Miguel Perez

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Fungi served as Bjork's latest muse in her new album, 'Fossora'

Friday, September 30, 2022

Bjork's Fossora peers down into the soil, in a love letter to fungi. "Bubbly and fun" is how she describes her new album.

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MUNA's latest album is more confident, more focused than anything they've done before

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

In this session, all three members of the band join World Cafe to talk about how they went from "almost ending" to getting a brand new start.

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'Misadventures Of Doomscroller' hopes to pull you away from the information overload

Friday, August 12, 2022

In this session, frontman Taylor Goldsmith talks about how he was inspired to fight short attention spans with longer, proggier, jazzier songs that sound nothing like what Dawes have done before.

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Listening to Tank and the Bangas' 'Red Balloon' is like scanning the radio dial

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

On this session of World Cafe, Tarriona "Tank" Ball talks about how the radio of her youth and the radio of today made her want to create her own station with the band.

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Deaton Chris Anthony reconfigures the sound of nostalgia

Friday, August 05, 2022

The new album from Deaton Chris Anthony, Sid the Kid, conjures a glitchy, abrasive, digital nostalgia from his childhood in Kansas.

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Animal Collective's pivot resulted in one of their most accessible albums yet

Monday, July 25, 2022

In this session, we catch up with Dave Portner and Noah Lennox, also known as Avey Tare and Panda Bear, to talk about Animal Collective's experience with making their latest album, Time Skiffs.

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Girlpool mixes rock, synth and dream pop in its electrifying new album, 'Forgiveness'

Monday, May 02, 2022

Girlpool's sound has gotten bigger and bigger over the years. The Los Angeles band's new album "Forgiveness" is a far cry from their debut.

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A Small Choral Group Is Betting Big On Tokenizing Their Art With Blockchain

Thursday, March 04, 2021

A choral group in Dallas hopes to use blockchain to monetize their new recording. Instead of making pennies from streams, they can sell a single copy for thousands of dollars... if they find a bidder.

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Album Review: Julien Baker Embraces Struggles With Addiction In 'Little Oblivions'

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Tennessee songwriter Julien Baker's new album "Little Oblivions" reveals new folds in the musician's road to recovery from addiction.

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Lido Pimienta Releases A New Album, Raises Awareness Of Problems In Colombia

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Colombian-Canadian singer Lido Pimienta has released a new album, Miss Colombia, to raise awareness of challenges faced by indigenous and black women in Colombia.

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Rina Sawayama Embraces The Pain On Her Beautifully Messy Debut

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

On her self-titled debut album, Rina Sawayama borrows from all corners of the pop world to explore depression, her fight to preserve her Japanese heritage and the legacy of family strife.

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Encore: On 'BUBBA,' Kaytranada Captures Dance Music's Central Tenet

Monday, February 17, 2020

The new album BUBBA from Haitian-born artist Kaytranada is a throwback to the black roots of dance music, says reviewer Miguel Perez.

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On 'BUBBA,' Kaytranada Captures Dance Music's Central Tenet

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

BUBBA sounds like the hazy, dream-like moments before last call; the club is packed and everyone is transfixed in a sort of effortless, collective rhythm.

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Cuco Redefines The Role Of A Teen Idol With 'Para Mí'

Monday, July 29, 2019

Para Mí, the debut album from self-identified Chicano singer Cuco, masterfully layers his signature dream pop sound with instrumental abilities and Chicano influences.

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For Charly Bliss, Bad Relationships And Growing Pains Commingle With Crystal Synths

Monday, May 20, 2019

Young Enough, the latest album from Charly Bliss, was born out of growing pains and toxic relationships.

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Y La Bamba's 'Mujeres' Record Rebukes Misogyny And Fights For Women To Be Heard

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Y La Bamba's latest record, Mujeres, tackles misogyny and machismo. In the record, songwriter and vocalist Luz Elena Mendoza celebrates the women she writes for.

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Empress Of Pivots From 'Me' To 'Us'

Thursday, October 18, 2018

On her new record, Lorely Rodriguez explores different matters of the heart — telling her story, and a little of ours in the process.

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Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Loves Being Chicago Rap's Oddball

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The genre-mashing rapper discusses how "wacky" musical influences, self-doubt and the pressure of growing up with Nigerian immigrant parents coalesced on his album DROOL.

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Romney's Immigration Stance

Friday, June 22, 2012

In a speech yesterday, Mitt Romney outlined in new detail his views on immigration reform. Miguel Perez, journalist, syndicated columnist, and journalism professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York, offers analysis of Governor Romney's immigration strategy. 

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