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Otter Releases New Single: “Thieves”

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Photo by Gretchen Schwab ’14.

Skidmore music scene legends Otter (formerly known as Beardo, but that’s old news) have debuted their latest single, “Thieves,” which was recorded at their recent video shoot with Fireworks Production. This might be one of the best tracks the band has released, as it features tight four-part harmonies (seriously, everyone in this band sings), killer production, and a grooving solo from Matt Gaydar ’14.

Also included as a B-side is the most recent incarnation of the band’s live hit “Pocket Lips.” So be sure and give that a listen to see how the band has developed one of their classics.

Check the single out and download it (along with the bands previous material) on their Bandcamp page. The video from which the audio was lifted can be watched below.

Mellodi Interview: Josh Speers of Otter

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Mellodi, the self-proclaimed “home of college music,” recently interviewed Skidmore alum and Otter lead singer/bassist Josh Speers ’14. In the interview, Speers touches on Otter’s recording/touring process post-graduation and the bands experiences in the Skidmore music scene (house shows, anyone?). If you’ve ever found yourself at survived one of Otter’s many on and off campus shows, you know how big a deal they were at Skidmore, so it’s awesome to see them making Internet waves post-graduation.

Be sure to check out Otter’s debut EP on their Mellodi page. And be sure to check out the other Skidmore bands in the Skidmore section of the site.