Album Review: Island Universe Story Four by Helado Negro

Album Review: Island Universe Story Four by Helado Negro

Think back to your high school cafeteria. Picture the far corner where, behind a tray of Mashed Potatoes and Beige, one student always sat wearing outsized headphones and a look of practiced indifference.  Perhaps, like me, you always wondered what music allowed them to transcend grim reality and reach such a serene mind-state. In hindsight, … Continue reading “Album Review: Island Universe Story Four by Helado Negro”

Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn

Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn

Impeccable rockers Dream Wife from Brighton, UK made their way to Elsewhere in Brooklyn last week for a sweaty show hosted by DIY Magazine. Their self-titled album is out now, featuring standout tracks “Somebody”, “Fire”, “Let’s Make Out”, and “F.U.U.”. Check it out for a healthy dose of art-rock powered by electric guitars, flirty vocals, … Continue reading “Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn”

Preview of Jack White’s Third Solo Album: Boarding House Reach

Preview of Jack White’s Third Solo Album: Boarding House Reach

This week, Jack White dropped two singles from his forthcoming album, Boarding House Reach. The album, set to be released in March, will be Jack White’s third solo album, and his first since his 2014 Lazaretto. White, formerly a member of the White Stripes, has had a solo career marked by biting lyrics backed by … Continue reading “Preview of Jack White’s Third Solo Album: Boarding House Reach”

Single Review: “How Simple” by Hop Along

Single Review: “How Simple” by Hop Along

After a week of teasing the album artwork on social media, Hop Along have finally announced their new album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog and released the first track off the album, “How Simple,” along with a tour across North America in the summer. It’s a departure from their typical rock sound and incorporates elements … Continue reading “Single Review: “How Simple” by Hop Along”

Single Review: “Fay” by (Sandy) Alex G

Single Review: “Fay” by (Sandy) Alex G

A cryptic new single from Philly-fave (Sandy) Alex G was quietly released on his personal Youtube channel last night, January 18th. Though the song’s lyrics can be easily fit in a single line, (“In the car, knocking at my door, reer-reer-reer, what’s the problem officer? what’s your knocking for?”) it is hardly his least verbose. … Continue reading “Single Review: “Fay” by (Sandy) Alex G”

Frank Ocean Announces New Album

Frank Ocean Announces New Album

Frank Ocean, the idiosyncratic grammy-winning singer-songwriter, may be the most mysterious enigma in the contemporary music scene. After the success of Ocean’s major label debut channel ORANGE, the next four years were spent relatively quiet. Within 2 days in 2016; Ocean dropped the visual album Endless, fulfilling his recording contract with record label giant Def … Continue reading “Frank Ocean Announces New Album”

Interview with White Reaper’s Tony Esposito

Interview with White Reaper’s Tony Esposito

This Monday, garage-rockers White Reaper are playing the Foundry, upstairs at the Fillmore in Philadelphia. The band’s latest album, The World’s Best American Band, sees the band evolving beyond their basement-sized sound into something ready for a bigger stage. WQHS chatted with lead singer and guitarist Tony Esposito in advance of their performance. The following … Continue reading “Interview with White Reaper’s Tony Esposito”

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Masseduction is Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s fifth studio album and follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled album. The album opener, “Hang on Me,” includes a repeating call to another to “hang on me/ ‘Cause you and me/ We’re not meant for this world.” It’s an interesting introduction to ideas Clark addresses later … Continue reading “Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent”

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: MILKK – Pacific Kiss

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: MILKK – Pacific Kiss

Despite only having been a full trio for less than a month, and only existing for almost two, indie-pop group MILKK are making waves with their first single, “Pacific Kiss.” The Nashville/Minneapolis based group took inspiration from LA for their newest single, referencing Malibu and Pacific Coast Highway (highway one, as they call it), drawing … Continue reading “SINGLE OF THE WEEK: MILKK – Pacific Kiss”