The Orion

The third studio album from Brooklyn based rock band Best Breakfast.

Best Breakfast tackles pandemic anxiety in ‘Panacea’

Michaela Harris, Reporter // December 4, 2021

While dealing with isolation and global anxiety from the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooklyn-based indie band Best Breakfast was formed. The band released its third album “Panacea” on Nov. 19. Originally...

Braison Cyrus promotes his new album and music career.

Braison Cyrus releases haunting debut album ‘Javelina’

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 15, 2021

Despite coming from a musical family, Braison Cyrus never envisioned himself as a musician. He dislikes being in front of a camera and has a deeper relationship with story telling rather than song writing....

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Up-and-coming indie artist drops album of the summer

Carrington Power, Reporter // September 9, 2021

She gathers the screams of her fans and adds them in the middle of a track. She takes risks, she thinks outside the box, she writes about heartbreak. It’s hard to describe Indigo De Souza’s music....

Brockhampton look into the light on ROADRUNNER. Art by Jessica Shippelhoute

Brockhampton party like it’s 2017 on ‘ROADRUNNER’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 28, 2021

After years of countless controversies and artistic detours, Brockhampton has returned with “ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE,” focusing on emotionally potent, but colorful and bright bangers. Ever...

Tune-Yards embrace sunshine-infused indie pop on sketchy. Photo by Mehan

Tune-Yards’ ‘sketchy.’ is indie pop for everyone

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 12, 2021

Coming a few years after their last full-length album, the indie oddity Tune-Yards has returned with some of their most unabashedly fun music on “sketchy.” The group’s 2018 “I Can Feel You...

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‘TYRON’ proves that Slowthai is here to stay

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 18, 2021

A couple of years after his breakout debut album, UK rapper Slowthai proves himself as an artist that can engage in higher concepts than some may have thought. His 2019 album, “Nothing Great About...

Miley Cyruss Plastic Hearts, released on Nov. 25. Courtesy of RCA records.

Miley Cyrus looks to the past to reinvent herself today

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // December 5, 2020

Music superstar Miley Cyrus has discovered her sound in the most popular sounds of the 1980s pop landscape on “Plastic Hearts.” The 2010s saw Cyrus going through major growing pains. It seems like...

On Small Town Boy, Duncan Laurence isnt just writing songs, hes telling stories. Photo by Paul Bellart. Courtesy of Universal Music Group

Small town boy on the world stage: An exclusive with Dutch pop artist Duncan Laurence

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 14, 2020

Duncan Laurence is a singer-songwriter hailing from the Netherlands, and he’s had an exciting 2020 to say the least. With one of his singles, “Arcade” becoming a trend on TikTok as well as his debut...

Ariana Grandes Positions released on Oct. 30, but doesnt quite hold up as well as previous albums Sweetener or thank u, next. Photo by Just Entertainment is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Ariana Grande is switching up positions, but it feels stale

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 4, 2020

After the grieving process that was her 2019 album “thank u, next,” pop superstar Ariana Grande has returned with the much more thematically light “Positions.” Ariana Grande has been through...

Gorillazs new album, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez released Oct. 23.

Gorillaz’s ‘Song Machine’ is the perfect summer playlist—in the middle of October

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 29, 2020

What started out as a low-commitment string of singles gradually evolved into a full-fledged album of groovy electropop on Gorillaz’s new album, “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez.” The...

The cover art for Super João EP

Dirty Projectors’ “Super João”: Longstreth and Co. continue their EP hotstreak

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // September 10, 2020

On “Super João”, Dirty Projectors’ eclectic style of songwriting and composition goes bossa nova while continuing their stellar 5EPs project.  The indie rock band hailing from Brooklyn...

Whole New Mess is the latest release from indie artist Angel Olsen. Courtesy of Jagjaguwar records.

Angel Olsen’s “Whole New Mess”: Distress, Recontextualized

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // September 4, 2020

A little over a year since the artist's last album release, American indie rockstar Angel Olsen returns with a pleasant, if not fairly stagnant reimagining of her most grandiose album to date. What was...

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