About Daniel Szoke

I’m Daniel Szoke, freshman staff writer for WPGU. My favorite bands right now are Neutral Milk Hotel and Vampire Weekend. When I am not listening to music, nine times out of ten, I am most likely watching The Office.

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alt-J – This Is All Yours (Review)

The highly anticipated sophomore album of indie rockers alt-J is finally here. The release date of the thirteen-track disc marks the day that hipsters around the world eagerly await a neatly packaged double LP on their doorsteps. The album was pre-released on iTunes for streaming, and was also playable in certain countries in the This […]

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Real Estate – Atlas (Review)

Music lovers have struggled for decades whenever a band comes out with new music because it is either too derivative of what they have done before, or too different, and they should have stuck with what has worked. Real Estate’s new album, Atlas, is a true exception. It’s reminiscent of their past work without being […]

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Monday Mixer

The Wombats – Party In A Forest (Where’s Laura?) The Wombats are one of my favorite underrated bands, so I figured they would be a great start for this mix. This is the perfect song to jam to right when you wake up in the morning. “Party In A Forest (Where’s Laura?)” reminds us all of […]

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Lorde – Pure Heroine (Review)

Although not officially elected, Ella Yelich-O’Connor, stage name Lorde, has taken the thrown at number one. Number one where, you might be asking, Billboard Top 100? Yep. iTunes Number One Song? Yes sir. Kanye West’s favorite new artist? Possibly, at least he told her he “liked the messages in her songs”. (More on that here) […]

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Interview: Atlas Genius

  Photo from AtlasGenius.com The Australian group Atlas Genius played a sold out show on October 1st at the Chicago House of Blues. Front man Keith Taylor gave an exclusive phone interview with WPGU’s own Daniel Szoke. D.S.: Could you tell us a little bit about your hit song, Trojans? K.T.: Well, it wasn’t the […]

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Grouplove – Spreading Rumours (Review)

You probably first heard Grouplove in Apple’s iPod Touch commercial back in 2011. Their hit single “Tongue Tied” would eventually go Gold in Canada and Australia, and Platinum in the US. At the time, the band had been playing together for only two years. Lead singers Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi met in New York, […]

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