Album Review: The Spirit of the Beehive – Hypnic Jerks

Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Tiny Engines, 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “nail i couldn’t bite”, “poly swim”, “hypnic jerks” A hypnic jerk is a thing that happens as you are drifting off to sleep. Your body will jerk itself back awake for an unknown reason. It’s not really known why this happens, and trying to…

Movie Review: A Simple Favor

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Feigco; 2018] Rating: 7.5/10 Photo by: ‘A Simple Favor’/IMDb Finally, a movie that captures the true horrors of overenthusiastic PTA moms. A Simple Favor beautifully blends a humorous take on helicopter parents and eerie mystery. There’s not a moment that feels slow or visually dull, and even the most intense…

Q&A: galen tipton

By Kwase Lane, Contributor Photo by Joey Medlen Just two months after their latest release, nightbath, galen tipton is on top of their game. Luckily for us, they were kind enough to play at ACRN’s first show of the year at The Union. galen is an electronic music producer from Columbus, Ohio, who brings an…

Kanye West announces upcoming collaboration with Chance the Rapper

By Kwase Lane, Contributor [Photos by Kanye West/YouTube, Chance the Rapper/Youtube] Original story from HotNewHipHop 2018 has been a busy year for hip-hop powerhouse Kanye West and it doesn’t look like he plans on taking a break any time soon. While paying a visit to Chance the Rapper’s youth empowerment event, Open Mike, Kanye revealed…

Lana Del Rey releases single, announces sixth album

By Emily DiAlbert, Copy Editor [Photo by Lana Del Rey/YouTube] Original story from Pitchfork After releasing “Mariners Apartment Complex” last Wednesday, Lana Del Rey is already back with more presents for fans: a new song, “Venice Bitch” (produced by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff) and a new album-in-the-making, Norman Fucking Rockwell. Read more: Album Review: Hozier –…

Cloud Nothings drop second single ahead of fifth studio album

By Abby Jeffers, Contributor [Photo by Cloud Nothings/Carpark Records] Original story from Consequence of Sound On Tuesday, Cleveland indie-rockers Cloud Nothings dropped “Leave Him Now”, the second single off of their upcoming album, Last Building Burning. Coming just over a year after the band’s last record, this will be the band’s fifth studio album and is…

Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers announce forthcoming albums

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Photos by: Red Hot Chili Peppers/Recording Academy and Smashing Pumpkins/Velvet Hammer Management] Original story poached from Consequence of Sound Both Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins have announced new records. As giants of the alternative rock scene, they have some massive shoes to fill. The two groups experienced heavy criticism…

Epitaph Records sign La Dispute

By Devon Hannan, Editorial Director [Photo by: La Dispute/Epitaph Records] La Dispute have signed with Epitaph Records to release their fourth studio album. While the record has yet to be titled, the band is currently working on LP 4. Read more: Album Review: Touche Amore – Stage Four The Grand Rapids post-hardcore band will be…

ACRN Presents: Sylmar, Water Witches, Slackluster

Flyer by: Harley Wince Who: Sylmar (Cincinnati, OH) “indie-rock, stoner jazz, dream-rock” Water Witches (Athens, OH) “freak-folk, psych-rock” Slackluster (Athens, OH) “smart-rock for dummies” Where: Casa Nueva 6 W State St. Athens, OH When: Oct. 4 9:30 p.m. How much: $5 at the door Ages 18+

Album Review: Egypt Station – Paul McCartney

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Capitol; 2018] Rating: 4.5/10 Key Tracks: “I Don’t Know”, “Fuh You”, “Back In Brazil” Paul McCartney has been a major influencer of modern music as we know it. But this isn’t it. Egypt Station, McCartney’s seventeenth solo album, is the type of album you would give your dad if you…

Movie Review: Sorry to Bother You

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Annapurna; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 Photo by: ‘Sorry To Bother You’/IMDb Sometimes you just leave a theater not sure how to feel about a movie. Maybe it was good. Maybe it wasn’t. Maybe it changed genres so fast you got whiplash and your head is still spinning. Sorry to Bother You…