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Andrew Belle shares the “Spectrum” of love

Andrew Belle released “Spectrum” earlier this month ahead of his new album Nightshade.  Belle once again collaborated with long time producer Chad Copelin (LANY, Ben Rector, BRONCHO), drummer/programmer James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, The National), and fellow artist SYML who co-wrote "My Poor Heart" with ...

Japanese Breakfast - 'Jubilee'

Japanese Breakfast and Indie Rock’s Grand Turn to the Cinematic

The music on Japanese Breakfast’s third album, Jubilee, practically glows out of the speakers. Luminous synths sway behind buoyant orchestral arrangements as Michelle Zauner lets her voice drip in joyous, dreamy echoes. It’s a triumphant statement after two critically acclaimed albums and one New York Times best-selling ...

Clairo and Olivia Rodrigo

Clairo Walked So Olivia Rodrigo Could Run

It was January 2018 when the question first appeared: is Clairo an industry plant? A Pitchfork article lauding the then 19-year-old musician’s millions of YouTube views for the song "Pretty Girl" seemed to coincide with a generous repositioning of her music on Spotify playlists. I’d been participating in an online group ...

The Weeknd To Headline NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show 2021

Abel Tesafaye (known by stage name The Weeknd) went "from homeless to Forbes list" to being booked as the headlining act for the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL on February 7, 2021. This comes as no surprise, as The Weeknd has dominated the industry this year with his chart-topping album ...

News & Reaction: Attack Attack! reportedly back together

I just logged onto Twitter and saw something surprising. "Attack Attack" trending. 660k tweets. I figured that couldn't possibly mean what I thought, especially with that amount of tweets. But, 2020 gonna 2020 I guess. Shout out to my friend Micah Powers for informing me (albeit indirectly) of this crabcore band circa ...

Craft & Vinyl goes beyond brick and mortar in the age of COVID

I've only been there a couple of times, but the Grandview Heights, OH hybrid record store, studio, and venue made an impression with its down to earth, easygoing atmosphere. Like countless others, the venue has been struggling with how to make ends meet in a space where socially distant shows are impractical and the ...

“Artists Against Overdose” virtual concert to take place next Monday the 31st

Next Monday, August 31st, 20 artists from around the world will perform sets to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. With the world reeling from COVID-19, civil unrest, and an extra tumultuous election year, there is no doubt that many are looking for ways to cope with it all. Many of these ways are ...