Björk rediscovers love with “Utopia”

The Icelandic singer-songwriter’s follow-up to 2015’s “Vulnicura” explores finding new love after heartbreak and loneliness addressed in her previous album.

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Sharon Jones lives on through “Soul of a Woman”

By Quinn Phillips, Electronic Co-Director Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, New York based funk and soul band, is set to release their seventh studio album, “Soul of a Woman,” on Friday, November 17. The release comes almost exactly one year after the death of the band’s lead singer and namesake, Sharon Jones.  Jones announced that…

Metalcore band Converge explores beyond roots in new album

By Sid Warren Nov. 3, metalcore band Converge returned with an impressive ninth album, “The Dusk In Us,” as the band delves into raw emotion and existentiaism. The 40 minute album is aggressive, and laced with powerful messages from start to end. The only breaks from the exciting in your face messages that dominate this…

The Frightnrs’ new album commemorates passing of lead singer

By Mason Mulkey, World Music Director Following the tragic loss of The Frightnrs’ lead singer, Dan Klein, the reggae and rocksteady group from New York City recently released “More to Say Versions,” which consists of dub remixes of 2016’s “Nothing More to Say.” Though The Frightnrs fell on hard times in 2016 when Klein passed…

Young Dolph turns tragedy into triumph on “Thinking Out Loud”

By Darius Williams, Hip-Hop Director Just weeks after being shot multiple times in Los Angeles, Memphian Young Dolph is back and better than ever with his new album, “Thinking Out Loud.” According to Los Angeles police, a gunman critically wounded Dolph after firing several shots at the rapper outside a Hollywood hotel in late September….

Spirit Adrift creates unique sound with new album

By Sid Warren Phoenix doom metal artist Spirit Adrift recently released their second album under the label 20 Buck Spin. “Curse of Conception” is an extremely convincing exploration of songwriting and style diversity. Although doom metal is an accurate tag for Spirit Adrift, their second album, released Oct. 6, displays their ability to explore many different…

10 Years returns stronger than ever

By Quinn Phillips, Co-Electronic Director • Photo courtesy of 10 Years Local alternative-metal band 10 Years recently released a new single, “Novacaine” and with it, news of a new album, “(How to Live) As Ghosts.” The band welcomed back former guitarist and drummer Brian Vodinh and guitarist Matt Wantland for the new album, which is set…

Gorillaz killin’ Humanz

Somehow the worldz most successful virtual band has succeed in creating an album that is absolutely beyond expectations. The band consisting of Murdoc Niccals, 2-D, Russel Hobbs, and Noodle (although cyber-Noodle was okay) have been able to perpetually churn out music that is deeply strange, but immaculately beautiful. The album is full of really heavy…

The Maine’s new album shows the band at their best

The Maine have released their highly-anticipated new album, Lovely Little Lonely, through their record label 8123. The album is arguably the band’s best, and showcases a newfound fluidity to their sound that is very welcome. The Maine has been going strong for 10 years now, and it seems like just yesterday I was sitting on…

No P rts M ss ng from new Adult. album

House guests come and go, but some are always remembered. This is the case with ‘Detroit House Guests’ the new heavily mechanical and a little maniacal Adult. album. (the period is supposed to be there) When heading into this album be prepared to get super freaked out. This is a definitely a strange one that goes beyond…

Sorority Noise’s new album is an emotional journey

“And if there’s a race to heaven I will always come in last.” Sorority Noise dropped their newest album You’re Not As _____As You Think on March 17th via Triple Crown Records. Sorority Noise is a four-piece emo band from Hartford, Connecticut. This is the band’s first album released on Triple Crown Records, and shows…

An Ungodly Combination; Devil Is Fine by Zeal & Ardor

I love hearing unique combinations of different musical styles that would not normally be paired together or even thought of as being a good mixture. To me, that is precisely what this new album is. Devil is Fine, the nine track journey by Zeal & Ardor features styles of metal that allude to the early Norwegian black…