Slack Tide finds identity with new album

by Janii Yazon Slack Tide, a band that identifies strongly with the East Coast, displays a universal understanding of music, its functions, and its possibilities. Their debut album Water Monkey dedicates itself to the inconsistencies of identity. It finds home throughout New England; the band moves across state lines as seamlessly as they switch between…

Building a Community Through Music by Living #OutLoud

By Lindsey Gonzalez By creating music, making it public, and rallying with others in support of that art, every musician inherently creates a fan base for himself or herself. But the relationships between artists and listeners often vary widely among fandoms. While some musicians are strictly business-oriented, others work hard to build relationships with their…

“Singles” by Future Islands

By Alexandra Fileccia Baltimore’s new-wave trio Future Islands released their new album worldwide on March 25. Recently recorded on the famed indie label 4AD, Singles celebrates the band’s debut to their new career direction. The band, previously signed to Thrill Jockey, found a balance in Singles between a mainstream indie sound and their usual eccentric,…