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


The Spirit of Sound

Rachel Thompson November 1, 2011

Nothing screams Halloween quite like a theremin — that is, the musical instrument used to create spooky sounds in early Hollywood blockbusters such as “Spellbound” and “The Day...

Clarkson’s new album dips into mutiple musical genres

Anjli Mehta November 1, 2011

When it comes to pop music, if Britney Spears is the voice of unrefined sexuality and Taylor Swift is the voice of the demure girl next door, then Kelly Clarkson is the voice of fiery empowerment. Kelly...

Ridiculous questions with Das Racist

Ali Breland October 28, 2011

The words “Das Racist,” devoid of any connotations created by the band, are just perplexing. “Das” is lighthearted slang. The term “racist” is serious. Those things...

New Justice album creative but underwhelming

Eli Watson October 25, 2011

Electronic music is often the underdog. Many see it as unoriginal or stagnant considering that most of it derives from computerized bits and samples from artists that range from rock, hip-hop and techno....

Coldplay pioneers electronic frontiers in Xyloto

October 25, 2011

When Coldplay released its debut album, Parachutes, with its layers of beautiful, melancholic arrangements contrasting with the light-hearted lyrics of frontman Chris Martin, the band impressed audiences...

Deer Tick’s alt-country vibe becomes clunky, clumsy

Henry Clayton Wickham October 25, 2011

Deer Tick’s rough alt-country sound has always had an in-your-face quality to it. In past albums, the group has skillfully alternated between sincere, scratchy folk and those bitter country romps...

Q&A: Carter Tanton starts fresh with latest album

Ali Breland October 25, 2011

Carter Tanton has managed to carve out a unique niche for himself within music. Despite giving off the appearance of a folk, singer-songwriter acoustic type, his music runs the genre gamut. His debut album,...

Slim Thug breaks down music business

Kayla Jonsson October 24, 2011

  Rapper Slim Thug took the glamour out of the music industry by portraying the business side of his career during a Q&A session on Saturday. The Q&A, hosted by GrammyU, a student organization...

M83 album takes listeners on a celebratory journey

Elizabeth Hinojos October 24, 2011

Ten years after his debut as M83, Anthony Gonzalez has taken his dream pop ambiance to a whole new level. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is the French artist’s revolutionary creation, veering from...

White Denim talks local music scene, new album

Julie Rene Tran October 21, 2011

  An intoxicating, wonderful fusion of progressive and psychedelic rock, indie band White Denim is by far one of the best local bands in town. From the quartet’s insane energy...

Kreayshawn represents fundamental shift in hip-hop music

Ali Breland October 20, 2011

“Right now, the highest selling rapper in hip-hop is white. The most discussed up-and-coming rapper is white and female. The most important consumer of rap music is white,” said Phillip T....

Q&A: Research based rapper tours eccentric new album

Ali Breland October 20, 2011

Andy Bothwell, who raps under the moniker Astronautalis, is perhaps the most eccentric and intriguing rapper you’ve ever heard of. Honing his skills as an MC on the Jacksonville, Fla., freestyle...

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