Preview: Battle of the Band

[Flyer courtesy of Allison Flatico] By Paul Nern, News Editor How are we doing, Rock Lobsters?  Another fall has struck the brick laden streets of beautiful Athens, Ohio.  For us here at ACRN, this means another of our yearly Battle of the Bands (BOTB), where five acts from the area come together and compete in…

Neil Young announces new album with Crazy Horse, release new single

[Image courtesy of Rolling Stone] By Ethan Hofer, Contributor Neil Young and Crazy Horse announced their new album together called World Record set to arrive November 18th. Their new single “Love Earth” is also out now. Since Neil pulled all of his music from Spotify earlier this year, it will be available through most streaming…

Lucy Dacus releases two Carole King covers

[Photo courtesy of Matador Records] By Julia Weber, Features Editor Lucy Dacus released two new renditions of Carole King songs at midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. She covered “Home Again” and “It’s Too Late” from King’s 1971 album Tapestry. Read more: Spoon releases new remix of Lucifer on the Sofa   At 11:46 p.m. last night,…

Ronan Conroy and The Speed Of Sound drop new singles ahead of upcoming projects

[Image courtesy of Broadway World Music] By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor On Wednesday, several musicians released new singles for their fans, including rock artists Ronan Conroy  and The Speed Of Sound.  Conroy dropped a goth rock rendition of Lana Del Rey’s “Dark Paradise,” surprising fans with a cover instead of a new single, territory that…

Album Review: Jockstrap – I Love You Jennifer B

By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor [Rough Trade; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Neon,” “Concrete Over Water,” “Glasgow” “Just keep moving forward / Just keep moving” doubles both as the record’s closing remarks and a sentiment that experimental-pop duo Jockstrap have strived to adhere to. The multi-instrumentalists have bonded and blossomed through their contrasting backgrounds of interest….

Tianna Esperenza releases new single “Three Straight Bitches From Hell”

[photo courtesy of Shervin Lainez] By Nicholas Kobe, contributor  Rising artist Tianna Esperanza released her newest single and music video today, “Three Straight Bitches From Hell”, a song about her experiences as a queer person falling in love with people who are straight. This is the fourth single from her upcoming debut album with BMG. …

Tama Gucci to release new album September 27th

[Photo courtesy from Rodrigo Alvarez] By: Cody Englander, Contributor Pop musician Tama Gucci is releasing his third album on September 27th, Almost Blue (After Hours Deluxe). Coming off his single released on Friday, “Just Do It”, Tama Gucci will be releasing the deluxe version to his 2021 album, Almost Blue. The new single consists of…

Disturbed announce new album

[Photo courtesy of Billboard] By Roman Salomone, Contributor  Nu-metal vets Disturbed announced their new album Divisive, which is scheduled for release on November 18th via Reprise Records. This will be the band’s 8th studio album and follows 2018’s Evolution. The band also released the tracklist, which includes a feature by Ann Wilson from the legendary…

Spoon release new remix of Lucifer on the Sofa

[Photo courtesy of Closed Captioned ] By Liam Syrvalin, Contributor American rock band Spoon have announced a remix and re-record of their most recent album Lucifer on the Sofa, released earlier this year. The album will be titled Lucifer on the Moon, according to Pitchfork. The remix album was publicized with the release of a…

Album Review: The Chats – Get Fucked

By: Paul Nern, News Editor [Bargain Bin Records; 2022] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “6L GTR”, “Struck By Lightning”, “The Price Of Smokes” How would one describe The Chats to someone who has never heard them?  Well if you ask them, all you need is three chords, fast tempos, misplaced anger at the world, and a…

Album Review: Drake – Honestly, Nevermind

By Adrian Woods, Contributor [OVO, Republic; 2022] Rating: 1/10 Key tracks: “Jimmy Cooks” On June 16th, Drake announced a surprise seventh studio album, Honestly, Nevermind. It would be dropping at midnight, only nine months after his last release, Certified Lover Boy, and if you’re reading this, it might be too late for Drake to make…