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On April 5, American indie pop singer/songwriter Conan Gray released his third studio album, “Found Heaven.”

Conan Gray transitions to glam rock in ‘Found Heaven’

By Sammie Macaranas, Staff Writer April 15, 2024
On April 5, American indie pop singer/songwriter Conan Gray released his third studio album, “Found Heaven.” He amassed a large fan base after the release of his extended play, “Sunset Season,” in 2018, featuring the iconic songs “Crush Culture” and “Generation Why.” In his new album, “Found Heaven,” Gray keeps his emotional tone, but sings over a new sound inspired by the pop music of the ’80s instead of his usual guitar centered songs. 
Del Water Gap releases a sophomore album that, despite having heavy themes all throughout, has tracks that are lively and easy to get lost in.

In a solo project, Del Water Gap releases a truly lyrically unique album

By Kinsey Burr, Staff Writer October 2, 2023
Samuel Holden Jaffe, also known by his stage name Del Water Gap, released the sophomore album of his solo project, “I Miss You Already + I Haven't Left Yet,” on Sept. 29. The 12-track indie-pop album, immersed with layers of folk and rock, creates an eclectic sound true to his discography but explores new themes of addiction and self-acceptance reflective of Jaffe’s newfound fame and sobriety.
“As Long As You Are” by Future Islands combines dreary lyrics that contrast with gorgeous instrumental backgrounds. But overall the album can be difficult to listen to in one sitting.

Review: Dreamy album from synth-pop band lacks cohesion

By Eva Salzman, Staff Writer October 21, 2020
“As Long As You Are” by Future Islands combines dreary lyrics that contrast with gorgeous instrumental backgrounds.
Rising alt-pop star Dominic Fikes new album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong, is an excellent album full of anthemic tracks and confessional lyrics. His music can be equated to Frank Oceans with a sound distinct and personal to Fike.

Review: Alt-pop artist bends genres in captivating album

By Eva Salzman, Staff Writer August 22, 2020
Rising alt-pop star Dominic Fike's new album, "What Could Possibly Go Wrong," is an excellent album full of anthemic tracks and confessional lyrics.
Do You Wonder About Me? is Diet Cigs latest, harrowing album that uses witty and vulnerable lyrics that catapult it to success. Occasionally the albums back tracks are too simple to be noteworthy, but this overall matches the bands trademark style.

Review: Vulnerable lyrics empower Diet Cig album

By Eva Salzman May 15, 2020
"Do You Wonder About Me?" is Diet Cig's latest, harrowing album that uses witty and vulnerable lyrics that catapult it to success.
The New Abnormal, the first album from The Strokes in seven years, is nostalgic of the 80s and will keep longtime fans satisfied.

Review: The Strokes delivers striking addition to discography

By Eva Salzman April 26, 2020
"The New Abnormal," the first album from The Strokes in seven years, is nostalgic of the '80s and will keep longtime fans satisfied.
Danish singer songwriter MØ released her album Forever Neverland, which combines pop melodies with her experimental vocals.

Review: MØ brings indie influences to pop melodies

By Arleigh Rodgers, Staff Writer October 28, 2018
“Forever Neverland” is a testament to how pop artists aren’t necessarily bound to the conventional boundaries of pop music.
WATCH: The Haunt hosts concert for Ithaca College bands

WATCH: The Haunt hosts concert for Ithaca College bands

By Kara Bowen, Staff Writer November 15, 2017
At the end of their set, several audience members threw their bras onstage, caught by the lead singer and songwriter, junior Olivia Riggio.
I See You is the latest release by English indie pop band, The xx, and topped the UK charts within a week of release.

Review: Indie group The xx hits the mark with ‘I See You’

By Kate Nalepinski January 20, 2017
Though the individual tracks on "I See You" fall flat, the album as a whole comes together to form a compelling, cohesive indie pop experience.
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