Bridgers pleases with “Punisher”

BY WILL RIPPEY In an effort to mix things up a bit, I opted for something a little more mainstream and listenable than my previous albums. I settled on Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher, a 40-minute long indie pop record which is admittedly different from my preferred genre of music. Punisher is a 40-minute long indie pop record released on June 18 of this year. The opening track “DVD Menu” is a short, eerie folk-based song, which sets the tone for the rest of the album with its hazy production.  “Garden Song” is another lo-fi guitar pop song with a significantly gloomier sound than … Continue reading Bridgers pleases with “Punisher”

Hip-hop group wows audience with new mixtape

written by: will rippey The Newark underground hip-hop group Ho99o9 (pronounced “horror”) dropped their latest EP, Blurr, last Thursday.  Their unique brand of hardcore punk fused with industrial hip-hop first caught the public eye in 2014, with their release of Bone Collector.  Described as horror rap by critics, the group draws inspiration from horror movies, industrial music, gangsta rap and black metal to create a sound unparalleled by any of their contemporaries. Blurr immediately kicks the listener into the deep end with one of my favorite songs on the album, “Beneath the Earth’s Crust.”  Following a sampled news report on … Continue reading Hip-hop group wows audience with new mixtape