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Carissa Marques

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Track-by-track review of ‘uncertain/ty’ by bandanna

Track-by-track review of ‘uncertain/ty’ by bandanna

December 3, 2020

You might have heard that Spinnaker Media is, “run by students for students.” That doesn’t just apply to our news department, but radio as well. Though UNF students are our target audience, we’re...

Track-by-track review of songs by Adrianne Lenker

Track-by-track review of ‘songs’ by Adrianne Lenker

October 30, 2020

There’s something about a deep breath of mountain air that feels healing to one’s body and mind. Adrianne Lenker’s new album, “songs”, evokes that exact same feeling through music. The former...

Track-by-track review of Moveys

Track-by-track review of ‘Moveys’

October 15, 2020

With all the chaos that has unfolded this year, music has acted as a soothing pastime  throughout the months. Chicago indie rock band, Slow Pulp, shares that calming sound in their recently released album. The...

Album review: Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was by Bright Eyes

Album review: “Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was” by Bright Eyes

August 27, 2020

Introduction: Indie-folk legends of the early 2000s, Bright Eyes, released their first album in almost a decade: Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, on August 21, 2020. Older millennials would...

Album review: “Chewing Cotton Wool” by The Japanese House

Album review: “Chewing Cotton Wool” by The Japanese House

August 19, 2020

Introduction: The Japanese House is an indie-pop band from England featuring musician and singer, Amber Mary Bain. They released a four-track EP called, “Chewing Cotton Wool” on August 13. Bain only...

Album review: What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Dominic Fike

Album review: “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” by Dominic Fike

August 5, 2020

Introduction: Dominic Fike, a Florida-native from Naples, released his first full length album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong, Friday, July 31, 2020. The long-awaited album has been in the works over the...

Album review: Folklore by Taylor Swift

Album review: “Folklore” by Taylor Swift

July 29, 2020

Introduction: An icon of the last two decades, Taylor Swift, announced the release of her eighth album, folklore, just a day before it came out. The country-turned-pop singer surprised fans with a more...

Album Review: “Lianne La Havas” by Lianne La Havas

Album Review: “Lianne La Havas” by Lianne La Havas

July 22, 2020

Introduction: British soul-singer, Lianne La Havas, released her self-titled album on July 17, 2020. Unlike most self-titled albums, this is not La Havas’ first. This third full-length studio album discusses...

Album review: Jump Rope Gazers by The Beths

Album review: “Jump Rope Gazers” by The Beths

July 15, 2020

Introduction: Jump Rope Gazers is the second full length album by New Zealand indie-rock band, The Beths. It was released on Friday, July 10, 2020. The band consists of lead singer and guitarist, Elizabeth...

Album review: Modern Dread by Denai Moore

Album review: Modern Dread by Denai Moore

July 8, 2020

Introduction:  Denai Moore’s third full length album, Modern Dread, was released Friday, July 3, 2020. The British-Jamaican singer has been making music since 2013 that’s quintessentially indie...

Album Review: Roy Ayers JID002 by Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Roy Ayers

Album Review: “Roy Ayers JID002” by Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Roy Ayers

July 1, 2020

Introduction: Roy Ayers JID002, JID being the acronym for “jazz is dead,” is the collaborative album released by jazz artists Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Roy Ayers on June 19, 2020....

Album review: Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers

Album review: Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers

June 23, 2020

Introduction:  “Punisher” is Phoebe Bridgers’ second independent full-length project released on June 18, 2020. The indie-folk-rock singer is a member of boygenius and Better Oblivion Community...

Fiction and poetry on antiracism and similar topics

Fiction and poetry on antiracism and similar topics

June 16, 2020

If you’re still looking for reading materials to help further your education on antiracism and similar topics, here is a list of some fictional content and poetry: Fiction  The Bluest Eye - Toni...

Album review: Grae by Moses Sumney

Album review: “Grae” by Moses Sumney

June 16, 2020

Introduction:  Grae is Moses Sumney’s double-disc album that was fully released on May 15, 2020. The first twelve songs were released as grae: Part One on February 21, 2020. Sumney is a genre-bending...

A list of things to watch that relate to 2020 so far

A list of things to watch that relate to 2020 so far

June 8, 2020

Although the year is only halfway through, 2020 seems to already have a decade’s worth of history in it. If you are looking for something to watch that also serves an educational purpose, Spinnaker Media...

Creating Colors: part 5, blue

Creating Colors: part 5, blue

May 26, 2020

Spinnaker’s very own program director, Sydney Chatani, will be covering the color blue for this segment of Creating Real Color. Chatani is a sophomore majoring in social work at the University of North...

Album cover for Petals for Armor

Album Review: Petals For Armor by Hayley Williams

May 25, 2020

Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams, released her debut solo album, Petals For Armor, on May 8, 2020. Williams had been making music with Paramore since 2004, but over the last couple of years decided...

Album Review: Day Wave - Crush

Album Review: Day Wave – Crush

May 18, 2020

Introduction:  Day Wave is an indie rock band from California that started in the mid 2010s. Jackson Phillip is the lead singer, and producer of their latest EP, Crush. The EP has surf rock vibes that...

Album Review: Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters

Album Review: Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters

April 27, 2020

*Trigger Warning - themes of sexual assault Fetch The Bolt Cutters is the fifth album by Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart, professionally known as Fiona Apple. Apple’s music can be considered art-pop with...

Creating real color: part 4, green

Creating real color: part 4, green

April 23, 2020

For the fourth segment of Creating Real Color, I had the pleasure of interviewing the first UNF student of the series, Sarah Ramos. Sarah is a senior majoring in advertising. In her free time, she creates...

Album Review: The Strokes - The New Abnormal

Album Review: The Strokes – The New Abnormal

April 20, 2020

The New Abnormal is the first album The Strokes have released in over half a decade on April 10, 2020. Fans woke up that Friday morning to 45 minutes of pure indie rock bliss. Originally from New York...

Creating Real Color: Part 3, yellow

Creating Real Color: Part 3, yellow

April 15, 2020

I feel as if creativity is not limited to the visual and performing arts, but can be seen throughout everyday life. Some people just remind me of a specific color, partially if their personality matches...

Album Review: Yaeji - WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던

Album Review: Yaeji – WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던

April 13, 2020

WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던 (We’ve Been Drawing) is Yaeji’s first full-length album, but she likes to refer to this project as a mixtape since each track closely resembles a diary entry. Kathy...

Creating real color: Part 2, orange

Creating real color: Part 2, orange

April 8, 2020

In continuation with the last Creating Real Color story, this week will cover the color orange with Meg Cabras. Meg is a cyber criminology major at Florida State University. She also serves their Asian...

Album Review: Childish Gambinos 3.15.20

Album Review: Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20”

April 6, 2020

3.15.20 is the fourth studio album by rapper Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino. After initially being uploaded onto his website, only to be taken down hours later and re-released on streaming services...

Creating real color: Part 1, red

Creating real color: Part 1, red

April 1, 2020

About a month ago I started a project that had been on my mind for a few months. In short, it’s a photo gallery and Q&A series on Instagram to showcase women’s creativity through color. I got the...

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