Your Favorite Musician is an Asshole: Elvis Edition

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Staff Writer  Many call him the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but few call Elvis Presley what he really was: a sex offender. I won’t be talking about Presley’s rise to fame in this article; he has already been unreasonably idolized and glorified in countless ways over the years. Instead, I want…

Album Review: Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters

By Keri Johnson, Copy Editor [Epic; 2020] Rating: 10/10 Key tracks: All of them?! “Shameika”, “Relay”, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”, “Newspaper”, “Ladies”, “Cosmonauts”, “For Her” Where to start with Fiona Apple? Well, anywhere ⁠— start here, now, with her new album, Fetch the Bolt Cutters.  Fetch the Bolt Cutters is classic Fiona Apple. The record…

Album Review: MGMT – Little Dark Age

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Columbia; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Me and Michael”, “James”, “Hand It Over” Little Dark Age is MGMT’s fourth full-length album – their first in over five years. Full of the blips and vocals that made them popular in the first place, Little Dark Age delivers track after track of…

Album Review: Hookworms – Microshift

By Connor Stroff, Contributor [Domino; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10  Key Tracks: “Negative Space”, “Each Time We Pass”, “Shortcomings” The making of Microshift, the latest album from psych-rock quintet Hookworms, is not only an incredible feat given the seamlessly endless setbacks and trauma faced by the band following the three-year gap since their last LP. It’s a…

What We’re Playing – Week of 10/9/17

Hey there Rock Lobsters!! Here’s all the new tunes that we’re blasting on our rotation for you to soothe your tired, stressed ears with. Weaves – Wide Open [Buzz; 2017] The newest record from this Toronto-based four-piece is some of the grandest rock and roll to come out this year. Tracks like “Walkaway” and “Slicked”…

What We’re Playing – Week of 10/2/17

Hey there, Rock Lobsters!! Here’s the sweet new picks for our rotation this week: The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die – Always Foreign [Epitaph; 2017] The third record from beloved Connecticut emo outfit TWIABP is as hard-hitting and beautiful as the rest of their lengthy discography, but…

What We’re Playing – Week of 9/25/17

Here’s some of the awesome new tunes added to our rotation that you’ll be grooving to all day long: Rostam – Half-Light [Nonesuch; 2017] A year after Rostam‘s departure from Vampire Weekend, the musician’s debut solo album is finally here. His personal songwriting and production skills show-off all over the record, which are extremely experimental, glitchy…

What We’re Playing – Week of 9/18/17

New week, new us!! Here’s everything new this week to ACRN’s rotation, available now on out stream! Death From Above – Outrage! Is Now [Last Gang; 2017] The third record from Death From Above (formerly Death From Above 1979) is a loud, grimy punk banger. It takes what made their debut record, You’re a Woman,…

What We’re Playing – Week of 9/11/17

Guess who’s back??? Back again??? ACRN is back!! Tell your friends!!! Yup, you heard right! ACRN’s rotation is back and being updated every week once again!! Here’s some of our favorite records from this summer being added to rotation this week to get you going through the start of the semester. Mount Kimbie – Love…

What We’re Playing – Week of 4/17/17

Finals Week is just a week away, Rock Lobsters!! But fear not, for we have some great new records that are also the last few records that will be new to rotation until next semester. Shamir – Hope Dropped completely by surprise just today, the second full-length record from Shamir Bailey was recorded over the…

What We’re Playing – Week of 4/10/17

Just because the semester’s almost over doesn’t mean we’ve stopped!! Here’s all the sweet new tracks being added to our rotation this week. Arca – Arca The third studio record from electronic producer Alejandro Ghersi is by far the strongest in his discography, with eerie soundscapes that match with Ghersi’s beautiful vocals, which are brand…

What We’re Playing – Week of 4/3/17

What’s going on, all you Rock Lobsters?!?!?! Here’s everything we’ve added to rotation this week that you can add to that perfect end of the semester playlist. You’re welcome. ANOHNI – Paradise Following her critically acclaimed 2016 record Hopelessness, ANOHNI teams up once again with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never for this follow-up EP,…