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More Than Just a Dream

More Than Just a Dream

By Annie Smith, Staff Writer

May 20, 2013

It’s more than just music, it’s Fitz and the Tantrums. The band released their new album “More Than Just a Dream” on May 7, and it’s anything but disappointing. Filled with steady drum beats and sporadic “fitz” of tambourine clashes, each song offers some fun for its listener’s ears. The...

Volume 3

Volume 3

By Sara Portnoy, Staff Writer

May 15, 2013

She and Him, otherwise known as actress and singer Zooey Deschanel and music partner M. Ward, are back with their fourth studio album titled "Volume 3." Deschanel wrote 11 out of the 14 songs on the album, mostly dealing with the misadventures of love and heartbreak, with a hint of optimism. The tone...

“Bankrupt!”

By Caroline Daniel, Staff Writer

May 7, 2013

In the four years since the release of their bestselling album “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” which included the song “1901” (trust me, you know it), the French indie band Phoenix has been busy in the studio making their comeback album “Bankrupt!” which released last month. I’ve been a...

Comedown Machine

Comedown Machine

By Kirsten Walz, Photo Editor

April 3, 2013

The Strokes are back after a two-year hiatus with the release of their fifth studio LP, "Comedown Machine." Despite the general disappointment stemming from their fourth album, “Angles,” Strokes fans all around the world seem to be pleased with the outcome of this album – and rightfully so. "Comedown...

X-Fest

X-Fest

By Caroline Daniel, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

Emails were sent out on March 25 to die hard 91X fans about this year’s lineup for X-Fest, a yearly festival put on by the San Diego radio station showcasing some of their favorite artists. 91X is a radio station famous for playing punk, alternative and indie, oldies, and reggae, and this year’s...

They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

By Aly Baker, Staff Writer

March 27, 2013

First thing that comes to mind when I think of They Might Be Giants? Craziness. Not in a bad way, though. They exude an attitude of outright wackiness combined with a prominent musical prowess. You’d think that this twitch would wear out eventually, but They Might Be Giants has still got it goin’...

Foxygen Album Review

Foxygen Album Review

By Emily Hall, Online Arts Editor

March 6, 2013

Up-and-coming band Foxygen’s new album contains significantly less mention of cute animals or scientific elements than expected, but what it does contain is some of the most refreshing indie-pop to be released so far this year. The album, ironically taking extensive amounts of oxygen to say in one...

Winter Concert Win

By Taylor Knudson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2013

The light chatter of conversation and laughter warms the room as a few dozen students spill into the auditorium carrying long pieces of metal in their hands. Eventually, the giggling and talking subsides and the room quiets. Mouths move from nervous, excited grins to focused, pursed lips. The concert...

“The Next Day” by David Bowie Album Preview

By Caroline Glass, Arts Editor

January 15, 2013

It’s been ten years since the release of David Bowie’s last album. It’s been 6 years since the last time he performed live. But now, he’s back, unfortunately, however, not dressed in drag or doused in glitter. On Jan. 8, Bowie’s 66th birthday, he announced a new album, “The Next Day,” du...

“Fade” by Yo La Tengo Album Preview

By Emily Hall, Online Arts Editor

January 15, 2013

Yo La Tengo, to me, is the Coca Cola of the music scene. Since they released their first album in 1986, they have consistently been turning out music as timeless and comforting as your favorite drink, with no sign of stopping any time soon. The band recently announced the upcoming release of their new...