Check out the new Los Elk single released yesterday. It’s pretty fun and bouncy and you can dance to it and it’s all about Peter Pan, complete with references to J.M. Barrie’s dark history of alleged pederasty (not really).
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Skidmore College is blessed with some incredibly talented people, and we at Skidmore Unofficial love promoting their shit (especially if its free). That’s why we’re proud to present HAP, a relatively new band of Skidmore all-stars that just released two singles on Band Camp.
These tracks are totally wild. They sound like the orgy-conceived offspring of Animal Collective, Brian Wilson, Gentle Giant, Of Montreal, and 10cc, and the song “Corners” is about as fun as I imagine riding a rollercoaster on ecstasy would be.
HAP is Sam Smith (who once went to Skidmore eons ago but now goes to Berklee) ’13, Ned Porter ’13, Stephen Yell ’13, and Evan Becker (Vassar) ’13. They recorded these songs in Boston over the summer and you’re missing out if you don’t download them now.
(via Band Camp)
Now that Slim Charles has drifted into the purgatory of the newly graduated, Mugsy Boges is—as far as I know—the only mathrock-prog-punk outfit left on campus.
They’ve got a new EP out on Band Camp called Sangfroid that sounds pretty cool and is basically free if you are shameless and choose to pay zero dollars for their hard work. You dick.
(via Band Camp)
Paul Sicilian and Willie Miesmer (both ’07) of Tony Castles rank amongst Skidmore’s most prestigious alumni. Sure, there’s former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, YouTube ukulele “sensation” Julia Nunes, the guy from Paranormal Activity, and Ratatat, but which of these titans of politics and popular culture can lay claim to the infectious “Black Girls in Dresses“?
Tony Castles played an amazing, sweat-drenched show in the basement of Clinton last year, and they’ve got a new EP, Sharon Stone, due out next month that’s currently streaming on their Band Camp. Check it out here and hopefully they’ll come back for Earth Day or something.