Oneohtrix Point Bada$$: An October Concert Preview

What do How To Dress Well, The Soft Moon, DIIV, Atlas Sound, and Joey Bada$$ have in common? One month into school, we’re well into the swing of things: academics, buffoonery, weather, slacktivism, impromptu Peter Yarrow singalongs. Impossibly sleek after its über-hip Prince Rama-guested launch party, Aural Wes is also back in action after a […]

Duchampion Presents “Born in the USA”

Not sure how to celebrate the fourth?  Ben Seretan has the answer: Duchampion’s cover of “Born in the USA.”  Did you really think we were going to let you listen to that video for the nation’s birthday? Nope.  Here’s the text from the video’s Vimeo page: Here is our cover of Born in the USA, […]

Duchampion Releases New EP, Is (Still) Really Good

It’s summer. If you’re in the market for hazy, reverb-happy guitar rock with a solid balance of melody and fuzz, you could do much worse than download veteran Wes-band Duchampion’s fantastic new EP, Purple Clouds. Recommended tracks: “Violent Death,” “City Mind,” everything else. Duchampion, which most recently previewed these tracks (and more) at Eclectic in […]

New Cous Cous Album Available on Bandcamp!

On March 21, Ben Bernstein ’10 released a new Cous Cous album. The performers on this eponymous album are all current and past Wesleyan students, including: Katherine McDonald ’11 – Vocals Christina Boyd ’10 – Vocals Ben Seretan ’10 – Guitar, Vocals Daniel Hymanson ’11 – Bass Guitar Benjamin C. Bernstein ’10 – Keyboards Matt Hurwit […]

Three Scenes From Duchampion @ Eclectic

Ben Seretan ’10, Asa Horvitz ’10, Will Brant ’10, and Jake Nussbaum ’10 may have graduated last spring, but they can’t seem to stay away long. Considering this means opportunities to see their sweet band Duchampion on campus for free, I’m not complaining. The quartet’s triumphant 2011 return to campus, with Wet Nurse and School […]

Duchampion at Eclectic (plus new album)

From Ben Seretan ’10: Hey Wesleying – hope you’re doing well. Duchampion, who played a few shows last year, is coming back next week to play Eclectic. Also – we have a new album out on bandcamp. We should have vinyl records very soon, too. The School Collective and Wet Nurse, Asa’s new cello/vibes/video project, […]

Speak Your Piece #8: Theses

This week’s episode of Speak Your Piece, Wesleyan’s story-telling podcast, is devoted to senior theses. The show features works by Kira Akerman ’10, Hannah Kauffman-Skloff ’10, Alice Goldsmith ’10, Emma Drew ’10, Dave Wolovsky ’10 and Nina Wasserman ’10. Music for the show comes from the senior thesis recital of Ben Seretan ’10, as well […]

Turbo Fruits, The Beets, and Duchampion at Wesfest

Turbo Fruits This three-piece from Nashville is a straight-shooting rock and roll band representing the dirty south and hitting hard. Led by ex-Be Your Own Pet guitarist, this band is vintage rock and not to be missed. The Beets “A trio of drunk, possibly retarded twelve year olds. Seriously, my left tit probably outweighed […]