Jing Jing Li Junior Staffwriter

Class of 2013


  • Sidewalks mixes synth with swells

    Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino first met while attending the Pratt Institute, a private art college in Brooklyn. They gained an online following through MySpace and Facebook, and in 2006 released their debut album, self-titled Matt & Kim. Then they got to work in Vermont in the house where Johnson grew up and recorded Grand, which they released in 2009. Their music video for their single “Lesso...

    Pillbox | November 8, 2010
  • Taylor Swift’s new album will break records

    Taylor Swift, the young, innocent face of country-pop, returns to the music scene with her highly anticipated third album, Speak Now. Since her previous two albums easily went multi-platinum, we’re thinking this one is going to be a big deal too.

    He said:

    Pillbox | November 1, 2010
  • Radin reinvents his sound

    Joshua Radin is known for his soft, soothing voice; honesty; and simple, fresh lyrics. The latter two qualities are unsurprisingly present in his third album, The Rock and the Tide, but he diverges from his usual soft voice and acoustic guitar songs, making his new album a complete departure from his previous two.

    Pillbox | October 25, 2010
  • Invented satisfies fan demands

    Jimmy Eat World could be a high school senior this year, scrambling to make deadlines for early-decision college applications. He could be sneaking out of windows on weekends or planning for that last epic spring break trip with his friends. Instead, in his 17 years, he’s whipped out seven albums and seven extended plays, gone through eight labels, and experimented with a few genres, all the while...

    Pillbox | October 4, 2010
  • Katy Perry keeps things 'bubblegum' with her newest album

    Believe it or not, it’s been two years since Katy Perry released her debut album, One Of The Boys. Seems like it was just yesterday that she "kissed a girl" and "liked it" while the rest of us rushed to convenience stores to buy cherry chapstick. Despite the popularity of her first single "Ur So Gay" and the catchy song that made every girl want to kiss girls, critics speculated that Perry was o...

    Pillbox | August 30, 2010