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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Ryan Meyer

COLUMN: New Fontaines D.C. release is their best yet

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 29, 2022

Last week Fontaines D.C. blessed us with a record better than I ever could have expected. “Skinty Fia,” the band’s third album, is another addition to a discography that shows a band getting exponentially...

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COLUMN: Interpol’s “Antics” a solid follow-up

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 22, 2022

It’s no secret that Interpol is probably my favorite band of all time. Their first record, “Turn On The Bright Lights,” was monumental in my musical journey and remains my favorite album of all time. However,...

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COLUMN: Good Looks “Bummer Year” is worth a listen

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 15, 2022

This column has essentially become updates for what I’ve been listening to, so I feel obliged to inform you, dear reader, of my recent spin: “Bummer Years,” the debut record by Texas band, Good Looks. The...

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COLUMN: Continuing to come around to Wilco

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 8, 2022

As the weather begins to get warmer (hopefully), I’ve turned to Wilco’s “Summerteeth,” their great third record, released in 1999. Having only really known this album as the one containing “A...

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COLUMN: Jerkcurb’s “Air Con Eden” a great rediscovery

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 1, 2022

A recent revisiting to a record I’ve only scratched the surface with has been the soundtrack playing for me the past couple of days for me. Jerkcurb’s jazzy, dreamy “Air Con Eden” resides in a...

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COLUMN: In retrospect, “Pressure Machine” might be really good

Ryan Meyer, Columnist March 25, 2022

Inspired by a recent listening to an episode of the podcast Indiecast, I’ve begun revisiting The Killers’ most recent record “Pressure Machine.” It’s vastly different from the rest of the band’s...

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COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 21, 2022

I’ve spent my day absorbing New York band Geese’s debut album “Projector,” and after months of only listening to “First World Warrior,” I’m kicking myself for not hopping on this train earlier. The...

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COLUMN: High expectations for third Fontaines D.C. record

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 14, 2022

The band that had my favorite record of 2020, Fontaines D.C., just announced the upcoming release of their third record, “Skinty Fia,” the record that will likely be my favorite of 2022. They’ve...

Column: Looking forward to new music from the Killers

Ryan Meyer, Opinions Writer June 18, 2021

Last August, I wrote a column giving my opinions on the Killers’ latest album, “Imploding the Mirage.” The band has announced a follow-up album that is supposedly due for August, according to drummer...

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