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Lorde released her album Pure Heroine in 2013 (Courtesy of Facebook).

Don’t Make Me Grow Up: Songs for New Post-Grads

May 2, 2018

By Meredith Nardino The realization that there are only three weeks left of one’s college career is a harsh one, as I’m sure every senior knows. Part of me is so ready to pack up my things and...

U.K singer, James Bay, will release his album Electric Light this May. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Future New Music Fridays

April 18, 2018

By Meredith Nardino New Music Fridays have become a cultural staple, even for those of us who don’t necessarily identify as major music buffs. There’s something so exciting about scrolling throug...

Lauren Mayberry, lead singer of the Glasgow synth-pop outfit Chvrches, performs (Courtesy of Flickr).

Spring Break Anthems

March 21, 2018

By Meredith Nardino  I’m not sure how it happened, but we’re coming up on the final stretch of the spring semester. Spring break starts tomorrow, and once we (somewhat begrudgingly) return, the re...

Sounds of the Silver Screen: A Look at Best Original Song

Sounds of the Silver Screen: A Look at Best Original Song

March 8, 2018

By Meredith Nardino This weekend marked the pinnacle of awards season: the 90th Academy Awards. It’s Hollywood’s biggest night with its most glamorous stars. Before flying to Twitter with all t...

U2's Bono performs at the now-Johan Cruyff Arena on July 29, 2017 during their The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. (Courtesy of Flickr)

When Music Meets Protest

February 7, 2018

By Meredith Nardino All sides of the entertainment industry are facing intense scrutiny for decades of systematic misconduct, yet the music industry has somehow managed to avoid the conversation...

Grammy Awards Prediction

Grammy Awards Prediction

January 24, 2018

By Meredith Nardino Let’s be honest, 2017 was pretty bleak. With political unrest and social injustice crowding headlines on the daily, it would be easy to spend the rest of your life hiding under a grey cloud of c...

Fleet Foxes fits the cozy sweater-weather vibe perfectly, with many tracks that serve as festive alternate backgrounds (Courtesy of Flickr).

Alternate Soundtrack of Songs For The Season

December 6, 2017

By Meredith Nardino Even though this year has felt more like an eternity, I was still shocked to turn my calendar to its final page this weekend. The holiday season has always been one of my favorite times of the year, b...

Hozier at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC 2014-05-13

Fall in Love with Autumn Acoustics

September 27, 2017

By Meredith Nardino Last Friday marked the official beginning of the best season of the year: fall. The only things better than chunky sweaters, cozy scarves and apple-cider-flavored everything are the sounds...

Set the perfect backdrop to pre-midterm study sessions with acoustic covers, like “Glory (Bunker Session)” by Bastille (Courtesy of Bastille).

Start the Semester Right With a Banger

September 13, 2017

By Meredith Nardino It’s the third week of the semester, and still, no part of me is prepared to get back into the swing of studying. No matter what I do, I can never put together a solid routine once the workload star...

Bishop Briggs has a soulful voice and a dark-punk vibe - a festival fast hit (Courtesy of Facebook).

Festival Favorites

April 26, 2017

By Meredith Nardino If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last two weekends floundering in Coachella FOMO. Though livestreams help music fans feel a little bit closer to the action, there’s nothing that can compar...

Jack Antonoff of Bleachers released an upbeat bop entitled “Don’t Take the Money.”

New and Noteworthy Music to Mix It Up

April 5, 2017

By Meredith Nardino There will never be enough hours in one day (or even in one lifetime) to give undivided attention to the all of the latest music. Art takes on a new meaning in the social climate we have...

Hippo Campus’ debut LP,

Hippo Campus’ “Landmark”

March 8, 2017

By Meredith Nardino On their debut LP Landmark, Hippo Campus find comfort in the pains of growing up. Jake Luppen, Nathan Stocker, Zach Sutton and Whistler Allen may have named their album Landmark after the music buildi...

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