A Deeper Understanding | The War On Drugs Album Review by James Kendall The War On Drugs’ latest release, A Deeper Understanding, is a sonic journey through-and-through. The album does not let up from the opening notes of “Up All Night” to the closing jam session that is “You Don’t Have To Go.” The last Read more about A Deeper Understanding | The War On Drugs[…]
Painted Ruins | Grizzly Bear Album Review by James Kendall Grizzly Bear returns with Painted Ruins, the latest in their ever-growing catalog of decent albums. This album proves to be another good release from them with several standout tracks but is accompanied by plenty more “Okay” tracks. Checkout my review of the album from Edge Essentials Read more about Painted Ruins | Grizzly Bear[…]
Volcano | Temples Review by James Kendall Here’s a brief review of Volcano by Temples taken from “Edge Essentials*,” as well as the track “Born Into The Sunset.” *Taken from “Edge Essentials” episode 1 (aired 6.30.17). Here’s the music video for “Certainty” off the album.
2016 Atomized | The Raveonettes Review by James Kendall “Every month throughout 2016 we’ll be dropping a freshly recorded track. Taking you on a ride, potentially schizophrenic & disjointed, potentially cohesive and related,” said the Raveonettes about what would later become their latest album, 2016 Atomized. I would say it is all of the above; a solid Raveonettes Read more about 2016 Atomized | The Raveonettes[…]
Welcome back to Staff Picks! It has been a (long, long) while since the last Staff Picks update, so we hope that these amazing albums make up for it. Rococode – Panic Attack by Dylan Blankenship, News Reporter This is a quirky little something from the delightfully named Rococode, a boy/girl duo hailing from Vancouver Read more about Staff Picks November 2015![…]
Nearly every promotional album that KRUA receives comes with an insert or sticker extolling its virtues. I do my best to ignore these often-deceptive, always-flowery pseudo-descriptions and form a complete judgment of the album by myself before looking at it. I happened to glance down at a sticker this week and nearly choked on the Read more about Midnight Snack | Homeshake[…]
Technology. Communication. Emoji. The main ingredients of Silicon’s “Personal Computer” mirror the obsessions of today’s youth. Necks constantly bent down, looking at their phones in anticipation of a notification, a lifestyle which Silicon simultaneously lives and mocks without mercy. R&B and electronic are fused consistently throughout “Personal Computer” with funky bass lines and simple yet Read more about Silicon – Personal Computer[…]