Album Review: Rex Orange County – Pony

By Jessica Jones, Copy Editor [Sony; 2019] Rating: 6/10 Key tracks: “10/10”, “Face To Face” “Pluto Projector” It’s always exciting to have the chance to watch a young artist grow and develop their sound, and that’s exactly what we get to experience with Alex O’Connor, more commonly known by his stage name Rex Orange County….

ACRN’s Battle of the Bands 2019 Winner Q&A: Gorilla Party

By Liz Partsch, Contributor [Photo by Harley Wince, Visual Media Director] Q&A with bassist Preston Frick, drummer Tyler Tompkins and guitarist/vocalist Carson Dunlap of ACRN’s Battle of the Bands 2019 victor, Gorilla Party. So, what do you guys plan on doing with the prize money? PRESTON: We already put the money toward T-shirts, which we are…

Grimes releases new song and details new album

By Micah Organ, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Phillip Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons] Musician and producer Grimes released a new song, called “So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth,” on Friday, November 15. The singer also announced details regarding her forthcoming album, Miss Anthropocene, which is due out on February 21, 2020, via independent record label 4AD.  Read…

Run For Cover Records signs indie rock group glass beach

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Run For Cover Records/glass beach] Independent label Run For Cover Records revealed their newest signing, inventive indie-rock group glass beach, on Thursday, November 14. In addition to the signing, Run For Cover announced a string of merchandise and official distribution of glass beach’s the first glass beach album. Read more:…

Indiana indie-pop band Hoops reunites

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Photo courtesy of James Lacroix] Indie-pop band and Indiana natives Hoops are back with new single, “They Say,” which was released on Tuesday, November 12. The single marks the band’s first musical release since their debut album, Routines, in 2017.  Read more: Atmosphere release new song, announce upcoming tour “Hoops’ groovy…

Album Review: Eartheater – Trinity

By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor [Chemical X; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “High Tide”, “Super Soaker”, “Pearl Driver” Trinity is the third full-length studio album from American multimedia artist Eartheater, a.k.a Alexandra Drewchin. Her composition is dark sludge spread thinly across the project, as each track surrounds its listener in a cloud of ambiance structured…

Album Review: clipping. – There Existed an Addiction to Blood

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Sub Pop, 2019] 8.5/10 Key tracks: “La Mala Ordina”, “Blood of the Fang”, “Run for Your Life” The cult of the horror movie is a strong, murky corner of the greater cinema community that often only gets mainstream coverage when a film makes billions of dollars—or it’s just the month of…

Meet the DJ: Blue

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Swipe Out Hunger] Abby Jeffers spent her days growing up near the Park of Roses in Clintonville, Ohio, making mixed CDs. Today, she spends her days in Athens, Ohio, still just as in love with music.  “I guess for me, the radio show is an extension of [making…

Atmosphere release new song, announce upcoming tour

By Micah Organ, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Dan Monick] Hip hop duo Atmosphere released their latest single, “Bde Maka Ska,” on November 8 via Rhymesayers Entertainment. With the release of this song comes the announcement of their upcoming North Ameican tour, The Wherever Tour.  Read more: Lucy Dacus releases new track titled “Fool’s Gold” “Bde…

Lucy Dacus releases new track titled “Fool’s Gold”

By Jonah Krueger, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Matador Records] Indie star Lucy Dacus, who has released a number of holiday-themed songs throughout the year, shared her latest track, “Fool’s Gold,” on Thursday, November 7. The song, keeping with the theme, derives inspiration from New Year’s Eve and will appear on an upcoming EP, Stereogum reported. Read…

Meet the DJ: AlchemEve

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] Junior Brendan Eveslage’s greatest influence from his hometown of Milford, Ohio is his experience in the high school marching band. “Music is everything I do now. It’s where I got my roots,” Brendan said.   Read more: Meet the DJ: Rev In love with the way music transcends…