Written by Neda Svrakic We all know that finals week is the most dreaded seven days of every college semester – but why not add a little kick to your step while flipping through your ECON textbook and sipping on that Yerba Mate Chai? These 10 kickass tracks aren’t a guarantee that you’re going [...]
“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.” -Thomas Hood Yes, the changing, falling leaves and the revival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte say it all—Autumn is upon us. But come on, Thomas Hood, we don’t need to listen to silence! How boring is that? Here’s a [...]
Coming up this Sunday is Father’s Day, so I put together a little mixtape for my father. However, the normal length playlist seemed insufficient, so I decided to make him a double LP, following in the footsteps of one of our mutual favorite albums, the Beatles’ white album. Each side has a different character to [...]
Like most people of my age, the first time I heard The Shins was on Zach Braff’s self written, directed, and starred movie: Garden State. Braff was a huge fan of the band, and when making the film, decided to put in favorites “Caring is Creepy” and “New Slang”. These songs, off of their sophomore [...]
When are super-groups not a good idea? Okay, sometimes they may turn into indulgent side projects for otherwise talented musicians, but more often they bring together different creative and artistic people and produce music that these people would not have created on their own. Here we find Broken Bells, the moniker for the collaboration between [...]
Did anyone ever wonder, “What if instead of Cee-Lo, Gnarls Barkley was Danger Mouse and one of the whitest people I can think of?” Well the question is clearly addressed by the new group Broken Bells. After 2007’s Wincing the Night Away, the public has been left waiting for another release from The Shins, but [...]
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