Hi, How Are You Project announces Daniel Johnston tribute event

By Lauren Patterson, Staff Writer [Photo courtesy of Rich Thane/Creative Commons] The Hi, How Are You Project, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the stigma around mental health, announced a tribute event in honor of singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston called “Hi, How Are You Day,” on Wednesday, December 4, according to Pitchfork. Johnston died earlier this year, on September…

Indiana indie-pop band Hoops reunites

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Photo courtesy of James Lacroix] Indie-pop band and Indiana natives Hoops are back with new single, “They Say,” which was released on Tuesday, November 12. The single marks the band’s first musical release since their debut album, Routines, in 2017.  Read more: Atmosphere release new song, announce upcoming tour “Hoops’ groovy…

The Cordial Sins release new EP In Memory

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Valerie Silvestri/The Cordial Sins] Following the release of their latest singles “Cruel” and “You Are A Weight,” Columbus band The Cordial Sins are back with their In Memory EP, which was released on October 25 on Diversion Records. Read more: Columbus natives The Cordial Sins release new single…

Single Review: Harry Styles – Lights Up

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Columbia; 2019] Rating: 8.5/10 Stepping into the light, Harry Styles returns with his new single “Lights Up”. Upon concluding his first solo tour in 2017-2018, in which he played songs from his debut album, Harry Styles, Styles hit the studio to begin working on his second album, finally giving fans the…

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke announces 2020 extension of Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons] Thom Yorke, alternative musician and Radiohead frontman and songwriter, announced an extension of his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour on Monday, October 14, adding dates in Europe in 2020. Both the original set of dates and new shows were announced on Radiohead’s Twitter page. Read more: Kristin Hersh…

Columbus natives The Cordial Sins release new single “You Are A Weight”

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Ori Segev/The Cordial Sins] Columbus natives The Cordial Sins released their latest single “You Are A Weight” on Friday, October 4, ensuring the indie rock group remains an active presence in the local music scene.  Read more: Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien releases first solo work According to The…

Album Review: M83 – DSVII

By Lauren Patterson, Contributor [Mute; 2019] Rating: 6.5/10 Key tracks: “Taifun Glory”, “A Bit of Sweetness”, “A Word of Wisdom” Without a doubt, 12 years is a lengthy amount of time to grow as both a human being and a musician. Within that amount of time, major projects may be completed, beliefs may be challenged…