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EP Review- John Mayer’s Wave Two

"I actually, for the first time in my life, believe I recorded exactly what I was feeling." These are John Mayer’s words from an interview with Rolling Stone magazine about the latest EP from his upcoming album “The Search for Everything.” The album itself will come out on April 14th, however, Mayer has been releasing…
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Mac’s Back: A Review of Mac Demarco’s New Singles

The king of Jizz Jazz himself, Mac DeMarco, stumbled back onto everyone’s radar late January, debuting two new singles off his new album This Old Dog, set to release on May 5th. Following up his 2015 mini-LP, Another One, DeMarco finished up this album after transitioning to Los Angeles from his house by the water…
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Lorde Returns- Singles Review

The Queen has returned. While most UF students were enjoying their spring breaks, visiting tropical destinations or knocking over motorcycles, I was holed up in my room, listening to “Green Light” on repeat. After an extended hiatus, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, more commonly known by her stage name, Lorde, released two singles from her sophomore…
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Changeville 2017: Gainesville’s Social Change Festival

The second annual Changeville festival is happening today, Thursday, March 2nd and tomorrow, Friday, March 3rd in Downtown Gainesville. Changeville was created to gather a group of artists and activists to drive social change. It is a festival with a purpose, and this purpose is strong. Featuring performers and exhibits that were chosen based on…
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Album Review: Dams of the West’s Youngish American

Dams of the West’s first album, Youngish American, is a mixture of garage rock, indie, and alt-punk, with a blend of lyrics that fluctuate between funny and profound. Dams of the West is the first solo project of Chris Tomson, writer, multi-instrumentalist, and most notably drummer of Vampire Weekend. The album was released on February…
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Tourist History Turns 7: A Love Letter To My Favorite Album

It was in the back of my friend Ryan’s car on the way to crew practice that I first heard Irish band Two Door Cinema Club’s single “What You Know” for the first time. Everyone and their mom knows the song to some degree nowadays, but six years ago it was still on the up…
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Retrolux and Rayah at the High Dive

This past Thursday, Swamp Records’ own Retrolux performed at the High Dive and it was an amazing show! For those of you who don’t know, Retrolux is a two-person musical group that performs “eclectic and modern electric tunes”. The band’s website explains that they, “craft a blend of raw, hard-hitting beats with a gentle, indie-electronic…
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The Orwells: Terrible Human Beings Album Review

​“Average” is not a word I thought I would use when referring to The Orwells. The garage rock band from a small suburb in Elmhurst, Illinois have been delivering heavy and consistent material since 2012; however, with their new album Terrible Human Beings, they fall short of this consistency for the first time. ​Thankfully, they…
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Check Out These Sick Tunes

If you are as lazy as I am, chances are you did not bother to go get your flu shot. You know, the one that is pretty much free with any sort of insurance. If you are equally as unlucky as you are lazy, chances are you ended up stuck in bed for multiple days…
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All Time Low airs Dirty Laundry

The inner 13-year old in me was screaming this weekend and it’s all thanks to Alex Gaskarth and co. Hailing from Towson, Maryland, All Time Low, made their triumphant return to the punk rock scene with a catchy new single, “Dirty Laundry” and accompanying music video. “Dirty Laundry” is the band’s first piece of music…
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