[Updated 5/7/19, 12:05 PM by michelle]: Due to some apparent wishful thinking and quick posting, I assumed that Japanese Breakfast was headlining Spring Fling. Turns out, Japanese Breakfast is actually Act 1, Rico Nasty is Act 2, and Jay Crutch is headlining for Act 3. The post has been updated to reflect that.
As you may have seen, we experienced some technical difficulties with the website over the weekend. Luckily, we’re back up and running, and excited to share this year’s actual Spring Fling 2019 headliners (sorry to disappoint those of you who were really looking forward to the Wiggles): Jay Critch, Rico Nasty, and Japanese Breakfast!!!
The Spring Fling Committee has created a playlist (on Spotify and Apple Music) to introduce you to the headliners’ music. You should also read on after the jump to learn more about these artists, the opener (TBD), and what you have to look forward to on May 9!
Act 1 for Spring Fling this year is Japanese Breakfast!
The Spring Fling Committee writes:
Japanese Breakfast, Michelle Zauner’s solo project, is a rock band originating from the Philadelphia area. Zauner was born in Oregon, but she started her career while enrolled at Bryn Mawr College. During her time there she fronted for a few different bands before eventually starting Japanese Breakfast in 2013. Her first full studio album, Psychopomp, was released in 2016 followed by her 2017 release, Soft Sounds from Another Planet. Zauner’s sound is often described as a mixture between dream pop, experimental pop, and lo-fi indie rock. Zauner is a mighty talented and very inspiring artist and the Spring Fling Committee is extremely excited to see her live set.
You can learn more about Japanese Breakfast here and here. Make sure you get to know her music (available on Spotify and YouTube) before May 9 so you can fully appreciate the show!
After jbrekkie takes the stage, you’ll get to hear from Rico Nasty!
The Spring Fling Committee describes her work:
Rico Nasty is a rapper hailing from PG County, Maryland (the DMV). She began making music while attending high school where, in 10th grade, she released her first project Summer’s Eve. This 2014 release was followed by four mixtapes between 2016 and 2018, each gaining more and more traction. Her most recent and most popular project, Nasty, was released in June of last year just a few days after she was signed to Atlantic Records. She combines mosh rap, bedroom pop, and trap all into one electrifying form. Rico is an unique artist and we are very happy to bring her to Wesleyan.
You can learn more about Rico Nasty here and here, and check out her music on Spotify and YouTube.
Finally, you’ll get to enjoy the sounds of Jay Critch for Act 3 as he plays at Wesleyan on the first stop on his first headlining tour!
From the Spring Fling Committee:
Jay Critch is a Brooklyn rapper that is sure to be a household name. With cosigns and features from the likes of Rich the Kid, Offset, Famous Dex, and French Montana, Critch is a clear contender for the XXL Freshman Class of 2019. Critch’s debut album, Hood Favorite, was released in November of 2018. Critch is by no means new to making music. He began recording and releasing tracks when he was just 16 amassing a local following in New York that soon became a national fan base. Shortly after he began making music, Jay Critch was signed to Rich Forever Records, a subsidiary of Universal. He is currently on his first headlining tour and we are excited for him to make the stop at Wesleyan.
You can learn more about Jay Critch here and here, and check out his music on Spotify and YouTube.
As usual, the opener for Spring Fling will be a student band, selected by winning the annual Battle of the Bands happening this Friday at 10:30 PM at Movement House! Be sure to come support your favorite student bands at this performance as they fight for that coveted opener slot!