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IDLES Return with an Empathetic Punk Triumph on “Joy as an Act of Resistance”

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On the track “Television”, front-man Joe Talbot nails into your head that “If someone talked to you the way you do to you, I’d put their teeth through. Love yourself!” IDLES’ second album, Joy as An Act of Resistance, is a forty-two minute post-Brexit adrenaline rush that consistently holds a sense of honesty and compassion.

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Brockhampton’s “Iridescence” Displays the Darkest Recesses of the Group’s Mind

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After ten tumultuous months and three cancelled projects, BROCKHAMPTON’s fifth studio album and first installment of their second trilogy, recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, is packed with an unexpected array of sonic experimentation and deeper confessional lyricism that reaches beyond the safety of the three Saturation albums.

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Surf Rock is Dead Interview with WRSU


On September 20th, WRSU’s Shalom Obisie interviewed Chicago based dream pop act Surf Rock is Dead. The band discussed first impressions, the song writing process, and the future of SRID.

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The Parlor Mob Interview with WRSU

On day two of our Sea. Hear. Now. coverage, WRSU’s Bennett Rosner sat down with Sam Bey of The Parlor Mob. The two discussed changes in the recording industry, the legacy of the band’s first album, and the group’s latest stylistic shift.

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Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie Interview with WRSU

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WRSU’s Vi Hook chatted with Dave Depper of Death Cab for Cutie before the band’s Greek Theater performance on September 27th. The multi-instrumentalist and composer discussed his unlikely appearances on Ellen, lineup changes, and Death Cab’s newest album.

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Fall Out Boy’s Diverse Line-up?

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Over the past 10 to 15 years, there are very few bands that have grown and matured the way Fall Out Boy has. From being “Kings of Pop Punk” to “Gods of Arena Rock”, Fall Out Boy has climbed the mountain of success. I had the privilege to see them at the start of the fall semester, and the angsty teenager in me was not disappointed.

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The Battery Electric Interview with WRSU

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On day one of our Sea. Hear. Now. coverage, WRSU’s Bennett Rosner interviewed Asbury Park rockers The Battery Electric. The group spared no words in sharing their thoughts on the best way to wear denim, partying, and the spirit of Rock n’ Roll!

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Father John Misty’s “God’s Favorite Customer” Review

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Egotistical. Self-absorbed. Pretentious. These are all words commonly used to describe Joshua Tillman, or as he’s more commonly known, Father John Misty. However, these seemingly negative qualities account for why his music works. God’s Favorite Customer, released back in June, is a much more personal album than 2017’s grand and nihilistic social satire, Pure Comedy.

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Rubblebucket’s “Sun Machine” is a Strange and Beautiful Paradox

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The conventional idea of a soulmate is eternally endearing but instinctively impractical, and it really ought to be left in Disney movies. The idea that you could love one person and have that be enough for your entire life isn’t impossible, but at the same time it doesn’t seem incredibly likely. Marriage in America is a crumbling institution (anything with a near 50% failure rate is not working) and monogamy is being questioned more than ever.  

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Mac Demarco Live in Central Park Review

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It is a known fact to every indie fan that Mac Demarco and live performances go together like cuffed pants and Vans. Demarco has been enriching, if not bewildering, the rock music world with his wacky yet wholesome performing style. 

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