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Goons Talk Tunes: Last episode of the semester

Goons Talk Tunes: Last episode of the semester

Finals, graduation, Coldplay’s and SoundCloud: it's the last track on with the Goons
Nick Contardo and Emma Calnan May 3, 2021
Tune in for Nick and Emma's favorite SoundCloud picks.
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The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears (Remix)” feat. Ariana Grande: The continuation of an ideal collaboration

A new remix from the duo dropped on April 23
Sean Dunham, Music Entertainment Editor April 25, 2021
A simple, yet captivating music video highlights the song’s release.
Goons Talk Tunes: Taylor's Version

Goons Talk Tunes: Taylor’s Version

Nick Contardo and Emma Calnan April 19, 2021
Tune in for Nick and Emma's end of the year vibe check.
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“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” better depicts the country artist’s musical identity

13 years later Swift reclaims her breakout album in this recent re-recording
Isabel Guilmette, Writer April 18, 2021
The pop star’s re-recording of her 2008 albumi is one that is both nostalgic and tacitly introspective.
Artwork by Gracie Donovan

(Fake) Blonde Moment: Olivia Rodrigo and Demi Lovato

Tune in to hear Grace and Chad's review Demi Lovato's new music
Chad Douty and Grace Sherwood April 7, 2021
Is it "deja vu" or has Olivia Rodrigo released another hit song? Chad and Grace investigate in their latest episode
Goons Talk Tunes: Grammys recap

Goons Talk Tunes: Grammys recap

Nick and Emma dive into last week's unusual Grammys ceremony
Nick Contardo and Emma Calnan March 22, 2021
Tune in for Nick and Emma's grammy recap.
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BLACKPINK’s Rosé releases solo debut

The girl-group member offers a surprisingly light solo debut
Isabel Guilmette, Writer March 17, 2021
Rosé becomes the second member of the group to release her own personal track, hoping to excite BLACKPINK fans even more.
Goons Talk Tunes: Daft Punk

Goons Talk Tunes: Daft Punk

Song recommendations and Daft Punk reminiscence. It's all jammed packed in this weeks episode.
Emma Calnan and Nick Contardo March 8, 2021
Tune in for Nick and Emma's recap on your song recommendations.
Album cover for the duo’s upcoming album. Cred. Atlantic Records

Silk Sonic: Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak release first single on upcoming album

The duo’s debut single “Leave The Door Open” aims to transport listeners to their own gold-plated version of 1970s R&B.
Isabel Guilmette, Writer March 8, 2021
Mars and Paak join forces to create a groovy collaboration, as apart of their upcoming album.
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Up-and-coming artist Phoenix Rios turns heads in Amherst

UMass theater major opens Paper City Studios in Holyoke
Caroline Smith, Contributor March 5, 2021
In March, 2020, Rios finally took the leap, dreaming with his eyes open. Producing lo-fi and groovy melodies paired with upbeat lyrical flows, Rios combines a variety of musical genres, creating his own space in the music world. 
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“The World’s a Little Blurry”: Billie Eilish’s world of her own

The 19-year-old superstar’s rise-to-fame documentary proves dreams can become a reality
Sean Dunham, Music Entertainment Editor February 28, 2021
Going from an ordinary, music-crazed teenager to a worldwide icon, Eilish's documentary takes viewers on an emotional journey through her life and career.
Daft Punk performing at Coachella, 2006 / Cred. Getty Images.

Daft Punk announces sudden disbandment

The music industry loses a pioneering act, as artists, celebrities, and fans worldwide learn of the duo's permanent split
Isabel Guilmette, Writer February 24, 2021
The French duo leaves behind an electric legacy after nearly 30 years.
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