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Major Album Releases In The First Quarter, 2014:

Morning Phase - Beck February 21st,

Morning Phase - Beck February 21st,


St. Vincent - St. Vincent February 25th,

St. Vincent - St. Vincent February 25th,


Supermodel - Foster The People March 18th,

Supermodel - Foster The People March 18th,


Transgender Dysphoria Blues -Against Me! •Sun Structures - Temples •Helios - The Fray

G I R L - Pharrell Williams •Atlas - Real Estate

Issue 8


March 2014

Atlas - Real Estate Issue 8 QUADROPHONIC NEWS March 2014 -Neil Young In This Month’s Issue:

-Neil Young

In This Month’s Issue:

• Album Reviews: Wig Out at Jagbags, After the Disco, 05 Fuck Em, Spiderland, Oxymoron, The

Abstract and The Dragon


The Quaddys

Quadrophonic News’ First Annual Music Awards


Awards For:

And More!

Mixed Opinions On Chance The Rapper March Event Calendar

Album Of The Year Best New Artist

Song Of The Year

And More!

Photo Of The Month
Photo Of The Month

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Rocks New York’s Madison Square Garden

“Are you ready for the Quaddys,

because it’s time to go”

What's the difference between a banjo and an onion?

Find The hilarious answer inside!

Slint, Sadcore and Breadcrumbs Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags I was

Slint, Sadcore and Breadcrumbs

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags

I was walking home through the freezing rain around midnight when Brian McMahan, vocalist/guitarist of Slint, whispered “Good night, my love” into my ears. It had been almost a year since my first listening of Spiderland, but this experience rekindled my love for Slint. I stayed up even

later listening closely to the entire album. I assumed, up until recently, that Spiderland was just a product of 90's style post- punk and noisy spoken word stuff. But then, miraculously, my eye was caught by the date of their first album: Tweez, 1989. This sent me on a Slint research journey. The band formed in 1986, quite earlier than I had thought, in the wonderful state of Kentucky. Tweez, their first LP, does contain all the great things that make Slint lovable, for example we get to listen to Brian gulping down a mystery beverage for about 30 seconds in “Kent;” however, it is not until Spiderland, the succeeding album, that these musicians reach a status so great for their time. The second you see the cover artwork--a black and white of the band members' heads just above the surface of a lake in an abandoned quarry--you know you're in for a treat. The included six songs are terrifying, beautiful and mysterious. Musical taste aside, what interested me quite a bit about Slint is the amount of credit they are given in influencing the development of the music world. Then again, it makes sense when put into context. Britt Walford, a founding member of the band, speaks of being bored of rock and roll as a kid. This might seem cringe-worthy at first just because it sounds

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so arrogant to us now, but in 1986 not as

It has been 15 years since the end of new Pavement music, and four years since their reunion tour which had them release a nice compilation of their greatest songs, but Stephen Malkmus has not stopped making music worth listening to. Wig Out at Jagbags is his sixth album with his backing band, the Jicks. It is always exciting to hear new music from Malkmus because he is the frontman of one of Indie-rock’s most influential bands. Pavement’s five album catalog is as perfect as possible, with each album having its own argument for being their best. In fact, my favorite Pavement album, Terror Twilight, is their most recent (1999 release), and arguably the least beloved. It is also the most similar to Stephen Malkmus’ solo albums (or albums with the Jicks), which makes sense because it is the only Pavement album where every song is written solely by Malkmus. Malkmus’ albums with the Jicks haven’t really differed in style as they moved along. The Jicks do sound like Pavement, but much more polished, and often go on jam band type tangents in their songs. You can really hear Malkmus’ love for jam music in all of the Jick’s albums, and he even mentions the Grateful Dead in “Lariat,” the first single from Jagbags. The guitars on Jagbags are always intertwined with each other, adding a layer to Malkmus’ already intricate songwriting techniques. The album opens up with “Planetary Motion,” a guitar driven song highlighted by the high-flying opening riff that sucks you into the album right away. About halfway into the song, both guitars start soloing over each other. Malkmus’ guitar solos have changed from his Pavement days, as they are now more complicated and involved than his signature simple solos used to be. “The Janitor

Revealed” is a song that has a ton of parts, and in the middle of the song it goes straight from a chorus into a tangent of guitar harmonization totally separate from the idea of the song, but then

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it comes right back to the original structure.

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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

05 Fuck Em Review

“THIS IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND! A MUST COLLECT AND LISTEN!!!!” read Lil B’s two Facebook pages early Christmas morning. 05 Fuck Em, the monster 101-track self-released mixtape dropped last Christmas by the Berkley, California rapper Lil B, or “The Basedgod,” was met with more positive reviews than any previous mixtape by Lil B, and for good reason. Though you do have to have some serious stamina to make it through all 345 minutes of the mixtape in one sitting, a select few songs brought out what everyone loves about Lil B – his stress on constant positivity, his crazy hype, and the occasional track that exemplifies Lil B’s serious potential as a rapper – 05 Fuck Em brings it all to the table. Entering into the intrepid album we get two introduction tracks, “Intro,” and subsequently “Welcome to 05,” both where Lil B discusses his beef with haters and

people jealous of his deserved fame. Lil B, notoriously called “the wackest rapper alive” by west coast rapper The Game and given similar labels by multiple other lyricists, has a

tendency to remain collected and friendly

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QUADROPHONIC NEWS PAGE 3 Opinions On Chance The Rapper. Chance the Rapper is a young popular

Opinions On Chance The Rapper.

Chance the Rapper is a young popular MC out of Chicago. Chance’s first mainstream mixtape was 10 Day, which dropped on April 15, 2012. His second release and the first to really bring him into the public eye was Acid Rap, which dropped on April 30, 2013. In between both of these drops, Chance has appeared on a couple of records, including “Wendy N Becky” with Joey Badass and “They Don't Like Me” with Childish Gambino. Now, he has been featured on Justin Bieber’s “Confident”, Vic Mensa’s “Suitcase”, Rapsody’s “Lonely Thoughts”, and James Blake’s “Life Round Here (Remix)”, among others. There have been mixed feelings about Chance The Rapper, from people saying they love him to people saying they hate him.

The following is a discussion between Year One Julian Librizzi and an outside correspondent and friend of Quadrophonic News Alessandro Bruni.

What were your original feelings about the artist? JL: Honestly, when I first heard about Acid Rap, I thought Change the Rapper was a DJ and that Acid Rap was a compilation mixtape, like Funkmaster Flex’s Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself? The first song I listened to off Acid Rap was “Favorite Song” with Childish Gambino, and after hearing that song, I knew that Chance The Rapper was going to be great. AB: Initially, I was unsure what to think about Chance’s start-stop verses. I thought his delivery was interesting, but clumsy and uneven. What was most striking to me was his sharp, Jazz-inspired (I eventually found out that he cites Jamiroquai as a key inspiration) production. From the beginning, though, he’s established himself as an incredibly unique addition to the thriving Chicago Hip-Hop scene. However, when I heard the term “young Chicago rapper” get thrown around in an attempt to describe Chance, I envisioned a Chief Keef sound-alike. Instead, I got almost the exact opposite - a sarcastic, humorous, drug-addled rapper, something akin to Hip-Hop’s Beck. The first song of his that I heard was “Lost,” and I loved it, lyrically and musically (though his flow took a while to get used to). Initially, he reminded me of a cross between Andre 3000 and early Kendrick Lamar, when he went by the name K.Dot. What were your feelings on Chance’s first release, 10 Day? JL: I’m not going to count Good Enough, Chance’s first mixtape from about 4 years ago, mainly because Chance the Rapper made this mixtape without any real producers and I'm guessing no real studio time. However, I do really like “Somewhere, Nowhere USA”. Also, his six track EP called “Back to School” isn’t bad, but

again, it was from about 3 years ago, but it is definitely better than Good Enough. My favorite track on Back to School is probably Kick Back. One thing that is note worthy is that this EP had the debut of Nostalgia, which would later appear on 10 Day. 10 Day

was a mixtape that I originally missed out on when it

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Broken Bells: After the Disco Review

As the leader of indie-rock staple The Shins, and one half of the electro-pop duo Broken Bells, James Mercer should feel satisfied. His indubitable influence on the past decade of alternative music is enough to fill any résumé. However, the newest Broken Bells record, After the Disco, is an unfortunate failure with only a few bright spots. I will start with these bright spots. Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), the producer- half of the duo, provides the space-rock feel that was sometimes lacking from their previous self-titled album. After the Disco is filled with lush keyboard melodies and hard-hitting drums. The various chord progressions throughout the record are nothing to rave about, but they certainly do not bring down the quality. Mercer’s vocals are as solid as always, and his lyrics of loneliness and wonder help to elevate some songs on After the Disco to an impressive level. Broken Bells’ choruses are at their strongest when Mercer is fully there and projecting his voice to the highest extent. Looking back on the last paragraph, it seems as though I just wrote a positive review of the album- that is not the case. Considering both Mercer and Burton’s longstanding talents, the fact that this album remains mediocre is all the more confusing. After the Disco has all the individual parts a record needs, but it fails to put them together and create an enjoyable listening experience. Cohesion is a big problem as well- almost every track sounds the same and, eventually, they all seem to meld together into one big glop. Most of the songs on After the Disco, especially the ones on the second half, are ultimately forgettable. The album starts off strong with “Perfect World,” and lead singles “After the Disco” and “Holding On for Life” follow with grace. However, after those three songs, a heavy decrease in quality takes place. It is always a shame when a highly awaited album from highly regarded artists fails to meet its expectations. In the case of Broken Bells, maybe the lukewarm reception of

After the Disco will serve as inspiration to create better tunes. Danger Mouse is currently working on the Gnarls Barkley reunion with CeeLo Green, and James Mercer is hopefully at work on a new album with The Shins. Let’s just hope that they can put this disappointing album behind them and focus

on the promising future.

Alex Komanoff, ’16

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QUADROPHONIC NEWS PAGE 4 Cont from “Chance The Rapper” was a bit too simple. However, looking

Cont from “Chance The Rapper”

was a bit too simple. However, looking back on it, it was not a bad mixtape. One thing that I noticed about this mixtape is that the features are all people from or associated with Save Money (Chance’s Chicago rap group, which includes artist like Vic Mensa), which is not a bad thing, but I would have liked to see some outside features. My one minor complaint about this mixtape is that I cannot listen to this full mixtape front to back. I got bored of this mixtape by around the eighth track. It wasn't because the mixtape was bad, I got bored mainly because it got a bit redundant. My favorite songs on 10 Day were “14,400 Minutes,” “Missing You,” “Windows,” “Brain Cells,” “Family,” and “Hey Ma.” AB: 10 Day, generally speaking, played it too safe. It lacks the adventurous production of his later effort, Acid Rap, and a lot of the songs fade into each other too easily, meaning that there is little variety. As Julian previously mentioned, it was underdeveloped as a project, but considering that this is a high schooler with an incredibly small budget, this is unsurprising. What were your feelings on his second release, Acid Rap? JL: “This is your favorite fucking album and I ain’t even fucking done”, is a line from the very first song on this mixtape. And Chance was correct. Critics everywhere raved about this mixtape, and even I said it was the best rap release of 2013. Acid Rap is definitely Chance’s best release; everything about this mixtape was great. The problems I had with 10 Day are gone on this release. Ab Soul, Action Bronson, and Childish Gambino are some of the featured artist from outside Chicago featured on this mixtape. This mixtape also features some up and coming Chicago rappers like Noname Gypsy and Saba, who both impressed on their features and made me excited to see what they will put out (Noname Gypsy is dropping a mixtape in June). This is one of the only mixtapes that I could bump from start to finish and not get bored of it. The only real complaint that I have is that I wish that Pusha Man/Paronia had been split into two songs. I can't think of a bad song on this mixtape. I used to hate “Chain Smoker,” but then it grew on me, even though I guess I can see why someone might hate it. AB: While Kanye West’s latest album Yeezus was heralded as the start of something new, Acid Rap was easily the most original album of the year. While Yeezus mainly repurposed sounds that have existed in underground Rap for a while (most notably the Trap and Drill music of Young Chop and Chief Keef, and the experimental Punk-esque rage of Death Grips), Acid Rap, as its name would suggest, is psychedelic (and was clearly made under the influence of psychedelics), but in a new way. It’s beats snap and pop, and feature acoustic instrumentation. Disco, Acid Jazz, and Soul are used to a dizzying effect, one that can’t even be characterized. As was the case with Danny Brown and Dizzee Rascal, at first, I had a

dropped. At first, I thought it

difficult time appreciating his vocals, as his voice comes in the form of a high-pitched honk. But ultimately, his lyrical talent and highly rhythmic flow allowed me to overlook this. What were your feelings on the featured artists? JL: Chance has always had great features. Many of the features are with other up and coming Chicago rappers. There is this one track called “#Mopurp” with Alex Wiley that is right now one of my favorite songs, but I have no idea why. Probably because of that Chance verse. “Wendy N Becky” is still a great song, especially if you are a fan of Joey Badass. And honestly, I liked “Confident,” the whole song. Even though I will admit that I usually skip to that Chance verse though. AB: Chance, like A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar, knows how to carefully place his features. Action Bronson’s braggadocio-filled, smoked-out verse on “NaNa” perfectly complements his own witty, vivid, and hilarious lyrics. He’s also proven himself to be a worthwhile contributor to others’ songs, including the likes of Vic Mensa, and James Blake. On his mixtape, Acid Rap, he effectively decides on artists who can contribute to his druggy, atmospheric sound. Final verdict? JL: Yeah, Chance is dope. However, I can understand why people find his voice annoying. Even still, the beats and lyrics should help make up for that. Most of Chance’s music is feel good music. However, if you want a more serious and real song, you might like “Paranoia,” the second half of Pusha Man. If you are looking for a rap artist that isn’t a street artist like Young Jeezy but isn’t a corporate sell out like Flo Rida, give Chance the Rapper a chance (yes, I waited this whole review to make this pun). AB: Yes, Chance the Rapper is young, and he’s immature at times, but that’ll change eventually. He has the confidence and pure, raw talent of The College Dropout-era Kanye West. Hopefully, he’ll grow and embrace new sounds as he ages. Then, we are finally dealing with somebody who can potentially rival Kendrick Lamar (because let’s face it, after the suicide of Capital Steez, there hasn’t been much competition) who’s been dominating mainstream Hip-Hop since the release of his Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. Julian Librizzi, ’15, and Alessandro Bruni, ’15

If you have any other albums that you are interested in being reviewed by Julian or Alessandro, get in touch with them or submit your suggestion to Quadrophonic News.



QUADROPHONIC NEWS PAGE 5 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Kendrick Lamar Cont from “Slint, Sadcore” many people

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Kendrick Lamar

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many people had said something

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is Kendrick Lamar’s 2nd album produced by Dr.Dre. It was released in October of 2012. Kendrick outlines the obstacles of growing up in Compton with an ambitious dream. The 12 tracks featured are ordered systematically from his personal struggles to the problems within Compton. The background music is soft and soothing, creating sharp contradiction with Kendrick’s lyrics. In the 1st track, “Sherene,” he talks about a

girl he meets at a party and his anticipation of meeting her, only to find two guys in a black hoodie waiting outside. The two men in hoodies symbolize Compton and the girl as his ambition. The next track “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” gives us a glimpse of Kendrick’s thoughts and attitude towards his past and present state. With its catchy hook and justified apathetical state of mind, the song stands out as a memorable, repeat-worthy one. “Backstreet Freestyle,” has good flow and beats but the lyrics are quite disappointing. With sexual objectification of women and excessive mention of his opulent lifestyle, this track feels out of place and unnecessary. The start of “The Art Of Peer Pressure” has a good vibe to it and blends well with the coffee-shop-music like background. The soft music changes when the first verse starts, as Kendrick tells the dark side of peer pressure. The shift in the song makes the story powerful and real. “Money Trees” follows the story telling that was started in the previous track. It

departs from his personality and starts to tell his story in relation to his surrounding. In “Poetic Justice,” Kendrick Lamar manages to have good flow and catchy hook. The soothing female voice in the background compliments well with Kendrick’s admiration of the women he mentions. Kendrick’s collaboration with Drake works well as they have

similar vocal styles. The next track, “Good Kid,” gives chills with

it’s haunting music and realistic image of his life.

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like that; there were no “too-cool-for-rock” indie bands back then. This allowed me to go along with acclamations of Slint as pioneers and founders of post-rock. The more I thought about it,

the more I began to understand Spiderland as part of, and perhaps

While I

symbolic of, a pivotal moment in music's evolution.

think it is impossible to accredit one band with spawning an entire genre and movement, I will admit that Slint were one of the earlier groups to embody the style that became very present throughout the 90's. Spiderland did not single-handedly change the world of music- I believe that process to be a more gradual and eclectic one, yet still, I must emphasize the shear craftsmanship and innovation of these splendid fellows. Luckily for us, someone else was interested enough to make a documentary about Slint called Breadcrumb Trail— named after one of their songs. I will surely organize a Slint

party including the viewing of this fantastic documentary when it

debuts in April. YOU ARE INVITED!

Finn Clark, ’16

Slint’s Spiderland TweezSlint’s
Slint’s Spiderland

School Boy Q’s Highly Anticipated Album: Oxymoron

ScHoolBoy Q has quickly became a household name with his musical masterpieces and his poetic raps. ScHoolBoy Q is also changing the face of hip-hop with his hipster style and demeanor. ScHoolBoy Q stepped onto the hip hop scene with a bang. His first album, Habits & Contradictions, which was sold digitally, climbed to the charts, reaching number 12 on the rap charts. ScHoolboy Q has hinted that his new album will feature some old school influences, which is probably going to make the album better than expected due to the creativity that he’s adding to it. If you’re a fan that has heard some hits on the album that include "Collard Greens," "Yay Yay," "Blessed" and "Man Of The Year," you know that ScHoolBoy Q has a platinum album on his hands. There are some rumored collaborations on Q’s album that include fellow hipster rapper Ab-Soul- then there's 50 cent, Kendrick Lamar and Raekwon. Since the album isn’t yet released there isn’t much to review, but Q’s album is very much anticipated, and if you’re a fan go buy it when it hits stores on February 25th or pre-order the album on iTunes. Abena Prempeh ‘16



QUADROPHONIC NEWS PAGE 6 Cont from “Stephen Malkmus” The album has many great moments. “Lariat” is

Cont from “Stephen Malkmus” The album has many great moments. “Lariat” is an incredibly catchy song about the good old days of “listening to the music of the best decade ever;” the 80’s. “Houston Hades,” my favorite song on the album, is organ/piano driven and is less jam band and more relaxed. Malkmus’ lyrics throughout the album are as wordy as they’ve ever been, stringing just about any words he wants together. In “Chartjunk,” Malkmus sings with horns behind him. He sings “Actually I’m not contractually obliged to care” so quickly that it's hard to make out what he’s saying. More interesting lyrics; on “Rumble at the Rainbo,” he observes/complains about how rock is never really changing. “We are returning to our roots, no new material just cowboy boots,” he points out about his music, or maybe just music in general. “No one here is changing, no one ever will,” he goes on to sing. Malkmus’ lyrics are always interesting and relevant, with a line about “Condoleezza’s Rice” in “Scattergories,” the song about board games like scattergories, pictionary and scrabble. This whole album is a nice refresher from Malkmus, reminding us how good he still is. At age 47, and a father of two, Malkmus is not young, but he isn’t that old. He still has a lot more in him, and Wig Out at Jagbags is a reminder of that. Although he isn’t making any more Pavement music, he is thriving as a living Indie-rock legend, making music that is still worth listening to. Jagbags, may not be my favorite Jicks’ record (2008’s Real Emotional Trash is my personal favorite, maybe because it is more jam band-y, with four of its ten songs over six minutes in length), but it reminded me how much I love Malkmus and Pavement. As Malkmus says himself on “Lariat,” “People look great when they shave, don’t they?” Benjamin Gordon, ’15

Cont from “05 Fuck Em Review” towards the rappers, but in several occasions he has released a diss track following the incidences, sometimes seeming to be blown out of proportion. For example, after a tweet from Pro Era rapper Joey Bada$$, “Tell the @lilbthebasedgod dont quit his day job!!” Lil B released an entire track on Pink Flame, “I’m the Bada$$,” dissing Joey. Through arguments like these, Basedgod’s fans have come to love such tracks dedicated to haters. He’s not too serious about the argument, but his lyrics give him a surprisingly harsh tone, which makes for an interesting contrast between his social media and his lyrical personality. Delving further into the mixtape, we get soft, more serious tracks such as “Blow,” which legitimately discuss Lil B’s positive outlook on the world and on life. As opposed to most of Lil B’s music, which comprises of an irrational, yet extremely fun craze he’s formulated lately, these soft songs help us understand that Lil B can be a good rapper when he wants to. “Blow” is reminiscent of “Cold War,” off a previous mixtape; both reevaluate what people fight for and why they believe what they do. Lil B proves to a better analyst than we would ever expect him to be. Continuing on, Lil B returns to the crazy, fun song routine, such as “Kurt Angle” and “Bar Mitzvah.” Lil B’s production seems surprisingly good, and each track is individually sounding and a different perspective lyrically. 05 finally closes with the rhythmic, preachy “05 Out,” which summarizes Lil B’s life story once again. Overall, 05 Fuck Em pieces together all the parts of the Basedgod puzzle and makes us appreciate the most positive rapper time and time again. Nathaniel Cain, ’15

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A Note About The Issue Number

“Wait, the last issue was ‘Issue #1,’ and this one is ‘Issue #8,’ so what’s up with that?” Well, let us explain. The initial run of Quadrophonic News, positioned in the back of the Bardvark, included Issues 1 through 6. When the paper issued its first solo release last December, it was entitled “Issue #1.” This was a mistake. I don’t know why I called it that, because it was in fact Issue #7. Anyway, here we are at Issue #8 and back on track to making history as the world’s longest running newsprint ever.

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Kid.” The lyrics in those two songs paint a powerful picture of corruption in Compton. “Swimming Pools” features multiple voices including his sub consciousness. The song’s psychedelic vibe compliments the numbing of the pain caused by the issues discussed in the previous tracks. The song ends with gunshots being fired from a car, once again displaying a haunting image. “Sing About me, I’m Dying Of Thirst” is another heavy track as Kendrick figures out his feelings towards his life and death. The album ends with “Compton” where he expresses his pride of getting out of the ghetto, despite the odds against him. This album has amazing flow and the story Kendrick paints is haunting and powerful. While this album is definitely not for lighthearted listening, the lyrics are powerful and the album as a whole is worth a listen. I highly recommend this album for people who are skeptical of rap, as it serves as a great introduction to the genre. While I couldn’t connect with Kendrick’s story, I definitely gained a new perspective and I think you will too. Niyanta Chhetri, ’14

“M.a.a.d City” gives the same type of feelings as “Good



QUADROPHONIC NEWS PAGE 7 The Quaddys Quadrophonic News’ First Annual Music Awards And The Winners Are

The Quaddys

Quadrophonic News’ First Annual Music Awards

And The Winners Are

Album Of The Year:

Annual Music Awards And The Winners Are Album Of The Year: Modern Vampires Of The City

Modern Vampires Of The City

- Vampire Weekend

Released on XL records, Modern Vampires Of The City is Vampire Weekend’s third studio album.

Song Of The Year:

is Vampire Weekend’s third studio album. Song Of The Year: “R U Mine” - Arctic Monkeys

“R U Mine” - Arctic Monkeys

Originally released in 2012, “R U Mine” was the second track on the Arctic Monkey’s 2013 album AM. It reached third on the UK Singles Charts.

Best New Artist:

It reached third on the UK Singles Charts. Best New Artist: Chance The Rapper Chancelor Bennett,

Chance The Rapper

Chancelor Bennett, known as Chance The Rapper, is a Chicago based hip hop artist, and has released two mixtapes.

Music Video Of The Year:

and has released two mixtapes. Music Video Of The Year: “Digital Witness” - St. Vincent* Released

“Digital Witness”

- St. Vincent*

Released in 2014, “Digital Witness” is a track off St. Vincent’s new self titled album, St. Vincent.

Best Collaboration:

“Get Lucky” - Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers

Musician that Looks Most Like A Rodent:

Earl Sweatshirt

Album That Should Have Won Best Alternative Album At The Grammys:

Trouble Will Find Me - The National

Best Music Newspaper:

Quadrophonic News (We’d like to thank the academy)

Most Positive Artist:

Lil B “The Basedgod”

Best Frequency:

420 Hz

Most Overrated Album Of The Year:

Yeezus - Kanye West

Most Underrated Album Of The Year:

Yeezus - Kanye West

Most Quirkiest OMGLOLZ Popstar:


*A Note About Music Video Of The Year: The

original winner of this category was Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” but because of the sexism and dehumanization this song and video project, the entry was withdrawn.

Quadrophonic News Calendar:

Local Performances, Release Dates and Music Must-Knows








March 2:







-Pharrell Williams

-Real Estate-Atlas -Paul Simon and Sting @ Madison Square Garden

-Cults @ Music Hall of Williamsburg -Paul Simon and Sting @ Madison Square Garden


March 9:







-Lorde @




March 16:








-Foster The

-The War On Drugs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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March 23:







-Grouplove @

-Lady Gaga @ Roseland Ballroom:

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March 30:


April 1:





-Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

-Real Estate @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

April 6:







-Danny Brown @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Cover Joke Answer:

Nobody cries when you chop up a banjo

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Editor In Chief - Oliver Divone Co-Editor - Lucas McGill Quad Squad - Eugene Varnedoe, Benjamin Gordon, Oliver Divone

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