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After four years of silence, singer-songwriter, Melanie Martinez, has released her sophomore album “K-12” and with it, a 90-minute feature film. The almost hour-and-a-half-long film offers breathtaking visuals and stunning choreography that flows perfectly with the music.

Melanie Martinez is Back and Better Than Ever with New Album “K-12”

Cynda Allen, Opinion Editor September 25, 2019

Musician Melanie Martinez has returned after a four-year hiatus with her new album and accompanying film, “K-12,” which was released on Sept. 6, 2019. The album highlights many of the struggles that...

English rock band Bring Me the Horizon has delivered their new album “Amo” to the public this past month. The record rocketed sky-high and has proven to be very successful, topping British charts.

Bring Me the Horizon Drops New Record, “Amo”

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer March 1, 2019

British rock band Bring Me the Horizon has finally released their sixth in-studio album, “Amo.” The record dropped on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with a total of 13 tracks on it. The quintet has completely...

The band LANY has quickly risen to fame due to their unique style, Paul Klein’s (middle) appeal to their female fanbase, and their emotional and relatable song lyrics.

The Band LANY’s Quick Rise to Fame

Ella McCook, Staff Writer January 26, 2019

Indie Pop band LANY has quickly risen to fame due to lead singer Paul Klein’s looks, vocals and the emotions found in his song lyrics. After going through a breakup in early January 2018, LANY quickly...

Kalin and Myles prove you need more than a pretty face and a record deal to make good music. (Photo used with permission from Moxie.)

Kalin and Myles Provide Listeners with Sense of Dissatisfaction

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer April 14, 2015

2014 was the Year of the Butt, hailed by many as the most prolific year for the gluteus maximus in recent memory. Hits like “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj...

The Band from Down Under: Sheppard

Diana Rodgers, Staff Writer March 20, 2015

While most people are used to hearing the melodic tunes of Selena Gomez or the unusual styling of Nicki Minaj, a new breed of pop music has found itself topping charts. Sheppard is an Australian indie-pop...

Taylor Swift’s musical success has captivated millions around the globe.

Top Ten Best Taylor Swift Songs of All Time

Morgan Champion, Staff Writer February 20, 2015

Out of all of the Hollywood recording artists, one has definitely left her mark on listeners all around the world. Her extremely publicized heartbreaks have become her trademark over the years, and...

Enjoy the last pop and country hits of 2014.

Top Songs of 2014

Amanda Lewsader, Staff Writer February 9, 2015

2014 was a big year in the music industry; multiple artists received great praises on their work, and a large amount of songs were inspirational, moving , catchy and upbeat. The following songs made the...

Taylor Swift Comes “Out of the Woods” in her Revealing Fifth Album

Hailey Yarbrough and Caitlin Shelby, Sports Editor and Literature Editor December 10, 2014

World famous and fresh-faced, Taylor Swift released her newest album on October 27, 2014. 1989 is a perfect blend of modern pop music and alternative. Its energetic songs like “Shake it off” and many...

Mary Lambert’s debut album released on October 14, 2013. She’s very excited top finally release something so deeply important to her. She is an openly outgoing individual, and stated, “Heart on My Sleeve” is a dusky love song that I chose as the title track because I felt it summed up how I approached writing the lyrics on the album.”

Mary Lambert showing a whole different side of her with her new Album “Heart on My Sleeve”

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer December 1, 2014

Mary Lambert’s debut album Heart on My Sleeve broke through the surface of the music industry on October 14, 2014. Lambert may best be known for featuring on the Grammy-winning single “Same Love”...

From left to right: Zac Barnett, James Adam Shelley, Dave Rublin, and Matt Sanchez.

American Authors: Oh, What a Life

Isabella Higgins , Staff Writer April 24, 2014

American Authors is an indie rock band consisting of four male members who came together in Brooklyn, New York. The quartet includes Zac Barnett, lead singer, James Adam Shelley, lead guitarist, David...

A shadowy Pete Wentz plays his bass on the Save Rock n’ Roll Tour in Detroit, May 22nd 2013.

Fall Out Boy: Hiatus & Changes

Savannah Keith, Staff Writer March 18, 2014

Over the years, Fall Out Boy has had an array of genre names tagging their act, from pop-punk to pop-rock. Their style has ranged and changed over their musical career, from album to album: The old vs....

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