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Playlist: The Stanford Daily music beat shares their songs for the midterm struggle

“Piano Phases” — Steve Reich From his “Another Look at the Counterpoint,” “Piano Phases” by Steve Reich is a 12-minute minimalist epic. The repeating rhythms are both calming and invigorating, allowing the mind to focus without being distracted. Using phasing (the technique of shifting repeating melodies forward or back half a beat), this piece is…

Ten featured albums of the summer

With Volume 250 of The Daily up and running, we’d like to start off the quarter by highlighting some of the best music releases that came out during summer break. 2016 has been an all-around great year for music so far, and this past summer is no exception. Below, I’ve compiled a variety of releases…

From Bandcamp to Matador: Car Seat Headrest’s cathartic ‘Teens of Denial’

Will Toledo (A.K.A. Car Seat Headrest) is an example of a modern phenomenon: a musician making it big through the Internet. Over the past few years, he’s garnered a devoted fan base for his lo-fi Bandcamp-released indie rock recordings, such as 2011’s “Twin Fantasy” and 2014’s “How to Leave Town.” Recently, he caught the attention of noted independent…