New Music Sunday – 11/18/2018

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Lots of new stuff to get through this week! I even started this post early because I was finding so much new music to include (I’m writing this sentence on a Wednesday).

Noteworthy EP & Album Releases:

Narrated For You – Alec Benjamin
Oxnard –
Anderson .Paak
Upside Down Flowers – Andrew McMahon & The Wilderness
Love, Nostalgia – 
Dreamer Boy
Hydroplane, EP – Kulick
Love, Me – Lennon Stella
Delta – Mumford & Sons

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Show Review: Maggie Rogers Comes Full Circle At The Riviera Theater

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My favorite song of 2016 was called “Alaska” by a little known musician by the name of Maggie Rogers. During Maggie’s senior year in college, she played the song for Pharrell Williams in a master class at New York University – a videotaped conversation that ended up going viral. Throughout the clip, Rogers looks up timidly to Williams through her hair, trying to judge his thoughts based on his facial reactions, hoping to get some sort of clarity. His concentration on listening intensifies as it continues.

Show Review: Brockhampton Is The Boy Band Of The Future

 

Let me start this review with saying that I never in a million years thought that I would be going to see a show made up of people who were recruited for a band through a Kanye West fan forum – that I didn’t even know existed until now. But the cool thing about music is that it always continues to surprise you: and that’s exactly how I felt when I started listening to Brockhampton.

Show Review: Mitski Shows A Sneak Into Her Mystique At The Vic Theater

I can’t quite pinpoint the exact moment I first heard Mitski’s music, but the first track I ever heard was “Your Best American Girl.” Pretty basic, right? Considering that the song is one of her biggest to date, landing at #16 on NPR’s “200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women” ahead of names like Adele and Beyoncé, it’s not surprising that hearing the song instantly got me hooked.