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Rex Orange County’s “Pony” tackles mental health and minimalism to mixed results

Gabriel Farhadian, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Rex Orange County released his third album “Pony” as an exploration of mental health and a celebration of simple loves. The album’s cover parallels its contents: clean lines, a boyish attitude, and stark minimalism. “Pony” at...

Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay debut new single

Keilani Mayo, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Country and pop music fans were thrilled to see prominent country duo Dan + Shay and famous pop star Justin Bieber collaborate on a new single, “10,000 Hours”. After several days of teasing the project, the artists released the ...

Of Monsters and Men bring Icelandic indie-pop to the Santa Barbara Bowl

Korbin Breeden, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Of Monsters and Men are not new to the Santa Barbara area, but for the first time, the band brought a unique sound, blending their classic indie-folk with pop to Thursday’s concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. When the band came...

The 1975 explore modernity and the Internet on new album

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

In the intro to the music video for the 1975’s “Give Yourself a Try,” singer and frontman Matty Healy proclaims, “I’m unbelievably sentimental, and the best thing would be to actually be as earnest as I feel.” The...

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