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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

‘Suck it and See’ boasts perfectly crafted tracks

Christopher Nguyen June 7, 2011

Arctic Monkeys Suck it and See Genre: Alternative Rock Grade: B+ For fans of: Oasis, Arcade Fire, Lily Allen Editor's Note: Listen to tracks from Suck It and See on Soundcloud The...

‘Arabia Mountain’ blends retro elements, lo-fi sound

Christopher Nguyen June 7, 2011

The Black Lips Arabia Mountain Genre: Garage Rock Grade: B+ For fans of: The Clash, The White Stripes, The Strokes For their sixth studio album, Arabia Mountain, The Black...

Summer singles set the beat for a variety of genres

Aleksander Chan June 6, 2011

Beyoncé, “Best Thing I Never Had” When the pop diva dropped her debut single, “Run the World (Girls),” from her forthcoming album, 4, it raised a curious eyebrow....

Finales abound on TV, in careers

Aleksander Chan June 2, 2011

LADY GAGA: NEVER BROKE, ONLY EVERGREEN When Lady Gaga sings “there ain’t no other way,” she isn’t mincing words. Her second album, Born This Way, is devoted to her two favorite...

Electropop pair makes Austin debut

Francisco Marin May 4, 2011

While most people are content to leave their past behind, childhood friends Holly Dodson and Cameron Findlay, the former drummer for Crystal Castles, might have known on some level they would eventually...

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Local mashup artists Beat Logic release second album

Ali Breland May 3, 2011

Five years ago when Girl Talk broke into mainstream success, critics labeled his music a novelty act. Detractors said with certainty that Greg Gillis’s mashup was a gimmick and his popularity...

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Rapper’s talent, ambition show promise

Ali Breland May 3, 2011

Ogden Payne came out to Fifth and Baylor streets, spotted us and then led us into an alleyway. In his moments as a tour guide, he kept pausing to interject reassurances of the legitimacy of the place we...

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Indie hip-hop MC discusses latest album

Francisco Marin May 2, 2011

Atmosphere, the peerless independent hip-hop duo comprised of MC Slug (Sean Daley) and producer Ant (Anthony Davis), have reestablished their legacy once again. Their most recent album, The Family Sign,...

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Vivian Girls describe theme of music, plans for summer

Francisco Marin April 29, 2011

  The Daily Texan: Cassie, we corresponded through mail very briefly, and I was surprised to see you mentioned Share the Joy, Vivian Girls’ third album, as a “different sort of...

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The Black Lips discuss experience working with producer

Francisco Marin April 29, 2011

It isn’t necessary, at least for Black Lips and Vivian Girls, to cite the growing lo-fi trend in music anymore. In Black Lips’ case, mega-producer Mark Ronson took the helm on its...

Artist bursts onto scene, emphasizes many genres

Francisco Marin April 25, 2011

Bosco Delrey is somewhat of an onstage enigma. Saturday night at La Zona Rosa, he opened for Brazilian electro rockers Cansei de Ser Sexy and noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells with a set that jumped between reverb-drenched...

Chiptune punk band discusses Four Loko, tsunami

Francisco Marin April 25, 2011

It would be hard to encapsulate the personalities of each member in Anamanaguchi, a New York-based chiptune punk band and arguably the most famous band to ever use hacked Nintendo consoles as makeshift...