The Darkness Reunite with New Album

By Robert Frezza, Contributing Writer The Darkness is a glam rock metal band from England that saw their ups and downs in the music industry in the early 2000s. The band consists of Justin Hawkins on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Dan Hawkins on guitar, Frankie Poullain on bass and Rufus Tiger Taylor on…

Brian Demands Respect With “Amen”

By Avani Jurakhan, Staff Writer At the start of 2018, Brian Imanuel changed his stage name from Rich Chigga to Rich Brian. The Indonesian rapper had wanted to make this shift since the single that rocketed him to fame had dropped. “Dat $tick”, and its viral music visual, reached the West quickly after being uploaded…

Jake Bugg isn’t Buggin’

By Kalkidan Tadese, Contributing Writer Jake Bugg’s Got Jokes, but his music isn’t one. Jake Bugg’s fourth album “Hearts That Strain” was released this past September and features the country folk, americana tunes of “How Soon The Dawn,” “This Time,” and “Southern Rain.” The singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise in 2013 is gossiped to be long behind…

The Accidentals: On their Major-Label Debut and Eclectic Sound

By Nicole Rosenthal, Staff Writer   It is truly unprecedented to witness the three-dimensional depth–and sheer youthful talent–that is found in The Accidentals’ musicianship. Born out of friendship, a history of familial musical backgrounds and an after school music program, Michigan-based genre defying three piece The Accidentals have been stunning audiences for nearly six years….

Miguel’s “War & Leisure” Is Fueled by the Headlines

By Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer Miguel’s newest album was expected to be his major comeback. But in many ways, it marks the 32-year-old singer/songwriter’s departure. The old Miguel — who crooned “this love between you and I/is as simple as pie” on 2011’s Sure Thing and sported a near-bald scalp — has risen to becoming…

River View Dives into the Darkness with new EP “Everything’s Happening”

By Connor Gatesman, Music Editor   “Everything’s Happening” is the new self-produced extended play  from River View, the alias of Cy Alpheus Tyrrell Gowdie, a sophomore studying marketing at the Stern School of Business at NYU. The project, which dropped on November 26, is a blend of vocals with electronic rhythms which form a number…

Charlotte Cardin Gets “Dirty, Dirty”

By Alexa Leo, Contributing Writer Hailing from Montreal, Canada, 22 year old Charlotte Cardin is a model turned singer-songwriter that first received exposure in the music industry in 2013 by earning a spot within the Top 4 finalists of the Canadian “The Voice,” “La Voix.” Sonically, Cardin’s voice is soulful and sultry, with clear jazz…

Rostam’s Half-Light is a Mixed Bag

By Satish Reginald, Contributing Writer Although Half-Light is Rostam Batmanglij’s debut solo-album, the 33-year old songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, has had meaningful impact on high profile records for nearly a decade. With three of his fellow Columbia alums, Batmanglij formed Vampire Weekend and served as the genre-bending band’s primary producer and one of its two…

Hump Day Update: 9/6/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. ABC has chosen to use Taylor Swift’s latest…

Khalid’s Debut Album Defines Being an “American Teen”

By Sabeena N. Singhani, Contributing Writer Being an American teen is truly an iconic feeling — every book, movie and TV show attempts to capture that time. But rather than a 20-something retrospective view of what are supposed to be the best years of life, fresh-faced teen Khalid brings to R&B the thing teenagers have…

“Thank You 4 Your Service” Expands Horizons

By Thomas Lange, Contributing Writer A whopping 18 years after their previous project, legendary rap crew A Tribe Called Quest is back with what was confirmed to be their final album, “We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.” The cryptic album title comes from Tribe MC Phife Dawg, who, despite his untimely passing,…