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

Album Review: GROUPLOVE’s ‘Big Mess’

When listening to an album called “Big Mess,” you would think that the songs would be disjointed and unfinished. However, quite the opposite is true with GROUPLOVE’s third studio album.

| Staff Writer

Spring W.I.L.D. 2014 Contenders

Spring W.I.L.D. 2014: The breakdown This year, Social Programming Board took a page out of the Congress of the South 40’s book and sent out a list of 10 bands that could possibly play at spring W.I.L.D. 2014, asking students to rank them from 1-10 in a survey. The choices were greeted with encouragement and acclaim on Twitter and Facebook.

Album review: ‘Spreading Rumours’ by Grouplove

Grouplove skyrocketed to fame in 2011 with its infectious single, “Tongue Tied.” Its second album, “Spreading Rumours,” has some of the California beach-pop sound that made the group initially popular, but it also explores a wide variety of other genres from the synth-based sound so common in indie music today to fuzzed-out post-punk.

| Movie Editor

WUStock Decision 2012

A very important decision is coming up for Wash. U. students. No, I’m not talking about choosing the president of the country. I’m talking about voting for the WUStock headliner. The poll is already open online, so read our informative guide to each option and exercise your electoral rights!