It’s Rather…Nice // June Playlist

It’s Rather…Nice // June Playlist

Jun 9, 2014

  This month has been pretty crazy for me, aka I haven’t had that much time to place towards finding new music. The product of the situation? A playlist loaded with throwbacks. In actuality, it’s rather refreshing to just sit back and spend your listening time on artists that you know you used to love: “exes,” so to speak. Those old feelings come back easy...

Unfamiliar Accents // May Playlist

Unfamiliar Accents // May Playlist

May 2, 2014

Here is our May playlist, Unfamiliar Accents. Because sometimes, we can find new favorites in even newer places.  Take a listen and enjoy. Track List 1. “Primadonna” (Skogsgrå Mix) by Goldbass 2. “Can’t Get Enough” (Sam Padrul Mix) by Yeah Boy 3. “Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow” by Felt 4. “In My Dreams...

Dénouement // April Playlist

Dénouement // April Playlist

Apr 3, 2014

It’s final curtain call! Finals are just around the corner and we’re in our final act: the Dénouement, so to speak. You’re only a few papers, exams, group projects and sleepless nights away from freedom.  You can do it!  And here are some songs that have been hogging airtime in my speakers over the past month. A few weeks ago, I went to the Real Estate show at...

Halfway Ephemeral—Student Review March Playlist

Halfway Ephemeral—Student Review March Playlist

Mar 8, 2014

Okay. We’re more than halfway through the semester and let us be frank: life is starting to look über bleak.  The realizations of time constraints to pick our grades back up, advance in work, spark a new love interest etc. are quickly manifesting themselves. I always find myself hoping that these stress-rooted feelings are quick to pass, but alas, they never...

Romance Reverb

Romance Reverb

Feb 4, 2014

It’s that time of the year again; the day that the lucky kids love and the unlucky kids loathe:  Valentines.  Whether you have that reason to celebrate or don’t and wish you did, here’s a playlist to get those heartstrings tugging. From Etta to Bowie to Rhye, here are some classics, neo-classics and future classic love songs. I promise you, this is worth a...

R.I.P. Lou Reed

R.I.P. Lou Reed

Oct 30, 2013

Saved by Rock ‘n Roll: In Loving Memory of Lou Reed When I returned home from a two-year LDS mission, there were two unique pieces of art that would set the tone for the path I have followed in the few years since. One was William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch. The other was The Velvet Underground’s second and most vicious album White Light/White Heat. I’ll never...

Do the Harlem Shake: Body Turnings and Urban Yearnings on the Campus of BYU

Do the Harlem Shake:  Body Turnings and Urban Yearnings on the Campus of BYU

Feb 14, 2013

  Video of the BYU Harlem Shake. Dozens of Brigham Young University students gathered and organized in the lobby of the Wilkinson Center Thursday afternoon in a mass orchestrated dance called the Harlem Shake. This dance, which has taken both the YouTube world and the Provo world by storm, demands that the participants adhere to a formulaic 30-second...

Provo’s Polytype trippy, transcendental, mystical

Provo’s Polytype trippy, transcendental, mystical

Jan 18, 2013

The electronic, synthy sound of Polytype is refreshing in the Provo music scene otherwise supersaturated with folk bands. Their soon-to-be-released 10-track debut album, Basic//Complex, is trippy, transcendental and mystical. The band’s namesake comes from the band’s desire to use technology to create shapes that can be heard. The songs’ mathematical rhythm and...