The Daily Aztec

Top new music of the week

by Ryo Miyauchi

December 5, 2012

RECORD OF THE WEEK Solange Knowles has been trying on a rather different outfit as of late, and it’s not just her artsy fashion choices. As recent output has proved, her new tastes are beyond Indie fandom and she has slowly...

New Converge transcends genre, is awesome

by Kevin Smead

October 25, 2012

Earlier this year, Inland Empire’s Xibalba released “Hasta la Muerte,” its first release on the new label, Southern Lord. The album was a ball-crushing mix of devastating guitars, aggro-as- hell vocals and thundering wa...

‘Hz’ is less weird

by Hutton Marshall

September 26, 2012

Animal Collective released “Centipede Hz” on Sept. 4. This is the band’s latest album since “Merriweather Post Pavilion” came out in early 2009, which led to an explosion in popularity for its bubbly synths, offbeat electro ...

Silversun’s new album evolves, lacks finesse

by John Anderson

May 9, 2012

The Los Angeles-based quartet Silversun Pickups is back with its third full-length album, “Neck of the Woods.” Back in 2006, the band’s first single “Lazy Eye” led the way as the band exploded onto the alternative scene. The first album, “Carnavas,” set the bar high for the band...