Black Belt Eagle Scout – Mother of My Children Review

Black Belt Eagle Scout – Mother of My Children Review

Black Belt Eagle Scout’s Mother of My Children feels like a biography out of order, a collection of old photographs thrown together in a drawer somewhere. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Katherine Paul plays every instrument in Black Belt Eagle Scout, from drums to bass to guitar. She grew up on a small Indian reservation, … Continue reading “Black Belt Eagle Scout – Mother of My Children Review”

boygenius EP Review

boygenius EP Review

Although scheduled for release on November 11th, October 26th marked the surprise digital release of the highly-anticipated EP from “indie-rock supergroup” boygenius. The trio, comprised of singer-songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, was named with a firmly tongue-in-cheek nod to industry sexism and the generalization of “women in music.” Each of the three … Continue reading “boygenius EP Review”

Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview

Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview

I met Inbal for coffee in January. “You’re a musician? You have to listen to my cousin, Ely. He’s a jazz guitarist. He has an EP online. Check him out!” I was skeptical. How many aspiring young musicians have posted half-finished pieces online? But a few days later I checked out his SoundCloud and I was … Continue reading “Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview”

Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy

Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy

On Be The Cowboy, Mitski enters into her phase of exploration, having reached a level at which she can finally stretch out her musical limbs and take more creative liberties than before. For starters, the album is composed of 14 tracks, only a couple of which exceed three minutes. It’s representative of her tastes diversifying, … Continue reading “Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy”

Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection

Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection

Years & Years have kept relatively quiet since they saw mass success with their single, “King.” Their debut album, Communion, charted at #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums, and the effort won the band multiple awards, most in their home country of the UK. Through 2016 and 2017, the synthpop trio toured around the … Continue reading “Years & Years’ Palo Santo is Pop Perfection”

Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer

Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer

When I first started listening to 5 Seconds of Summer in 2012, they only had 2 EPs out (Somewhere New and Unplugged), and about 12,000 Twitter followers. I fell in love with their cover of “Jasey Rae” by All Time Low, and fell down the fangirl spiral pretty quickly. The baby-faced 16-18 year-olds were soon … Continue reading “Album Review: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer”

Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP

Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP

On the last day of the year 2000, a relatively unknown three-person rock band hailing from Brooklyn debuted a five-song EP with a picture of a girl wearing a necklace with big gold letters that spelled out “Master” on the front. It was the first recorded form of their sound that they put out for … Continue reading “Sophie’s Selections: Unpacking the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ First EP”