Hinds share first new song of 2019

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Andrea Savall] Madrid indie rock group Hinds released “Riding Solo,” their first new song of 2019, on December 3 via Mom+Pop. The new single was released with a music video directed by Keane Pearce Shaw. Read more: Jetty Bones sign to Rise Records and release new music…

Sharon Van Etten announces spring 2020 tour

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Ryan Pfluger/Pitch Perfect PR] According to an article in Pitchfork, Sharon Van Etten has announced the dates for her 2020 tour in support of her album Remind Me Tomorrow. The tour will begin on April 17, 2020, in Baltimore and will see its conclusion on April 28…

Experimental folk duo Lean Year announce fall tour

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Ebru Yildiz/Lean Year] Lean Year, an experimental folk duo from Richmond, Virginia, confirmed on Tuesday, October 22 that they will embark on short tour beginning on October 28.  Read more: Banoffee releases first single and music video from upcoming debut album The group will start their tour…

Meet The DJ: TB Cooper

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Emily Doll] Kwase Lane grew up in Southfield, Michigan as a self-described nerdier version of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He moved from a public school to a “really bougie” private middle school and spent a lot of time at his grandmother’s home in the Detroit area listening to…

POWER TRIP announce the return of Evil Beat Vol. 2

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of POWER TRIP] Texas metal band POWER TRIP’s Evil Beat festival is set to make its return on January 11, 2020 in Dallas, Texas, at the South Side Ballroom. Read More: EarthGang to perform in Columbus on October 23 on EarthGang – Welcome To Mirrorland Tour The 2020…

Album Review: JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [EQT; 2019] Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “BBW”, “Free The Frail”, “Post Verified Lifestyle” JPEGMAFIA is back and better than ever with his third album, All My Heroes Are Cornballs. Peggy takes a more delicate approach to production on this project; however, that doesn’t mean it’s any less bizarre, innovative or…

Album Review: Anderson .Paak – Ventura

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Aftermath; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Come Home”, “Make It Better”, “Winners Circle” Just six months after his latest project, Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns to the music scene with Ventura. Oxnard was launched with a lukewarm response from many of .Paak’s fans, but Ventura sees him returning to a style…

Album Review: Wallows – Nothing Happens

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Atlantic; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Key tracks: “Are You Bored Yet?”, “Scrawny”, “Ice Cold Pool” On their debut album, Nothing Happens, Wallows dyes their colorful, upbeat instrumentation a dark gray with their moody vocals. The project is filled with songs that make for excellent background music, but it rewards close listeners…

What’s Going On – April

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Even though the school year is winding down, that doesn’t mean the music is going to leave with it. Here’s a look at all of the events going on this month. Who: Yuckmouf, Wormtooth, Taung Child When: April 1 Where: The Babecave The Babecave will feature Philadelphia bands Yuckmouf and…