Taylor Swift hits the mark with “reputation”

by Kyle Bray With her fifth studio album 1989 grabbing a Grammy Award for album of the year, and her dramatic feud with Kanye West, Taylor Swift’s next project was highly anticipated. After the overwhelmingly negative response to the release of the album’s first single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” expectations for her sixth…

XXXTentacion’s newest music video stirs controversy

By Kyle Bray   Rapper XXXTentacion once again found himself in the news for his controversial music video accompanying his recently released platinum hit “Look at Me”. The video, released on Sept. 12, depicts violent images of police brutality and the hanging of himself and a young white child. The video begins with XXXTentacion rapping…

Ruelle: Maggie Eckford’s musical alter ego

by Carissa Dunlap Nashville based singer-songwriter Maggie Eckford is the voice behind the theme songs and cinematic soundtracks of many of your favorite hit television shows. However, Eckford hides her voice behind the mysterious and dark alter ego, Ruelle. Eckford grew up always writing poetry and short stories, and playing piano to songs from musicals…

5 Up and Coming Alternative Artists

By Carissa Dunlap Here at Five Cent Sound we are looking at five artists, we believe are ready to have a major breakout in 2017. The first couple months in 2017, listeners will see an outpour of new artists and material. These bands and solo artists are redefining and bending the genre of Alternative music,…

Please don’t get the band back together

By Brendan Kane There are many unavoidable facts in life and one of the most unfortunate, is that all bands will eventually break up. Yes, even your favorite will meet its untimely demise at some point. Sometimes, bands break up after running their credibility into the ground and other times, they break up before they…

Mac DeMarco announces his new album: This Old Dog

By Anna Newton Mac DeMarco, the “jizz jazz” singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, announced last Tuesday that the release of his new album This Old Dog is slated for May 5. In celebration, Demarco also released two tracks “This Old Dog” and “My Old Man.” This will be the musician’s third full-length album since Demarco’s most notable…

Instant Disassembly: Music for Anxiety

By Ronan McGuire “Fall back into place,” Victoria Legrand sings on Beach House’s “Space Song.” Those four words served as a mantra for me that Thursday night in January. Over and over, Legrand chanted those words, and I repeated them, out loud, the incessant refrain, until I really did fall back into my natural state.…

Anticipated albums of 2017

By Brendan Kane At the start of a new year, it’s always exciting to anticipate all the new music that will be released. This year will be full of new jams from all different kinds of artists and bands. Here are five albums to look out for in 2017: St. Vincent (Title TBA) Annie Clark,…