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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Tame Impala - "Patience" Album Cover
Posted: April 17, 2019
"Patience" - A New Single From Tame Impala
Posted: April 17, 2019

On March 22, 2019, Tame Impala front man Kevin Parker released an image on Instagram with the caption, “New track. 1 hour. Speakers/headphones ready people.” One hour later the track “Patience” was available for streaming.

Tuesday 03/12/2019
Babe Rainbow Band
Updated: March 12, 2019 - 9:54 am
Babe Rainbow - Double Rainbow Review
Posted: March 12, 2019

The Babe Rainbow comes from the Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, in a town notorious for its surfing and music called Golden Beach. This band’s sound draws influence from the mid 60’s boom of psychedelia, however their sound is entirely their own, incorporating their use of enchanting harmonics and tranquil melodies. Their enamored lyrics set them far from what we know as “psychedelic pop”, a title they were branded with early on.

Friday 03/08/2019
Gary Clark Jr. - This Land album review
Posted: March 08, 2019

Gary Clark Jr. is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Austin, Texas. This Land is the fifth full-length project from the artist. On previous projects, Clark Jr. has been known to infuse multiple genres such as R&B, Blues, Soul, and Jazz with rock. While these blends sound interesting on paper, Clark Jr. has failed to execute them effectively on many of his projects. You could say that these albums that were labeled under the rock genre, did not rock. Clark Jr. has a very smooth voice and can play the guitar really well, but when you give an album the “rock” label, it has to feel like a rock album and not an R&B album. A lot of the tracks that he has put out in the past have been listenable. They are not awful by any means, but they do not feel like rock songs. One of my all-time favorite songs is his 2014 acoustic version of “Things are Changin.’” If Clark Jr.’s previous projects were labeled under the R&B genre, then I believe a lot of opinions and reviews would be more positive. On This Land, things changes for the better.

Monday 03/04/2019
Getting to Know H.E.R.
Updated: March 05, 2019 - 9:00 am

I may be jumping on the bandwagon for H.E.R., but better late than never. After winning a Grammy for best R&B album with her EP “I Used To Know Her: The Prelude” and best R&B performance, I decided to give her — no pun intended— a chance and I do not regret it. The artist's given name is Gabriella Wilson and she is 21 years old. H.E.R.s first EP, named after herself, came out in 2016 with the second volume of her EP coming out on 2017.

Thursday 02/28/2019
Weezer - "Teal Album" Review
Posted: February 28, 2019

It’s been two years since the release of Pacific Daydream, and now Weezer are back once again with new music for longtime fans to enjoy. Their next record, titled The Black Album, is set to release in March of 2019. To help build up hype for this record, the band has released a cover album titled The Teal Album.

Monday 02/25/2019
Indigo by Wild Nothing
Posted: February 25, 2019

Indigo by Wild Nothing was released August 30th, 2018. Wild Nothing is a rock/dream pop band from Virginia, formed by Jack Tatum. Tatum records all the music alone, but is joined onstage during live performances by Nathan Goodman, Jeff Haley, Matt Kallman, and Elroy Finn.