But like wot even?

Anti-Fling, Against Itself

April 19, 2013 • 0
Despite a strong lineup, an evening of live music, and — maybe most importantly — a free open bar, Anti-Fling was decidedly off the beaten path.
Songwriting can be as simple as writing words on a piece of paper. Remember: verse-chorus-bridge!

Verse-Chorus-Bridge to Nowhere

March 29, 2013 • 0
I’m sure that at this very moment, someone somewhere is writing a song that would move me to tears with its verse-chorus-bridge simplicity. Not because of it, but despite it. A great song is a great song, formulaic or not.
Cheeky smile!

He can see Russia from his legislature

March 8, 2013 • 1387
One could attach an easy narrative to someone who finds himself in state legislature at the age of 23: an earnest young politician, a lifelong dream fulfilled against all odds. That doesn’t quite fit Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins ’12, state representative for Alaska’s Southeast district.
A new crooner is born.

REVIEW: Michael Blume ’13, Soul Man

March 3, 2013 • 2313
For all the buzz artists like Mayer Hawthorne and John Legend have created about the so-called “soul revival,” true crooners remain a rare breed. It’s a delicate sound and a risky one, but done well, it’s the red wine of music: When Frank Ocean broke into falsetto on last year’s Channel Orange, we all went »
WKND loves our old-school bands.

Vintage tunes: locally sourced food for your ears

March 1, 2013 • 0
There’s a scene in “Walking Dead,” AMC’s zombie apocalypse mini-series, when Sheriff Rick Grimes reveals to his band of survivors that they are all infected with the zombie virus. This is, of course, met with shock, despair, revulsion, etc. I hope you take it better when I tell you that, like me, you are all hipsters.
Blips and bleeps and dubstep drops that sound like robot dinosaurs having sex!

A Consideration of Electronic Composition

February 8, 2013 • 1113
For decades, pop composition was all about coming up with new ways to use old tools. But today, that’s not always the case. The infinite variety of electronic “instruments,” blips and bleeps and dubstep drops that sound like robot dinosaurs having sex, has obliterated the limitations that necessitated compositional and instrumental innovation, innovation that caused music to evolve as it has.
Sketches be art 2, yo.

Rome at a glance

February 8, 2013 • 0
By admission of an introductory plaque at the Whitney Humanities Center’s “Alexander Purves: Roman Sketches,” the rough impressions inside a sketchbook are not meant for the public eye.

Yalie mixtape offers lulz, weed

January 21, 2013 • 0
“HaHa,” the title of the new mixtape by student rapper Jake Backer ’14 and producer Mad Dangerous (alum Will Hutchinson ’12), leaves some room for interpretation.
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Moves like Jagger, that is, with a walker

January 18, 2013 • 4744
Dear Mick: It’s time for you to die.
2012 is shaping up as the first year in which digital music sales will outpace CD sales. The times, they a-change.

My Flat, Donut-Shaped Friends

December 7, 2012 • 0
It was a good run, my donut-shaped friends, but it seems that the end is upon us. 2012 is shaping up as the first year in which digital music sales will outpace CD sales, the culmination of a trend that shows no inclination towards reversal.
A Playbook for The Game

A Playbook for The Game

November 16, 2012 • 2057
As some of you may be aware, each year Yale and Harvard engage in a storied sporting competition.
Dis guy right hurr.

Lookin’ for a Dollar

October 19, 2012 • 0
So Macklemore walks into a thrift shop with $20 dollars in his pocket. It’s not the beginning of a joke (or if it is, I haven’t heard it), but the genesis for the catchiest, funniest, most criminally irresistible song that could actually have you listening to something other than “Gangam Style” for once. Macklemore and »