Every year, UT professors recommend their summer reading picks to incoming freshman through the University’s Reading Round-up. In a similar spirit, The Daily Texan compiled a list of UT professors’ listening recommendations — from albums that inspired them in college to more modern tracks.
The New York-based Born Cages have stayed under the radar since releasing their debut album, I’m Glad I’m Not Me, on June 2. But with a slot on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour and a top-ten song on the Alternative Specialty Radio chart, they’re ready to establish themselves in the music world.
Indie rock has hit a bit of a stand still, with innovation at an all-time low. Since 2010, the genre has stayed afloat with a formulaic approach and decent sales, but Wolf Alice is one of the few bands that has been bucking the trend.
When scrolling through soul singer Leon Bridges’ Instagram, fans forget they’re holding a piece of machinery made in 2015. With every photo filtered by a thoughtful gradient of gray, often featuring Bridges in a vintage setup, there is no trace of the 21st century on the 24-year-old’s feed. The cover to his much-anticipated debut album, Coming Home, is no different.
While the majority of Austin sleeps soundly in their bedrooms, KVRX student disk jockeys armed with full cups of coffee and playlists that ooze obscurity, sit wide-eyed and ready to rock out until sunrise.
Ever since The Format held their first practice in 2001, Nate Ruess has fit the definition of the modern rock star. His work with The Format and fun. is explosive, perpetuating music's ability to influence people’s energy.