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Editor’s Note: This article was originally written for The Bates Student, and was published in that publication on March 9, 2010.
Music lovers of Bates turned out in distinct droves and waves on Friday night, March 5th for a WRBC-sponsored event at The Benjamin Mayes Center. The concert was much promoted by the campus radio station, in an effort to get students listening and excited for these up and coming groups.
The artists, who fall under the blog-spun catch-all genre “chillwave” all actually sounded pretty distinct. Each group brought a distinct and enjoyable sound to students who were clearly very excited to dance and enjoy what the bands had to offer. Read more »
Here are some pictures snapped by WRBC Events Coordinator Liana Blum during the concert featuring Toro y Moi, Washed Out and Small Black on March 5, 2010
Tonight in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College will be a concert of seemingly epic proportions, especially if you are a fan of the increasingly popular “chillwave” genre. The concert begins at 9:30 PM and features the musical stylings of the following performers:
Toro y Moi
“World Sick”, a new Broken Social Scene song, hit the internets.
Vampire Weekend made a pretty good video.
Of course, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out and Small Black are this upcoming Friday.
The legendary night of Trivia is quickly approaching. Those of us on the Monkey Editorial Staff thought making a video to honor the occasion was in order.
This week was a huge step back for those of us who grew up with Music Television (MTV). The cable channel originally set up to feature predominantly music based programming, specifically music videos officially dropped the subtext of “Music Television” from their now-famous logo.
Granted, I personally only had a few years of ‘real’ MTV before the network was, in my opinion corrupted by the influences of reality TV, notably The Real World and Road Rules, which ultimately are, at this point, among the most influential shows of our time, leaving us a legacy of ratings hits ranging from Survivor to The Mole and even the insufferable Jersey Shore that is apparently the new craze on MTV itself.
Fortunately for the next generation of music fans, which I might as well be a part of as well, online video sites, such as YouTube and Vimeo are constantly being flooded with music videos from artists of all levels of fame and genres. These videos are available for free and whenever I want them, so, I am willing to see music television go the way of the Dodo, just as long as the record labels do not stop producing this subgenre of film of which I have much affinity.
There are always new and different videos being released on the Internet, here is a sampling of a few of my most recent favorites.
Jonsi – Go Do
The Icelandic singer (of Sigur Ros) is putting out a solo album (Go), this is the video from the first single, Go Do
The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa
The interplay between Esau Mwamwaya and Ezra Koenig (of Vampire Weekend) in this video is hysterical.
Toro y Moi – Blessa
For the video for the first single from his new album, Causers of This, Toro y Moi (Chaz Bundick), buzz artist of the moment, creates a dream-like, lap dissolve heavy recreation of a good old fashioned house party. Pay attention to what he is drinking from.
Beach House – Silver Soul
The Baltimore duo presents a rather fantastic hula hoop user in sepia with an intricate use of speed augmentation and fantastic cinematography, very befitting of the song
We all know South Carolina as the bastion of the Confederacy, Palmettos, Boiled Peanuts and Sweet Tea… But Chillwave? Apparently. Toro Y Moi, a band that derives its name from a mashup of Romance language word meaning The Bull and Me, is a rising star in the growing genre, and he calls Columbia, South Carolina home.
His most recent album, Causers of This, was released this month as a digital download and will come out in a hard copy February 2 on Carpark Records. The Internet buzz machine is alive with support of what he is doing. Even Kanye West agrees with the hype of this former USC Gamecock, Chazwick Bundick (what a name!). Read more »