Album Reviews, Music, Reviews

“Why Are You OK” Leaves One Feeling Less Than OK

Last Friday, Band of Horses released their fifth studio album, Why are You OK. I was hyped for this release, but my mood deflated as I listened through it. I loved the singles released in advance- "Casual Party" and "In a Drawer" definitely caught my attention in the weeks leading up to the release. However, I got… Continue reading “Why Are You OK” Leaves One Feeling Less Than OK

Music, Song of the Day

Songs of the Day: “Sophomore Slump” by Bryn Rich & “Mental Case” by SKATERS

I received two submissions fairly recently that I felt mirrored the exact emotions I've been feeling lately. With the changing seasons, exam weeks, and general chaos of campus life, I often feel like a mental case indeed. And while the senior slide is undeniable, the sophomore slump is a beast of its own. All I want… Continue reading Songs of the Day: “Sophomore Slump” by Bryn Rich & “Mental Case” by SKATERS

Music, News

The Return of Indie @ ND

Fall has finally arrived, and tagging along is Indie @ ND, Notre Dame's favorite indie/alternative radio show. I started the show last year and fell in love with WVFI, our college radio station. The show went into hiatus during the spring semester, but it's back and better than ever! WVFI is an internet-only station, so tune in here… Continue reading The Return of Indie @ ND

Concert Reviews, Features, News, Reviews

Review: GNDWIRE Launch Party Featuring Bones & Beeker, John Mark Nelson and Gramma’s Boyfriend

Last night I attended an exclusive bash for Minnesota's newest label, GNDWIRE Records (pronounced "Ground Wire"). Created by Mark Gehring and Dave Simonett (of Trampled By Turtles fame), GNDWIRE's first release will be John Mark Nelson's forthcoming album, set to drop in September. The launch party was held at Icehouse in Minneapolis, which was packed shortly after doors… Continue reading Review: GNDWIRE Launch Party Featuring Bones & Beeker, John Mark Nelson and Gramma’s Boyfriend

Album Reviews, Music, Reviews

Album Review: Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons

If you're anything like me, you were probably sitting on the edge of your seat when you heard that Mumford & Sons were releasing a new album. After the band declared an indefinite hiatus in 2013, I was ecstatic to hear that they were back on the scene. However, rumors started swirling that their new… Continue reading Album Review: Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons

Band of the Day, Music

Band of the Day: Treading North

Next on Suburban Hipster's Catch Up Series: Treading North. Last month this little-known 7-member band released their debut EP at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. They describe themselves as "dreamfunk," incorporating guitar lines that remind me of Red Hot Chili Peppers in their prime. They delve into experimental rock, jazz and even some blues, and while… Continue reading Band of the Day: Treading North

Band of the Day, Music

Band of the Day: Asker

I'm a sucker for indie rock, and when I heard about Asker via City Pages, I knew I had to check it out! Asker is made up of three guys who went to college together here in the Twin Cities. Rumor has it they met in theology class at St. Thomas, and the rest is… Continue reading Band of the Day: Asker

Music

Fresh Music: Mesita

Mesita is an indie folk rocker from Colorado. I hate to compare, but for reference, he's a bit like Bon Iver. Except he does it all himself. No band, no recording studio. And it's not just a guy singing with a piano or guitar. It's legitimate, full sounding music. Impressive. Here you can listen to… Continue reading Fresh Music: Mesita