Cadenza’s summer preview

As finals begin to consume our sanity, here’s what’s filling Cadenza’s delirium-induced fever dreams of warm weather and not spending all night in Olin.

Passion Pit looks back on youthful anxiety through layered synths and hooks

Though they’ve been relatively silent since their hugely successful sophomore album “Gossamer” in 2012, Passion Pit hit the public full force this week with the release of their third studio album, “Kindred.”

Kendall Carroll | Music Editor

Alabama Shakes brings red hot funk and blues on new album

After peaking at six on the Billboard 200 (which measures weekly album sales) and scoring three Grammy nominations for their last project, “Boys & Girls,” in 2012, Alabama Shakes are back and better than ever. Their newest album, released just this past Tuesday, is called “Sound & Color,” and colorful it is.

| Contributing Reporter

Cadenza reacts to this semester’s WILD openers

Following the recent announcement of this semester’s WILD openers, Associate Editor Noah Jodice and Senior Cadenza Editor Mark Matousek share their reactions:

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Now Hear This!: Sufjan Stevens at the Peabody Opera House

Orchestra wrangler. Reverent mystic. Tortured mystic. Schizo-pop auteur. Purveyor of Christmas cheer. Sufjan Stevens is many things. In the 15 years since beginning his solo career, Stevens has moved through sounds and styles with an insatiable appetite for self-transformation.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

TV Review: Marvel’s “Daredevil”

While there is a new movie (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) on the horizon, there is yet another exciting addition to this ever-expanding universe: the new Netflix series “Daredevil,” whose first season was released in full on April 10.

Jake Lee | Contributing Writer

All work and no play makes Cadenza a dull section

With finals just around the corner, he’s our favorite recent and upcoming pop culture developments to fuel your procrastination.

‘Louie’ ages, graceless as ever

“Louie” is hitting middle age. Season five of comedian Louis C.K.’s television opus premiered last week, and the second episode will air tonight. It’s striking just how much the show has gone through in its five years since turning the autobiographical sitcom on its head.

| Associate Editor

Exclusive interview: Twin Shadow settles in for the long haul

Ten years ago, George Lewis Jr., who records under the Twin Shadow moniker, would have been branded a sellout. Following two acclaimed albums with indie label 4AD, Lewis recently made the move to the majors, signing with Warner Brothers before the release of his third LP, “Eclipse.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Movie Review: ‘Furious 7′

Action sequences in “Furious 7” follow the series’ recently developed tradition of physics-defying car actions.

Jake Lee | Contributing Writer