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Playlist of the Week: April 10, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Playlist of the Week

“Spit You Out”—Metz Scuzz-rock masters Metz are back with “Spit You Out,” a single that takes no prisoners as it rips through almost five minutes of distorted riffs, rapid-fire drums and screeching guitar solos. When asked to comment on the song’s title, frontman Alex Edkins recently told Th...

Playlist of the Week: April 3, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2015


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“Dream Lover”—The Vaccines The biggest British band you have probably never heard of, The Vaccines, are four platinum-selling blokes from West London that mix the fuzz of The Black Keys with the swagger of the Arctic Monkeys and the cool of The Strokes. “Dream Lover” is the newest dark and ...

Kendrick Lamar unleashes artistic metamorphosis with “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Kendrick Lamar unleashes artistic metamorphosis with “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

In many ways, Kendrick Lamar’s second masterwork, “To Pimp A Butterfly,” is the antithesis of the modern rap album. Clocking in at a sprawling hour and 19 minutes in length and featuring very few of the bravado-heavy singles we have come to know and often love in hip-hop (save the funky gem, “King...

Playlist of the Week: March 27, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Playlist of the Week

“Light Years Beyond”—Electric Citizen Hailing from Cincinnati, Electric Citizen pumps out the kind of galloping, riff-heavy rock that will send you back to the 70s in a leather-clad time machine. With an accompanying music video on the psychedelic side of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid,” “Light Years B...

Playlist of the Week: March 20, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2015


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“Baby Britain”—Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Approaching indie rock martyr Elliott Smith’s catalog with equal parts taste and respect, Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers and Kent native Jessica Lea Mayfield have produced something truly stunning on “Baby Britain.” The darker character...

Playlist of the Week: Feb. 27, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Playlist of the Week

“Helm & Anchor”—Seafair Fusing the beauty of chamber strings with the grit of garage rock, Seafair are one of Cleveland’s best and brightest talents. “Helm & Anchor” is a musical rollercoaster that capitalizes on every ounce of the group’s diverse musical talent. Spinning the gorgeous voc...

Singer Kat Edmonson talks third album, “The Big Picture”

Sierra Blanton, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Traveling through the cold, Kat Edmonson is bringing her warm music to many stops on her The Big Picture 2015 Tour. This past Saturday, Feb. 21, she stopped by the Touch Supper Club here in Cleveland. Though I was unable to attend the show, I was able to speak with Edmonson about her childhood inspirations,...

Playlist of the Week: Feb. 20, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Playlist of the Week

“Where The Sky Hangs”—Passion Pit Hot off the heels of a collaboration with French producer Madeon, Passion Pit offers the familiar sounding “Where The Sky Hangs” as one of two new singles from its forthcoming third album, “Kindred.” Channeling the influences of disco, electronica and ...

Playlist of the Week: Feb. 13, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015


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“Multi-Love”—Unknown Mortal Orchestra Continuing to craft a unique blend of funky, psychedelic pop, Unknown Mortal Orchestra ditch their guitars for synths and brisk backbeats on “Multi-Love.” The heart-crushing and trashing story of this tune can in many ways be seen as a metaphor for voc...

Playlist of the Week: Feb. 6, 2015

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015


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“Coming Home”—Leon Bridges In describing “Coming Home,” it is helpful to borrow a line from NPR Music’s recent piece on Leon Bridges: “The song sounds so much like Sam Cooke, a cardigan sweater may materialize on your back while you’re listening to it.” Nimble and fresh, Bridges...

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