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Bloodboy – Punk Adjacent By: Alexandria McAlpine | Top Tracks: Is Now A Good Time To Ruin Your Life?, All My Idiots Musician Lexie Papillion, the talent behind Bloodboy, has created a slightly-softer-than-punk-rock sound with her debut album released summer 2019. The album has 10 tracks with jazzy grandiose sounds fore-fronted by Papillion’s belting vocals.  …

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Deeper – “Esoteric” By: Jesse Benitez Being stuck inside during this quarantine has got some of my buried teen angst resurfacing, but this time, in a much more contained form. “Esoteric,” the first track off Deeper’s latest release, Auto-Pain (2020), brings back some of that sad-punk nostalgia I’ve been missing for a long time. The riot-y …

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  Fragile Girls – “失去尼歐” By: Jesse Benitez In the summer of 2018, I spent my time learning Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan. I found that some of the best ways to learn a new language was to immerse yourself in the art, whether that be with books, movies, or music. Knowing my passion for …

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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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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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