WTSR New Noise: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard & Pissed Jeans

March 20, 2017 Nelson Kelly 0

ignature guitar noodles and harmonies, syncopated drums (they have two drummers!), and thumpin’ bass are joined by the wailing shrieks of a zurna, a traditional Turkish horn. “Flying Microtonal Banana” is a perfect entry point into Gizzard’s intimidating discography, and is a welcome sign of a great band pushing to expand their musical pallet. […]

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ unites fans

March 20, 2017 Signal Contributor 0

Sheeran dropped his highly anticipated album on March 3, and he did not disappoint. Although his other albums were amazing, Sheeran outdid himself with his most recent album, “Divide.” He branched out of his comfort zone and experimented with new instruments and sounds, including two very Irish sounding songs, “Galway Girl” and “Nancy Mulligan.” […]

The Shins experiment with new sound on ‘Heartworms’

March 20, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

Although Mercer has not lost his talent for quirky lyrics and catchy musical arrangements, he has abandoned much of the edgier indie rock inspirations of The Shins’s first few albums. “Heartworms,” in contrast, has more of a pop-influenced sound with some psychedelic and electronic elements that take some minor risks with the band’s tried-and-true sound. […]

‘Stop Kiss’ explores diversity of love

March 7, 2017 Michelle Lampariello 0

The humanization of characters is an important element of reducing prejudice that many members of the LGBTQ+ community face.

“When a group dehumanizes another group, that’s where we have an issue,” said Julien Blanchard, a sophomore English major who played Peter, Sara’s ex-boyfriend.
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