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After going viral on TikTok during the pandemic, the Canadian indie rock band Mother Mother has released their highly anticipated album under the title of “Grief Chapter” on Feb 16.

Mother Mother reflects about their death and growth

By Jacquelyn Reaves, Newsletter Editor February 21, 2024
Mother Mother released their new album “Grief Chapter” on Feb. 16, following their 2021 album, “Inside.” The album was highly anticipated after the band found a resurgence of fans on TikTok during the pandemic. Now that the newfound attention to the band has subsided, “Grief Chapter” finds a way to entertain audiences without it feeling forced. 
Why Bonnie is made up of lead vocalist and songwriter Blair Howerton, Sam Houdek on guitar, Kendall Powell as keyboardist, Chance Williams on bass, and drummer Josh Malett. 

Review: “90 in November” introduces indie rock band

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer August 31, 2022
The indie rock band Why Bonnie comes out of the gates strong with their first full-length LP, "90 in November."
All Them Witches’ album “Nothing as the Ideal” delivers haunting multigenre tracks. Although the music is impressive, the lyrics are repetitive and forgettable.

Review: Versatile sound bewitches rock album

By Dariene Seifert, Staff Writer September 17, 2020
All Them Witches’ album “Nothing as the Ideal” delivers haunting multigenre tracks. Although the music is impressive, the lyrics are forgettable.
Wolf Parades newest album, Thin Mind, lacks substance in its sound and execution. While the songs lyrics keep Thin Mind from being a complete failure, ultimately the album is forgettable.

Review: Indie album falls on thin foundation

By Hannah Fitzpatrick February 9, 2020

Wolf Parade’s fifth album, “Thin Mind,” marks the group’s second project since 2017. Up to this point, the group has been successful in the indie rock scene, but, with the band now almost 20 years...

Review: Singles for the Week of 3/29

Review: Singles for the Week of 3/29

By Olivia Riggio, Life & Culture Editor March 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...

Angelic Milks debut album has pleasantly strange instrumentals, but is plagued with incoherent vocals.

Review: “DIVINE BIKER LOVE” is far from lovely

By Hannah Fitzpatrick January 21, 2019

After releasing several EPs and signing with record label PNKSLM Recordings in 2015, Russian-based indie band Angelic Milk has finally released its debut album “DIVINE BIKER LOVE.” In 2016, the band...

On the remix album Reduxer, indie band alt-J worked with 18 DJs to edit eight songs from the bands previous album, RELAXER.

Review: Remix album ‘Reduxer’ brings alt-J back to its roots

By Noa Covell, Staff Writer October 1, 2018
By brilliantly deciding to create its own collaborative album, alt-J continues making authentic, innovative content for other artists to follow.
Post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth have released its newest album Wait For Love. The album explores a softer, more mature tone than was heard in the bands previous releases.

Review: Post-hardcore band soothes its harsh sound

By Charlie Musante, Staff Writer February 24, 2018
“Wait for Love” is an example of a stylistic change working in an artist’s favor, striking a balance between aggressive punk and soft indie rock.
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.
From left, sophomores Elise Littlefield and Diamond Watt volunteer at an Ithaca Underground show on Feb. 26 for hip-hop groups Milo, Elucid and Ithaca local, Sammus. The performance at The Haunt, along with many other IU shows, allow Ithaca College students to get involved in the music scene in Ithaca.

Students volunteering in Ithaca Underground build community

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer March 8, 2017
Ithaca Underground advertises itself as an organization that provides an inclusive environment fostering exploration of artistic style for bands.
Life Without Sound is the fifth album from indie-rock band, Cloud Nothings. The band was started as a solo project of lead vocalist, Dylan Baldi but has since grown to four members including drummer Jayson Gerycz and lead guitarist Chris Brown.

Review: ‘Life Without Sound’ is an album without soul

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life & Culture Editor February 1, 2017
The gritty, tense conclusion to "Life Without Sound" is undermined by the bland tracks that open Cloud Nothings' latest album.
Ithaca Undergrounds Big Day In will feature local bands, including Eskimeaux, Guerilla Toss, Izzy True and Sammus. The event will take place Dec. 3.

Ithaca Underground to host its next Big Day In on Dec. 3

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer November 30, 2016
Ithaca Underground’s 12th annual Big Day In begins at 12 p.m. on Dec. 3 for only $7 per person.
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