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Title: LA DIVINE Artist: Cold War Kids Record Label: Capitol Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:        California-based rock band Cold War Kids has been around for thirteen years now.  That time has seen the group release six albums, undergo a few lineup changes, and fluctuate in hype and popularity.  That time has […]

Before the time of smartphones and having infinite musical choices at the touch of a button, many people went through the all-important effort of selecting songs as ringtones for their first phones. To make a call down memory lane, the Black Squirrel Radio web staff reminisced about their first musical ringtone and why they chose […]

Title: 3WW Artist: alt-J Record Label: Infectious Music Release Date: March 6, 2017 Rating:      On the third day of the third month of 2017, alt-J teased a new tune on their YouTube page. Three days later, they released that song, “3WW,” and announced that their forthcoming third album Relaxer would arrive three months and […]

Title: Process Artist: Sampha Record Label: Young Turks Release Date: February 3, 2017 Rating:      Sure, Process is a debut album. But Sampha Sisay (Sampha, for short) is no musical newcomer. Since hitting the scene in 2010, he has released a couple of EPs, collaborated extensively with SBTRKT and lent his voice to tracks by […]

  Title: I See You Artist: The xx Record Label: Young Turks Release Date: January 13, 2017 Rating:      Eight years into their career, The xx have finally expanded the unique sound that has carried them to critical and commercial success since their debut in 2009. That sound- whether you call it “atmospheric rock,” “minimalist […]

Album: American Nightmare Artist: Bad Rabbits Record Label: Bad Records Release Date: November 21, 2016 Rating:        Bad Rabbits, the Boston-based funk rock band, has never confined themselves to a single genre. From a stint as Slick Rick’s backing band to a spot the Van’s Warped Tour, these chameleons have found a way to fit […]

Image courtesy of twitter.com If you think Nickelback is bad, you are not alone. In fact, you are a member of an exclusive group of millions of music-listeners who despise the Canadian rock band. Nickelback is arguably the most hated band in America, and its detractors are very vocal about their distaste. It’s gotten to […]

Musicians come together for political music project 30 Days, 30 Songs Image courtesy of fugitivesounds.org. Musicians have discovered a new platform to voice their political opinions- 30days30songs.com. The 30 Days, 30 Songs project was created by writer Dave Eggers as a showcase for musicians’ best anti-Donald-Trump protest songs. The website functions as a playlist, featuring […]

Image courtesy of josepvinaixa.com Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds Title: WALLS Artist: Kings of Leon Record Label: RCA Records Release Date: October 14, 2016 Rating:    Kings of Leon is back again with their seventh studio album, “WALLS,” an album that finds the Southern rockers straying far from their roots, leaving only faint echoes of their […]

A look at the five most poetic songs from recent Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan Scribed by: Dylan Reynolds Image courtesy of xpn.org For the first time ever, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to a songwriter. On October 13, the Swedish Academy granted the prestigious award to folk-rock legend Bob Dylan. This decision […]


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