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…

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,…

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…