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September 16, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Singles for the week of 4/19

By | Apr 20, 2019

“Easy”
Tycho, Saint Sinner
Released April 17, 2019
Mom + Pop/ Ninja Tune
Tycho is known for composing glittering, ambient techno soundscapes.

Review: “You Are Ok” album is more than just OK

By | Apr 14, 2019

The Maine has an empowering message for listeners: “You Are Ok.”
With the release of its seventh studio album, “You Are Ok,” alt-rock band The Maine put to rest the slow, emotional phase of its last era with this upbeat and cohesive set.

Review: Billie Eilish’s record is a spectral dream

By | Apr 7, 2019

Two years after Billie Eilish catapulted onto the indie-alternative scene with her EP “dont smile at me,” the 17-year-old artist released her magnum opus of a debut album: “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” Eilish explores the positives and negatives of adolescence, love and pain, all with a mix of somber vocals and sharp, electrical beats.  

Review: Singles for the Week of of 4/7

By | Apr 7, 2019

“Unbearably White”
Vampire Weekend
Released April 4, 2019
Spring Snow, LLC.

Review: Singles for the Week of 3/29

By | Mar 30, 2019

“Mi Persona Favorita”
Alejandro Sanz & Camila Cabello
Released March 28, 2019
Universal Music Spain
This collaboration between Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz and American pop star Camila Cabello is sweet and tender.

Review: SWMRS album it burning with passion

By | Feb 24, 2019

After Oakland-based punk-rock group SWMRS signed with New York City–based record label Fueled By Ramen and released its record label debut and overall third LP, “Drive North,” the band has returned to the punk scene with its follow-up, “Berkeley’s On Fire.”
The band itself initially got attention because of its drummer, Joey Armstrong — Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s son — but “Berkeley’s On Fire” combines eccentric tracks that blend together a multitude of punk, alt-rock and surf-rock elements, giving the band a separate, personal identity.

Review: “Freedom’s Goblin” is free of faults

By | Feb 4, 2019

In his 10th studio album, “Freedom’s Goblin,” Ty Segall joins fuzzy guitar with electronic funk.

Review: Singles for the Week of 2/1

By The Ithacan | Feb 2, 2019

“Fine Mess”
Interpol
Released Jan. 30, 2019
Matador Records
New York rockers, Interpol’s surprise single is moody and raucous.

Review: Deerhunter album is rapturous yet subtle

By | Jan 28, 2019

Apocalyptic but wistful, unsettling but eerily calm, Deerhunter’s eighth album “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?” is a subtle but striking work of art.

Review: Alternative folk band goes back to roots

By | Nov 26, 2018

Each track on “Delta” is sensational, and the band’s excellence will not be forgotten in years to come.

Review: MØ brings indie influences to pop melodies

By | Oct 28, 2018

“Forever Neverland” is a testament to how pop artists aren’t necessarily bound to the conventional boundaries of pop music.

Review: Twenty One Pilots perfects signature alt-rock rap

By | Oct 9, 2018

“Trench” is an epic return for Twenty One Pilots — the band expands its sound and poetic lyrics without fear of “selling out” to mainstream media.