Taylor Swift shares new rendition of “Anti-Hero” featuring Bleachers

By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Getty Images] Taylor Swift shared a new rendition of “Anti-Hero,” which originates off her last full-length record, Midnights. This latest version features Bleachers, the band of frequent Swift-collaborator Jack Antonoff who added new accompanying vocals and additional instrumentation to the mix. Read more: Elk City releases Above the…

Album Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool It Down

By Roman Salomone, Contributor
[Secretly Canadian; 2022]
Rating: 8/10
Key tracks: “Burning”, “Fleez”, “Different Today”
The reinvention that rock music underwent in the early 2000s has finally reached the age where it’s being looked back upon for ushering in a wave of legendary bands. Groups like The Black Keys, Bloc Party, Metric, and Interpol have all continued to release music through the past decade. Meanwhile, LCD Soundsystem and Paramore have all been coming out of long-term hiatuses and releasing some fantastic throwback singles. Strangely though, one of the most essential groups of that scene has stayed relatively quiet on the music front in the 2010s – the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The trio went on a hiatus after 2013’s Mosquito, and other than reuniting for the occasional festival performance, the group has stayed almost completely silent. That is, until May 2022, when the announcement of a new album and single came to much hype and speculation. Better late than never, but it makes sense. With up and coming groups like Wet Leg, Viagra Boys, and illuminati hotties taking clear influence from the trios’ classic 2000s albums, it’s the perfect time for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to show their bones again. 

Single Review: Paramore – This Is Why

By: Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor  Atlantic Recording Company; 2022 Rating: 7/10 It’s been a while since Paramore has released new music – not surprising for a band that is infamous for taking intentional hiatuses in order to experiment and further strengthen their sound. Five years since the debut of their fifth studio album, “After Laughter“,…

Paramore’s first single in five years to drop on September 28th

[Image courtesy of NPR] By Adrian Woods, Contributor Iconic pop-punk group Paramore is back with their new single “This Is Why”, set for release on September 28th.  The track will be the band’s first new song in five years. Paramore, best known for songs like “Still into You”, “Ain’t It Fun”, “Misery Business”, and wildly…

ACRN: Favorite Breakup Songs

Night Shift by Lucy Dacus One of my favorite breakup songs is “Night Shift,” the leading track on Historian by indie musician Lucy Dacus. “You got a 9 to 5, so I’ll take the night shift / And I’ll never see you again if I can help it”, is the gut-wrenching feeling of uprooting every…

Album Review: Reeling — The Mysterines

By Jonah Cashel, Contributor
[Fiction Records; 2022]
Rating: 8/10
Key tracks:   “Life’s a Bitch (But I Like it so Much)”, “Hung Up”, “Under Your Skin”, “All These Things”
Liverpool rock group The Mysterines released their debut Album, Reeling this March. The record exploded immediately, reaching top 10 on the UK charts before the end of the month and garnering millions of listeners in weeks. The album captures exactly what rock music today should sound like, perfectly blending a slew of great influences while equally focusing on the unique meta-frustrations of today.

Q&A: Harlot

By Taylor Linzinmeir, Contributor [Photo by Harley Wince] Q&A with vocalist Bret Anderson, drummer Kenny Sevier and bassist TJ Tumblinson of Cincinnati alt-pop trio and Skyline Chili lovers, Harlot.  Tell me the brief history of the band. How did you guys get started? Bret: I went to Hocking College and met our drummer Kenny there, and…

Album Review: Basement – Beside Myself

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Fueled By Ramen; 2018] Rating: 6/10 Key Tracks: “Be Here Now”, “Stigmata”, “Right Here” The pressure on people to throw away their sincerity is endlessly stacking on top of itself. Each day it seems that society is increasingly accepting of a lack of authenticity in exchange for comfort. On Beside Myself,…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

Tremendous year. 25 albums. The votes are in–here we go! 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN., [Interscope / TDE; 2017] By Jon Fuchs, Music Director DAMN. is only further proof that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. Instead of creating another concept record like good kid, m.A.Ad. city or To Pimp a Butterfly,…

Favorite Non-Male Anthems

The voice of a woman is a force to be reckoned with. Even in 2017, the music industry is heavily dominated by men and their often misogynistic platform. In this month’s group feature, our staff constructed a soundtrack created by non-binary persons and women alike that articulate the importance of their presence both in and…