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The Mountain Goats newest release, Jenny From Thebes, combines indie-folk songwriting with an epic poetry style.

‘Jenny from Thebes’ makes her return appearance

By Rowan Keller Smith, Staff Writer November 2, 2023
“Jenny From Thebes'' has a fully fleshed-out narrative, something akin to Homer-level epic poetry mixed with indie-folk songwriting. While at times its pop-esque instrumental falls flat, the lyricism prevails. The Mountain Goats have created a work of art worthy of recognition. 
Leaning into an indie folk sound, Maya Hawkes sophomore album MOSS sees Hawke try out a new sound, although with caution.

Review: Maya Hawke does not expand on her potential

By Lily Lipka, Contributing Writer October 4, 2022
Following her first album "Blush," released in 2020, Maya Hawke's follow-up, "MOSS," fails to capture the full potential of Hawke's clear talent.
Sufjan Stevens’ “The Ascension” combines Stevens’ familiar spirituality with a new electropop twist. The songs are heartfelt, but the existentialism grows tiring by the midpoint.

Review: Musician mixes spirituality with electropop

By Eva Salzman, Staff Writer October 5, 2020
Sufjan Stevens’ “The Ascension” combines Stevens’ familiar spirituality with a new electropop twist.
Folk group Lord Huron released its newest album Vide Noir, incorporating reflective lyrical imagery into its characteristic, powerful instrumentals.

Review: Atmospheric visions abound in “Vide Noir”

By Tyler Obropta, Proofreader April 29, 2018
Lord Huron, an indie-folk dynamo of Midwestern mysticism and lakeside loneliness, returns with an updated sound and an eye toward the stars.
Review: The Head and the Heart tugs at listeners heartstrings

Review: The Head and the Heart tugs at listener’s heartstrings

By Olivia Riggio, Contributing Writer September 14, 2016
All artists experiment with their sound, and The Head and the Heart is no exception. Though many fans might be disillusioned by the band’s newfound dance-pop sound, the album is well-produced and full of catchy songs. The 13-track LP contains some gems, and despite some breaches in originality, it is energetic and easy to listen to.
From left, local musicians Beverly Stokes ’10 and assistant professor of biology Brooks Miner created and produced their first album, “All These Dotted Lines,” released May 10.

Assistant professor and alumna produce indie album

By Kate Nalepinski, Staff Writer May 3, 2016
Brooks Miner and Beverly Stokes have been working on their first album for over a year now, recording primarily in their small Brooklyn studio and in various parts of Ithaca. Their new indie-folk album, “All These Dotted Lines,” will be available online May 10.
The Head and the Hearts Lets Be Still: Album Preview

The Head and the Heart’s “Let’s Be Still”: Album Preview

By Robyn Schmitz October 11, 2013

The Head and the Heart, an indie-rock folk band straight out of Seattle, Wash., is known for its complex harmonies, acoustic guitars, build ups, and vocal releases. Their self-titled debut album is known...

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