Archive for: music

Alternative rock band The Neighbourhood returns with stunning new album

Alternative rock band The Neighbourhood returns with stunning new album

by Annie Zhang, editor-in-chief The Neighbourhood, an alternative rock band from California best known for its hit song “Sweater Weather” back in 2012, has released its second studio album, Wiped Out! on October 30. Their first...

 

Students describe benefits of music-streaming apps, different ways to listen to music

Students describe benefits of music-streaming apps, different ways to listen to music

by Yanichka Ariunbold, staff reporter With the advent of streaming apps like Spotify, Soundcloud, and Pandora in today’s society, manually downloading music is considered to be widely obsolete among the younger generation — Consol students...

 

Stories Worth Reading: Daniel Cho

Stories Worth Reading: Daniel Cho

by Stephanie Palazzolo, senior editor My number one goal in life is to become the best singer in the world and to move people with my singing. I want to incorporate a musical department in the United Nations that is dedicated to moving people...

 

Friday playlist: Capturing Robert Falcon Scott’s deep, freezing despair

Friday playlist: Capturing Robert Falcon Scott’s deep, freezing despair

by Shilpa Saravanan, editor-in-chief & Rojas Oliva, managing editor The Roar is proud to present our new weekly series FRIDAY PLAYLISTS, where we drop you, the students of Consol, into a drama-filled moment of history and ask you what song...

 

Audio: Orchestra performs at annual Winter Concert

Audio: Orchestra performs at annual Winter Concert

by Annie Zhang and Alex Coopersmith, executive editor and opinions editor The orchestra performed their annual winter show on Tuesday, December 2.  A wide variety songs were played, from Brent D. Smith’s Spy Game  to Mozart’s Impressario...

 

New Weezer album surprises, renews faith in band

New Weezer album surprises, renews faith in band

by Aaron Ross, news editor When people say they like Weezer, they usually follow it up with: “I mean, their old stuff.” The band’s had a rocky ride since releasing their critically and commercially successful platinum debut. Weezer’s next...

 

Minimalist ‘Sadnecessary’ imparts intriguing melancholy

Minimalist ‘Sadnecessary’ imparts intriguing melancholy

by Shilpa Saravanan, editor-in-chief German electro-folk-pop duo Milky Chance, architects of the infectious “Stolen Dance” that’s presently inching up the charts, released their debut album “Sadnecessary” in the...

 

‘You’re Dead!’ presents sonically dense, gorgeous celebration of death’s mystery

‘You’re Dead!’ presents sonically dense, gorgeous celebration of death’s mystery

by Rojas Oliva, managing editor Flying Lotus, a.k.a Steven Ellison, released his latest album, “You’re Dead!” on Oct. 7. Following 2012’s ethereal “Until the Quiet Comes” Ellison had released the aptly...

 

Nearly 50 years old, Beatles album stands test of time

Nearly 50 years old, Beatles album stands test of time

by Aaron Ross, news editor The Background: 49 years ago today, the Fab Four released “Help!”, their second movie soundtrack and 5th album, but The Beatles certainly don’t need much of an introduction. At the time of its release,...

 

‘Queen’ turns homophobic fears into tools of empowerment

‘Queen’ turns homophobic fears into tools of empowerment

by Rojas Oliva, managing editor Ominous, industrial synths scream and whir as Mike Hadreas, architect of solo project Perfume Genius, becomes the embodiment of everything America fears about the gay community. “No family is safe when...