With the strong winds and gray skies, we can all feel that winter is approaching. While this does mean we are that much closer to Christmas break and having fun over the holidays, it can also have alternative effects on our moods. Seasonal depression is when your mood suddenly changes with the seasons, most typically […]

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Recently, in a late-night moment, I found myself thinking: “If only life was as easy as any amazing, earth-shattering montage scene in literally any film.” Then an idea popped into my head — maybe life could be like that. Maybe there could be a time where we can run on the T, put on a […]

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Piracy is a multifaceted issue. There’s no doubt about that, and record labels are not happy. Ever since the start of the 21st century, the number of peer-to-peer websites (where people are able to share files through a central network) skyrocketed. Recently, music labels sued YouTube ripping sites and they want $150,000 for every illegal […]

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Remember that time you really wanted to listen to the Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” but when you tried to find it on Spotify, it wasn’t there? Well, I do. It took me a while to jump on the Spotify bandwagon until one day, I decided it was about time to sign up for the student subscription. I […]

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I am not a big fan of going to Starbucks. There is always some kind of line, and I am forced to stare at the stale bistro boxes for five minutes longer than I would have liked. I like my coffee-getting process to be as quick and seamless as possible. I cannot be bothered with […]

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Spotify unveiled its largest outdoor advertising campaign ever on Sunday, with large, hand-painted ads going up in ten cities around the world. In New York, personalized billboards can be seen in different neighborhoods. One ad shows that Justin Bieber was the most popular artist in Williamsburg while The Weeknd was most popular in the East […]

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At 22 years old, Will Toledo, the frontman of the definitively DIY band Car Seat Headrest, is getting noticed for his music’s location. And not just in the traditional sense of Los Angeles versus New York versus some irrelevant town in Nebraska, either. No, Toledo is getting noticed because of where he makes his lo-fi […]

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It’s Music Issue season here at The Daily Free Press, and because we’re all Spotify-surfers, Groovesharks and Pandora nerds, we decided the best way to celebrate — and blow off steam — would be by making playlists. We’re all music lovers here, but it’s more than that — it’s a compulsion. We check follower counts, […]

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By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Editor-In-Chief @Kirkpatrick_SJ My entire life has extremely music-rich. There was a constant supply of classic rock playing as my mom drove me around as a child. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, grunge was part of the culture (I still wear flannel and beanies quite frequently, prompting plenty of reactions from my […]

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By Ross Hsu, Staff Writer The way I see it, everyone gets their music taste from his or her parents. I’ve liked a ton of different bands in my time, and most of them have lost my attention as I’ve found new loves. The ones that stay around, though, are the ones that remind me […]

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