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Exclusive: Four very real and serious takes on the new album ‘Reputation’ by music artist Taylor Swift

Note: this piece is a satirical article. Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” is the most anticipated pop album of the year, and we at the Daily were so excited to review it that we didn’t even have time to listen to it. Instead, we used our advanced music reviewing algorithms to generate all possible reviews of “Reputation.”…

Reflections on funk and punk

Emblazoned across the wall adjacent to the stage were trippy colors flowing back and forth between audience and performer. On the docket for the night were California-based funk bands Atta Kid and Thumpasaurus, hosted by Stanford’s own Jazz Consortium in the living room of 576 Alvarado. With an hour each, both bands took similar musical avenues…

Father John Misty gets it half-right on ‘Pure Comedy’

Under the moniker “Father John Misty,” Josh Tillman has spent his last two records sarcastically musing about himself. Tillman’s experiences and relationships hold the central focus of 2012’s “Fear Fun” and 2015’s acclaimed “I Love You, Honeybear.” On these records, he exhibited a calculated abuse of simplistic and fun lyrics about his experiences, weaving nuanced…

Interview: Moon Hooch Makes “Energy Music”

In the wake of Moon Hooch’s new EP “The Joshua Tree,” I chatted with founding member Mike Wilbur about his Brooklyn-based trio. From their roots busking in the subways of New York, they have since translated their urban performance efforts into three studio albums and, now, an EP. Wilbur and his bandmates James Muschler and…

Review: Homeshake’s ‘Fresh Air’ is an ode to failed communication

A modulated voice introduces the artist’s sophomore full-length “Midnight Snack” by adding a question mark to his name: “Homeshake?” Who is Homeshake? On first listen, Peter Sagar seems like a slightly underproduced solo artist, a naive descendent of a possibly saturated slacker rock genre, simply a former touring guitarist for the successful Mac Demarco. However,…