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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...

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...

Switchfoot discusses “Native Tongue”

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Switchfoot has been one of the most prominent bands within American Christian circles for the better part of the last two decades. The band, which is composed of lead singer/guitarist Jon Foreman, bassist Tim Foreman, drummer Ch...

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...

Arctic Monkeys rock Santa Barbara Bowl

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

There are many bands that make more interesting music than the Arctic Monkeys.  Many artists write cleverer lyrics, or catchier hooks, or more emotionally-resonant melodies.  The Monkeys’ style isn’t particularly unique–...

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