Artist: 
CashPassion
Label: 
Independent

CashPassion's possibilities is the first EP released by former Travis Scott engineer turned rapper. The project is heavily trap influenced which makes sense given the rapper's connection with prominent trap-rap artists such as Travis Scott. Cashpassion shoots for many of the same beats, vocal performances, and flows that Travis Scott has become known for but unfortunately does so on a far less grander and less epic scale.

Sounds Like: 
Travis Scoot
Sounds Like: 
Post Malone
Name: 
Jude Fomeche
Date Reviewed: 
04/24/2017
Artist: 
Jose James
Label: 
Blue Note Records

Smooth and Sensual, let Jose James rock you into heartbreak gently. Love in a Time of Madness takes you into a smooth, hot coco in a cafe studying type of mood, but equally into a mood of slowly sipping tequila at a dance club trying to forget how lonely you truly are. This album is slow and heavy and is tinged with a bit of sadness and regret, but covers this generations obsession with love through the lenses of impermeability, online app dating and open relationships. Everyone deserves to be loved, right?

Sounds Like: 
R&B Club Songs
Sounds Like: 
Break Up music
Sounds Like: 
Barry White Mixed with Lando Chill
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
04/23/2017
Artist: 
Porter Ray
Label: 
Sub Pop Records

  Dear Listener,

"things fall apart, pieces to the puzzle crumbles, young and humble trying to make it through this jungle" 

Sounds Like: 
Kendrick Lamar
Sounds Like: 
WebsterX
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
04/23/2017
Artist: 
WebsterX
Label: 
Closed Sessions

   WebsterX's new album, Daymares reveals the darker sides of his lyrical ability and beat composition. The introductory song "Nightmares" has a slow, heavy and bar set with deeply emotional weight to the lyrics. The tracks on the album contain this echoing, rippling sounds, high and low notes combined to emanate the emergency alarm sensation beneath your skin.

Sounds Like: 
Micheal Christmas
Sounds Like: 
Fringe Element
Sounds Like: 
Jaca Zulu
Name: 
Ellery Page
Date Reviewed: 
04/21/2017
Artist: 
Diet Cig
Label: 
FrenchKiss Records

Diet Cig, a fun, energetic duo have just released their first full length album, Swear I’m Good at This.

Sounds Like: 
PWR BTTM
Sounds Like: 
The Front Bottoms
Sounds Like: 
Mitski
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2017
Artist: 
Amber Mark
Label: 
Jasmine Music

New York-based singer, Amber Mark, will release her first debut EP on Friday, May 12th. The EP consists of 7 track including two pre-released singles "Lose My Cool" and "Way Back." While listening to both tracks, I immediately thought of my treks through H&M that could also fit the Forever 21 music theme. Lose My Cool is a mellow track with piano at the beginning and end of the track.

Sounds Like: 
Marian Hill
Sounds Like: 
Oh Wonder
Name: 
DeRay Chatter
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2017
Artist: 
Fit For an Autopsy
Label: 
eOne Music

Fit for an Autopsy are a deathcore band from my home state of New Jersey. There new release The Great Collapse largely sticks to their brutal deathcore roots. However, only the second song into the album they showed some originality by adding clean vocals in along with Joe Badolato’s incredible growls. Clean vocals are used variously throughout the album as a background.

Sounds Like: 
Chelsea Grin
Sounds Like: 
Suicide Silence
Name: 
Nicholas Sergeant
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2017
Artist: 
Igorrr
Label: 
Ad Noiseam

This single was my first encounter of Igorrr. The song begins with operatic vocals over a soft guitar background. These operatic vocals quickly become pained screams followed by a glitchy dubstep breakdown. This breakdown was then followed by beautiful female operatic vocals followed by another breakdown. In this breakdown the male screams and female vocals go back and forth in an epic display of vocal diversity. This is then followed by a continuing dubstep like synth. This is truly an interesting track that spreads many genres of music. I'm truly not sure who to compare this to.

Sounds Like: 
Volumes: For the sake of being eperimental
Name: 
Nicholas Sergeant
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2017
Artist: 
The Bug Vs Earth
Label: 
Ninja Tune

I'm a big fan of Earth, only having a passing familiarity with The Bug, but from my point of view this album is a little boring. That isn't to say it's bad though, and the title Concrete Desert does a good job explaining the appeal. This music is slow, sprawling, and desolate.

Sounds Like: 
Earth
Sounds Like: 
The Bug
Sounds Like: 
the soundtrack to Dead Man by Neil Young
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2017
Artist: 
Beach Fossils
Label: 
Bayonet

I've enjoyed much of the work that Beach Fossil