For most of us, 2020 stopped after February — at least, nothing felt real after then. Whether it was the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of so many loved celebrities, the protests for Black Lives Matter or the bananas 2020 U.S. election, so much happened this year, and it never slowed down. The only bright spot was the music — particularly, the melancholy songs that helped us cry our way through this dumpster fire of a year.
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When Cigarettes After Sex released its demo album, Romans 13:9, in 2011, it almost posed as a Smiths copycat — but frontman Greg Gonzalez’s androgynous voice perked ears. With a voice that could hush and comfort a crowd of rioters, Gonzalez knew his voice could be used for something more than a replication of what’s already been done.
'Stay Tuned,' Episode 33: Billie Eilish joined TikTok under funny pseudonym, Dolly Parton contributes to COVID-19 vaccine
On the 33rd episode of ‘Stay Tuned,’ hosts Bre Offenberger and Riley Runnells discuss Billie Eilish’s intriguing entrance to TikTok, Dolly Parton’s contributions to a COVID-19 vaccine, the reignited feud between Isaiah Washington and Katherine Heigl, Harry Styles’ Vogue cover and more.
Imagine if Neck Deep hadn’t released “What Did You Expect?” and unknowingly stepped on the path to becoming one of the most recognizable faces in pop punk. Imagine if the five boys hadn’t taken music seriously after the success of their first album. Where would we be without the band’s initial EP and three LPs, all offering simultaneously distinct and irreplaceable vibes that hold a special place in everyone’s heart?
'Stay Tuned,' Episode 32: Discussing Lil Nas X's new song, Ariana Grande roasting TikTokers for partying
On the 32nd episode of ‘Stay Tuned,’ hosts Bre Offenberger and Riley Runnells discuss Lil Nas X’s newest song, Ariana Grande criticizing TikTok stars for partying during the pandemic, Alex Trebek’s legacy, Rupert Grint having a baby and more.
Fresh off the June release of her devastatingly beautiful sophomore LP, Punisher, and finally garnering the recognition she deserves, Phoebe Bridgers could’ve taken the rest of the year off.
Novo Amor’s music has been featured in TV or film 24 times. Why? His wispy voice and the melancholic music supporting it make you feel like you’re flying.
On the entertainment election edition of ‘Stay Tuned,’ hosts Bre Offenberger and Riley Runnells discuss Trump’s beef with celebrities, The Simpsons’ voting predictions, celebrities hitting the polls and more.
With a voice as gentle as a warm embrace at the end of a long day, Phoebe Bridgers graciously welcomes listeners into every song before socking them right in the face with angsty, desolate, unfortunately relatable lyrics. Her vocals promise comfort, but her words, and her gorgeous storytelling, promise despondency — and it won’t take long until you find yourself depending on it.
On the 30th episode of ‘Stay Tuned,’ hosts Bre Offenberger and Riley Runnells discuss the Hocus Pocus reunion, the drama between Quenlin Blackwell and Diplo, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s engagement and more.
Though Jon Bellion is more well-known for being the mastermind behind several radio hits — “Holy” by Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper, “Trumpets” by Jason Derulo and “Memories” by Maroon 5, among others — it’s time to recognize him for his own stunning discography.
'Stay Tuned,' Episode 29: Discussing the Chris Pratt drama, Stephen Colbert crying over Dolly Parton
On the 29th episode of ‘Stay Tuned,’ hosts Bre Offenberger and Riley Runnells discuss the New Girl mini-reunion, the Chris Pratt drama, Stephen Colbert crying over Dolly Parton’s voice and more.
Harry James, better known by his stage name KID BRUNSWICK, claims he doesn’t know what he’s doing when he steps into the studio, but it certainly doesn’t sound that way.
If there’s ever been an album you absolutely need to listen to in order, it’s Beabadoobee’s Fake It Flowers. While the evident angst, paired with fuzzy guitars and ripping drums, mostly falls in the first half, it’s intentionally sprinkled around the album’s ethereal moments. After she whisks you away, she brings you right back. It just feels right.
'Stay Tuned,' Episode 28: Discussing Flora from 'Bly Manor' as Peppa Pig, Conan Gray and Lauv's collab
On the 28th episode of ‘Stay Tuned,’ hosts Bre Offenberger and Riley Runnells discuss Kylie Jenner’s latest bop, Flora from The Haunting of Bly Manor as the voice of Peppa Pig, Conan Gray and Lauv’s collab and more.
Indie-rock group Hippo Campus has a funny way of always making its listeners feel on top of the world. It doesn’t matter if it’s one of the Minnesota-based quintet’s blatantly upbeat, serotonin-boosting jams or a toned-down, comforting-instilling ballad — the boys know how to enrapture fans and evoke every positive feeling in the book.
'Stay Tuned,' Episode 27: Discussing Eddie Van Halen's legacy, bombshells from Perez Hilton's memoir
On the 27th episode of ‘Stay Tuned,’ hosts Bre Offenberger and Riley Runnells discuss the Tana Mongeau booty pic scandal, Eddie Van Halen’s death and legacy, the biggest bombshells from Perez Hilton’s memoir and more.
Here are five bands from the Vienna-Parkersburg area you should be keeping an eye on.
Knuckle Puck is not only keeping pop-punk alive — it’s saving it. The Chicago-based five-piece, after three LPs and six EPs, is continuing to grow while maintaining an unparalleled sound that continually provides catharsis, or really any feeling you need at the time, even when it might not seem possible to heal.
'Stay Tuned,' Episode 26: Discussing the Jake Gyllenhaal/Taylor Swift Instagram photo, Tyler Posey's arrival to OnlyFans
On the 26th episode of ‘Stay Tuned,’ hosts Bre Offenberger and Riley Runnells discuss the BET Hip Hop Awards nominations, why Jennifer Aniston considered quitting acting, Tyler Posey joining OnlyFans, the hilarious Jake Gyllenhaal post that circles back to his relationship with Taylor Swift and more.