ACRN: Fall Faves

[Photo courtesy of Julia Weber] By the ACRN Editorial Team If you ask any member of the ACRN Editorial Team for fall song recommendations, you’ll receive no shortage of suggestions – so much so, in fact, that we had to split our list of fall faves in two to round them all up. If you…

ACRN: Fall Faves

[Photo courtesy of Julia Weber] By the ACRN Editorial Team When it comes to seasonal soundtracks, ACRN’s Editorial Team takes autumn seriously. There are myriad songs that reflect any number of emotions associated with fall and we’ve chosen to round up a few of our personal favorites and discuss what makes them so special to…

Dream Wife release new single, accompanying music video

[Photo courtesy of Harriet Brown] By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor Punk-rock trio Dream Wife released their latest single “Leech” on Wednesday. The track marks the first release from the band since their 2020 album, So When You Gonna…. Read more: MGMT announces new live album, “11.11.11” Articulating the single in a press release, the band…

Fleet Foxes release new song “A Sky Like I’ve Never Seen”

[Photo courtesy of Uncut] By Roman Salomone, Contributor Fleet Foxes have shared a new song for the Prime Video documentary Wildcat. The song is titled “A Sky Like I’ve Never Seen” and features a contribution from Brazilian singer-songwriter Tim Bernardes. The track was recorded in Amsterdam and New York. Read more: Brockhampton announce final album…

Snail Mail announces ‘Valentine Fest’ in Baltimore next February

[Image courtesy of NPR]  By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor Today, alternative artist Snail Mail announced a five-night festival, “Valentine Fest,” slated for this February at Baltimore’s Ottobar. The venue is an homage to lead singer Lindsey Jordan’s hometown, where the band launched itself back in 2015.  Read more: Preview: Hardcore Holidays Snail Mail will be…

Taylor Swift shares new rendition of “Anti-Hero” featuring Bleachers

By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Getty Images] Taylor Swift shared a new rendition of “Anti-Hero,” which originates off her last full-length record, Midnights. This latest version features Bleachers, the band of frequent Swift-collaborator Jack Antonoff who added new accompanying vocals and additional instrumentation to the mix. Read more: Elk City releases Above the…

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…

Preview: Hardcore Holidays

[Flyer courtesy of Jonah Krueger] By Liam Syrvalin, Contributor Get ready to release your inner rage, Athens. Hardcore Holidays is coming to The Union this Thursday, Nov. 10. Two local Ohio bands will take the stage: Darkroom and Girl Cologne.  Read more: Black Market Karma release new single “The Sky Was All Diseased” Darkroom is…

Album Review: Poppy – Stagger

By Emma Rickett, Contributor
[Republic Records; 2022]
Rating: 4/10
Key tracks: “Pocket”, “Stagger”
Moriah Periera, who started her career on YouTube making surreal videos under the alias That Poppy, has carried her uniqueness through all her creative works. Songs like “BLOODMONEY” and “I Disagree” are glitchy nu-metal compared to her first album, 3:36 (Music to Sleep To), which sounds exactly like music to sleep to. Periera is no stranger to genre-hopping and blending her favorite genres together in a cohesive, digestible way. Her new EP, Stagger, is a genre she shouldn’t have hopped to.

Movie Review: Halloween Ends

By Cody Englander, Contributor [Universal Pictures; 2022]Rating: 4/10 The myth of Michael Myers lives on in the ‘final’ entry as this new Halloween trilogy comes to a conclusion. The movie follows mostly new characters, with Laurie and Michael taking a backseat to their own story. The marketing for Halloween Ends strays away from the main plotline…