Aural Wes staff writers look back at the weird past year to tell you their favorite albums of 2016.
BOSSY, Phatrabbit, and DJ Lloyd put on an awesome show; AW contributor Neel Madala '20 recaps.
They pretty quickly became friends, bonding over shared interests of music, Four Loko, stick 'n' poke tattoos, and small fireworks.... Phatrabbit, Wesleyan's most beloved boyrock band, just released their debut album. Aural Wes sat down with 'phront-rabbit' Josh Bloom ('17) to hear their tale.
Phatrabbit’s new video for their song “Skinny Legs” is a travelogue of sorts, a collage of the past and present— where the band has been and where they’re headed. Scenery blurs together as a lone traveller boards a bus and heads to the beach, dipping his feet into the sand before his head sinks below the waves.
Area 1, Area 2... Friends and Lovers 2016 Compilation is a lo-fi diary of Wes DIY rockers / noodlers / shmoodlers' tunes curated by Nicole RJ ('16).
Singalongs, screams, inside-out pop music sculptures, shredding, bleep-bloops, and groovy bass moves—it's all that!
This summer, Wes’s alum and student musicians have been hard at work recording and releasing new material. From debut EPs to music videos, there’s plenty of new goodies for you to jam out to on your commute back to campus. Aural Wes contributors reviewed some of these releases and compiled them all into one jam-packed collection of summer sounds.
A review of Saint Savage's latest release, Stranger.
Meg and Adam interviewed attendees of the WESU Records Fair, April 10, 2016.
Video by Adam Manson
Special thanks to WESU and Cardinal Pictures!
Aural Wes contributors Kelsey Gordon and Meg West interviewed Sorority Noise about emo music, the creation of Joy, Departed, and midnight munchies before their show at Eclectic February 12, 2016. Video by Lola Sounigo of Method TV Music from "Joy, Departed" by Sorority Noise. Topshelf Records
Sloopy Coos Canyon make music that’s laden with misty guitars and cooing vocals, forming songs that are essentially rock lullabies. Helly Manson and Adam Ettelbrick asked them a few relatively nonsensical questions about their beautiful time in the band, kitchen appliances and most importantly, Lord Voldemort
Aurora McGunkin and Meg West sat down with Slouch to discuss the band's rise in popularity and plans for the future, and the importance of representation within the music scene at Wesleyan. All photos courtesy of Monica Sun.
Anya Weinstock and Julian Johnson shot Nice Driveway, The Murdertones, and M.E.G.'s funky punk workout at Earth House on Friday.
Pictures of Rhys and Locus from their 2/13/16 show at Earth House. Shot by Julian Johnson.
Overcoats is New York based electro soul-folk duo Hana Elion ('15) and JJ Mitchel ('15). They've just dropped their latest single "Nighttime Hunger," the first release from the duo since last spring's debut EP.
Ryan Breen sat down with Aaron Kelly-Penso 18' and Will Freudenheim 18' to talk about their new rap odyssey Gwashed Out. He was unable to get back up again.
Chris Reed '19 did a short little review of Lunch Cult's new, self-titled album.
Before the Screaming Females played Alpha Delt on November 13th, Aural Wes contributors Chris Reed '19, Megan West '19 and Kelsey Gordon '18 sat down with the group to chat about the Jersey basement scene, DIY venues, itchy noses and secrets.