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Musical Adventures of Guy Fridge ’15

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Guy Fridge ’15 writes in to let the Wes world know about his recent music adventures. Fridge is part of a mini-label called 6BIT, which had a notable showcase at SWSW this spring and were recently asked by Portals Music to do a guest post on their website, which can be found here. BIT’s most recent complication, which is available both on their website and Bandcamp, can be found here.

Mr. Fridge‘s compilation also includes a remix of a Brandy track,”I Wanna Be Down.” Physical copies will be sold at Amoeba Records and PooBah Records in Los Angeles. Fridge’s forthcoming EP will be released on the label as well, which should be out sometime in the summer.

[If you’re interested, there are some other really cool guys on this label that have been getting a lot of hype recently. A net label called Absent Fever and a physical label called JAXART recently recruited several artists on the label to be a part of a compilation called “Generation Y Not,” which was printed as 1,000 physical CDs and went up for digital download. The link to that compilation can be found here.]

MTV and Pitchfork do Das Racist

Commenter klfajhsdfasdf, whose pseudonym looks suspiciously like an elbow being dragged across a keyboard, is annoyed that Wesleying bloggers write about MGMT too much. So here’s a post about Das Racist, another alumni band that has recently been billed as the next hot thing from Brooklyn.

I did a thorough eye-roll when I saw this publicity email in the Wesleying inbox today:

Hey!

My name is Leo and am currently interning for MTV Iggy. In short, MTV Iggy is a new, cutting-edge MTV brand focused on breakthrough music and pop-culture around the globe.

Recently we did a spotlight on Das Racist, the WEED EDGE/HARE KRISHNA HARD CORE/ART RAP/FREAK FOLK music trio based in Brooklyn, NY. Some of this content includes, but is not limited to:

– Two never-before heard tracks
– A comic of us explaining the group to our mom
– Interviews
– Slideshows
– and some more fun stuff

Kudos for trying to woo avid readers of the Pitchfork.com, MTV Iggy! Good luck monetizing internet onlookers with an ironic sensibility.

I do have to compliment them for doing their research and seeing that the student blog from the band’s alma mater is a potentially rich source for publicity. But do they really have to SHOUT those dubious genres at us? I also highly doubt that they all have the same mom. That said, their comic was kinda funny.

Speaking of hipsters on the internet, Pitchfork recently ran a short review of the last 20 minutes of a Das Racist set that a SXSW reviewer “was forced to suffer through.” She mentioned that they changed around the lyrics of “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” to “reference Baskin-Robbins/Dunkin’ Donuts, FedEx/Kinko’s, and ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.'” Even she had to admit it was kind of funny.