Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer releases new song

Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer releases new song
By Kwase Lane, Features Editor
[Photo courtesy of Allister Ann]
Local Natives co-founder Kelcey Ayer has released a new song under the name “Jaws of Love.” titled “m&m”. The track is Ayer’s first solo release of 2020, quickly following the release of Local Natives’ latest EP, Sour Lemon.

Album Review: Tricot – 10

By: Kwase Lane, Features Editor
[cutting edge/8902 Records; 2020]
Rating: 9/10
10, Tricot’s second album of the year, demonstrates an almost unbelievable amount of technical and conceptual refinement compared to their previous projects. Like always, the quartet weaves together complex polyrhythms, gentle melodies and impassioned cries, but 10 is marked by the sense of ease that each piece generates. The album flows from aggressive guitar riffs to mild, barely whispered vocals, all the while being imbued with an intricate serenity that feels unknowable and familiar at the same time.

MF DOOM Announces Augmented Reality Mask Auction

By Kwase Lane, Features Editor[Photo courtesy of Juggernaut Sound] Hip-hop legend MF DOOM and Rhymesayers Entertainment announced a partnership with Illust Space to release a collection of augmented reality masks. The collectible masks are entirely digital and limited in quantity. Read more: Another Michael release two songs and join Run For Cover Records The augmented…


BROCKHAMPTON is one of the most prolific and influential pop-rap groups to sprout in recent years. The group garnered a loyal fan base and critical success through the SATURATION trilogy and later matured with iridescence and GINGER. Despite widespread approval for all of their projects, there has to be a magnum opus. So, SATURATION II or GINGER? Two passionate…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2019

25. Big Thief – U.F.O.F., [4AD; 2019] By Jonah Krueger, Staff Writer Big Thief’s U.F.O.F is just like it’s accompanying album art—dreamlike, deceptively simple, beautiful and packed full of details that are just obscured enough to avoid being fully grasped. It’s an album of compelling folk rock that pulls you in with some of the…

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…