The audio philes: Synth runs deep in this week’s top 3 picks

I hope to introduce you to what I think just might be the best new music, from genres I hold dear to my heart and others you might hold to yours. Let’s embark on a journey toward a campus full of music listeners who knew that top hit “before it was big.”

| Music Editor

‘Daya’ing from excitement for this year’s WUStock

The WUStock artist for 2017 was revealed to be Daya just as the Congress of the South 40 Battle of the Bands was wrapping up Jan. 28.

| Staff Writer

Mosaic Whispers’ latest release brings the group’s 2016 ICCA finals set to life

Washington University’s oldest coed a capella group, Mosaic Whispers, kicked off the new semester with a new extended play, released on Jan. 24.

| Theater/Dance Editor

Jammin’ Toast: A visual take on a concert featuring Ken Bone

The Pikers, an all-male a cappella group well known for putting on memorable shows that go beyond simply singing songs, outdid themselves this past Saturday night with their 2017 production of Jammin’ Toast.

Isaac Jacobson | Contributing Writer

Arcade Fire: I give you new music

Arcade Fire, after a two-year break, is finally releasing new music again. And so, when the single “I Give You Power,” featuring the rhythm and blues singer Mavis Staples, was released, it was met with excitement.

| Staff Writer

“I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it” and other great albums of 2016 reveal a search for meaning and a higher power

The 1975, an English rock band, titled their 2016 sophomore album: “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it.” The title is so long that one might find it laughable. The title’s length falls in line with a theme of searching.

Ayanna Harrison | Staff Writer

Four a cappella groups return to ICCAs, a fifth debuts

Hoping to replicate last year’s finals appearance, the Mosaic Whispers—Washington University’s oldest co-ed a cappella group—qualified for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinals again this year. The Whispers are only one of five Washington University a cappella groups entering the competition this time around, as the Stereotypes, the Amateurs and Sensasians all return to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) stage, while the Ghost Lights will make their debut.

| Associate Editor

Album review: ‘You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone’ By Ian Fitzgerald

Ian Fitzgerald, about to release his fifth album, is as prolific as he is little known. He has been making music for more than 10 years and has kept evolving his style along the way.

| Staff Writer

Troye Sivan and the modern teenage liberation

assive lines outside The Pageant awaited Troye Sivan on Halloween. As it was a special night, people were dressed up in their costumes.

| Film Editor

Half the members, half(the)noise, all the fun

While “Paramore” might be more identifiable in the music industry today, ex-Paramore drummer Zac Farro has taken on a new challenge and formed his own creative idea known as Half Noise, a musical project eager to get its songs on the charts even higher than its artistic Paramore predecessor.

| Music Editor