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When I was ten years old, I started noticing the shoes boys wore in my class. They wore a mixture of Jordan 3s and 4s and I was envious. I rushed home to ask my dad to buy me a pair, but he refused, claiming they were a boy’s shoe and didn’t suit me. So […]

My childhood dog’s name was Midnight. I adored her and would show her off to everyone in sight, but that soon changed when someone told me, “You should hide your dog from your dad, or he’ll eat it.” I did not understand what they meant by that until the comments continued. “Oh, you’re Filipino. You […]

When Disney’s Aladdin premiered in 1992, its opening theme, “Arabian Nights”, sang softly of a “far away place” that is “barbaric – but hey it’s home.” In these lines, the American audience is removed from the comforts of their movie theaters or suburban homes and immersed into a foreign, rugged land characterized by savagery. For […]

Roberto Burgos and Valerie Cooper make up Sweet Trip, the legendary underground IDM, shoegaze, and dream pop duo with Darla Records. Their album You Will Never Know Why is now reissued with bonus tracks, and the Walkers/Stab EP is now available and released. Their upcoming album A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals is […]

The year is 2008 and you’re in the computer room updating your Myspace Profile and AIM messaging your friends. Your computer dings, telling you that your crush is now online, and your heart skips a beat. On their latest album, “The Greatest Movie of All Time,” Connecticut-based band Litvar captures this feeling and so many […]

Memories of my childhood feel sweet and hazy. I recall going to the beach for hours on end, collecting seashells and building flimsy sandcastles. I think of my neighborhood friends with whom I’d create elaborate fictional universes, all of us acting as characters in the quiet corners of our cul de sac. I remember the […]

I love being Taiwanese. But I am exhausted by it. I want my existence to be known, not debated.

Rosie Tucker’s “Habanero” is an anthem of self-discovery, love, and what-ifs.

Brand new indie rock duo Bachelor have come together to deliver the perfect bitter-sweet summer anthem.  “Sick of Spiraling” is a warm and nostalgic representation of new band Bachelor’s unique sound. Opening with twangy guitar sounds and a mellow drumline in the background, duo Melina Duarte and Melissa Kempner introduce the melancholy dreaminess of their […]

Bachelor’s “Stay in The Car” music video takes us on a journey to nowhere.  Indie singer Jay Som and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner have joined forces to collaborate on an alternative band called “Bachelor.” Their album Doomin’ Sun is set to release on May 28th. However, the band has already released two songs off their premier […]