Sydney-based duo Royel Otis released their debut EP Campus last week along with a new track titled “Never Been More Sure”. Accompanying their EP, the duo recently released a music video for their track “Without U”.
As 2021 comes to a close, it’s starting to look like we’re seeing the resurrection of live music. Here’s ACRN’s list of artists we’ll be rushing out to see as soon as we can.
By Jonah Cashel, Contributor [Photo courtesy of All Access Music] Indie synth-pop duo Magdalena Bay released their new single “Hysterical Us” on Tuesday, along with a music video. The track precedes the release of their debut album Mercurial World through Luminelle Records which comes out on Friday, October 8. Read more: Mark Hoppus of Blink…
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Rising indie pop artist Cat Dowling released her new single “Animals” on Monday. The title track is a teaser for her upcoming album, which will be released via FIFA records.
After an eight-year hiatus, A Great Big Pile of Leaves makes a worthy return with their third album Pono. Equal parts past adolescence-laden lyrics and proof of musical growth, the album is a perfect addition to the band’s already strong discography and extends its reach far past their Brooklyn-emo roots. While their other releases are fun to listen to, if not a little naïve, Pono displays the group’s maturity while reminiscing on the same subject they’ve always catered to: the wistful feeling of youth.
This year is full of Broadway musical adaptations; there was In The Heights this summer, and West Side Story will premiere at the end of the year. Now, a film adaptation of the 2017 Best Musical Tony winner Dear Evan Hansen has hit the big screen. With film adaptations are on the rise, Dear Evan Hansen is an example of this trend going too far, as the film feels soulless, hollow and ultimately unnecessary.
By Jack Hampton, Contributor[Independent; 2021]Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “snare of a lifetime”, “the dariacore to YTP pipeline”, “she was a star, now she works in toronto” Dltzk released their first album, Teen Week, on February 26th of 2021, and when I heard that album, I was on my way out of giving a shit about…
Kacey Musgraves appeared on Saturday Night Live’s 47th season premiere and performed two songs. The tracks, “justified” and “camera roll,” are from her fifth album, star-crossed. During her performance of “Justified,” Musgraves was naked save for a pair of cowboy boots. Check out her performance below.
Lil Nas X reinvents his sound and lyricism on his first solo album debut, and his charisma and fearlessness, as always, are on full display. He’s not afraid to articulate the struggles he has faced because of his sexuality or the way he has overcome them to embrace his true, authentic self. Much like the success of his first single, “Old Town Road”, this new side of Lil Nas X mixes rap-like verses with tantalizing and upbeat choruses that allow for a smooth and consistent transition from song to song throughout the album.
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Mark Hoppus, beloved singer and bassist of blink-182, announced Wednesday that he is cancer free. Fans all over the world shared a collective sigh of relief now that Hoppus is in the clear for the foreseeable future.
By: Ethan Bloomfield, Staff Writer[Grand Paradise; 2021]Rating: 4/10 Key tracks: “737”, “Speak With The Dead” The indie-rock scene had a rich month. Everyone from The Academic to Deafhaven have dropped new music with no signs of slowing down industry-wide. Within this slew of new albums, St. Louis group Foxing unveiled their latest LP, Draw Down…
After making a distinct, unique mark on the lofi-house scene back in 2017 with Time Spent Away From U, Swedish house producer DJ Seinfeld, whose real name is Armand Jakobsson, returns after four years to deliver a dance record that follows in the footsteps of other influential deep house producers such as Burial and Disclosure.