Tag: Music

Rina Sawayama offers free therapy in new album

Japanese-British modern pop icon, Rina Sawayama, released her second studio album, “Hold the Girl,” on Friday, Sept. 16. Famous for her fresh take on the genre, Sawayama continues to revitalize pop with her incorporation of atypical instruments and cutting lyricism. Sawayama has opened up about the personal inspiration behind “Hold […]

Popular streaming services underpay musicians

Photo courtesy of Apple Music, Wikipedia. Streaming services have become an ingrained part of our culture, and for good reason. It’s very convenient to have so much content available to you for a low monthly rate. Music is no exception, as you can find most artists that you’re looking for on […]

2022 Grammys: Heartfelt tributes to the power of music

Photo courtesy of Ted Jenson of Recording Academy, Wikipedia. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards took place on the evening of April 3, celebrating the first full-scale in-person award ceremony since January 2020. The night was filled with all the Grammy classics: high-end red carpet looks, variety of intricate performances and predictable […]

New COIN album lacks cohesion and sincerity

Photo courtesy of Andrewha852, Wikipedia. American pop-rock band COIN started teasing their fourth album in October of 2021 with the release of their single “Chapstick.” On March 25 they released “Uncanny Valley,” a 14-track long exploration of how the human experience can be defined and expressed in light of rapidly advancing […]

The Front Bottoms reflect on self-titled 10 years later

Photo courtesy of Mark Jaworski. Between working shifts at Ramsey’s ShopRite and taking music production classes, Brian Sella spent his sophomore year at Ramapo writing songs. It wasn’t long before he asked his childhood best friend Mat Uychich to join as a drummer, regularly meeting to record material that they would […]

Weezer releases a boring, withering dud of an EP

Photo courtesy of micadew, Wikipedia. On March 20, Weezer released their new EP, “SZNZ: Spring.” This EP is the first in a series of four EPs set to be released by the band throughout the year with each release meant to correspond to a different season. While the concept for this […]