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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

The Best Tracks on “Lemonade”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor April 28, 2016
Last weekend, Beyoncé released her sixth album “Lemonade” on HBO. Here are some of the tracks that stuck out.
Glass Animals Releases Fresh Psychedelic Indie Rock Album Zaba

Glass Animals Releases Fresh Psychedelic Indie Rock Album Zaba

Emma Dahl September 18, 2014
The album is a psychedelic indie rock manifesto that channels a sultry, creative and effortlessly cool vibe. Each track is crafted from the ground up, often starting off with simplistic percussion lines or deep bass beats and building into something unforeseen.

Beck’s New LP Marks Impressive Change

Vincent Warne February 20, 2014

Beck has been curiously absent from the music scene for the past few years, or at least hiding in the background. He has kept himself busy producing, collaborating with other artists, occasionally touring...

Neko Case’s New Album a Blaze of Hope, Redemption, Style

Emma Dahl September 26, 2013

Neko Case never disappoints. Ever since Blacklisted, her 2002 release, the level of quality of her alt-country/folk/indie rock/Americana songwriting has never faded. Her newest release, the wordy The...

The Year of Abundant Anniversaries

Adam Heymann September 19, 2013
40 years ago, The Beatles topped the charts with Please Please Me and sparked a musical revolution. Now in 2013, music celebrates a multitude of anniversaries.
Illustration by Asa Mease

The Strokes’ Comedown Machine Falls Short of Cohesiveness

Emma Dahl April 18, 2013

The Strokes, one of the greatest modern post-punk bands (in this reporter's humble opinion), is a group that has a clear evolutionary arc in its style; beginning with the debut album Is This It, The...

Illustration by Katie Emory

STRFKR’s New Album ‘Miracle Mile’ Channels Energy, Color and Good Vibes

Emma Dahl February 27, 2013
Miracle Mile, Portland, Ore. band STRFKR’s third full-length album, is a colorful continuation and development of the band’s percolating electronic style. The last two albums that the band released were great, of course—but it is this reporter’s humble opinion that Miracle Mile is their best yet. Dynamic, sugary and poppy in the best way possible, this is an album that is a pleasure to both listen and dance to.
FIDLAR record review

FIDLAR record review

Kyle Seasly February 14, 2013

FIDLAR's eponymous debut album leads with the track "Cheap Beer," whose chorus echoes "I drink/ cheap beer/ so what/ [expletive] you,"  which sets the tone for the entire album. The song sounds like...

Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Silver & Gold’ Overflows with Christmas Cheer

Emma Dahl December 6, 2012
Sufjan Stevens' new Christmas compilation is full of eccentricity, joy, and a wonderful combination of holiday and indie spirit.

Frank Ocean: An Introduction and 5 Reasons to Listen

Clara Bartlett November 29, 2012
Don't believe the hype about Frank Ocean? Clara Bartlett tells you why you should take another listen.

‘Love This Giant’ full of eccentric life, purpose

Emma Dahl September 27, 2012
Emma Dahl turns her critical eye to "Love This Giant," a new collaboration between Annie Clark (better known as St. Vincent) and the Talking Heads' David Byrne.

‘First Aid Kit’ delicately probes wounds of the soul

caitlinhardee March 13, 2012

As March winds chill your bones and roil the skies in a haze of gray, revel in the melancholy for a moment and tune your ears to the sweet sorrow of Swedish folk-pop act First Aid Kit. Consisting of sisters...

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