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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 …

Photo courtesy of Pitchfork Khalid, a twenty-year-old rising star in the R&B game, dropped his new EP, titled “Suncity,” on Friday. Khalid broke into the music scene with the release of his debut single, “Location,” back in July 2016. The track peaked at number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart and was really …

Photo courtesy of Flipboard  Story by Nathaniel Nichols / Contributing Writer On Friday, St. Vincent released her latest album, titled “MassEducation.” This album is the stripped down version of her previous album that came out last year, titled “MASSEDUCTION.” At first glance, the album titles look the same, but that is not the case. Vincent’s new …

Photo courtesy of Basement’s Website Story by Mamie Lomax / Assistant Lifestyles Editor  Darlings of British alternative-rock group Basement released their fourth full-length album “Beside Myself” on Friday, and it’s an all-out rock treasure. Basement’s previous discography transitioned through various stages. Their gloomy debut “I Wish You Were Here” started a sepia-toned grunge-emo mood, their sophomore masterpiece …

Photo courtesy of Matador Records  Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer In what has become his signature laid-back vocal delivery, Kurt Vile remarks, “I’ve always had a soft spot for repetition,” in the verse of his single, “One Trick Ponies.” If there’s one line that could sum-up Vile’s tried-and-true approach to songwriting, you’ve got it right …