FITE CLUB ep. 1 – Jesus is Kanye

Our first episode of our first podcast series, FITE CLUB! a podcast where we take your favorite artists’ most controversial and divisive works and discuss them with the fans who love ‘em and the fans who hate ‘em. We started the series off with one of the most controversial figures in American culture right now, Kanye West, and his most recent album Jesus is King.

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Jacob Collier’s New Album is a Maddening Listening Experience

Jacob Collier is, at the very least, interesting as a musician. Having made his start on YouTube by producing Brady Bunch intro-style covers of jazz standards like George Gershwin’s “Fascinating Rhythm”, he quickly cemented his place in online jazzhead culture. Though he wasn’t putting forth original compositions, his talents as an instrumentalist and arranger were made exceedingly…

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Here’s Why Burger Records’ Shutdown Will Lead to a Safer DIY Scene

Burger Records is gone, leaving no trace aside from the destruction it has caused. The independent label based in Fullerton, California, announced its permanent closure on July 20, erasing its presence entirely on the Web. Burger’s legacy of sexual abuse and hypocrisy, on the other hand, will outlive the company as a stain on the DIY community.   The shutdown occurred after multiple bands on Burger’s catalog, as well as staff members of the label itself, were publicly accused of predatory…

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On the Inability to Remove Politics from the Punk Movement

So, you want to call yourself a punk, eh? Let’s have a chat.  Recently, I’ve seen a few statements from those who self-identify as punks and support the music industry claiming it is “annoying” that some members of the community turn conversations into political statements, or critique those who find themselves taking issues “way too…

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Anthony Fantano’s Complicated Critic Status

Anthony Fantano, “the internet’s busiest music nerd,” is a prominent music critic and journalist on YouTube.  Notably, Fantano runs two YouTube channels: The Needle Drop and Fantano. In recent years, disputes on Wikipedia and Metacritic have occurred of whether or not Fantano’s review scores should be listed under an album’s ratings page. Fans of Fantano…

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