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Tuesday 9 July 2013
Arts Music

album review: sigur ros, kveikur

Christine Campbell
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In June 2013, Sigur Rós released their seventh studio album, Kveikur. I’ll spare you the history lesson, but essentially, Sigur Rós and especially the band’s lead singer, Jónsi Birgisson, are producing some of the most creative music today. In my mind, I equate what both Sigur Rós and Jónsi in his solo career are doing as…
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Wednesday 24 April 2013
Music

interview: lydia

Christine Campbell
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Way back in February, I connected with the Arizona-based band Lydia to set up an interview before their April 5th New York show. I spent four and a half years of my life living in Tucson, AZ while I attended university and heard a lot about this band and saw them at least once, so…
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Thursday 28 March 2013
Music

album review: daughter, if you leave

Christine Campbell
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Indie-folk trio Daughter has been becoming more and more a part of my universe lately. I first heard about the band, which started out in 2010 as lead singer Elena Tora’s solo work, a couple months ago. A good friend of mine who always sends me the best new music sent through a link to their…
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Thursday 21 March 2013
Arts Music

live music and album review: youth lagoon, wondrous bughouse

Christine Campbell
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American dream-pop indie darling Youth Lagoon released his second full-length album, Wondrous Bughouse, on 5 March 2013. He and his backing band played an amazing, sold-out show in New York City the very next day, 6 March 2013, at Bowery Ballroom. When we bought tickets to this show, my friends and I were not aware of how important it…
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Wednesday 13 March 2013
Arts Music

album review: huntronik, huntronik

Christine Campbell
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I’ve got to be honest with you: when I get album review requests, I end up ignoring most of them. It’s not because I don’t think there’s good music out there begging to be reviewed (there’s a lot of good music out there, period), it’s really just more of a timing thing. PR companies typically…
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Friday 15 February 2013
Music

interview: eastern hollows

Christine Campbell
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Eastern Hollows is one of those bands that you’re just waiting for to make it big. Their brand of shoegaze, indie and rock is totally refreshing and undeniably good music. Their kind of DIY, community-oriented attitude reflects a love for Brooklyn that can best be summed up as awesome. The band’s warmth shows through in…
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Monday 3 December 2012
Arts Music

interview: Oh Pep!

Christine Campbell
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When I first got the email about interviewing Oh Pep!, the adorably catchy folk-rock-indie quintet based out of Melbourne, I couldn’t help but think how clever it was that leading ladies Olivia Hally (guitar/vocals) and Pepita Emmerichs (violin/mandolin) creatively married their names to come up with something that perfectly describes their style of music. The more I…
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Tuesday 7 August 2012
Music

interview: the falls

Christine Campbell
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When I first watched and saw The Falls’ video ‘Home‘, I was immediately intrigued. The melodic, beautifully arranged, kind of even-keeled song accompanied a video that was something totally different than what I had expected. With this video, The Falls make it crystal clear that they aren’t just another guy-girl duo in the coffee shop….
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Thursday 12 July 2012
Music

album review: fiona apple, the idler wheel

Christine Campbell
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Let’s be real: I love Fiona Apple. So, if you’re looking for an unbiased review of her new album The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, or as it’s come to be known in pop culture, The Idler Wheel,…
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Sunday 17 June 2012
Music

album review: beach house, bloom

Christine Campbell
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For me, Beach House is one of the most important acts of my lifetime, right up there with Bon Iver and Fiona Apple. Their sound is original but so, so easy to listen to and just something about watching them as a band that makes it feel easy to connected to the present, to the…
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Sunday 27 May 2012
Culture Opinion

abortion: where do you stand?

Christine Campbell
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Abortion. The word alone inspires a reaction – good, bad, whatever – but despite gender or age, social, moral or political beliefs, you’d be lying to yourself if you thought you didn’t have an opinion on the topic. I know that seems like a blanket statement, but I used to think I was one of…
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Sunday 22 April 2012
Music

album review: the decemberists, we all raise our voices to the air (live songs 04.2011-08.2011)

Christine Campbell
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First and foremost, please let me apologize to the Lip readers – I have not been active on the website in just about three weeks. In a mere six days, it would’ve been a month without posting. I am fine, everything is fine, I just haven’t had nearly the amount of free time at night…
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Thursday 22 March 2012
Music

album review: white rabbits, milk famous

Christine Campbell
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When I was first approached to review White Rabbits’ third record Milk Famous, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The Brooklyn-based band has been around for about five years, but I had never really listened to them outside of some singles heard at bars or parties. I knew that White Rabbits has two drummers, which…
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Sunday 11 March 2012
Music

fiona apple and female musicians of today: is there a comparison?

Christine Campbell
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About a week ago, tickets went on sale here in New York for a performer I’d do anything to see: Fiona Apple. Fiona Apple is one of the most influential artists in my overall musical taste. After seeing her “Criminal” video when I was in third or fourth grade, I was immediately captivated. I was…
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