ARTIST: Coheed and Cambria
ALBUM: The Afterman: Descension
— by Shane Collins (elDon Style Editor)
Coheed and Cambria takes a new approach to their former style with the second installment of The Afterman double album, Descension. Known for intricate progressive tones, the band has woven traces of funk into the album. With tracks like The Hard Sell opening with a gritty guitar riff and an eerie choir in the background, lead singer Claudio Sanchez shatters the track’s tranquility with screams of paranoia.
GAME TITLE: Jetpack Joyride
— J.P. Chabot (elDon Staff Writer)
Simple in premise, but complex in the little details, Jetpack Joyride is the latest and greatest creation from the developers of Fruit Ninja. You control an enthusiastic little man with a stolen machine gun jetpack, flying through obstacles and collecting coins for upgrades. The peppy music and cute graphics make this free-to-play game a no-brainer to own on your smartphone, PS Vita, PS3 or Windows 8 computer.
ARTIST: Toro Y Moi
ALBUM: Anything in Return
— Valeria Bautista (elDon Staff Writer)
Toro y Moi’s new album Anything in Return is a fusion of silky R&B that echoes early 1990s funk, all unified by a voice that has grown more confident in time. Chazwick Bradley Bundick’s music makes the body want to groove. His new work reflects young adulthood at the pace that it is actually lived. Tracks like So Many Details encapsulate the chilled-out feeling of the album, showing Bundick’s range.
ARTIST: Kevin Mann
— Michael Sanchez (elDon Staff Writer)
Kevin Mann, aka Brotha Lynch Hung, released the final installment in his Coathanga trilogy, Mannibalector. Mann proves to be the premier horrorcore artist with tracks ranging from murder to cannibalism and kidnappings; in the song Krocadil, he details his cannibalistic ways. Mann brings a wicked delivery and clean production paired with amazing storytelling, leaving listeners yearning for more.