By Sydney Moyer, Staff Writer Hem has always remained up there on my list of top bands to fall asleep to, and with the newly released Departure and Farewell, their sixth studio album, they reaffirm their position. Full of softly whispered lyrical content about loss and heartbreak, the album quietly winds its way through its […]

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By Sydney Moyer, Staff Writer I walked into Agganis Arena on Tuesday to watch Icelandic post-rock group Sigur Rós, my favorite band to fall asleep to, not knowing what to expect. I had heard many positive reviews of their live act, but wondered how their effervescent, largely foreign sound would work in an arena show. […]

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By Sydney Moyer, Staff Writer I’ve loved Milo Greene ever since 2011, when they were newly formed and touring with The Civil Wars. To this day, they remain the greatest opening act I’ve ever seen, and now that they’ve put out their debut LP and embarked upon their first headlining tour, it’s a real treat […]

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By Sydney Moyer, Music Editor @sydneymoyer As my friend and I were getting ready to hop the T to see Purity Ring at the House of Blues  last Wednesday, my roommate asked me what kind of show we were going to. My friend and I both looked at one another perplexed and emitted this kind of […]

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By Sydney Moyer, MUSE Editor “Haven’t we met before? Amongst the buzzing?” The chorus of a gratuitously synth-y track off of Brooklyn indie-pop duo Chairlift’s sophomore album, Something, resounded and bounced off the shabby-chic brick walls of Brighton Music Hall. And an appropriate refrain it is for such a band.

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By Sydney Moyer, Muse Editor On perhaps his most elegant album to date, classically trained violinist and chronic whistler Andrew Bird crafted a quintessentially Bird-esque tune in “Danse Carribe,” the first single off Break it Yourself. With lush harmonies woven through gorgeous violin riffs, this track is sure to have you, as Bird says, “mistaking […]

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By Sydney Moyer, Muse Editor Old-time string outfit Carolina Chocolate Drops brought their genuine old Southern folk to the stages of Berklee on Saturday night for a nearly sold-out crowd. Comprised of cello, fiddle, banjo, guitar and other assorted instruments, the band’s songs descended upon the room cozily, as if the audience had shown up […]

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By Sydney Moyer, Muse Editor Noise pop duo Sleigh Bells has returned to the music scene with their spectacular sophomore album, Reign of Terror, and it seems they’ve managed to avoid the all-too-predictable sophomore slump that plagues many artists today. Reign of Terror is a tighter, catchier and altogether more mature effort, qualities which are exemplified in their […]

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By Sydney Moyer, Muse editor This past week, prolific musician and former White Stripes front man Jack White announced the release of a new solo album on April 24. “Love Interruption,” the first single off of the new album Blunderbuss, sounds stripped down compared to The White Stripes and The Dead Weather’s usual bravado, opting […]

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