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Derek Webb – Targets

It's arduous work to be a professional autobiographer: to look at the world and describe it when your life is far from over, and all aspects of it are subject to change. The words, thoughts, and beliefs of yesterday might not resonate with your current frame of reference, and in the public eye it's hard to position yourself ...

Redfield – Pictures

Today, I'm feeling inspired to sharpen my critical thinking on electronic music as I sit here sipping my blood orange tea in Roosevelt Coffeehouse. My beats of choice this afternoon come from Redfield, a UK producer on Diplo's imprint Higher Ground. Redfield is everything you know and love about house music in one three ...

Vaporwave, a past due review, and more [single reviews]

Sløtface - "Telepathic": The music video for this song is essentially a piece of surrealism that doesn't take itself too seriously, which actually describes the song too. If you want depth, it's there. But if you want to enjoy its absurdity at face value, there's that too. This synth-influenced pop punk is definitely a ...

Preview: The Antlers’ Hospice 10 Year Anniversary Show

Words by Samantha Skapin Do you like indie and/or ambient music? Do you get emotional over the song "Kettering" like I do? Boy, do I have a show for you! Indie rock band The Antlers are playing their iconic album Hospice in full this Thursday at The Athenaeum Theatre in Columbus. Celebrating the 10 year anniversary ...

Getting that travel itch… [single reviews]

Sea Cycles - "Quota": I first heard of Sea Cycles a few years ago when they were booked for a tour with Narrow/Arrow and they played Audiofeed Festival. The experimental dreampop group is rather fittingly from Florida. I say fitting because I can hear bits of both Copeland and Polyenso in their music. On "Quota" they ...

From Indie Folk to Neo-Soul: Get to Know Sam Westhoff, the Name Behind the Evolution [Artists to Watch]

Sometimes all you need to realize the true greatness of something is to take a second look. I met Sam Westhoff some five years ago, as we were both freshmen at the university we attended. I’ve always known Westhoff as a musician, and I remember that first EP he released back in 2014, Hello, my name is. Not long after I ...

I think this is working… I think. but these are def cool. [single reviews]

DBMK - "Heartscam": DBMK seem to have found that happy medium between Twenty One Pilots and The 1975, while occupying a space all their own. Their newest single "Heartscan" seems to further make a point of this. I appreciate the band's ability to make effective use of space in this song, often trading bombastic grooves for ...