Album Review: Eels — Extreme Witchcraft

By Jonah Cashel, Contributor
Rating: 7/10
Key tracks: “Grandfather Clock Strikes Twelve”, “Strawberries & Popcorn”, “So Anyway”
tive-Rock band Eels released their newest album, Extreme Witchcraft late last month. The group has been producing funk-infused rock hits since the mid ’90s, and continues to this day with a steady flow of tours and releases. This record makes it clear that even almost 30 years after the band’s conception, there is no sign of slowing down. Band leader, Mark Oliver Everett (aka E), continues to mutate his sound and find new ways to tickle his audiences’ ears.

Album Review: boy pablo – Wachito Rico

By Maddie James, Contributor
[777 Music; 2020]
Rating: 7/10
Key tracks: “honey”, “te vas // don’t go”, “mustache”
Wachito Rico sounds like either incredibly well-produced brain candy or sexy elevator music. The newest release from boy pablo, Wachito Rico is the debut album of the indie-pop project headed by Chilean-Norwegian artist Nicolas Muñoz.

Covers: An Overview of Approaches for Reimagining Pop Music

By Jonah Krueger, News Editor So, you want to cover a song? Wonderful! Let us start by congratulating you for making this tremendous decision and reinforce how excited we are that you chose us™ to help you along this rewarding journey. Legally, we are required to inform you of the potential risks involved with covering…

Life and Legacy: Chris Cornell

By Amy Szmik, Contributor  [Photo by Universal Music Enterprises] The news of legendary grunge musician, Chris Cornell’s death shocked the music world when he died May 18, 2017. Best remembered as the lead singer of grunge band Soundgarden and rock band Audioslave, he was noted for his incredible four-octave vocal range. Cornell had cemented a place…

ACRN’s Favorite EPs

With only 28 days (and 29 in each leap year), February seemed like a fitting month to ask our staff about their favorite shortest albums. In other words, we’re talking about our favorite EPs. EPs and demos have the power to make or break careers and complement an artist’s entire discography. Like interludes between acts…

Movie Review: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

By Kieffer Wilson, Contributor [Apple; 2016] Rating: 9/10 It is 1965, New York City, Shea Stadium; men and women are violently screaming, fainting, and running frantically in hopes to break out from the crowd and be noticed. Policemen surround them inside and out. This isn’t a riot, nor a revolt: it is the peak of Beatlemania….