New Music Friday—Some Fresh Pop and Resurrection from the Underground

Duster – Duster One of the most influential indie rock bands of the ’90s Duster are releasing their first official album in 19 years. Long overdue, the new album still sounds like a classic Duster release — filled with spacey and slowcore songs, but sounds trippier than anything they did on Stratosphere or Contemporary Movement. … More New Music Friday—Some Fresh Pop and Resurrection from the Underground

What Can We Expect from the Upcoming King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Album?

From the several singles that have been released for King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s upcoming 14th studio album, Fishing for Fishies, which is set to be released on April 26, the versatile band went from concerned environmentalists with the quirky melodic sing-along title track to the kings of thrash metal with the recent “Planet B.” Due to […]

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Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is an Underwhelming Attempt to Sound Fresh

Last summer, I left a Weezer show early because not only was it the absolute worst concert I have ever been to, but I thought to myself, if I wanted to see a middle-aged man have a midlife crisis, I could just go home and see my dad. A show mostly comprised of a bunch … More Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is an Underwhelming Attempt to Sound Fresh

An Unusual Masterpiece: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’

“A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag Is fast and bulbous, got me?” -Captain Beefheart, “Pachuco Cadaver” Captain Beefheart’s acclaimed 1969 double album Trout Mask Replica isn’t as good as some might think. Regardless of it being ahead of its time and purposely pushing the limits of traditional music, the album is mostly unlistenable … More An Unusual Masterpiece: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’

Brockport’s Hidden Gem: Trader Shag’s Emporium

Some people think the only way to listen to music nowadays is through downloading or streaming services. However, one particular record store still standing offers an older way to listen to music. Trader Shag’s Emporium is a small independently owned record store, located on Main St. in Brockport, NY. Trader Shag’s is the only operating … More Brockport’s Hidden Gem: Trader Shag’s Emporium

Interpol Returns with Their Best Album in Years with ‘Marauder’

Let’s face it, Interpol hasn’t been the same band since their key founding member and bassist, Carlos Dengler, left the band in 2010. Since then, Interpol has released a couple of mediocre albums, including their atmospheric dark self-titled album in 2010 and the safe “returns-to-form” El Pintor in 2014. However, given the sound of their … More Interpol Returns with Their Best Album in Years with ‘Marauder’