Topic: Music

Ren ’23: The kids are alright

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Ren ’23: The kids are alright

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Growing up, I would often hear complaints, usually from adults much older than myself, about the sorry state of modern songwriting.

The album’s first song, “No Water,” is accompanied by a music video that revolves around the intersection of the surreal with the everyday. Simon released the album under the name "Dogmanjones."

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Brown senior releases debut album

December 3, 2019 2 comments

Gabe Simon ’20 released his debut album, “Mr. Adrian Goes to Kihei” last week under the stage name of “Dogmanjones.” Now available on Spotify and Apple Music, Dogman’s tracks resist any sort of neat denomination.

The five housemates produce most of their music around the IKEA living room table in their home.

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Student band brings new sounds to Brown

November 21, 2019 0 comments

For the student band Megafauna, production is at the core of their music. They craft synth-driven indie rock songs with both their laptops and guitars — even during their live shows, the computer plays drums.

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s new seven-track EP “Feet of Clay” explores the death of his girlfriend, grandmother and father.

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Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Feet of Clay’ lands with concision, eccentricity

November 14, 2019 0 comments

Through an exploration of the subconscious and a confrontation of grief, rapper Earl Sweatshirt reveals more of himself than ever before in “Feet of Clay” — an album only 15 minutes long.

FKA twigs, a cross-genre English singer-songwriter, released her second album “MAGDALENE” Nov. 8.

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FKA twigs’ second album ties personal suffering to religion

November 14, 2019 0 comments

In her second studio-length album “MAGDALENE,” cross-genre artist FKA twigs employs her emotion-laced voice as a medium for self-reflection, dancing between genuine emotion and cliched heartbreak.

The Californian singer established his own indie record label just this year, under which “PMD” was self-produced, managed and facilitated.

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Marc E. Bassy’s 3rd studio album ‘PMD’ marks new artistic direction

October 7, 2019 0 comments

On Sept. 27, Marc E. Bassy released 14 new tracks on his album “PMD.”

Lana Del Rey, American singer, songwriter and pop culture icon, is known for her melancholic tunes and captivating voice. Her new album features songs such as “Bartender” and explores the depths of intimate nostalgia.

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Lana Del Rey releases new album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ to critical acclaim

September 11, 2019 0 comments

On her fifth major-label studio album, “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” Lana Del Rey delivers 67 minutes of  psychedelic, soft-rock ego trip. Rich with references to Californian Laurel Canyon rock, the album’s greatest strength is what its popularity says about her audience’s attraction to nostalgia.

Taylor Swift’s seventh album, “Lover,” is far from her last album, “reputation.” Her latest album features 18 tracks on the central theme of multi-dimensional love.

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Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ charms fans

September 9, 2019 0 comments

In 2017, Taylor Swift unveiled a darker, angrier side of her personality through her sixth album, “reputation.” The controversial album lived up to its name and challenged the way people perceive Swift — both musically and personally. 

Too Many Zooz members, Leo Pellegrino, Matt Doe and David “King of Sludge” Parks, are known for their humble beginnings in the New York City subways. They cite jazz, classical, electronic and hip hop music as some of their primary musical influences.

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‘Brass-house’ band Too Many Zooz set to thrill Fete

April 15, 2019 0 comments

Self-described as a “brass-house” trio, Too Many Zooz boasts an impressive sonic profile, with pop songs acclaimed by The FADER, a performance with Beyoncé at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and an appearance on the track “Daddy Lessons” of Beyoncé’s album “Lemonade.”

The Saturday concert featured music ranging from a 16th-century choral piece to a poetic song cycle composed by a Pembroke College alum.

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Chorus, Chamber Choir sings across centuries of music

March 19, 2019 0 comments

The elaborate domed ceiling of Central Congregational Church lent the University Chorus and Chamber Choir an air of both visual and acoustic grandiosity during their performance Saturday evening.