The Musician’s Closet: Lorde

There are many things you can learn from young singer Lorde, who will be turning 18 in November. You can learn about skyrocketing to stardom, you can learn how to not take criticisms harshly (because boy has she been picked on), and you can learn about style. This gothic-chic girl rarely wears bright colors, and when she does, they’re rich accent colors, usually paired with basics, like black jeans, Doc Martens, and darker tops. Onstage, she doesn’t often wear ostentatious things, which one is thankful for if you watch her show….

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Track Review: Oceanics “The City”

It seems that 2012 has been dominated by cheerful tunes, no matter if the lyrics are happy or sad. “The City” by Oceanics is no exception. With the “LaLaLas” and the excitable guitar playing, it’s difficult to keep the smile off of your face. This track is excellent and very well made; not to mention, who can resist that slight Aussie twang? Pair that accent (yes, yes I do like Aussie accents, couldn’t you tell?) with the overall catchiness of the song and there’s an irresistible allure that pulls you…

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Album Review: The Off Chance “Change”

“Change” leads this album, with jazzy undertones and easy listening; it greets you at the door and welcomes you in. “Helpless” follows suit and I find myself feeling as though a long time friend has led me to the couch and started the conversation. Lead singer Jason Differ has a melodic yet captivating voice, leading fluctuations in tempo and tone, that not only makes you stop and listen, but keep you there. “It’s You I’ve been Waiting For” is both fun and uplifting, giving you hope for better things to…

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Album Review: Accents “Growth and Squalor”

Growth and Squalor, debut album from indie rock band Accents, is an album to buy. I needed that out of the way. The two-man project aims for the heart and does everything but kick you in the head with tender melodic passages, effortless transitions and a musical mindset that makes me think twice about labeling them as just “indie rock.” This is a band in full control of their commitments, expertly shaping each build and fall to their specific point. It’s smooth, to say the absolute least. I found myself…

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