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American Wrestlers releases song from solo album for free on iTunes

American Wrestlers releases song from solo album for free on iTunes

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

American Wrestlers: One would presumably think this name denotes a band. But in actuality, this “band” merely consists of one singular man. This man is quite unconventional in his approaches. He is a man prided on resolute defiance to the progressing music industry - a man sure that the sound quality...

Supergroup releases a song for free on iTunes

Supergroup releases a song for free on iTunes

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

With each passing week diverse artists are given the opportunity to be featured as a part of the all-new “Free On iTunes” section. With idiosyncrasies even more distinctive than their adversaries, the musical ensemble, Inventions stipulates an inimitable sound. Beginning as a side project, Inventions...

The Wombats release its third album

The Wombats release its third album

Jenna Myers, Eastside Opinions Editor

April 28, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

It all started in 2003 when singer Matthew Murphy joined together with drummer Dan Haggis and bass player Tord Knudson, thus creating an indie-rock band known as The Wombats. Over the years, the Liverpool band has released three studio albums that include A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, This Mod...

Moon Duo’s free song on iTunes takes listeners on a musical journey

Moon Duo’s free song on iTunes takes listeners on a musical journey

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

April 16, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Ripley Johnson and Sane Yamada of Moon Duo are as volatile as their name denotes. Actually a trio, Moon Duo also consists of drummer John Jeffrey. Heavily rooted in psychedelia, Yamada and Johnson harmoniously transport listeners to an altered consciousness. “Animal” begins with a familiar guitar c...

Matt and Kim’s new album strays from the duo’s original DIY sound

Matt and Kim’s new album strays from the duo’s original DIY sound

Jenna Myers, Eastside Opinions Editor

April 16, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

On April 7, lead singer Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino, the two members of Matt and Kim, released their fifth studio album New Glow. The Brooklyn natives hyped up the highly-anticipated album since January and released it with fans seeking this new DIY alternative-indie record. Unlike Matt and...

Odds Are… February 29

Jared Fisch ('18), Eastside Staff

April 15, 2015


Filed under Underground

It is the most wonderful time of the year... no, not Christmas—my birthday! April 15, also known as Tax Day, is the day I came into this beautiful world. Now Tax Day doesn’t sound like the best day to be born on, but at least I have a birthday to celebrate every year. Unfortunately those that are...

Action Bronson’s new album disappoints fans of his classic rap sound

Action Bronson’s new album disappoints fans of his classic rap sound

Ben Silvert, Eastside Staff

April 15, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

In a genre that takes itself too seriously, it is refreshing to hear a blowhard that compliments himself to the degree of hilarity. Action Bronson is that rapper. He constantly calls himself gorgeous and uses facetious one-liners that warrant at least a chuckle. Even the name of his album, Mr. Won...

Underground History: Missile Silos

Underground History: Missile Silos

Joshua Sodicoff, Eastside Staff

April 14, 2015


Filed under Underground

For many in America’s heartland, serenity seems to bathe the landscape. Few during the Cold War could believe that their areas would ever make a Soviet targeting list or come under scrutiny of the government for the interest of national safety. Few knew the real truth about the underground events that...

Will Butler impresses with debut solo album

Will Butler impresses with debut solo album

Joshua Sodicoff, Eastside Staff

April 3, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

American music. To Will Butler, multi-instrumentalist and member of Arcade Fire, his first solo album, Policy, embodies this idea. Indeed, his folk-rock influenced indie rock hits all the right notes to make it an American classic. Butler had been exposed to the ideas that his album follows from bir...

The Gin Blossoms – Congratulations I’m Sorry (1996)

The Gin Blossoms – Congratulations I’m Sorry (1996)

Asher Maitin, Eastside Staff

April 3, 2015


Filed under Goodwill Hunting, Music Reviews, Underground

The Gin Blossoms is an American rock band with members Bill Leen on bass, Jesse Valenzuela on lead guitar and vocals, Robin Wilson on lead vocals and percussion, Scott Johnson on guitar and piano and Scott Hessel on drums. The band released its third studio album Congratulations I’m Sorry in 1996 in ...

South by Southwest celebrates its twenty-eighth year

South by Southwest celebrates its twenty-eighth year

David Le, Eastside Staff

March 25, 2015


Filed under Underground

South by Southwest is not part of the coordinates to a secret treasure trove, nor is it the cryptic word of the man that gives misleading directions. It is actually a music festival in Austin, Texas that features many musical acts and other events that are related to the music industry. The festival...

Marina and the Diamonds’ new album leaks early

Marina and the Diamonds’ new album leaks early

Jenna Myers, Eastside Opinions Editor

March 23, 2015


Filed under Music Reviews, Underground

Originally supposed to hit the shelves on April 6, Froot, Marina and the Diamonds’ highly anticipated third studio album, was released nearly a month early on March 16 due to an internet leak. Although the full-length audio of Froot was spilled, Marina Diamandis and her newest electro-pop record manage...

Odds Are… The Perfect Bracket

Jared Fisch ('18), Eastside Staff

March 10, 2015


Filed under Underground

  It’s that wonderful time of year again... March Madness. As everyone scrambles to submit their brackets, will yours be the one? Nobody has ever predicted a perfect NCAA March Madness bracket. It doesn’t seem that hard, but truly, it is nearly impossible. With 63 basketball games to be...

Ibeyi releases new song “River” for free on iTunes

Ibeyi releases new song “River” for free on iTunes

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under Underground

French-cuban sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz feature their eerie groove on their new track “River.” Hailing from the Afro-Caribbean Yoruba culture, the two twins use the epithet “Ibeyi” to identify themselves. Actually meaning twins in the Yoruba language, “Ibeyi,” is signed to the record...

Odds Are… Four-Leaved Clovers

Jared Fisch ('18), Eastside Staff

March 4, 2015


Filed under Underground

When you think about St. Patrick’s Day, what comes to mind first? Four-leaf clovers? Leprechauns? Shamrock Shakes? St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the globe every year on March 17. It is a giant celebration of St. Patrick on the date of his death. He was a patron saint who was believed...

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