releases “Nature of Artifice” and The Bellwether Syndicate debuts “Dystopian Mirror”\ …

Hardcore Holidays 2022 Q&A: Girl Cologne

By Roman Salomone, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Oliver Fleming]
On Nov. 10, 2022, ACRN hosted “Hardcore Holidays” at The Union in Athens. Alongside a DJ set, two fantastic bands took the stage, and one of them was Cleveland-based Girl Cologne. I had the opportunity to sit down with the band prior to their set to talk about how they got started, their 2021 album Phases, the local scene in Cleveland and some underrated Weezer songs.

Megan Thee Stallion Granted Restraining Order Against Her Label Prior to AMAs

By Phoebe Giordano, Contributor
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American rapper Megan Thee Stallion, best known for “Thot Shit” and her collaboration with Cardi B on “WAP”, filed for and has now been granted a restraining order against her label and distributor, 1501 and 300 Entertainment, respectively. 

20,000 Albums for Eidelyn Gonzales: The Air Force

By Venus Rittenberg, Editorial Director
[5 Rue Christine; 2006]
Key tracks: “Boy Soprano”, “Bishop, CA”, “The Fox and the Rabbit”
The Air Force is the fifth Xiu Xiu album. It concludes a practically perfect five-album run, and is the perfect conclusion to the sheer brutality of the first four. The Air Force was the second Xiu Xiu album to click for me, and thus it holds a special place in my heart. 

Rob Munk shares new single “Youth”

By Julia Weber, Features Editor
[Photo courtesy of Ian Williams]
Indie rock musician Rob Munk has shared a new single titled “Youth” along with an accompanying music video.