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Hanging like a fruit, listening to froot

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014

Welsh singer Marina Lambrini Diamandis, known by her stage name Marina and the Diamonds, released the song “Froot” on Oct. 10, 2014, in honor of her birthday. The song is a product of the material she has been working on for her new album that will be released in 2015. Diamadis has been able to successfully...

When? How about now

Leslie Ruiz, Business Team

November 4, 2014

Rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as Drake, released three highly anticipated singles on Oct. 25. He had fans waiting on their toes by dropping hints on his Twitter saying, “You should probably keep an eye on that ovosound.com in the next hour…just saying…” and as promised he delivered....

Grande problems

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor

June 2, 2014

On April 28, 2014, Ariana Grande released her new lead single, “Problem” from her upcoming sophomore studio album which name has not been released. The up-tempo pop song also featured Australian recording artist and bad girl, Iggy Azalea, also known as “Iggy Igz.” Nickelodeon star, Grande surprised...

Latching onto Disclosure’s new song

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor

May 21, 2014

“Latch”, the lead single of British garage-duo Disclosure’s album Settle made its official debut in the United Kingdom on Oct. 8, 2012. After shooting through the roof and reaching number 11 on the United Kingdom Single’s Chart, the song was finally released in the United States almost two year...

Coldplay’s Comeback

Edward Valencia, Writer/Parents and Teachers Editor

April 11, 2014

Coldplay released their new single “Magic” on Mar. 3, and will be included on Coldplay’s upcoming studio album Ghost Stories, which will be released in May. The song fuses elements of Coldplay’s newer pop-rock material and their older alternative rock sound. Although the song combines old and new C...

“I Sat by the Ocean”

Serene Gallardo, Community Section Editor

February 19, 2014

Alternative rock band Queens of the Stone Age peaked at number 15 on Billboard’s US Alternative Songs chart with their second single “I Sat by the Ocean,” off their sixth studio album, …Like Clockwork. Widely regarded as one of the most renowned bands that emerged from the “Palm Desert scene...

The Stars Are Out Tonight

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 22, 2014

After a ten year musical break, David Bowie fans rejoiced when he resurfaced with his unexpected 24h studio album, The Next Day on Mar. 13. The iconic musician released his second single, titled “The Stars (Are out Tonight)” which earned him a nomination for a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Perfor...

Building their own Pompeii

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

January 10, 2014

British alternative rock band, Bastille released their single, “Pompeii” on Feb. 24, 2013. The group began promoting their music through YouTube and Facebook. Their fan base expanded rapidly across the UK landing them a record deal with Virgin Records. By reaching No. 1 on the US Alternative Songs...

Ordinary Love: A tribute to Nelson Mandela

Edward Valencia, Writer/Parents and Teachers Editor

December 13, 2013

Irish rock band U2 released a new single on Nov. 29titled “Ordinary Love”, written for the new Nelson Mandela movie, Mandela: Long walk to Freedom. Studio executive Harvey Weinstein approached the band, asking them if they would write a song for the new movie, to which they quickly replied “yes...

Come a little closer

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor

November 15, 2013

Seeing as there “ain’t no rest for the wicked”, Cage the Elephant is back in the scene with their new song “Come a Little Closer.” The boisterous alternative-rock band went nearly two years since releasing any new tracks, making their new single highly anticipated. Written by lead-singer, Matthew...

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