Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Teddybears’ album falls short despite notable guest vocalists

Aaron West July 7, 2011

Teddybears’ discography has the sound of a band that’s been around long enough to have completely changed their style a few times. Since 1991, the band has given everything from death metal-influenced...

Digitalism’s competitive spirit causes album to fall short

Christopher Nguyen July 5, 2011

Forrest Gump by digitalism_official   While Daft Punk satisfies itself with making morose, barely living soundtracks for mediocre sequels, a crop of groups sprouting up has been trying...

Solo musician blends painful breakup with witty vocals

Christopher Nguyen June 28, 2011

  <a href="http://grahamwright.bandcamp.com/album/crooked-moon" _cke_saved_href="http://grahamwright.bandcamp.com/album/crooked-moon">Crooked...

Beyonce mixes soulful with shallow on ‘4’

Christopher Nguyen June 28, 2011

Run The World (Girls) by Beyoncé After a year of lying low, Beyoncé came back guns blazing and her Sasha Fierce hat on with the clanking “Run the World (Girls)” off...

Summer singles show growth toward mainstream sound

Aleksander Chan June 27, 2011

“Crystalline,” Björk The first single off the Icelandic songstress’ forthcoming iPad-LP-multimedia project, Biophilia, is the offbeat artist’s way of leading us...

‘Bon Iver’ an outstanding self-titled sophomore album

Christopher Nguyen June 21, 2011

Bon Iver - "Calgary" by blatanti Like Thoreau’s journey into the woods that served as the backbone of Walden, Bon Iver’s tale of taking shelter from personal troubles...

‘Lupercalia’ a bright, uplifting departure for Wolf

Christopher Nguyen June 21, 2011

The City by Patrick Wolf On his latest album, Lupercalia, Patrick Wolf is in line with the past success of the “happy” album; that rite of passage for any singer known for their...

Former Rilo Kiley guitarist discusses his album, hiatus

Rachel Perlmutter June 20, 2011

The Elected- Babyface by MMMusic In between the transition from lead guitarist of indie band Rilo Kiley to center stage with his own band, The Elected, singer-songwriter Blake Sennett found...

Junior Boys’ latest brings soul to the synth

Christopher Nguyen June 14, 2011

Over seven years into their career, Junior Boys continue to produce albums that sound like a well-worn disco-soul record with the help of the supposedly cold sounds of electronic synthesizers. Those...

Owl City album a hollow pop record

Christopher Nguyen June 14, 2011

Maybe the whole apocalypse thing was really the music gods’ way of sparing us from Owl City’s second (and hopefully last) album, All Things Bright and Beautiful. His hit single “Fireflies”...

Matt & Kim to make coming stop in Austin

Julie Rene Tran June 9, 2011

"Block After Block" - Matt & Kim From stripping down to their birthday suits in the middle of Times Square in their music video “Lesson Learned” to turning their audience into...

Streaming services boast convenience, lack reliability

Aleksander Chan June 9, 2011

Steve Jobs unveiled the new iCloud service, which will sync your computer’s music, photos, calendar and email across all of your devices (including iPhones) instantaneously over the Internet,...