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“I sing to you,” Phil Elverum intones in the opening line of his second album since the death of his wife, Geneviève Castrée. While last year’s Mount Eerie record, “A Crow Looked at Me,” was written in the immediate weeks following Geneviève’s untimely death at 35 to pancreatic cancer, Phil’s second effort at translating his crushing …

Story by Mamie Lomax / Contributing Writer It’s been a solid two year wait for Turnstile to drop a new LP, but this pulverizing assault of hardcore acme and integration of musical elements from circumambient genres was well worth the wait. The inclusive quintet from Baltimore, alongside producer Will Yip—who also produced hardcore albums with …

At the release of MGMT’s debut album “Oracular Spectacular” in 2007, the duo consisting of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser achieved almost immediate acclaim for a number of invigorating hits on the record, including “Kids,” “Electric Feel” and “Time to Pretend.” While these tracks became staple hits for the group, a problem arose when MGMT, …

Kendrick Lamar has delivered national hits once again with the hip-hop soundtrack to “Black Panther.” This album is not only for the highly anticipated Marvel film Black Panther but also the album and mood for the rest of Black History Month. The album had people scrambling to download and finally listen to it when Lamar …

Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer Justin Timberlake has started off 2018 with an early year release, “Man of the Woods,” a project which has been marketed as the Memphis-born artist’s return to his roots. It’s his first full-length project since 2013’s double release, “The 20/20 Experience” and “The 20/20 Experience — 2 of …

As young and lively a musician as he is, Kyle Craft is undoubtedly a man of the past. Since his bombastic Sub Pop-backed debut, “Dolls of Highland,” in 2016, Craft has worn his glam-rock inspired musical slant like a cape. Though his music draws heavily from the past, it manages to avoid sounding derivative, as …