Jesaline Benitez

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Track of the Day

Vundabar – “Chop” By: Jesse Benitez Last night, I had plans from a while back to see Vundabar live for the first time in the nation’s capital. Due to the on-going pandemic, however, I resorted to listening to their music in my home instead. I spent most of the night revisiting Gawk (2015), the second …

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Jack Stauber – “Buttercup” By: Jesse Benitez Quarantine has us picking up new hobbies, discovering new music, and undeniably, downloading Tik Tok. Yep, even I’m guilty for having the video-sharing social networking app on my phone. What can I say? It helps pass the time while introducing me to all kinds of music: new, old, …

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Jarami (feat. Cautious Clay) – “Post Mates” By: Faby Velasquez Dancing is human. No skill is ever required to jive, and that’s freeing.  Jarami, renowned Swedish electronic production duo, collaborate with GW alum and contemporary R&B singer, Cautious Clay, to create a dreamy track; perfect for some quality evening vibes. Whether you are taking a …

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Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee – “Farewell Transmission” By: Jesse Benitez Already being a fan of Jason Molina, the man behind Songs: Ohia and creator of Magnolia Electric Co., I was immediately struck when hearing this version of “Farewell Transmission,” released in 2018 by indie rockers Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee. The tune, originally from Molina’s Magnolia Electric …

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Mac Miller – “Good News” By: Matthew Vargas Mac Miller was a renown, Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist who passed away on September 7, 2018, at the age of 26 from an accidental drug overdose. Before his passing, he had released four studio albums over the course of his career, founded a record label, signed with Warner Records, …

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Album of the Week

The Strokes – The New Abnormal By: Justin Spiegel | Top Tracks: The Adults Are Talking, Bad Decisions The Strokes of course were a touchstone of early 2000s garage revival. Known for their wiry guitar riffs laden in feedback, they were pretty much the outfit of millennial angst at the time. Their debut album, Is This It (2001), captured …

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The Black Keys – “Weight of Love” By: Melissa Borgen I was able to rediscover “Weight of Love” by The Black Keys through an Instagram post I’m partaking in called the “30-Day Song Challenge.” Each day, it prompts you to choose a song based on the description to share with your followers. This one was “A …

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Cleo Sol – “Rose in the Dark” By: Rhema Johnson I believe we can all agree with Jesse that music has served as the main source of escapism during this stressful period. Being home, artists have retreated to livestream concerts, nostalgic DJ battles, releasing albums/singles/EPs, etc. in order to help bring the collective together and …

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Frah Quintale – “Nei Treni La Notte” By: Kareem Mitchell Anyone who knows me would agree that I’m always wandering off to somewhere— physically, spiritually, or even emotionally to marvel at things, big and small. During this health pandemic, I’ve been stuck at home a little more than often, trying to keep things safe. Although …

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Wallows – “OK” By: Alexandria McAlpine Known for their mellow 1980s inspired sounds, the indie-rock trio Wallows, comprised of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston released their newest single, “OK,” and it does not disappoint. The first song released since their debut album, Nothing Happens (2019), “OK” is not quite recognizable as a classic …

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