The Epitaph

Hot Mulligan touches on sexual assault, break ups, loneliness in new album

“you’ll be fine” is a musical masterpiece

By Jane Park

March 18, 2020

Recently, Spotify’s algorithm has recommended me to listen to bands like The Story So Far, The Wonder Years and Hot Mulligan. From there, I was hooked on to the variety of pop punk available that I had no idea existed.  Hot Mulligan really stood out to me  because of their weird band name, along with...

From ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ to ‘I Love Me’: Demi Lovato releases new anthem

Demi Lovato's latest album is honest and transparent, easily connecting her personal experiences with those of her fans.

By Andrea Sun

March 9, 2020

When I was in fifth grade, my friend introduced me to “Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato. At the time, it was a catchy song with extremely high notes that I blasted for fun. But as time went on, 10-year-old me began to explore Lovato’s other music, realizing she was more than songs about boys who ma...

Adoring ‘Fine Line’

With ‘Fine Line,’ Harry Styles brings the 80s back to your ears.

By Anika Karody

January 2, 2020

The wait is over. Harry Styles’ new album has finally arrived, and I’m loving it. Having been a fan of his music since his debut with One Direction, I was very excited and anxious to see what this album would bring, especially because he hasn’t released any music for the past two years. ‘Fine...

Soundtrack to my life: the irreplaceable meaning of music

By Andrea Sun

December 18, 2019

I remember the first time I ever associated a song with a relationship: “For Good” from “Wicked.” My younger brother sung it for his elementary school performance and he walked around the house, belting the tune every day. One line reminded me of a friend that always seemed to be pushing and pull...

Floating on clouds of flowers

British Singer Zayn Malik on stage

By Karla Agudelo

April 14, 2016

The album “Mind of Mine” was a great start for Zayn Malik’s commencement of a solo career. Malik’s album was released on March 25 with a blend of “Frank Ocean and Usher,” according to the album overview on iTunes. When I first saw the names of the songs on the album, I could not resist ...

The 1975 knocks it out of the park

The 1975 knocks it out of the park

By Katie Snell

February 29, 2016

F ollowing a smash hit, self-titled debut album in 2013, The 1975 is back for more success. Their second studio album, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It,” was released Feb. 26. The four-man alternative rock band is led by frontman Matt Healy and his incredi...

Platten on track to go platinum

The album cover of Rachel Platten’s newly released album, “Wilfire”. 
Photo courtesy of rachelplatten.com

By Tara Sohal

February 5, 2016

With a fiery punch and energetic lyrics, breakout artist Rachel Platten’s third studio album, “Wildfire,” was released on New Year’s Day. After many attempts of trying to make it in the music industry and facing rejection from her record label and management, Platten finally soared to suc...

Five musicians to watch for in 2016

Listen to: Cocoon
2016: Catfish and the Bottlemen are in the process of recording their latest album. They’ll be playing music festivals around America and in Europe. 
Photo courtesy of Flickr

By Carla Gonzalez

February 3, 2016

Catfish and the Bottlemen English alternative rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen is on the verge of something big, destined for notoriety among the likes of Arctic Monkeys and the Kooks. Their sound of their first full-length album “Balcony” has both loyal fans and new listeners eager for their...

Dream on, Coldplay

Released Dec. 4, 2015, Coldplay’s reportedly final album keeps entrancing audiences.
Photo courtesy of www.coldplay.com

By Michael Huang

January 22, 2016

Coldplay’s seventh album “A Head Full of Dreams” kicks off with a self-titled song that sets the tone for the rest of the album: upbeat, optimistic and happy. Having sold 236,000 copies in its first week and placing just under Adele at no. 2 on UK charts according to Nme.com, the album is the m...