Old Gold & Black

Life beyond the yellow submarine

Life beyond the yellow submarine

Elly Honaker, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

Wings was Paul McCartney’s band post-Beatles, a late 70s softy of a group that frequented my mom’s mixed CDs when I was around ages six to 10. It’s no wonder my mom thought it a suitable sort of music for a child. The mixture of soft brass, strange men with funny accents sounding out during the music...

Bedroom pop faces an overall decline

Bedroom pop faces an overall decline

Elly Honaker

October 1, 2020

When do we decide to demand more from Bedroom Pop? My last article on the vivacity and freshness of Shimmertraps brought up many different questions about lo-fi bedroom pop as a concept, and with boy pablo’s latest singles dropping in anticipation of his new album, I can’t unfeel what I brought up. I...

Shimmertrap delivers stellar new album

Shimmertrap delivers stellar new album

Elly Honaker

September 17, 2020

Shimmertraps has evolved beyond their early lo-fi tendencies with their latest album, LOOK!, which flew under the radar during its summer release, but warrants much more buzz. Their prior album, Ozius, came out in 2017 and appears now as a blueprint of the depth of their sound. Where Ozius was all f...

New Phoenix single “Identical” rings hollow

Phoenix, live in Manila

Elly Honaker

September 3, 2020

French indie pop band Phoenix recently released a new song for the first time since 2017. The single “Identical” is part of a movie soundtrack for an upcoming film called On the Rocks which is directed by Sofia Coppola, the wife of lead singer Thomas Mars. It is unknown at this point if more mus...

boy pablo drops EP ahead of album release

boy pablo drops EP ahead of album release

Elly Honaker

August 27, 2020

All lulling guitars and sincerity, boy pablo (Nicolas Muñoz), remains a fixture of the bedroom pop movement. He helped define the scene aesthetically and sonically with a viral music video for “Everytime” in 2017 akin to Mac Demarco visually and with the virality that launched a celebrity similar ...

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"