Album Review: Alvvays – Blue Rev

By Adrian Woods, Contributor [Polyvinyl / Transgressive; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key tracks: “Easy On Your Own?”, “Many Mirrors”, “Lottery Noises” Indie rock outfit Alvvays is back with their third studio album Blue Rev, and the band’s first studio album release since 2017’s Antisocialities. With the bands last record coming out five years ago, Alvvays has…

Brockhampton announce final album

By Julia Weber, Features Editor [Photo courtesy of Conor Cunningham (@mescondi on Instagram)] Brockhampton have announced their final studio album as a group. The album is set to be released Nov. 17 via RCA Records. On Sept. 8, Kevin Abstract tweeted “Final bh album b4 year is over” and on Wednesday, he tweeted “brockhampton fans…….

Single Review: Samia – Kill Her Freak Out

By Helena Karlstrom, Staff Writer
[Grand Jury Music; 2022]
Rating: 7/10
Samia Finnerty is an up-and-coming alternative singer/songwriter who specializes in expressing feelings like yearning, pain, and loneliness. After releasing a few singles in 2017, Samia debuted her first album, The Baby, in 2020. She recorded an EP, titled Scout, as well as covers of songs by When in Rome and The Magnetic Fields the following year.

Coolio, rapper behind “Gangsta’s Paradise” passes away at age 59

By Adrian Woods, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Grunge.com]
On September 28, rapper Coolio unexpectedly passed away at a friends house at the age of 59. Reports came out from Rolling Stone on the day of his passing. Coolio is best known for the 1995 hit song “Gangstas Paradise”. 

caroline releases cover of Claire Rousay’s song, “peak chroma”

By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Rough Trade]
Eight-piece post-rock outfit caroline recently released a cover of Claire Rousay’s musique concrète piece “peak chroma”. This track comes with their announcement of the supporting acts for their upcoming North American tour. 

Lila Drew releases live concert video for new single “Bad Juice”

By Liam Syrvalin, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Vincent Haycock]
Up-and-coming indie pop artist Lila Drew recently released a new live performance music video for her latest single, “Bad Juice”. 

The video teases a new feature-length performance documentary, which will feature scenes of Drew’s live performances interwoven with storytelling between Drew and her friends, Grandstand reports.

ACRN Goth Prom Q&A with Kaiba

By Ethan Bloomfield, Reviews Editor [Photo courtesy of Kaiba] On Feb. 18, The Union hosted ACRN Goth Prom, our most recent fundraising event for the station. Many wonderful bands performed that night, including En Love, Short Fictions, and of course, Athens’ very own Kaiba. I had an in-depth discussion with them about their band, the…

Album Review: St Paul & The Broken Bones — The Alien Coast

By Adrian Woods, Contributor
[Self-Release; 2022]
Review: 5/10
Key tracks: “Tin Man Love”, “The Last Dance”
St Paul & The Broken Bones are back with their fourth studio album release, Alien Coast. Listening to their past records, this one felt like a drop in quality for the group. If anticipating another retro-dance R&B record, this album falls flat and feels like just another generic, modern day R&B album. 

Album Review: Mitski – Laurel Hell

By: Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor Dead Oceans; 2022 Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Working for the Knife,” “Stay Soft,” “The Only Heartbreaker,” “Love Me More,” “I Guess” Nobody was sure if Mitski would ever return to the music scene after the success of 2018’s Be the Cowboy. In an interview with Apple Music, she said, “I…