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…

Album Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard –Laminated Denim

By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor 
[KGLW; 2022]
Rating: 6/10
Key tracks: “The Land Before Timeland”, “Hypertension”
A new project has dropped from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, which is frankly a miracle. King Gizzard’s fans had been waiting an agonizing five days since the release of their last album. Sarcasm aside, King Gizzard has one of the most insane output schedules in all of music. 22 albums deep, just over 10 years into their career. The band’s sound has ranged from psych, prog, electronic, metal, punk, acoustic and literally everything in between. The most recent leg of their career has been dominated by experimentation. This can be clearly seen in their first album from October, Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava, an album of seven songs, all based on each of the seven musical modes. 

Album Review: Surf Curse – Magic Hour

By Devon Risner [Atlantic Records; 2022] Rating: 5/10 Key Tracks: “Sugar”, “Unwell”, “TVI” After the recent rise in popularity of their hit single “Freaks” in 2015 and the success of subsequent single “Disco” in 2019, Surf Curse released something completely different from their early albums. Unfortunately, they fell into the path of the “alt-rock” radio…

Movie Review: The Silent Twins

By: Cody Englannder, Contributor  (Focus Features, 2022) Rating: 5/10 Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrence star in The Silent Twins , a true story of twins who are the only ones who understand one other. The film occurs in three different eras of their lives; childhood, adolescence, and their time in a psychiatric hospital as adults. It’s…

Elk City releases Above the Water LP, first album since 2018

By Adrian Woods, Contributor [Photo courtesy of NJArts] New Jersey band Elk City have released their new LP Above The Water on the brand new Magic Door Record Label. This will be the band’s first studio album since 2018’s Everybodys Insecure. Read more: Quality Control Music shares statement after death of Migos’ member Takeoff “That…

Animal Collective release new single from upcoming film 

[Photo courtesy of A24] By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor Experimental-pop band Animal Collective released an original song entitled, “Crucible” from their upcoming score to the A24 film, The Inspection.  Read more: Black Market Karma release new single “The Sky Was All Diseased” The film follows Ellis French, a young Black man disowned by his family for…

Black Market Karma release new single “The Sky Was All Diseased”

[Photo courtesy of Shauna McLarnon] By Lauren Patterson, Copy Editor London-based Black Market Karma released a new single featuring Tess Parks, “The Sky Was All Diseased.” The single comes as the first release from the band’s upcoming collaboration album, Friends In Noise, set to release Jan. 13. via Flower Power Records. Read more: Beauty in…

Yo La Tengo release new single, announce album and tour

By Julia Weber, Features Editor [Photo courtesy of Matador Records] Yo La Tengo have announced their upcoming album This Stupid World is to be released Feb. 10, 2023 via Matador Records. The group also released a single from the new album titled “Fallout” and announced US and EU tours set to begin in the spring…