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


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’...

British band discusses album, dealing with U.K. stereotypes

Francisco Marin April 11, 2011

You can’t please everybody, but you can sure try sometimes. That happens to be something that the U.K.-based band British Sea Power realized going into their fifth full-length album, Valhalla...

Lavigne’s album reminiscent of ’90s

Christopher Nguyen March 8, 2011

Avril Lavigne is rocking out like it’s 1999 on Goodbye Lullaby, her first album in four years. In that time, Lavigne divorced from her husband of four years, Sum 41 lead singer and one of...

Band members open up about upcoming album, rowdy energy at shows

Francisco Marin March 7, 2011

It’s a crisp, clear day and lead singer and guitarist Ryan Lentell is holding a 24 oz. of Budweiser and chain-smoking cheap Pall Malls as he talks about how he thinks the psych-rock scene in Austin...

Disc jockey makes big noise in local hip-hop music scene

Ali Breland March 7, 2011

Turntablism, the manipulation of sounds through turntables and a DJ mixer, has never been a glorified role within the rap scene. DJs are often required to put in a tremendous amount of work centered...

Documentary brings to light problems facing music scene

Ali Breland February 23, 2011

Despite the Austin music scene’s illustrious history, it has been harboring fundamental flaws that stand to compromise the interests of the artists involved, the core of its reputation, and what...

Math-rockers play Austin; lo-fi lies low

Francisco Marin February 22, 2011

Marnie Stern hits up the Mohawk In November 2008, the beautiful Marnie Stern and her band received a hefty speeding ticket while on tour and couldn’t afford to pay it. Their solution was to...

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