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Afterhours Charts 1/31

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1DEATHS DYNAMIC SHROUDDarklifeSelf-Released
2SHYGIRLNymphBecause
3MAGDALENA BAYMercurial World DeluxeLuminelle
4DIVINO NINOLast Spa On EarthWinspear
5LYZZAMosquitoBig Dada
6WORKING MEN’S CLUBFear FearHeavenly/PIAS
7PENDANTHarpSaddle Creek
8FLUMEPalacesFuture Classic
9NANORAYToyboxSelf-Released
10KY VOSSThe AfterPlay Alone

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1VTSSCirculus Vitiosus [EP]Ninja Tune
2EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN VOL 1VARIOUS ARTISTSLoyalty Superior
3JIMMY EDGARLIQUIDS HEAVENInnovative Leisure
4OVERMONO“Is U” [Single]XL
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Top Charts 1/31

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1YOUNG WABOMirage [EP]New College
2SCUBADIVERGodspeed ToSelf-Released
3AKAI SOLOSpirit RoamingBackwoodz
4DENZEL CURRYMelt My Eyez See Your FutureLoma Vista/Concord
5MAMALARKYPocket FantasyFire Talk
6SOFIE ROYERHarlequinStones Throw
7BETCOVERTamago 卵Self-Released
8FLY ANAKINFrankLex
9MIKEDisco!10k
10070 SHAKEYou Can’t Kill MeG.O.O.D./Def Jam
11DELLA ZYR모호함 속의 너 Nebulous YouLonginus
12DIZUltra.VioletSelf-Released
13KENNY MASONRuffsRCA
14LAVA LA RUEHi-Fidelity [EP]Marathon
15PERRY MAYSUNPainting Naked [EP]Self-Released
16QUELLE CHRISDEATHFAMEMello
17SHY HIGHGoodbye Delicious [EP]Self-Released
18THEY HATE CHANGEFinally, NewJagjaguwar/Secretly Group
19TOMMY RICHMANAlligatorBoom
20ARMAND HAMMERHaramBackwoodz Studioz
21AUDREY NUNAa liquid breakfast DELUXEArista
22BUILT TO SPILLWhen The Wind Forgets Your NameSub Pop
23DARKSOFTBeigeificationLook Up
24DIFFERENT JANERoomsSelf-Released
25ERNESTO BIRMINGHAM“MOST TODAY/cold world” [Single]A LONG LIL’ WHILE
26JEAN DAWSONCHAOS NOWHandwritten
27JUXTON ROY“Elephant” [Single]Self-Released
28MAVILaughing So Hard, It HurtsMavi 4 Mayor
29NILUFER YANYAPAINLESSATO
30TEENS IN TROUBLE“I’m Not Worried” [Single]Asian Man
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Chainsaw Charts 1/31

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1OBITUARYDying Of EverythingRelapse
2HELLRIPPERWarlock Grim & Withered HagsPeaceville
3NIHILIST DEATH CULTDeath To All TyrantsSelf-Released
4DEIQUISITORApotheosisExtremely Rotten
5JESUS PIECE“An Offering To The Night” [Single]Century Media
6WICKED INNOCENCEOpium EmpireBurning Dogma
7DRYADThe Abyssal PlainProsthetic
8LEATHERWe Are The ChosenSPV/Steamhammer
9WINDS OF LENG“Into Leng” [Single]Self-Released
10SUBSUNParasiteSelf-Released

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1DREAMS OF GRAYThe World After [EP]Self-Released
2FORETOKEN“Demon Queller” [Single]Prosthetic
3AND OCEANSAs In Gardens, So In TombsSeason Of Mist
4VISITANT“Dematerialization” [Single]Self-Released
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“ENTROPYYY” by Lorn

By: Sumedha Somayajula

Electronic artist LORN put out a track titled “ENTROPYYY” in November of 2022. It was originally only released on YouTube, and its video was created in collaboration with Sagans. Both the track and the video are surreal experiences of their own: when combined, they’re either a source of visceral fear or tortured comfort (depending on who’s watching).

LORN is an artist who has perfected the skill of creating unnerving soundscapes and appealing to just the right demographic. In “ENTROPYYY,” he strikes the seemingly impossible balance between organicity and futurism: the concept falls apart when it leans too far into either direction. The introduction is warm and ambient, and the noise is intentionally apparent from the beginning. The initial sweetness is soon interrupted by crackly, sour notes that guide the ear to abrupt vocal chops, and in the background, an oscillating synth bearing an inquisitive quality.

Each new chord and shifting beat is coupled with cuts to brilliant AI scenes of writhing robot bodies, crowded streets of smoggy cities, and a cautiously beating heart, all crafted by Sagans, a group I haven’t been able to find much about. Their “about” page on Spotify notes that they are a group “made up of music artists, graphic designers, and AI researchers who create music and visuals with the help of artificial intelligence.” Their obscurity, however, is certainly not a testament to their creative abilities: just as dreadfully poetic as LORN’s music is, Sagans’ video offers itself as the perfect existentialist complement.

Pieces like “ENTROPYYY” as a result of harmonious collaboration between off-the-wall artists are arguably what keep the underground music scene exciting. Beyond the appeal of a wealth of  somewhat unexplored tracks is the thrill of constantly discovering new visions— now, LORN has been around for quite some time, with tracks like “Acid Rain” and “Tempered By Your Love,” but there is a constant evolution that manifests within his sound. Whether an abstract nightmare or an illustrious vision for the future, “ENTROPYYY” is, at the very least, a riveting experience. 

As of January 4, LORN’s single “ENTROPYYY” is available for streaming on Spotify.

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Ernesto Birmingham interview

In this interview with Ernesto Birmingham, the hip-hop artist talks about how he takes inspiration from artists like Childish Gambino and Tyler the Creator and incorporates the latest sounds emerging from the underground into his music. He discusses the meaning behind his hit song “Shilly,” which has garnered a significant following for its catchy beat and thought-provoking lyrics. Ernesto also shares his thoughts on the future of hip-hop and where he sees himself fitting into the genre.

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Top Charts 1/24

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1SOFIE ROYERHarlequinStones Throw
2MAMALARKYPocket FantasyFire Talk
3DIFFERENT JANERoomsSelf-Released
4STELLA DONNELLYFloodSecretly Canadian/Secretly Group
5AKAI SOLOSpirit RoamingBackwoodz
6FLY ANAKINFrankLex
7070 SHAKEYou Can’t Kill MeG.O.O.D./Def Jam
8REDVEILlearn 2 swimSelf-Released
9KENNY MASONRuffsRCA
10LUCY DACUSSpotify Singles [EP]Matador
11ROBERT GLASPERBlack Radio III: Supreme EditionLoma Vista/Concord
12ARMAND HAMMERHaramBackwoodz Studioz
13DENZEL CURRYMelt My Eyez See Your FutureLoma Vista/Concord
14DIZUltra.VioletSelf-Released
15FKA TWIGSCAPRISONGSYoung/Atlantic
16AUDREY NUNAa liquid breakfast DELUXEArista
17GHAIS GUEVARAThere Will Be No Super-SlaveSelf-Released
18JEAN DAWSONCHAOS NOWHandwritten
19LAVA LA RUEHi-Fidelity [EP]Marathon
20MAVI“Chinese Finger Trap” [Single]Mavi 4 Mayor
21MIKEDisco!10k
22PERRY MAYSUNPainting Naked [EP]Self-Released
23SCUBADIVERGodspeed ToSelf-Released
24SHY HIGHGoodbye Delicious [EP]Self-Released
25STATUS/NON-STATUSSurely TravelYou’ve Changed
26TALEN MILLERBedroom SymphonySelf-Released
27THEY HATE CHANGEFinally, NewJagjaguwar/Secretly Group
28YOUNG WABOMirage [EP]New College
29ACTION BRONSONCocodrillo TurboLoma Vista/Concord
30ERNESTO BIRMINGHAM“MOST TODAY/cold world” [Single]A LONG LIL’ WHILE

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1DELLA ZYR모호함 속의 너 Nebulous YouLonginus
2BETCOVERTamago 卵Self-Released
3ANNA TIVELOutsidersMama Bird
4DARKSOFTBeigeificationLook Up
5YO LA TENGO“Aselestine” [Single]Matador
6A COUNTRY WESTERNAn Insult to the SportTopshelf
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Afterhours Charts 1/24

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1DEATHS DYNAMIC SHROUDDarklifeSelf-Released
2LYZZAMosquitoBig Dada
3MAGDALENA BAYMercurial World DeluxeLuminelle
4PENDANTHarpSaddle Creek
5KY VOSSThe AfterPlay Alone
6WORKING MEN’S CLUBFear FearHeavenly/PIAS
7ALICE GLASSPREY//IVEating Glass
8MATVEITALES_FOR_NIGHTCLUBS_II [EP]Kitsune
9VTSSProjections [EP]Technicolour
10CLUB ANGEL6AM [EP]Astral People/PIAS

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1BABIISCREAMERGloo
2DRUIDIALimnocicloVivarium
3FREE99OUT FOR BLOOD [EP]BLOODSOFT
4CY GORMANHiwaveHeard and Felt
5FORDMASTIFFCounterfeitMunicipal K7
6BILL JOBS“NOT MY PROBLEM” [Single]Self-Released
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Underground Charts 1/24

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1GHAIS GUEVARAjobs not finished pack [EP]Self-Released
2KENNY BEATSLouieXL
3SZASOSTop Dawg/RCA
4REDVEILlearn 2 swimSelf-Released
5BILLY WOODSAethiopesBackwoodz Studioz
6ACTION BRONSONCocodrillo TurboLoma Vista/Concord
7JEAN DAWSONCHAOS NOWHandwritten
8KENNY MASONRuffsRCA
9SCUBADIVERNation [EP]Self-Released
10JAY HOLLYWOODIsaiahChelsea Baby

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1DAVID ARMADAAnkaBaba season
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Chainsaw Charts 1/24

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1NIHILIST DEATH CULTDeath To All TyrantsSelf-Released
2DEIQUISITORApotheosisExtremely Rotten
3DRYADThe Abyssal PlainProsthetic
4JESUS PIECE“An Offering To The Night” [Single]Century Media
5LEATHERWe Are The ChosenSPV/Steamhammer
6SUBSUNParasiteSelf-Released
7WINDS OF LENG“Into Leng” [Single]Self-Released
8MASSA NERADerramar | Querer | BorrarZegema Beach
9LORNA SHOREPain RemainsCentury Media
10SCATTERED STORMIn This Dying Sun [EP]Blood Blast

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1OBITUARYDying Of EverythingRelapse
2HELLRIPPERWarlock Grim & Withered HagsPeaceville
3WICKED INNOCENCEOpium EmpireBurning Dogma
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A Tale of Two Wars

In this episode we examine the war of 1812, and the war of Tecumseh’s confederacy and the differences in the United States’ role in both conflicts. The two wars both represent a war of national pride, and a reassertion of freedom from an overbearing colonial empire. While the war of 1812 represented a minor footnote in the progression of American nationhood, America’s war against Tecumseh’s confederacy would have apocalyptic consequences for the indigenous peoples of the great lakes.