Via Lizzie Noonan ’16:
FOMO is real and incurable. Spare yourself by coming thru.
Daniel Fishkin’s DEAD LION
Wes music grad student’s experimental music project. Previously described as “romantic oscilloscope music for alley scientists.”
Behold, the winners of Battle of the Bands take the stage of Eclectic once again. Get a teaser of their upcoming Spring Fling show.
Rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. Comprised of Wesleyan alums Keenan Mitchell ’09, Zach Fried ’08, Jake Aron ’08, Will Runge ’09, and Sam Ubl’ 08. In their own words: At Fort Lean, which is a place you can go, the weather is perfect all the time. Hot but not too sticky, and you can sleep in the park comfortably without getting hassled by the cops. Fort Lean is about getting too drunk at your own picnic. Fort Lean is about leaving the city. Fort Lean is a place where you can still see the skyline but you can’t hear any cars and you can put all your stolen wine in the stream to keep it cool and when the fire dies out you can see some stars and not too many airplanes.
Date: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 9PM to 11PM
“Hey, Wesleyan. We used to go here. Now we don’t.”
Are you there USA Today? It’s me, Zach.
Because the Douglas freaking Cannon isn’t enough surprise excitement for one twenty-four-hour span, Eclectic held its own alumni reunion of sorts in the ballroom last night, starring such notables as acclaimed indie-poppers Bear Hands (Dylan Rau ’07, Ted Feldman ’09, others) and Fort Lean (Keenan Mitchell ’09, Zach Fried ’08, Jake Aron ’08, Will Runge ’09, and Sam Ubl’ 08) alongside recent Spring Fling appetizer Peace Museum. As Pitchfork put it in 2010:
Does Wesleyan, the arty Connecticut liberal arts university, attract boys with raw, nasal voices and penchants for shimmering keyboards and huge waves of overdubbed psychedelic guitars to its halls, or does the school simply turn its students into those sorts of musicians?
Either way, it’s quite the way to network with alumni. Back in the day, Bear Hands was opening for MGMT in Beckham Hall. Today the band is a year-and-a-half removed from debut LP Burning Bush Supper Club—and about as far past its triumphant homecoming gig in Eclectic in January, 2011. The members remained just as invigorating live last night, merging shimmering indie psychedelia with propulsive post-punk rhythms while running through most of BBSC and about four or five new tracks.
Scroll on for video of “Crime Pays” and a full gallery of Bear Hands and Fort Lean. More (much more) on Bear Hands’ 2011 show here.
An intergenerational WesBand Senior Week surprise!
Come see some of Wesleyan’s finest musicians perform at Eclectic this Tuesday, May 22nd!
In a lineup hella appropriate for senior week, Bear Hands (Dylan Rau ’07 and Ted Feldman ’09) will be joined by Fort Lean (Keenan Mitchell ’09,Zach Fried ’08, Jake Aron ’08, Will Runge ’09, and Sam Ubl’ 08 ) and recent Spring Fling openers Peace Museum (Casey Feldman ’12, Gil Sunshine ’12, John Snyder ’12, and Dylan Bostick ’13).
It’s gonna be a doozy.
Date: May 22, 1012
Time: 10 pm – 2 am
Place: Eclectic Haus
PS: Remember that time Bear Hands tore up Eclectic in January, 2011? Click through for a photo retrospective.
Casey Feldman ’12 writes:
Fort Lean is an alumni band that stars Keenan Mitchell ’09, Zach Friend, Jake Aron ’08, Will Runge ’09 and Sam Ubl ’08. Their EP is making the internet explode!
Peace Museum (formally known as Apache Kid) have just become more awesome with their new name.
The Parents pretended to go abroad but are now back to kick ass… kindly. Just so much fun all around.
Basically, this is not a show you want to miss.
Date: Oct. 1
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 AM