Author: Graham Wall

I'm a U of S alumnus with a B.A. in Sociology (minor in Philosophy). For a time, I was an editor and contributor to In Medias Res, a liberal arts journal published by St. Thomas More College. You can find a link to my personal blog below, where content ranges from alternative music to antidepressants, postmodernism to Protestantism, and scams to Star Wars. I enjoy a plethora of musical genres, some of which include: emo, classical, post-hardcore, hip-hop, and chillout.

July 9, 2018

June 27, 2018

June 26, 2018

June 15, 2018

June 11, 2018

Sareem Poems & Ess Be - Eyedentity (feat. Miles Young)

It’s time to shake off those Monday blues with an encouraging song from Sareem Poems & Ess Be. The blend of hip-hop, electronic, and soul makes “Eyedentity” a standout from an artistic standpoint, though the lyrics only accentuate this. In verse one, focusing around the image of a young black male, Sareem cleverly states: “Don’t use slang, you talk white / Hip hop ain’t the only music that you like / Metallica tees on you just don’t look right.” The song comes from Mind Over Matter, which the duo will release on June 15. Continued →

May 26, 2018

May 25, 2018

May 15, 2018

April 17, 2018

March 15, 2018

REVIEW : Fighting Jacks - Decade

Don’t listen to this album if you want to feel happy. Lyrically and musically, this is moody alternative rock taken to its logical conclusion. Decade brims with melancholy: “All the beauty I ever wanted is going to fade away” (“Fade; Decay”); “…helpless in will, my body just gave up” (“Do You Wanna Find Out?”); “There’s no one on the road that I can call a friend” (“Closer”). Continued →

March 7, 2018

REVIEW : Ruslan - Indie Jones II

Just because some people use a lot of words does not mean that they say a lot. This linguistic dilemma has been expressed in popular culture through numerous means, from Miss Othmar in the Peanuts cartoons, to the less specific (and pejorative) title of “chatterbox” and its synonyms. Continued →

February 13, 2018

January 22, 2018

January 19, 2018

December 25, 2017

December 7, 2017

REVIEW : Andy Hunter - Presence, Vol. 2

The piano is, like many instruments, simultaneously loved and loathed. The player will tickle the ivories even when others prefer silence. On Presence, Vol. 2 Andy Hunter’s DJ equipment starts to sound strangely similar to a piano. The instrument is present on just about every song, not to mention other orchestral instruments ranging from a pizzicato to a violin. Continued →

November 29, 2017

November 20, 2017

November 10, 2017

October 17, 2017

October 11, 2017

October 2, 2017

September 29, 2017

September 27, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 15, 2017

September 13, 2017

Nomis - AGAPE

Oceanside artist and activist, Nomis, has released a handful of singles over the past few months. The latest of these is “AGAPE,” a chill hip-hop track with a groovy live bass line. The song focuses on the virtue of compassion, especially when understanding for the other’s situation is fragmented. Continued →

August 23, 2017