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Ryen Kleiser

Ryen Kleiser is a laid back biology student at UW-River Falls. He is hoping to become a well-known marine biologist and teacher.

May 5, 2011

TV on the Radio releases ‘Nine Types of Light’

Over the last couple of months the Indie group TV on the Radio, has been taken on one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride. Seemingly going from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. On April 12, the group released their fourth album “Nine Types Of Light,” and had a solid tour coinciding […]

April 28, 2011

Florence and the Machine storms indie music scene

Over the last few months, absolutely no band has been hotter on the indie music scene than the fantastic Florence and the Machine. Seemingly out of nowhere came this powerhouse of a group and with no warning, the industry has been overcome with their majestic ways and charming music. Without question, Florence in every way […]

April 21, 2011

Skrillex’s debut album rivals Deadmau5’s brilliance

For those of you readers out there with avid interest in the electronic music industry, you may recognize the progressive nature of this competitive field. Not long ago, the likes of MSTRKRFT, David Guetta, and Deadmau5 were making their ways through the industry to the top of the charts. Even more so, Deadmau5 blew up […]

April 14, 2011

Lupe Fiasco blows listeners away with ‘Lasers’

The raging world of music is changing nearly every single day. Yet, in the rapping world, I have personally found what almost seems to be a certain level of complacency amongst mainstream rappers, many of which are producing track after track which seemingly all sound the same. However, in Chicago-based rapper Lupe Fiasco a new […]

April 7, 2011

‘Mind Bokeh’ proves entertaining

Creativity. It can be expressed in many different ways, from writing, drawing, graphic design and most definitely music. In fact, the music realm needs creativity to keep inspiring different sounds and approaches towards making music. In a sense, creativity is the much-needed lifeblood of any great music. Scanning the radio airwaves nowadays, it may seem […]

April 1, 2011

The Strokes blow fans away with newest album ‘Angles’

Believe it or not, it’s been five years already since the last album release from the once unstoppable pop/rock band The Strokes. Back in 2001, The Strokes hit the music scene like wildfire, made fans crave their entraning pop melodies and fall in love with Julian Casablancas’s vocals. Simply put, these guys were deemed the […]

March 24, 2011

Broken Bells proves James Mercer’s and Danger Mouse’s musical genius

More often than not in the music industry, bands come together trying to form that mystical thing known as the “super group.” The truth of the matter is, the end result of most of these attempts is the same boring sounding Hodge Podge group, with too many conflicting personalities and musical personas to truly make […]

March 10, 2011

Australian band storms music scene with ‘Zonoscope’

Upon hearing the likes of Australia being in the music forefront in America, one may laugh heartily in response. But in all honesty, quite a few predominant bands in the music industry have recently made it to the American music scene directly from Australia and have released fantastic music for us to enjoy. The biggest […]

March 3, 2011

‘The King of Limbs’ demonstrates musical finesse

Just recently, the musical masterminds called Radiohead released their latest album, simply known as “The King of Limbs.” Prior to its release, I really didn’t hear much advertisement or promotion and, honestly, hadn’t even known they were back in the studio working on an album. But I must say I’m glad to have stumbled upon […]

February 24, 2011

Daft Punk’s newest album manifests an aptitude for music

A name synonymous with electronic music, Daft Punk has yet again proven their superiority with their release of the Tron Soundtrack. With Tron being a Disney movie, normally I would be quite apprehensive towards jumping on board with it, let alone a Disney soundtrack. Yet after one glance at noticing Daft Punk got the score, […]

February 17, 2011

Tribute to The White Stripes in light of their recent break up

Looking back on the last 15 years of rock ‘n’ roll in today’s modern music industry, it is surprisingly difficult to find many true standout bands and musicians. With a music industry heavily dominated by rap and hip hop, it seems that rock ‘n’roll had been left in the background and nearly dismissed as what […]

February 10, 2011

Canadian band demonstrates master talent with its album ‘The Suburbs’

Yes, that’s right, Canada! Believe it or not, over the last decade or so Canada has been exporting a great deal of modern musicians who are really taking the music industry by storm (not to mention Rock N’ Roll great Neil Young years ago). The Arcade Fire, one of the biggest groups in the indie […]