For those not in the know: Daytrotter is a music website that specializes in three things that I care about, all really part of the same thing: live sessions with artists 7 days a week, giving away download links for these sessions for free, and really dense, crazy write-ups about these sessions that I should really spend more time looking at. If you’ve got other things to do, though, the titles will do just fine (sample from the links section: “A Confusing World At-Large Deciphered By Wolves And Men”).
Among the acts Daytrotter has lured into the studio (presumably under cinnamon-coated pretenses) are some of Wesleyan’s finest — ever-present The Management and recent visitors Bear Hands are among the many, many recordings.
Breaking Motherfucking News: A tip from sneakergaze while I was finishing up this post:
I’M AT THE — never mind, there’s no way that could end well, unlike this apparently upcoming Das Daytrotter sesh. Looks like I’ll be following up on this soon. OFWGKTA/DR collab?
National Weather Service travel advisory: two metric fucktons of links incoming. Read on for a return to our regularly scheduled programming.
Last week I posted some notes and photos from Bear in Heaven’s fantastic 10/2 show at Eclectic. Friday’s Argus also covered the show in a lengthier review, pointing out a flattering post-show Facebook update from the band: “Did we mention last nights [sic] show at Wesleyan was off the charts? Finally some serious crowd surfing.” (Almost as cool as that one time Up in the Air director Jason Reitman wouldn’t shut up about how cool we are.)
If you missed the show (you know who you are), turns out you’re not completely hopeless—our friends over at Method Magazine got some excellent, close-up video of the show (plus interview footage with the band, who seem convinced it’s their “best show ever!”):
Bear in Heaven played at the Eclectic Society on Saturday, October second. Method Magazine and c9 Productions bring you the first episode in a series of live concert and interview videos that capture the 2010-2011 Wesleyan music scene.
Sweet—click past the jump for some professional video samples (extra points if you can spot yourself, as I did at 3:52), and here’s hoping Method videographers will be on scene for Xiu Xiu on Wednesday (details coming soon). Seriously a fantastic project all-around:
Tribal drums and whirring synths. Driving psych-prog and Krautrock-style drones. ’80s mustaches and impromptu crowd-surfing.
All just a handful of the delights Brooklyn trio Bear in Heaven brought to Eclectic last night during an hour-long set. At once sonically invigorating and compulsively danceable, the band’s show was enough to convince me to plop down $15 on the spot for the Beast Rest Forth Mouth LP. Fantastic first Eclectic show of the semester (I think?), and one of the better shows I’ve seen at Wes period. Much thanks to the Radical Performance Machine for organizing. Below is a slideshow of photos from the show; more photos are also viewable on the Facebook, here. Tag yourself, if you’re into that sort of thing.