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Music Review: Jules’ long awaited act is an indie hit

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Strokes frontman, Julian Casablancas, has created a revolutionary album, straying from the norm of indie stardom created by the New York band, and stepping onto a synthpop, alternative platform. Yes, “Phrazes For The Young” differs greatly from the successes of The Strokes’ past albums, but Casablancas has done it yet again. It has been long awaited as other members... 

Music Review: ‘Concepts’ debut hits post-punk gold

Samantha Sincock Arts Editor/Editorial Director Toronto-based band Little Girls hits post-punk gold with their first full-length album, “Concepts,” after three earlier EPs. The recording genius of one man, Josh McIntyre has created a realm of lo-fi-tinged pop that takes listeners back to the days of post-punk and goth. Beginning as a side project, the band has taken off to become more widespread... 

Music Review: Hockey unleashes ‘Chaos’

Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Hailing all the way from the “green city,” Portland’s very own Hockey has finally composed its first full-length album. Fusing both funk and power pop, “Mind Chaos” finds itself being radio-friendly, providing listeners with a pleasurable experience. It is a danceable album, with a new-wave, soul type of feel, drawing inspiration from a number of musical styles. Its... 

Music Review: 'Jukebox' doesn't play a hit

Marla Bahloul Staff Writer Priscilla Renea’s sophomore album, “Jukebox,” proves to be just that. A sophomore attempt at pop. The album seems most appropriate for a children’s network with songs like, “Bacon ‘n’ Eggs” and “Mr. Workabee.” “I’ll do whatever it takes to keep a smile on your face, even if it means making you bacon and eggs,” Renea sings. “Jukebox” seems to... 
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