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“Heart of Nowhere” by Noah & the Whale

Since their debut release of Peaceful The World Lays Me Down (2008), Noah And The Whale have been on a dramatic, sentimental, and unpredictable trajectory of change and adjustment. The band’s growth has not only come sonically and stylistically to affect their music, but also thematically as this group of contemplative young people, led by [...]

“Love and War” by Tamar Braxton

Tamar’s album begins with the first track “The One,” a remake of the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” single released in 1994. This track starts off the album with a real hip-hop feel that gets us worked up to hear some classic 90s style jams, but “Tip Toe” switches it up. “Tip Toe,” the next song, brings [...]

“Stories Don’t End” by Dawes

September’s Album of the Month is Dawes’ Stories Don’t End

“Harmony” by Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder’s new album, Harmony, is a departure from her country-folk roots. This is her fifth studio album and in the five years since her last release she has completely revolutionized her sound aesthetic. The album is a hodgepodge barrage of stylistic elements that come together to highlight her vocal range and musical dexterity. From the [...]

“Chop Chop” by Bell X1

Bell X1, the rock outlet from Ireland, changed up their sound on their sixth studio release, Chop Chop. Backed by Peter Katis, a producer for The National, the album plays off a very similar sound to High Violet but also goes in its own creative direction that you would not typically expect from Bell X1. The [...]

“All People” by Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti & Spearhead’s newest album, All People, is a mercurial mélange of influences, styles, and messages. The album takes the listener on a journey from an electro-dance DJ summit in Ibiza out to a satellite orbiting earth. It then crashes down for a midnight car ride through quite city streets and eventually ends up [...]

“American Kid” by Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin’s Americana folk has been a staple in American music since the early ‘90s after being discovered while playing her way through Boston coffee houses. Throughout her extensive discography, Griffin has explored a variety of sounds, from acoustic and stripped-down to more rock and roll and then back again. Despite the shifts in sound, [...]

“MCII” by Mikal Cronin

In Mikal Cronin’s latest album, MCII, we get a juicy assembly of ten tracks clenching reverb that swings in and out of Cronin’s quintessential nineties, garage-rock guitar. String arrangements trickle in on a couple of tracks and above all, each song is wound together with polished, catchy pop vocals that have you singing along before [...]

“The Hurry and the Harm” by City and Colour

I’m still not sure if I’m over everything that City and Colour’s Dallas Green put us through with his debut, Sometimes (I Wish). It is the articulation for everyone who has lost something too great, to have the ability to speak just yet. Ever since, Green has been giving us so much sorrow to sulk, [...]

“Paracosm” by Washed Out

Chillwave, along with the other short-lived genre names like witch house, are best left to abandoned blog posts and tumblrs, but the name still lives on due to the absolute pressure of having to categorize every single sound or musical style. To be fair, for one short moment (the summer of 2011, I guess), chillwave [...]

Emerson College

The Emerson Acappellooza Fundraiser

Come celebrate our school with performances from our own four a cappella groups: Acapellics Anonymous, Noteworthy, Treble Makers, and Achoired Taste. It will be a night filled with school spirit, positive energy, and fun for any person who loves Emerson College. Proceeds will go to Emerson Scholarships and Emerson A cappella. Sponsored by Acappellics Anonymous with The Spirit [...]

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