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Decora’s New Album, “Hibernator”

decoraDecora, one of last year’s best live campus acts, is out with their debut album, Hibernator.

Decora consists of Ben Bernstein ‘10, Will Brant ‘10, Ian Staub ‘10, Josh Koenig ‘09, Ben Seretan ‘10, and George Pritzker ‘10, and plays what Aural Wes calls “super-sophisticated pseudo-metal… technical but unpretentious, with rhythms and melodic layers are so complex and beautiful, it’s easy to get the best kind of lost within the songs.”

Download the whole thing for free at Amazing Wow.


  1. 93 To Present
  2. Nightworkers
  3. Hibernator
  4. Koentips
  5. Browntown
  6. Couch Below A Calendar
  7. Painterly Religion

Free download: Hibernator
MySpace: Decora

Sewing Machines, Tall Tales at WestCo Cafe

The Sewing Machines and Tall Tales were going to play at Eclectic tonight with the Noms and Decora, but, you know, this.

So they’ve relocated to WestCo Cafe, which is only just large enough for two bands but still solid as a venue. From Aural Wes:

If civil disobedience isn’t enough to get you out of your rooms and into the Cafe, then the music definitely should. Under the leadership of Future Folk, the Cafe is going to become a real venue again. Sounding the horns of revolution are Sewing Machines, featuring Jake Gold, Ted Feldman, Max Horwich, Max Lavine, Jess Jones, Sam Moss, Brian Papish, Sylvia Ryerson, Ben Seretan, Eric Sherman, Ian Staub, and Adam Tinkle. Driven by folksy guitar and an incredibly diverse instrumentation, Sewing Machines sweat catchy hooks and rich harmonies that will have you toe-tapping and humming the choruses hours later.

Tall Tales features Fareed Sajan, Adam Tinkle, and Joshua Koenig, and according to their myspace, “potential for other members to be added.” This band is a little more ambient, sounding what I assume a hybridization of Grizzly Bear’s Yellow House and Sparklehorse would sound like. Definitely do not miss it.

So sound the horns of revolution, be active in supporting Wesleyan’s vibrant music scene, and no matter how much the administration tries to take it away, we can prove that we can keep it alive.

Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 10:00 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe

Decora Dinner Show at Eclectic

Decora, The Wailing Wall, and Tiger Saw will be playing a dinnertime show at Eclectic Thursday evening, with cheap and tasty beef, jerk chicken, and vegetarian patties from Pattie Palace available throughout.

Decora features Ben Bernstein ’10, Will Brant ’10, Ian Staub ’10, Josh Koenig ’09, Ben Seretan ’10, and George Pritzker ’10, whose “sonic sculptures meld a kind of domed-out technicality with waves of overpoweringly rich complexity” (AW). They are good.

I don’t know The Wailing Wall, but they are apparently folksy and feature Jesse Rifkin with other people. Tiger Saw is also presumably folksy.

According to Ben Bernstein, the music will range from loungey folk to folky lounge, with some gut-busting tidbits in case you have indigestion.

More details at Aural Wes.

Date: Thursday, February 19th
Time: 6:30 pm -9:00 pm
Place: Eclectic Dining Room