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Album Review: M83’s most recent space odyssey

M83’s new album is called “Junk,” the art for its lead single “Do It, Try It” features a floating dog head in space and its second single “Go!” features an epic guitar solo courtesy of Steve Vai. Compared to M83’s previous record “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming,” known for its hit single, “Midnight City,” the new album…

Is it human to adore ‘Adore Life’? Hell yes.

Savages leap right out the door on their sophomore LP “Adore Life” with the opening track “The Answer.” Barreling, crunchy guitar and the repeated, desperate refrain of “If you don’t love me, don’t love anybody” announces the post-punk ensemble’s follow-up to their excellent debut “Silence Yourself.” Vocalist Camille Berthomier’s ostensible resolution of “love is the…

Complex roots: Rooney Pitchford’s debut “Familiar Places”

Rooney Pitchford ‘15, the mustachio’d, Kickstarter-funded, guitar-strumming baritone, has just released his debut LP “Familiar Places.” It opens with a one-two punch: the twangy, world-weary title track — a song about the pain and fatigue of accumulated experience —and the impassioned country jam “Becky,” which narrows in on the more specific past. But this one-two…