“What is demagoguery, and where does it come from?” This is the question Colin Meloy of The Decemberists sought to explore in the single “Severed”. The lyrics keep this exploration fairly abstract, with the speaker spewing manipulative, incendiary rhetoric and descriptions that are common to all demagogues but exclusive to none. The video, on the […]

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In 2017 Sufjan Stevens wrote “Christ would be ashamed of us all,” . He was referring to the refugee crisis, days after the inauguration of Donald Trump. “The truest of ‘Americans,’” he said, “have either been destroyed by the white immigrant, incarcerated, isolated, held captive, or stolen and enslaved.” Even then, critics would speak of […]

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The injustice and repression that marred Angola in his past became inspiration for this Manchester-based dark-electro artist. During the 1992 Angolan election, Nazar’s older sisters were forced to take shelter with foreign journalists to escape the tumult on the streets. The visuals from the video look like a dystopian Salvador Dali painting, which along with […]

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Indie folk band Bon Iver’s “AUATC” immeidately brings memories of the hit 90’s song, “Shed a Little Light”, by James Taylor. The band put out a statement with this song that calls for people to support charities globally, locally, and nationwide. Read statement from band here.

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Priests have come to the point where they are completely dissatisfied with the electoral college system and the arbitrary nature of American democracy. We understand. PTTP.

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Powered by the strength of lead singer Victoria Ruiz’s voice, the Downtown Boys take aim at the idea of the “Great Wall” that was campaigned on during the 2016 election.

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This track from Mac McCaughan was recorded for the Battle Hymns compiliation CD, which benefitted Planned Parenthood, The ACLU, and 350.org.

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At times we all find ourselves stuggling to live up to society’s expectations of who we should be and how we should act, but as many of us realize and continue to work towards, is the fact that making peace with oneself and being precisely who you are is the only way to fly.  Thank […]

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