7 EP – Lil Nas X

We’ve all heard this story before. Young artist makes a song and using the power of social media, it becomes the biggest track yet. Sheck Wes’s “Mo Bamba”, Cali District’s “Teach Me How To Dougie”, Shop Boyz’s “Party Like A Rock Star”, I could go on and on but the idea of a “One Hit Wonder” crosses genres and eras. This spring, “Old Town Road” … Continue reading 7 EP – Lil Nas X

Nevermind – Nirvana

For today’s Flashback Friday, we’re going back to check out an album that helped define an emerging genre known as “Grunge Rock.” Grunge is a sound that mixes hard rock and heavy metal with punk music. The genre is synonymous with Seattle band Nirvana, a three-piece group that all but invented this new sound. Son put on your flannels and ripped jeans as we take … Continue reading Nevermind – Nirvana

No Road Leads There – Table Talk

The Long Island music scene has always been comprised of outcasts and afterthoughts making awesome music. Growing up in Long Island, I have always related to the ragtag identity of the local music scene ever since my first show when I was twelve. Over the past decade following the scene, I have followed a good amount of bands that associate with the misfit outlook of … Continue reading No Road Leads There – Table Talk

In Context- The Palmer Squares

First off, major thanks to my day one boy Chis for showing me The Palmer Squares. That being said, let’s set the scene with a quote by Acumental from “Whatever Makes You Happy” that pretty much sums up The Palmer Squares: “Term and Ac been emancipated by a rather enchanting imagination…” Term and Ac a.k.a Terminal Knowledge and Acumental a.k.a The Palmer Squares are a … Continue reading In Context- The Palmer Squares

Big Red Machine – Big Red Machine

Justin Vernon has been pushing the boundaries of alternative music for close to two decades now. He reinvented the style of home recording with Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago, brought hip-hop instincts into an indie rock setting with Volcano Choir, and has even helped Kayne West recreate his sound since their work on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Vernon’s newest project is the brainchild of his work … Continue reading Big Red Machine – Big Red Machine

Geography- Tom Misch

I’m so proud to be able to not only talk about but really get into the international treasure that is Geography. I say international because the man who created this masterpiece was born and raised in London. Tom Misch is a vocalist, a multi-instrumentalist musician excelling in jazz guitar, as well as his own producer. Tom began releasing music on SoundCloud in 2012 and finally in 2018 … Continue reading Geography- Tom Misch

God’s Favorite Customer – Father John Misty

Talk about dark…Jesus Christ! Josh Tillman, who goes by the stage name Father John Misty, has some twisted things to say on this album, that’s for sure. I have been meaning to get around to reviewing God’s Favorite Customer for a while now, but for some reason, every time I sit down and listen to it, I get depressed. This whole project is one man’s long … Continue reading God’s Favorite Customer – Father John Misty

Skylight – Pinegrove

It’s that time of the year again! The weather gets colder, drinks get warmer, and indie rock bands shed their bright pastel colors for more earthy tones. The flannel weather of the fall creates a yearning among indie listeners for a certain kind of warm and comforting sound. Montclair, New Jersey natives, Pinegrove, are the champions of that sound. Thankfully, they just released their sophomore … Continue reading Skylight – Pinegrove

Cabin by the Sea – The Dirty Heads

I want to start this off by saying if you don’t know The Dirty Heads, you should get to…really well. The Dirty Heads are hard to categorize into one genre because they cover a multitude of genres within their unique and soothing sounds. But, I guess the best way to sum these guys up is a delightful blend of Reggae, Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, and … Continue reading Cabin by the Sea – The Dirty Heads

Shout It Out – Balkan Beat Box

I first discovered Balkan Beat Box while playing FIFA 17, and also while consistently losing to both my brother and the computer. I am hoping at some point to do a deep dive into the FIFA soundtracks, as they are always curating some amazing playlists that include artists from all over. Balkan Beat Box is one of those groups. I would love to say I … Continue reading Shout It Out – Balkan Beat Box