Beach House string together a comfortable, synthy black hole on 7

7, the seventh album to come out of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand’s collaborative project, sees Beach House take the sprawling, muddled guitars and...

CIVL Shuffle – May 16, 2018

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is shocked and impressed by Childish Gambino's latest representation of what he sees America as being. For more on...

Leon Bridges stops trying to be Sam Cooke and becomes himself

Leon Bridges made waves in 2015 when his debut album, Coming Home, capitalized on the emerging popularity of R&B throwbacks in pop music by...

Soundbite: Soccer Mommy – Clean

While not exactly dream pop, Soccer Mommy’s latest record is an excellent exercise in bringing the pop in pop rock to the forefront of...

Soundbite: Dead Sara — “Unamerican”

Dead Sara is back, and recently released a couple of new singles to get people psyched up for their upcoming EP, Temporary Things Taking...

Stories of ordinary life made extraordinary on The Memory Palace

Growing up, I knew that a road trip with the family meant books on tape. One of mom’s choice, one of dad’s, rarely one...

Isle of Dogs? More like I love dogs!

Wes Anderson, director of Isle of Dogs, is perhaps best known for his quirky, idiosyncratic films, most of which deal with loveable outcasts making...

CIVL Shuffle — May 2, 2018

As we quickly approach the dog days of summer, CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy has some advice, some news, and some fun to address...

A podcast of mythological proportions

I am a bit of a language nerd. When you fall in love with the language of a place, it is almost inevitable that...

Frankie Cosmos opens up even more on Vessel

Frankie Cosmos (which started out as a solo project for New Yorker Greta Kline) has built up a reputation for putting out soft-rocking hits...

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