Album Review: Tyler, the Creator—“Flower Boy”

By Alex Pompilii, Featured Photo via Rap Direct After a two year hiatus, Odd Future co-founder Tyler, the Creator has returned with his most personal album to date. Flower Boy (alternatively titled Scum Fuck Flower Boy) is Tyler’s fourth album, following 2015’s Cherry Bomb. With his latest release, the rapper has taken a huge artistic leap forward, … Continue reading

Album Review: JAY-Z—“4:44″

By Keshav Sharma-Jaitly, Featured Photo via Variety Beyoncé’s Lemonade was released in mid-2016 to critical and fan acclaim, solidifying her ability to bring avant-garde ideas into mainstream R&B. Audiences picked apart the album’s linear narrative of a couple torn apart by a cheating husband and their journey towards reconciliation. While the autobiographical nature of Lemonade had … Continue reading

New Releases: Your Friend – “Heathering” + “Come Back”

By Stuart Oakes New singles from the debut album by Kansas musician Taryn Miller aka Your Friend. Her debut album Gumption is out January 29th on Domino Records and she opens for Alex G and Porches tonight at the Horseshoe Tavern. According to a Domino Records press release, “Musically, Gumption builds on the ideas of Your Friend’s previous … Continue reading

New Releases: Quilt “Roller”

By Stuart Oakes The latest single from Quilt’s upcoming album Plaza, which is out now on Mexican Summer. I remember listening to the group’s first selt-titled release in high school, particularly the lovely “Penobska Oakwalk.” Very chill stuff. The band plays The Drake Hotel this Friday (April 8th).     Check out the album’s first two … Continue reading

New Releases: Nap Eyes – “Mixer” + “Roll It”

By Stuart Oakes Check out these tracks from Nap Eye‘s album Thought Rock Fish Scale, out now on Paradise Of Bachelors. The band is playing The Garrison on Thursday, April 7th.   Artist Photo via Pitch Perfect: taken by Colin Medley