Fresh off the success of their Athenian-centric video for Grand Cousin, Jack Coyne ’13 and Sidney Sclheiff ’14 are back with not one, but two visuals for Dreamhost, the chillwavey side project of Dylan Bostick ’13.
The first video, for the Dreamhost song “Pools,” was shot in Costa Rica and features some pretty excellent clouds over a gorgeous valley/crater/mountainous landscape. In the words of Coyne, “The visuals were inspired by drunken nights in weird parts of Eclectic and all things Hawaiian punch.”
The second video, for the song “Me Too,” features Zach Carlson ’14 and a barren night carnival.
Saturday night was a great night, at least for Eclectic, where nothing wrong happened and no idiots decided to pull a fire alarm. First the room was showered by the 80s rock/synth-pop of Dreamhost (Dylan Bostick ’13), who coupled his great music with a great show, adding fans, a strobe, and dancers. Sinkane, led by multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, who has played in Of Montreal, Caribou, and Yeasayer, took the stage and successfully made me and many others dance furiously to their dub-esque dance music.
Sinkane’s set was full of dance music reminiscent of Fela Kuti, sustaining heavy grooves and thick textures of guitars, synths, and talk boxes piled on top of each other.
“Buy all of your friends’ presents tonight.” This is the command of the Spirit of Thirty-Fork Street, Wesleyan’s sometimes-friendly-but-often-awkward Ghost of Christmas Past. (It probably doesn’t help that we don’t have a Ghost of Chanukah Past.) Anyway, if you’re on top of that, good for you. If you’re not, first take an hour to download and listen to Miracle on Thirty-Fork Street, a holiday season compilation of original (!) songs put together by a loose collective of Wesleyan-associated acts. Then, freaking consume, you consumer. Here are some reflections, lightly edited for reading ease, from a contributor:
The album was made by an extended group of friends (we mostly know each other). All of these friends are either from Wesleyan or closely related to folks at Wesleyan. These are all ORIGINAL holiday songs. No covers! It’s really lame that the majority of holiday songs were written in the baby boomer era. So here are some new ones.
This album is dedicated in part to Will Schragis ’12, who approached me (and others) last year trying to put together a holiday album where he and his friends who actually played music would do covers. Unfortunately it never came together.
The title is a reference to the Static Stamina/Japanese holiday EP It’s a Wonderful KNIFE!, which is actually one of the most hated things on the ACB ever.
Full list of collaborators after the jump.
yo guys tunes tunes tunes u no dreamhost. well lemme tell u. dylan bostick ’13 fuckin makes mad music dude, good shit its so 80s and stuff. here look at the last one its pretty baller. turns out tha kidd went double down did a new album using shit from going aborad to italy, fuck, look! new album drops called in italia!!!! like a fuckin land shark g, my dude. go here to get it you can just click the picture too though here’s the lowdown from usdan’s own dylan broccoli:
made the tracks over the summer, inspired by/used some samples from music i heard in italy. thats about it.
yeah pretty simple now put some space in those drums. wait we’ve got a lot anyway italian space program up in this shit!!!! fuckin d.b. killin it dude not gonna lie chillwave 80s shit pretty ballin right now. might be a lil high dont think i remember smoking though, am i even awake right now. fuck. check it out dude do my boi a solid. party at his place on knowles tonight come through bro. peace love hare grease catch you later anyone tryna smoke tonight hit me up lets get some bud dude