Now Spinning: Alternative Country Vibes

We're a week into September and so far summer has not shown any signs of slowing down. Summer weather means relaxed vibes – for the average fan of popular music, today's country artists are the essential...
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Album Spoiler: The Killing Lights debut EP

2014 is yet another prime year to be in a metalcore band. Decide on your name, make sure you have an image, record a few songs and watch the fans flock to you. What about a complex, carefully crafted and...
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Album Review: ‘Between Bodies’

'Between Bodies' is The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die's second album, released Oct. 3, 2014. This past February, I had the extreme pleasure of catching The World is a...

Into It. Over It. rocks New Haven crowd

I still get chills when I think about my first experience of the bands Into It. Over It., The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and A Great Big Pile of Leaves on Feb. 23. These three bands are some of the leaders of an emo-rock revival that has grown rapidly in the past several years.
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Vinyl: music in physical form

Last November, I decided to validate my friends calling me a hipster by collecting vinyl records. My love of music is simply too great to be limited to my iTunes library or Spotify playlists. In anticipation of buying a record player, I quickly ordered several of my favorite albums. When Touche Amore's “Is Survived By” was delivered, I excitedly opened it in my dorm.
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Storytelling through music: the need for concept albums

Storytelling is an intrinsic aspect of human nature; whether it’s from grandpa before bedtime, a flickering television screen or your favorite novel, stories are entertaining, enlightening and thought-provoking. Yet, the album is overlooked as a medium of storytelling.