cøzyboy: Open-Heart R&B for the Soul

By Isaac Fox Photo via soundcloud.com Edited and condensed for publication cøzyboy (https://soundcloud.com/cozyboycries) is one of the most singular R&B artists I’ve ever stumbled across on Soundcloud. Mixing syrup-smooth vocals with hypnotic downtempo instrumentals, his music touches on lost love, emotional alienation, and momentary connections with casual relationships. And although his rapidly growing discography includes songs … Continue reading

Show Review: Glass Animals at Massey Hall, October 2, 2017

By: Mena Fouda When I first listened to Glass Animals a couple of years ago, I was thoroughly freaked out. The music video that I watched was a stop-motion of generally strange clay objects, doing generally strange things, with some generally strange music in the background. I was so confused—is this electronic? Is this some … Continue reading

Life and Death in Schubert’s D959: Francesco Piemontesi’s Verbier Performance

By Sofia Lin Photo by Marco Borggreve via The Telegraph       Verbier is a village located in the beautiful Swiss Alps. It is a place where one can see both lush summer greens and snowy mountain peaks. This summer, it welcomed one of the most celebrated pianists of this generation – Francesco Piemontesi. … Continue reading

The National: Sleep Well Beast

By: Zach Rimer    Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, veteran indie-rock band The National return this year with their seventh LP, Sleep Well Beast. Since their 2005 breakout album, Alligator, the band has built a reputation as a group with a very reliable sound. You can always count on The National for a melancholy, string-laden rock … Continue reading

Track Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, “Over Everything”

By: Daven Boparai Photos by Tom Ross via newmarketstudios.com.au      They say oil and water don’t mix, but thankfully Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile do. They’re a musical match made in indie heaven. The last we heard of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile was back in 2015. Both exited the year with their own … Continue reading

A Trip Down Memory Lane: A Discussion with Former Demo Editor-in-Chief Mary Scourboutakos

By Harry Myles, Featured Photo via That Nutrition Girl On September 5, I sat down with former Demo Editor-in-Chief Mary Scourboutakos (pronounced SCORE – BA – TACOS), to discuss Demo’s history, her post-undergraduate career, and her future aspirations. Dr. Scourboutakos was the Editor-in-Chief of Demo for two years (2009 – 2011) and later pursued a PhD … Continue reading

Album Review: Daniel Caesar- “Freudian”

By Keshav Sharma-Jaitly, Featured Photo via The Xavier Herald With his smooth voice and genre-bending talent, it’s easy to compare Toronto crooner Daniel Caesar to the cultural tour de force that is Frank Ocean. So easy, in fact, that I’ll get it out of the way immediately: Caesar’s debut album Freudian plays like the gospel-soaked sequel … Continue reading

Album Review: Japanese Breakfast- “Soft Sounds From Another Planet”

By Kate Reeve, Featured Photo via Stereogum Japanese Breakfast’s newest release, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, slinks into the gaps left from their previous album. Michelle Zauner’s career began in Philadelphia, as the lead vocalist and guitarist of lo-fi basement band Little Big League. After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Zauner moved home to Oregon … Continue reading

Album Review: HAIM- “Something to Tell You”

By: Emma Dennis, Featured Photo via Secret Sounds It’s been four years since the release of their debut studio album, and sister-act HAIM has finally returned with an LP as difficult to pin a genre on as their previous music. After riding their 2013 album, Days Are Gone, for a two-year tour, Este (bass), Danielle (guitar and lead … Continue reading

Album Review: Fleet Foxes—“Crack Up”

By Ria Perrault and Zohar Freeman, Featured Photo via Modern Vinyl Crack Up, Fleet Foxes’ follow up to their previous critically acclaimed albums, is ambitious. After losing drummer Josh Tillman (now popularly known as Father John Misty), front man and chief songwriter Robin Peckhold’s risks pay off in an album rivaling Father John Misty’s, Pure Comedy. … Continue reading