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The Oregon indie-pop quartet gives us the sound of the summer with their third studio album, “Future Shine”. After three years since their last album, Flor takes us on a journey of finding yourself and finally accepting where you’re at. It was released on May 6. 1. “24” With breezy vocals, cynical lyrics, and upbeat […]

Summer is officially upon us! Gone are the worries of spring semester grades and stressful final exams, and in with the restless, definitely hotter, summer days. Whether you’re traveling for a well-deserved vacation or undertaking some classes, here is a list of country songs to help boost your spirits and keep you cool. All Summer […]

Finals are over – it’s time to release your stress and get into the summer vibe! Here’s a playlist that you can incorporate into your summer activities for a good time. Be Sweet – Japanese Breakfast Ever since this song came out on Japanese Breakfast’s newest album Jubilee, I’ve been obsessed with it! It definitely […]

The semester has come to an end, which means it is officially summertime for us college students. Whether you’re going to be taking summer classes, working, going to the beach, or going out of town, here are some songs to add to your playlist: “Baby, Baby” by The Lemon Twigs This song has been on […]

The cloudy weather we’ve had recently has influenced me to make this mini playlist for you all to listen to for future rainy days. We tend to associate bad weather with sadness, and although some of these songs might be a little sad, there are still some nice cozy feelings we can experience when staying […]

For fans of: CHVRCHES, flor, ODESZA, BROODS Lights’ highly-anticipated 5th album released on Apr. 1. Releasing the bold “Prodigal Daughter” as PEP’s first single, the singer claims her spot back as electropop’s hottest. 1. “Beside Myself” The album first starts with a light (ha!) and airy tune, differing from most of the album. According to […]

It’s 2008 and you’re sitting in the back of your family’s SUV driving towards your next family vacation. You’re most likely listening to Hannah Montana, The Jonas Brothers, or The Black-Eyed Peas with Skullcandy headphones and a CD player. The song ends and you reach for your backpack full of snacks, coloring books, and your […]

Track-by-Track: Real Estate’s Atlas (2014) As the days continue to get longer, flowers start to blossom, and the Texas heat starts coming back, spring’s blossoming is impossible to ignore so it’s only fitting to pair this season with an equally radiant and gorgeous album that has stood the test of time and created waves throughout […]

On May 20, Yo La Tengo and Indigo de Souza will open for Sylvan Esso at Historical Durham Athletic Park in North Carolina. Rock band Yo La Tengo has been creating music since their band’s formation in 1984. Described on Wikipedia as a combination of indie rock, noise pop, experimental rock, and shoegaze, Yo La […]

*Warning: This article contains minor spoilers for the new film Morbius. Read at your own discretion.* When I first watched Morbius, I was pleasantly surprised. I won’t get into all of my Morbius opinions because this isn’t a film review. However, I will say that one of my favorite parts of the film was its’ […]

Evolving from the early 1900’s Dadaists’ art zines, to the science-fiction ”fanzine” of the 1930’s, into the “little magazine” (as it was known during the Beat generation of the 50’s and 60’s), these small-batch, independent publications finally formed the modern-day “zine.” So what is the zine? A sort of subversive literary act, the zine finds […]

Since releasing their debut single “Deep in the West” in 2005, Buck Yeager Band has continuously delighted Texas audiences with their passionate, infectious energy. Rooted in Houston, Texas, this country band provides fun entertainment for people of all ages with clean lyrics and performances that always leave audiences happier than they arrived. Some of their […]

Vietnamese-American and Houstonian Casey Luong or keshi (with a lowercase k) is a self-taught music producer, singer-songwriter and musician whose music contains an interesting mix of R&B, pop, and indie lo-fi influences. He was raised in Sugarland and later went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in nursing. […]

A few weeks ago was the annual music festival, South By South West (SXSW), in Austin, Texas. Austin is sometimes known as the live music capital of the world, but Austin has also changed a lot in the past few years. A lot of people think that the changes happening to the city have also […]

Classical music is a strange genre. Whenever you go to a normal concert, you do it to watch a performance. You want your favorite artist to thrive on that stage playing your favorite songs. You want the communal euphoria of being with other fans as you sweat and scream in ecstasy. Classical music is not […]

Announced March 21st during a guest appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Lizzo is heading back to the radio with a new single titled About Damn Time. The University of Houston singer first blasted into fame with her hit record “Truth Hurts” peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 in […]

Hey Coogs! Spring break is almost here, which means soaking up the sun and enjoying some time off from school to chill and do whatever your heart desires. Here is the perfect playlist to set the scene for your spring break shenanigans, just click on the song title! “Put Your Records On” – Corinne Bailey […]

A few weeks ago, critically acclaimed artist, Mitski, released her sixth studio album, Laurel Hell. As a big Mitski fan, I’ll admit, when the singles for the album came out, I was a little skeptical of the new album. The songs weren’t bad. They were just different and not exactly her best work. However, after […]

In general, I’ve been leaning towards music that’s more laid-back or easy to listen to. As I’ve been settling into the semester and building a routine, I haven’t been listening to music to pump myself up. Instead, I’ve been listening to music just to accompany me in the background while I do my silly little […]

Hayley Williams, known as the energetic lead singer of Paramore, took the world by storm when she released her debut solo album Petals for Armor. After her North American and European tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Williams got to work and wrote more songs that didn’t quite fit the overall tone of […]

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