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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

The Naked and Famous hit Austin on tour

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert April 21, 2011

After performing in Austin for South By Southwest, New Zealand synth-pop band The Naked and Famous return to Austin on their first U.S. tour. If their live performance evokes anything like their video...

Psychedelic rock band issues debut album

Julie Rene Tran April 21, 2011

Three years ago in a crumbling barn behind North Campus’ Crown and Anchor Pub, psychedelic rock band Cactus Peach jammed together for the first time. After countless sweaty house party gigs and...

DJ discusses career, diversifying genres

Ali Breland April 20, 2011

A-Trak has risen to prominence as one of the world’s premier turntable DJs since he won the DMC World DJ Championship at the age of 15. As the first DJ to win all three major DJ titles, he eventually...

‘DJ’ label defies simple definition

Ali Breland April 19, 2011

What does a high octane performer, who conducts wild, bacchanalian dance parties every night to masses of drugged out youths, have in common with a chubby, Fat Joe look-a-like called Khaled, who spends...

Singles fail to live up to previous records

Christopher Nguyen April 19, 2011

Lady Gaga’s bad romance just got a bit more sinful. “Judas,” the second single off the soon-to-be-released Born This Way takes the melody of “Bad Romance” and adds religious...

Electronic, hip-hop artists to take the stage this week

Francisco Marin April 18, 2011

It’s been nearly two years since the release of YACHT’s last album, See Mystery Lights,but if front man Jona Bechtolt’s recent Twitter feed is any indication of the band’s...

Energy, uniqueness make up for cons of album

Ali Breland April 12, 2011

Bass Drum of Death sounds like California, 40 years ago, which in contemporary California terms is swag. The groups newest lo-fi album, GB City, is reminiscent of a band ripping out hard, fast chord...

TV on the Radio lightens up with love songs

Christopher Nguyen April 12, 2011

Call it sentimentality, but there’s something to be said for a well-crafted love song, and TV on the Radio has 10 of them on their latest album, Nine Types of Light. The release marks...

Panda Bear’s ‘Tomboy’ offers pop cacophony

Christopher Nguyen April 12, 2011

Hipsters across the country have been losing their Urban Outfitters-cool, apathetic facade to get their hands on Panda Bear’s (Noah Lennox’s solo effort)Tomboy, the follow-up to 2007’s...

Producers of pop hits rule Billboard

Aleksander Chan April 12, 2011

Katy Perry’s second album, Teenage Dream, is a force to be reckoned with: Each of its successive singles has climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the definitive measure of a song’s...

Singer’s infatuation with pop culture inspires work

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert April 11, 2011

The Daily Texan had the opportunity to speak to Diamandis on the phone about her current tour, burgers and fashion sensibilities. The Daily Texan: Why is your tour called the Burger Queen Tour? Marina...

Singer’s infatuation with pop culture inspires work

April 11, 2011

Welsh-born pop songstress Marina Diamandis, in her vintage letter jackets and vibrant skirts, would probably look right at home among the pages of a pop art comic book. While Marina and the Diamonds’...