The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Tag Drag City

REVIEW: DRINKS – ‘Hippo Lite’ (Drag City)

One of the more unlikely collaborations of recent times, Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley score another understated success with the second DRINKS album ‘Hippo Lite’.

REVIEW: No Age – ‘Snares Like A Haircut’ (Drag City)

After a five-year break and having moved from Sub Pop to Drag City, L.A.-based garage-rock duo No Age remind everyone of their talents with fifth album ‘Snares Like A Haircut’.

REVIEW: Ty Segall – ‘Ty Segall’ (Drag City)

Its stock may be at an all-time low, but rock ‘n’ roll won’t be dying on Ty Segall’s watch.

REVIEW: Ty Segall – ‘Emotional Mugger’ (Drag City)

by John Tindale Upon the release of Emotional Mugger, Ty Segall described the album as: “the over-communication relayed in cell based technology and content driven media further detaches passengers of our modern society from deep emotional understanding”, thus Emotional Mugger is debatably a concept album discussing the perils of the modern age and its relationship with the internet and it comes at a crossroads in the career of Segall.

REVIEW: Joanna Newsom – ‘Divers’ (Drag City)

by John Tindale It’s been five years since Joanna Newsom released the critically acclaimed epic Have One On Me, but don’t take that to mean that she has been resting on her success; Divers is the culmination of five years of effort and it is a truly magnificent record for it. Newsom has it all, lyrical excellence to sonic brilliance: this is never more apparent than in lead single ‘Sopakanikan’.