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Arswain Finds a New Voice in “Spokesmachine”

It’s hard to place alternative electronic duo Arswain in a specific musical category. Since their debut full-length album “Fortress,” their songs have spanned the stylistic spectrum from rap to ambient house to structured, drop-driven EDM. Themes of exploration and indecision are even apparent in their lyrics. On “Blame State”, a track from their latest release, “Spokesmachine,” vocalist…

In ‘Art Angels,’ Grimes explores the possibilities of pop

Grimes has always been somewhat of a shape-shifter. Since she first set fire to the music scene with 2012’s “Visions,” she’s announced her singular identity with genre-defying instrumentals, intricate visual artwork and a full spectrum of vibrant, technicolor hairstyles. (Somewhat fittingly, the cover artwork for her latest album is a cartoonish self-portrait with a long, spindly…

Say ‘Hello’ to the new Adele

This past Friday, British singer-songwriter Adele set the music industry ablaze with the release of her new single, “Hello.” Always private, the singer has emerged from a years-long period of artistic quiet, having focused largely on family life since the birth of her son Angelo in 2012. This gave fans all the more reason to…

Power Play: Spotlight on Stanford’s DJs

It’s dusk on a Saturday evening, and Theta Delta Chi’s Cave Party, a highly publicized all-campus event, is in full swing. In an impressive demonstration of creativity, willpower, and masking-tape mastery, the brothers of TDX have transformed their common space into a convincing cave, the perfect setting for a night of prehistoric debauchery. But though…