You know when you go through photos the morning after a party and the blurry ones bring back clearer memories than their well-taken counterparts? That is the only way to describe the allure of “lo-fi” music; a genre that aims for intentional imperfections in recording for aesthetic purposes.
With a sound reminiscent of The 1975, indie pop-rock duo Chapel has returned to the scene with their new single, “Friends.” The song describes neglecting relationships with the people you care about when trying to juggle other aspects of life.
The artist defines it as “a dizzying kaleidoscope of neurosis as an entertainment journalist is left in solitude to tend to her movie star girlfriend’s country home.” It’s “BURN PYGMALION!!! A Better Guide to Romance,” and it’s one of the best pop albums of the year, all thanks to its quirky yet sentimental performer, “The Scary Jokes,” one of the best up-and-coming pop artists out there.
When people think of jazz, they may harken back to the era of the 1920s, of Prohibition, of “The Great Gatsby” and of the Harlem Renaissance. However, those who believe jazz to be solely a genre of the past have clearly not listened to the likes of Mwenso & the Shakes, the Harlem-based jazz band that is bringing an updated and fresh take to the legendary musical genre.
The John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr seen walking across the street on the album were not the same musicians that burst onto the scene in 1963 with their first album. To truly understand what makes “Abbey Road” such a significant album for The Beatles, one must look at the band’s trajectory leading up to that point.
Nick Lajara, a seventh-semester general studies major, was inspired in June of this year to start a radio show to give a voice to the unheard. This idea transformed into spotlighting guests ranging from students, friends and representatives for on-campus organizations every Thursday from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on his radio show at WHUS.
The best weekend of the summer is fast approaching: The Governors Ball Music Festival is set to start this Friday, May 31, and continue for the rest of the weekend at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. With the fest only days away, here’s our final profile in which we spotlight some of the best up-and-coming musicians playing this year.