Third Wheel Drops Psychedelic EP on This Fine Day

Can you think of a better way to celebrate this completely arbitrarily chosen day than with some new Wes psychedelic rock? Third Wheel, comprised of Adrien DeFontaine ’13, Molly Balsam ’14, and John Snyder ’12, have just bestowed us with a two-song EP entitled “Tapes Vol. 1.” And it sounds fantastic. This ain’t your parents’ psychedelic rock. […]

Tanlines Bring “Real Life” to Zonka; Bouncin’ Ensues

HTML overlord Tobias Butler ’13 sends in video evidence of synth-pop duo Tanlines’ compulsively danceable ’80s nostalgia-fest in the WestCo Courtyard yesterday afternoon. The Brooklyn-based outfit took the stage after sets by tried-‘n-true Wes bands Lyon’s Den (read: not Lioness), North Paw, Yeoman’s Omen, Treasure Island, Spring Fling openers Peace Museum, and Grand Father. The […]

Wes Pacific, Episode Three: On Hondas, Fashion, Tipping, and More Hondas

“I bought Challah for Hunger. Cuz, like, I’m the hungry one.” Cast your memory back—way back—to before Postponed became Wesleyan’s web series du jour. Remember when Will “Trill-F” Feinstein ’13 followed A-Batte around campus with a stick of chalk? Remember when he tried to explain the pun “Wes Pacific” to visiting professor Amanda Palmer ’98 […]

USA Today on Wes Bands, Eclectic, Elmo Costumes

User comment of the year: “AWE SWEEETTTT! Music mucho bien. TRolOlOlololol” Guys. We’re famous. Again. Remember that time Wesleyan became the “epicenter of surrealist Brooklyn pop”? The Village Voice cast an approving eye on Wesleyan’s music scene in August 2009—the dawn of my freshman year—back when MGMT was a fresh success story and Das Racist, […]

Jared Paul ’11 Wants To Record You

Wesleying has received an exclusive plea from Jared Paul ’11, Wesleyan’s own recording engineer alumni extraordinaire. Today Paul spends his days recording err’one from Mad Wow to Lioness (who??) in Brooklyn and his nights floating through clouds with a boombox and Gibson SG. You may remember Paul from his debut LP Ubeatquitous, which esteemed colleague […]

Other Wesfest shows

The Family of Mann In the Southern Sahara, lions slowly stalk their prey, then make a rushing leap, going for the throat or suffocating the animal by by clamping jaws over its mouth and nose. Lionesses most often make the kills, but males tend to show dominance. In Southern California, behind the scenes of a […]