In 2018, politics hit hard, pop culture clamored and us radio DJs kept our heads afloat. One factor connected it all: music. And in 2018, music was good. This year’s albums were filled with beautiful storytelling and innovative production, and we celebrated both breakout and veteran stars. When it comes to contemporary language, though, some […]
By Theo Bloom The first of country musician Craig Gerdes’ shows was a wild, high energy performance for four straight hours. Never did his and his band’s energies wain, nor did the crowd’s enthusiasm for the outlaw country outfit. The performance was filled with some great instrumentation and fantastic vocals, and the band had an […]
Mick Jenkins – Smoking Song (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD) (SMOOTH) The last song off of Mick Jenkins’ new album is perfectly titled. Opening up with a smooth bass line and flourishing woodwinds, he creates a rich jazz vibe right off the bat. Combined with his voice, which adds to the intimacy of the song, Jenkins transports the […]
By Allison Schulz Just days before It’s Me: Ross performs at KCOU’s Birthday Bash on Nov. 3, the local band’s frontman Ross Menefee sat down with KCOU’s Allison Schulz. Menefee talked about the band’s new album, his journey toward making genuine art and, most importantly, his alter ego as Professor Swag. KCOU: How has the […]
BY ELENA K. CRUZ TRAVIS SCOTT’S “ASTROWORLD”; KELELA’S “TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES”; JOJI’S “BALLADS 1”; AMINE’S “ONEPOINTFIVE.” SO MANY ARTISTS HAVE RELEASED ALBUMS RECENTLY IN WHICH EVERY SINGLE SONG IS TITLED FULLY IN CAPS. AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY. IS IT TO SUIT AN AESTHETIC? MAYBE. BUT THE MORE ARTISTS WHO COPY THIS […]
By Theo Bloom (Yung Forehead Wrinkles) The year 2018 has been a fantastic year for music; there have been incredible albums released in a wide-ranging swath of genres. Despite this, there is one category of music that seems to be left to the wayside: Novelty music. Truly silly natured novelty music seems to be a […]
Jerry Paper – Everything Borrowed (STUMBLING) Featuring the warped synths and smooth grooves that have become his signature sound, “Everything Borrowed” has Jerry Paper cry about the trivial value people place on social order and objects. Despite the dire subject matter, the chill vibes sent through the stumbling beat will keep you moving. By Evan […]
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Review by Colton Robertson BROCKHAMPTON graced us with its fourth studio album, “Iridescence,” on Sept. 21. The self-proclaimed boyband continued with the uniqueness it has been known for with its arrival. “Iridescence” is a work unlike any I’ve seen ever, only to be compared to previous BROCKHAMPTON projects. What sets this release apart from their […]
By Jarrod Russo The Holydrug Couple’s “Chevalier” is an instrumental that blends electronic, indie and psychedelic rock into a smooth, looping song. If you haven’t checked out their newest album, this is a great place to start!