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New music: The Growlers release ‘Casual Acquaintances’

The Growlers made their debut on their new label, Beach Goth Records with an unannounced release last week. Casual Acquaintances is a gritty collection of demos and...

Songs about being young and growing up…

Nearly 20 years old and halfway through college. It's an odd, disorienting space between too young and too old. Too young to be careless,...

July 2018 Playlist: Melody’s Echo Chamber, Thee Oh Sees, No Vacation

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What Lorde means by “Generation L.O.V.E.L.E.S.S.”

Lorde's Melodrama was one of the most personal albums for me of 2017, no doubt. But one song, in particular, struck me much harder than the...

June 2018 Playlist: Parquet Courts, Snail Mail, Father John Misty

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New music: Beach House releases ‘7’

Beach House finally release their latest studio album through Sub Pop records, appropriately named '7.' When they put out "Lemon Glow" back in February...

Mixtape: Girl riot!

Inspired by the riot grrrls of the 1990s and modern feminist icons like Courtney Barnett. The following is a collection of songs that represent...

Music festivals and gender inequality in 2018

The last few years have been amazing for women in music. The honest and vulnerable, yet badass and unapologetic attitudes of so many female...

May 2018 Playlist: Japanese Breakfast, Lykke Li, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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April 2018 playlist: Courtney Barnett, MGMT, The Voidz

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On reclaiming the term “girl band”

The term "girl band" is one that evokes a feeling of resentment. It has often been rejected by women in music for being degrading,...

The ethics of supporting your favorite artists

*A follow-up to my post about Jesse Lacey of Brand New. As someone who has always felt emotionally attached to the bands and artists I...