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Overcoats Perform on NPR’s All Songs Considered

Overcoats perform a Tiny Desk Concert on March 1, 2017. (Marian Carrasquero/NPR)

As the electronic duo OvercoatsHana Elion ’15 and JJ Mitchell ’15 are quickly making a name for themselves in the indie music world. Yesterday they performed on NPR as part of All Songs Considered‘s Tiny Desk Concert series, which is a pretty big deal given who else has been featured. They also performed at this year’s South By Southwest festival earlier this month.

In their Wesleyan days, Overcoats played everywhere from Earth House’s intimate living room to the Spring Fling stage. Even as undergrads, their combination of sparse electronics and warm vocal harmonies allowed them to occupy a unique space in the campus music scene. Now, they’re looking forward to their debut album, Young, which comes out April 21.

You can watch Overcoats’ full Tiny Desk concert after the jump:

Overcoats Talk and Concert !!

overcoatsAfter playing Spring Fling last year, the rad alumnae of Overcoats return to campus after an impressive year of touring, recording, and general badassery:

Folktronica duo Overcoats (Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell ’15) will share their experiences as female musicians at Wesleyan and beyond. After graduating in 2015, the duo headed to Ireland and the UK to tour their debut EP. Now back in New York, they’ve been playing shows and recording new music. The duo has had a lot of success in the past 10 months, playing festivals alongside Leon Bridges and Ibeyi, performing at NPR’s Mountain Stage, and showcasing at SXSW in Austin in March.

They wish to return to their alma mater to speak about the music they make and their experience of gender dynamics in the industry (especially within electronic music). They aim to facilitate a discussion on the power dynamics of gender within the music scene. They will talk about themes like strength and vulnerability, knowledge as power, technology and skill, and more. The forum discussion will be followed by a performance of their original music.

They will also be performing with Old Soles, Ives, and DJ Kfeelz at Earth House: they go on at 10:30 Saturday night !

Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: Talk – 4 PM // Concert – 10:30 PM
Place: Earth House

May Tipbox Roundup

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Over time, our Tipbox fills up with lots of random website recommendations, music from alumni and other miscellaneous things that we can’t always get to right away. But we promise, we hear you. As pre-finals procrastination sets in (and in preparation for our biennial Procrastination Destination series), we put together a post of some recent Tipbox submissions for you to check out and add to your list of things you’re doing instead of studying.

If you have inside knowledge, consider submitting us some tips!

Overcoats, Violent Mae, & Nick Hakim

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From Nicole Stanton ’15:

To top off an almost-absurdly good weekend of wes music, come get your soul all melty at art house.

9PM Overcoats will open. This electro-soul-folk project of JJ Mitchell & Hana Elion will make their campus debut this weekend. Listen to their one and only single here. Carefully crafted, yet effortlessly soulful harmony. Sooo warm.

10PM VIOLENT MAE is from our very own Harford, CT. They perform a sort of brooding indie-folk. Their music is gaining traction — They’re here as friends of Nick’s. Listen here

11PM Nick Hakim is something dream like & sultry. His EPs Where Will You Go Pts. I and II have fat, down tempo soul and atmospheric production, packed with longing, laments, and late nights. His voice is golden.listen…and listen some more

Date: Saturday, April 25th
Time: 9:30PM
Place: Art House
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