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Brendan Benson plays the guitar on stage.

Story by Danielle Findley Photos courtesy of Third Man Records Brendan Benson released a new album on April 24, 2020 titled Dear Life. Dear Life was a surprise, considering Benson has not produced a new LP in seven years. Benson’s outlook on his new album heralds his Good to be Alive single, which was a …

Photo courtesy of Billboard Story by Diah Marche/ Contributing Writer DJ Khaled released his 11th studio album, titled “Father of Asahd,” on Friday, and the album is already set to become one of summer’s biggest jams. The album is named for his son Asahd, who was named executive producer on DJ Khaled’s last album “Grateful.” …

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Story by Meraleigh Queener / Contributing Writer  Cage The Elephant was formed in 2006 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and relocated to England, where they erratically and unmistakably reached the English charts, lighting their path to success. They’re widely known for their distinct style engulfed in the various tasteful elements of indie …

Photo Courtesy of Stereogum Story by Isong Maro/ Contributing Writer British artist James Blake’s fourth studio album, titled “Assume Form,” was released Friday. This project comes off Blake’s several notable high profile collaborations on projects for Jay Z, Beyoncé, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar and a host of others. The album is 12 tracks long, and …

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The 1975 is an English pop-rock band, hailing from Manchester. The quartet is led by vocalist and guitarist Matty Healy. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 2013 and climbed high on the charts in both the U.K. and the U.S. Their fan base continued to expand, leading up …

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 …