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Photo courtesy of Mary Nichols / Wikimedia Commons Story by Naffie Najie / Contributing Writer  The long-awaited “Oxnard” is finally here. Anderson .Paak released his third studio album, “Malibu,” in 2016 to much critical acclaim and scored a Grammy nomination for it. This project strikes a new tone, with themes rooted in love, loss and the …

Photo courtesy of Youtube Story by Nick Hardin / Contributing Writer Chelsea Cutler is a 21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer hailing from Westport, Connecticut. Cutler took an interest in creating music at around the age of 17. She began posting covers of songs on YouTube as well as creating and releasing original content while a student-athlete …

Photo courtesy of Circuit Sweet  Story by Nathaniel Nichols / Contributing Writer  The Berlin one-man band behind Still Parade, Niklas Kramer, released his second studio album, “Soon Enough,” on Friday, causing all indie-lovers that love breathy vocals to go crazy. Still Parade is a band that is recognized for its “chillwave” sound, a micro-genre categorized by a …

Photo courtesy of All Get Out / Facebook  Story by Makayla Boling / Contributing Writer All Get Out is a band comprised of Nathan Hussey and Kyle Samuel. The two have had a variety of other backing artists but remain true to their style and sound. Hussey started the band in South Carolina but eventually moved …

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Chinese artist Kris Wu released his debut album, titled “Antares,” on Friday. Wu is a former member of K-pop boy group EXO. “Antares” is a hip-hop/rap album and features Rich the Kid, Jhene Aiko and Travis Scott. It seems common for solo artists to go from one genre to the …

Photo courtesy of Unknown Mortal Orchestra Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer Earlier this year, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their fourth album, “Sex & Food.” Adding to their repertoire of groovy, lo-fi, psychedelic dreamscapes, “Sex & Food” captured the underpinnings of frontman Ruban Nielson’s world travels. From their avant-garde music videos to their minimal-yet-soulful …