Last we heard from Brewster Lee ’13, the DJ who’s been going by IGBEE and used to be going by Paradise Stomp, he had dropped the very chill and very good SYZYGY EP. But now IGBEE is giving us “Twirl,” a trappy song for people who like stuff like TNGHT and some samples that sound like they’re from old Mario games. It’s tagged as “WOOZY” on soundcloud, so if you dig WOOZY things, you’ll dig this too.
It’s pretty sweet. Stream it below.
For more IGBEE, read his feature on Waves (the Wes music site that doesn’t get enough attention), and definitely peep his other recent track, “V^LLEYS,” for some haunting murkiness.
“Swung Funk Rock with a touch of Math and the kitchen sink”
An Assortment of Crayons, otherwise known as “those dudes who were going to open for Ishmael that one time when ‘bureaucratic bullshit’ got in the way,” has an album out. Though plagued by misfortune, that lineup made good sense. Like Ishmael, AAOC favor jamming over jangly guitars, and they’re unafraid list Phish as a key influence (“The Shelf” and “To Trust a Stranger” are especially indicative).
If those elements sound innocent enough to you, check the album out on SoundCloud, where it’s available for free streaming. It’s titled Styles, and members have labeled it “EPIC MUSICAL EXCURSIONS OF Synthesized shredding funk soulful space odyssey of jazzy rock.” Jack Singer ’15, the only WesKid in the band, emailed me with some further information on the history of the band:
Just in time for bar night, Mullman ’12 and Julien Benichou have dropped a deuce on the Wesleyan electronic scene. (Wait, that probably didn’t sound too nice.) Bastille‘s latest, “One Night Love Affair“, has only the most bass of intentions – to produce dancing wherever it may be played. Credit where it’s due, folks: you’ve probably made out to these guys more than once. Click the huge-ass condom above and score some free tunes!
There’s also a video. I’ll be real for a sec, though – this looks more like a temporary thing than a love affair, IMO. I put my money on the couple below breaking up because they only ever get to see each other at loading docks:
So, in the ever popular fashion of pretending we’re all going to start this semester off right–you know, read and annotate every reading; study in advance for tests; get involved in extracurriculars; hit the gym at least a few times a week; etc.–I thought I’d share a few websites that kept last semester great for me and will make this semester even better. Call them great procrastination tools. Call them a way to keep up on your pompous Pitchfork pals. Call them whatever you want. But, they deserve your attention, just like this attention-grabbing, yet entirely unrelated picture because now that the Coachella lineup is up, I can’t wait for Bonnaroo’s lineup to be announced.