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Mace & Crown | May 30, 2017

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Monarch Music Minute Archives * Page 2 of 3 * Mace & Crown

Monarch Music Minute: Two Door Cinema Club, Lady Gaga, and D.R.A.M.

November 12, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Staff Writer

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Gameshow’ 💿💿💿

At the beginning of the decade, Two Door Cinema Club was the quintessential indie band. Songs like “Something Good Can Work,” “Undercover Martyn” and “What You Know,” off 2010’s “Tourist History,” became … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Warpaint, Meek Mill and Avenged Sevenfold

November 3, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Warpaint – ‘Heads Up’ 💿💿💿

The actual embodiment of Los Anegels grunge-rock, “Heads Up” shows how Warpaint have finely tuned their alternative sound.

Two years after the release of their self-titled album, Warpaint is back and more moody than … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Jimmy Eat World, Tove Lo and Gucci Mane

October 29, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

‘Integrity Blues’ – Jimmy Eat World 💿💿💿💿💿

On what is possibly their best record since “Bleed American,” Jimmy Eat World have matured with “Integrity Blues.” No longer the self-conscious, broody, emo-type, Jimmy Eat World have successfully reestablished themselves … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – Yellowcard, The Game and the Naked and Famous

October 22, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Yellowcard – “Yellowcard” 💿💿

 

After many years together, the band Yellowcard is saying their goodbyes. They didn’t leave their fans empty-handed, though. Along with the announcement of their departure from the music world, they also released a farewell … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – Solange, Regina Spektor and Danny Brown

October 14, 2016 |

Rich Gabrintina Staff Writer

 

Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us To Life’ 💿💿💿💿

Born into a musical household, Regina Spektor was classically trained in piano at an early age. Spektor and her family left the Soviet Union and immigrated to the Bronx in … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Grouplove, Token and Beach Slang

October 1, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

‘Big Mess’ – Grouplove 💿💿💿💿

Grouplove has brought back their wired, eccentric feel on their new album “Big Mess.” Known for quirky lyrics and standout chord progressions, Grouplove is kind of like the weird kid at school everyone … Read More

Monarch Music Minute – James Vincent McMorrow, AlunaGeorge and Mac Miller

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Richard Gabrintina

Staff Writer</h5>

 

James Vincent McMorrow – ‘We Move’ 💿💿💿💿

 

To unfamiliar ears, James Vincent McMorrow might fall somewhere on the spectrum between Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and James Blake. His 2010 debut album, “Early in the Morning,” championed acoustic folk, while … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: The Head and the Heart, M.I.A. and A Day to Remember

September 17, 2016 |

Monarch Music Minute

Lindsey Lanham

Staff Writer

 

<strong> The Head and the Heart – ‘Signs of Light’ 💿💿💿💿 </strong>

 

On their third album, the Head and the Heart explore the pop side of music. Traditionally known for their indie-folk sound, the band has now adopted … Read More

Monarch Music Minute

September 10, 2016 |

Monarch Music Minute

Richard Gabrintina

Staff Writer

 

Mild High Club – ‘Skiptracing’ 💿💿💿 

Last year, Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf launched Circle Star Records, an offshoot label catering to stranger, less conventional sounds in an effort to distinguish his expansive … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Radiohead, Mayer Hawthorne, James Blake

June 20, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

Radiohead ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Five years since the release of “The King of Limbs,” Radiohead returned with their ninth studio album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” on May 8. Thom Yorke and company, once … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Kaytranada, Pierce the Veil, Chance the Rapper

June 20, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

Kaytranada ‘99.9%’ 💿💿💿💿💿

In today’s digital era, countless artists flock to SoundCloud, as well other online platforms, to put themselves out there even though success is never guaranteed. Many musicians often struggle to distinguish … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: M83, Deftones, TWENTY88

April 22, 2016 |

Richard Gabrintina Contributing Writer

M83 – ‘Junk’ 💿💿💿💿

M83 frontman Anthony Gonzalez is known for gravitating toward dreamy synthpop, saxophones and nostalgia. Named after Messier 83, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, the band redirects its command of crafting strong, cosmic ballads and lush … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: K. Michelle, Pet Shop Boys, Cheap Trick

April 6, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

K. Michelle – ‘More Issues Than Vogue’💿💿💿💿💿

K. Michelle does have issues. During her formative years, she learned to play piano and guitar. She is the product of Bob Westbrook, a voice instructor who taught Justin … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Rubens, Von Zimmer

April 2, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ 💿💿

Fans of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis caught a first listen of “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” last August when the track, in collaboration with Ed … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Redfoo, Miike Snow, The Wild Feathers

March 29, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Redfoo – ‘Party Rock Mansion’💿💿💿💿💿

Forget spring. The summer party is already underway. Redfoo’s “Party Rock Mansion” dropped on March 18 and the hyper-amped party atmosphere of the new record is infectious. Right from the start, … Read More

Monarch Music Minute: Bullet for My Valentine, Lake Street Dive, Mýa

February 27, 2016 |

Adam Flores Arts & Entertainment Editor

Bullet for My Valentine – ‘Venom’ 💿💿💿💿💿

Returning to the thrash and metalcore genres found on some of their previous releases, Bullet for My Valentine’s fifth studio release, “Venom,” grips a deafening bite on the aural … Read More