Nothing Happens, Wallows

By Nina Bosnjak, Contributing Writer SCORE: 8.7 Wallows is a band that found success through singles, namely “Pleaser,” which released in April 2017 and made it into Spotify’s lists of songs recommended to practically anyone that has a slight interest in indie rock. After their singles gained traction they finally put out their first full length album, Nothing Happens, which walks listeners through the transition … Continue reading Nothing Happens, Wallows

Hi This is Flume (Mixtape), Flume

By Mitchell Rose, Staff Writer SCORE: 9.1 Flume opens his latest release with an acknowledgement of his massive popularity and all that goes into it. “Hi this is Flume, and you’re listening to my new single. Tap the artwork to listen…” is all that can be clearly understood before a multitude of Flumes begin repeating the Spotify-esque advertising mantra. As soon as this business is … Continue reading Hi This is Flume (Mixtape), Flume

Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas; Townes Van Zandt

By Christian Zimonick, Features Editor Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Imagine hundreds of … Continue reading Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas; Townes Van Zandt

Soon It Will Be Cold Enough, Emancipator

By Peter Ullrich, Contributing Writer Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Soon It Will … Continue reading Soon It Will Be Cold Enough, Emancipator

Wasteland, Baby!, Hozier

By Tyler Moore, Staff Writer Score: 9.3 Singer/songwriter/producer Hozier has just released his sophomore studio album, Wasteland, Baby!, the follow-up to his 2014 self-titled album. On this album, Hozier tackles themes of hope, love and despair, and does so with immense grace and power. Hozier’s vocals on this album are near perfection when it comes to translating the emotional depth that his lyrics display. He shows … Continue reading Wasteland, Baby!, Hozier