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Graphic by Nick Hardin / Contributing Writer  One of the most exciting parts of every week is “New Music Fridays.” Every Friday, new albums and singles are released across all streaming platforms for music lovers to consume. The goal of this weekly column is to break down a number of singles that are released on …

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 …

Photo courtesy of Study Breaks Story by Nathaniel Nichols / Contributing Writer There’s a relatively new phenomenon that has been hitting the pop-culture part of the internet. It’s called ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). ASMR is a broad term that people use to describe tingly sensations that you can get in your head, spine and throughout …

Photo courtesy of Pinegrove’s Bandcamp Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer  The opening lines of “Skylight” resemble a new mission statement for Pinegrove’s lead singer, Evan Stephens Hall: “I draw a line in my life / Singing this is the new way I behave now.” Though the record was written and recorded a year …