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Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

From the release of his single Funeral, I've been a fan of AUGUST 08, who first appeared alongside Rich Brian in Arizona. Since the song dropped, I have patiently waited for the release of his EP Father, which was finally released May 11, despite it being expected in April. The R&B artist rel...


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Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Since his debut in Arizona on Rich Brian's Amen, I've anxiously waited for his first solo work. Luckily, the wait wasn't long, as his first single, Funeral, was dropped on February 7th, just 5 days after Amen's release. The new R&B/Soul artist steps into the music scene with a very simple...

Fields of Agony

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Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Though released in 1995, No Use for a Name's Fields of Agony, in my opinion, is as relevant today as it was over 20 years ago. Though it was likely written in response to the U.S.'s involvement with the conflicts in Somalia and Haiti, and used for Rock Against Bush Vol. 2 in response to the war...


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Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

I'll admit I've always had a soft spot for Ajr ever since their first hit, "I'm Ready", back in 2013. They were fun and playful, and they always surprised me with their bold style. Even though I don't hear many people talk about them anymore, this time they have done it again with their new song "Weak"...

Good Grief

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Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016

To think a title that I would associate with "Charlie Brown", would make such a great song, is amazing. On Bastille's album Send Them Off, Good Grief takes a more popish style, but stays true to its weirdly satisfying roots. At first the song seems to be about trying to forget a loved one. When really...

Drug Dealer

Drug Dealer

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016

Macklemore, who was made famous for his hit song "Thrift Shop," dropped a new single "Drug Dealer" featuring Ariana DeBoo Oct. 11. I'm not normally a big fan of rap, but Macklemore's anthem against big pharmaceutical companies drew my interest. The song starts with a soft piano instrumental, with h...