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Amen and Goodbye by Yeasayer (Mute)

Yeasayer may have released their new album, Amen And Goodbye, on April Fools’ Day, but their fourth studio album is no joke. The quirky band upped its game by creating a spunky-yet-melodious soundtrack. Amen And Goodbye could be described as an indie album, but Yeasayer

Everyone Has to Start Somewhere

PALO SANTO ON BAND BEGINNINGS AND SHOW REJECTIONS Observing a group of people setting out to create their own music before anyone really knows who they are is a unique experience. It is hard to introduce a band when they haven’t released any music, conjured a

Up to Anything by The Goon Sax (Chapter Music)

The trio of Brisbane teenagers who perform as The Goon Sax released their debut album, Up To Anything, on March 11. Signed on the basis of an unsolicited demo, the group has created a sound integrating indie pop with lyrical storytelling. It is tempting to

Staff Picks 4/6: Ladies, Don’t Prepetuate the Patriarchy

“Wishin’ and Hopin’” – Dusty Springfield In a perfect act of irony, feminist musician Ani Difranco covered this track because lyrics like, “Wear your hair just for him. ‘Cause you won’t get him wishin’ and hopin’” are just laughable in their acceptance of sexist ideas.

Welcome the Worms by Bleached (Dead Oceans)

There’s not much more punk-rock than two neon-haired, LA-based sisters singing Damned covers in Black Flag T-shirts and scuffed boots. With their sophomore album, Welcome The Worms, released April 1, Bleached continues this outrageously rock’n’roll trend, only this time they showcase more tightened production and

FREE VERSE: Ol’ Country Patriarchy

I’ve been going back to my roots a little lately, listening to the boss ass country bitches that I grew up on. And while recounting the incredible talent of Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Dolly Parton is wonderful, this revisitation of their music has me

Emmanuel Host Multifaceted Exhibit

CU DENVER STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS COLLABORATION The hardest part of being a creative person is not coming up with something to create, but finding others to create with. Creativity, many times, comes from a very introspective place, and the creators themselves often reflect this in their

Evol by Future (Epic)

Future is full of surprises; shortly after releasing his unexpected mixtape, Purple Reign, he released his new album Evol on Feb. 6—and yes, that is meant to be love backwards. Future has often produced tracks that do not miss a single beat, along with a

FREE VERSE: Spring Break Forever, Baby

Welcome back from Spring Break all you party animals. I hope your week was spent with your laptops closed and something like The Shangri-Las coming through the speakers of whatever beachside bar you found yourself. For me, the music was girl group Habibi and the