Mitski’s Love Affair with Loneliness
Written and Photographed by: Erin Christe
The “indie” subset of the music world is majorly dominated by white cishet males, complaining about the fact that they can’t get a girl to sleep with them and about the “world not understanding them.” Aside from the fact that it’s headache-inducing to witness how many of these artists are copy-and-pasted cut-outs of one another, this reality is quite disheartening in the sense that it often pushes so many women, and especially women of color, out of their deserved time in the spotlight.
Beach Fossils Take Over Texas
Written and Photographed by: Mica Kendall
Since their last album, Clash The Truth, Brooklyn based band, Beach Fossils, has not stepped foot in Texas since their last tour in 2015. Within the 2 year time gap after touring, Beach Fossils released their fourth album Somersault. Somersault not only represents a sense of progressive growth from the band’s fundamental sound in Clash The Truth but also hosts some of Payseur’s most evocative, emotionally driven lyrics yet. Thus, the highly acclaimed success of Somersault has not only earned the band millions of streams per song on the album but also an influx of fans yearning to hear Somersault live. This wish was granted last month for Texan fans when Beach Fossils announced their 5 day Texas tour kicking off in Austin at the Mohawk.
Written and Photographed by Jess DeMinto
The Garden are En Route to their fifth album
Written and Photographed by: Mica Kendall
The dynamic Shear twins are back with their newest single, “No Destination,” that will be featured in their brand new album called Mirror Might Steal Your Charm that comes out on March 30th which will be followed by both a European and North American tour.
Ruins not completely in ruins
Written by: Gabby Mrozowski; Image belongs to Columbia Records
Weaved into the beginnings of 2018, First Aid Kit released their senior album, Ruins, on Jan. 19. Fans anticipated fresh-pressed music for four years, after the Swedish sister duo dropped albums every two years between 2010 and 2016. Klara and Johanna Söderberg revealed Ruins was mostly written during a five-week trip in Los Angeles, and both recognize the juxtaposition existing between that environment and their melancholy messages.
With Kyoto Lo-Fi, magnitude and notability go hand in hand, and their most recent EP contains a great volume of both.
Written by: Owen Murray; Photo by: Jeff Rosenstock
Jeff Rosenstock released POST- on New Year’s Day after an utterly exhausting 2017. The American public was bombarded by wild and dangerous tweets from the president himself, Nazis rioted in Charlottesville, and the threat of nuclear war loomed constantly over our heads. Protest songs flooded the airways and the internet to a point of saturation. These are turbulent times.
Billie Ellish establishes herself as the youngest face of heartbreak
Written by: Dasha German & Photographed by: Erin Christe
Fifteen year-old Billie Eilish appeared on my radar several months ago for her single “Ocean Eyes,” whose dreamy pop number warranted many listens. Though she would appear on playlists, and in movies occasionally, Eilish fell off my map until the release of her ghostly indiepop album don’t smile at me, this past August. The highly intellectual lyrics and beautiful melodies are prevalent through the entirety of this album and have continued to impress with each new listen. From the sarcastic “COPYCAT” to the somber “hostage,” Eilish paints a vivid story of teen life and romance in modern times.
Mac Demarco "on the level" with Radio City legends
Written and photographed by: Mica Kendall
From peeing on stage, shoving a cactus into his eye, smashing beer bottles with little care, allowing a dinosaur to crowd surf, and lastly inviting a fan on stage, Mac Demarco’s debut show at Radio City Music hall was a night that everyone in attendance would remember. Not only did Demarco put on a crazy concert at one of the most iconic music venues, but he stayed true to his charismatic character just as if he was playing at an intimate bar venue.
Written and Photographed by Adele Sakey
As soon as you walked into Terminal 5 on Monday evening, it was difficult to move. Every inch of the New York City venue was filled to the brim with enthusiastic concert-goers waiting for Bleachers to take the stage on the second to last night of what Jack Antonoff called “the best tour of his life”. If you were at the show, or any other Bleachers show for that matter, you may have noticed posters adorning the venue providing information on Transgender and LGBTQ rights, or volunteers encourage you to donate to organizations helping to protect transgender people against discrimination. This is part of Jack Antonoff’s work with The Ally Coalition, an organization he helped to found with his former band, Fun., and sister and designer Rachel Antonoff. The organization serves to inspire people take action for LGBTQ equality. To learn more about The Ally Coalition and how you can support their cause, visit, http://theallycoalition.org/.