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,…

Top 3 most influential black artists

By Anna Newton During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month in which we remember integral individuals and moments that helped shape African American history. In doing so, we remember cultural icons as well who are essential to establishing this history. One significant facet of cultural icons is that of music icons. They…

The Lights Out light up Arts Emerson

By Carissa Dunlap Arts Emerson brought in the sweet sounds of rock n’ roll to the Black Box theater Friday night, featuring four local Boston bands—The Lights Out, Gene Dante and The Future Starlets, Zip Tie Handcuffs, and The Sun Lions. The Lights Out, which formed back in 2005, comprises four talented musicians—Rishava Green, Adam…

Artist Spotlight: Lela

By Lindsey Gonzalez One of many artists to emerge from Berklee College of Music, Lela distinguishes herself with electropop beats that are straight out of the ‘90s. Her single, “Pendulum,” which debuted on October 7, impressed listeners with soulful vocals, an infectious beat, and a tight rap verse from Ryan Easter of Trap Music Orchestra.…