Album Review: Machine Girl – The Ugly Art

By Kiah Easton, Contributor [Kitty On Fire; 2018] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Status”, “NWOFKA Skullboy”, “Full Metal Dipshit” With little to no warning, Pittsburgh-based cyber-punk duo Machine Girl have released their latest project, fittingly entitled The Ugly Art. Leaving Orange Milk and debuting on Kitty On Fire, the band continue to deliver a variety of…

Album Review: Jerry Paper – Like a Baby

By Josh Pettis, Contributor [Stones Throw; 2018] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Grey Area”, “My God”, “Losing the Game” A hint of lofi, a dash of vague mourning, a cup or two of chorus-dripping guitars to taste, three tablespoons of warbly synthesizers and an overwhelming dose of gloomy, indulgent vocals stacked on psych drums and grooving…

Album Review: Basement – Beside Myself

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Fueled By Ramen; 2018] Rating: 6/10 Key Tracks: “Be Here Now”, “Stigmata”, “Right Here” The pressure on people to throw away their sincerity is endlessly stacking on top of itself. Each day it seems that society is increasingly accepting of a lack of authenticity in exchange for comfort. On Beside Myself,…

Album Review: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In

By Abby Jeffers, Contributor [Matador; 2018] Rating: 6/10 Key Tracks: “One Trick Ponies”, “Bassackwards”, “Mutinies” Almost exactly a year after his last release, a collaborative record with Courtney Barnett, indie-rock multi-instrumentalist Kurt Vile has released his seventh studio album, Bottle It In. At times, the record leans more towards folk than rock, both in Vile’s…

Movie Review: Colette

By Ceara Kelly, Staff Writer [Number 9; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 You always hear that you can’t have a period piece with people of color, strong female figures, and, god forbid, gay people. Maybe they weren’t invented yet in the eyes of some filmmakers. Movies today even struggle with this concept. Thankfully, for a film taking…

Math Rock Monthly: Tiny Moving Parts

By Lane Moore, Contributor Everyone needs to be reminded to “Breathe Deep” once in a while. Everyone wants to “Feel Alive”, and sometimes we just need a reminder of our own worth. For all intents and purposes, this group is the one for those reminders. Tiny Moving Parts is a family band, serving up supercharged…

Album Review: Quavo – QUAVO HUNCHO

By Kwase Lane, Contributor [Quality Control; 2018] Rating: 3/10 Key Tracks: “FUCK 12”, “RERUN”, “LOST” On his debut solo album, QUAVO HUNCHO, Quavo leaves his compatriots behind in order to prove he is a competent stag artist. However, the Atlanta icon has managed to prove the opposite. Instead of distancing himself from the sound that…

Album Review: Yowler – Black Dog In My Path

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Double Double Whammy; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “Where Is My Light”, ”Aldebaran”, ”WTFK” Black Dog In My Path is indie-rock artist Yowler’s second album. Yowler is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Maryn Jones, and it’s morphed into more than just a side project of Saintseneca and All Dogs. Through this…

Album Review: boy pablo – Soy Pablo

By Dewy D’Amore, Contributor [777; 2018] Rating: 5/10 Key Tracks: “Feeling Lonely”, “Sick Feeling”, “Losing You” Norwegian indie-pop artist boy pablo has released his sophomore EP, Soy Pablo, and it’s exactly what you would expect. boy pablo seems to combine the instrumental techniques of Mac DeMarco (predominant reverb and chorus effects on the guitar and…

10/5 ACRN Presents @ Casa Nueva Photo Coverage

ACRN hosted their 2nd show of the year at Casa Nueva on October 5th in Athens, OH as performances from Slackluster, Water Witches, and Sylmar shook the house with another great showing from Ohio students and local supporters. The event also included a colorful live gel visual that was displayed on an old projector through…

Album Review: Twenty-One Pilots– Trench

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Fueled By Ramen; 2018] Rating: 3.5/10 Key tracks: “Jumpsuit”, “Leave the City” One thing is apparent after exploring the newest Twenty One Pilots release, Trench: you either die an incredible band or sell out enough to put dubstep in your music (*cough cough* Fall Out Boy). With production being one of…