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BandCampWes: Lioness Unleashes “Bullets,” Final Musical Labor of Love

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That’s all, folks. Lioness, the band formerly known as Linus formerly known as Friendsome, has recorded and published its final song, placing the cap neatly on the group’s four year-long career here. Comprised of the killer team of  Dema Paxton Fofang ’13, Jason Katzenstein ’13, Ethan Young ’13, Dylan Bostick ’13, Adrien Defontaine ’13, and John Snyder ’12, Lioness formed at an Open Mic in 2009, won the Battle of the Bands in 2010 and opened Spring Fling (for the yet-to-be-rivaled-and-probably-never-will-be lineup of Dirty Projectors, Black Lips, and Big Boi). And now they’re graduated. They sure do grow up fast, don’t they?

Lioness’ Bandcamp page is loaded with free-to-download single goodies, and probably boasts one of the more colorful collections of album artwork as well as music in the BandCampWes World. “Bullets” is no exception. Where their previous singles like “Hot Mess” pumped up the beach-punk vibe to the level of Surfer Blood, “Bullets” is a gorgeously crafted and easygoing tune reminiscent of Beach House. It’s pretty indicative of what the Ampersand once coined the “Post-Linus” music genre.

Third Wheel Drops Psychedelic EP on This Fine Day

Can you think of a better way to celebrate this completely arbitrarily chosen day than with some new Wes psychedelic rock?

Third Wheel, comprised of Adrien DeFontaine ’13, Molly Balsam ’14, and John Snyder ’12, have just bestowed us with a two-song EP entitled “Tapes Vol. 1.” And it sounds fantastic. This ain’t your parents’ psychedelic rock. Just wait for the fast part in “Voltron Complex.” You’ll love it.

The band has been floating around all year, performing at first semester’s Awesomefest (that’s them in the pic), opening for Teenage Cool Kids and Dive, and sharing the stage with Lioness a few weeks ago. Here’s hoping for a “Tapes Vol. 2” at some point. Stream the EP below and click here to download for free or for money if you’re super nice. It’s got art by Dan Obzejta ’12 and it’s engineered by Daniel Sullivan ’13.