The first Fling may have been one of few bright spots in 1973. Richard Nixon was being a tricky dick, the Vietnam War had reached a breaking point at home and abroad and—worst of all—Penn’s fraternity life was in remission (the yearbook blamed the construction of the highrises).
If you enjoyed learning the days of the week in Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” you’re going to love this month’s autotuned tween sensation, Nicole Westbrook’s “It’s Thanksgiving.” This poised-to-go-viral, club-ready single has an accompanying video, which mostly takes places in what looks like Westbrook’s house, presumably because she’s nowhere near old enough to drive.
Stars, the Canadian baroque–pop quintet, are back this fall with their sixth full–length album, "The North." The album opens with “Theory of Relativity,” a track that’s classic Stars, weaving together singer Torquil Campell’s even notes with the high chimes of Amy Millan’s voice.