On ‘New Age Norms 1,’ Cold War Kids Forget That People Actually Listen to...

Before “New Age Norms 1,” I was unfamiliar with indie rock group Cold War Kids. Their bold image suggested that they would offer some hard-hitting, inspired rock music for the modern day. Unfortunately their...

Jimi Hendrix’s Legacy Lives on Through Electric Lady Studios

Chances are, Greenwich Village locals don’t recognize the rather drab and aesthetically unappealing building they pass by almost everyday on 52 W. 8th St., wholly unaware of the fact that their favorite artists are...

The Wait for Vampire Weekend’s New Music Is Over

New York-based alternative rock band Vampire Weekend released two teasing singles as a double A-side on Jan. 24. Both tracks are set to appear on their upcoming album “Father of the Bride,” coming out...

Rolling Loud Festival Pulls up to NYC for the First Time

“OPEN THAT SH-T UP! OPEN UP THAT MOSH PIT!” These words rang throughout the entire weekend as Rolling Loud, billed as “the largest Hip-Hop festival in the world,” made its New York debut in...

In the Village, Generation Records Banks on a Future for Vinyl

The owner of Generation Records in the Village discusses the current state of vinyl and the legacy of the artistic hub.

Britain’s Bad Girl Lily Allen Takes on Terminal 5

Lily Allen — the fearless voice of a generation of women who have no issue being just as raunchy as the boys — is all grown up. Though Britain’s beloved bad girl and pop sensation Lily Allen...

Electronic Super-Producer Cowgirl Clue Discusses the Punk Aesthetic of Pop

You can’t forget Cowgirl Clue’s music. She has a knack for catchy songwriting and yet, her songs sound completely out of left field — like Tinker Bell found a drum machine. Cowgirl Clue’s music...

Staff Recs: Good Music for Studying

“logical” by Shuttle358 Songs with lyrics are a bust for me when it comes to background music for studying. I always feel tempted to turn the volume up so I can hear the vocals better....

The Golden Age of Music, Defined in an NYU Psych Lab

To many in Generation X, the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s are idealized as the golden age of music. According to a new psychological study at NYU, younger generations might feel the same way. In this...

5 Seconds of Summer’s “CALM” Is Anything But

5 Seconds of Summer’s newest album, “CALM,” is filled with uncharacteristic choices. The project, which was released last Friday, presents a side of the pop-rock band we’ve never seen before, both lyrically and stylistically....

WNYU Hosts Talk Radio and Resistance

Student hosts from NYU's radio station WNYU discuss the power of music as a social and political medium.

Staff Recs: Best Songs To Fall In Love To

It’s that time of year again: the sweaters are out and the weather has reached a mostly consistent 70 degrees. It must be cuffing season. Whether it be the bevy of fall rom-coms or...
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