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Mixtape Vol. 1, has a distinct sound to it flowing perfectly together with every song. The songs do not sound the same which gives it a good feel. You will feel like you're walking on the moon.
"Pusher" is the perfect song to be listening to when floating in outer space. The main guitar riff throughout the song takes you on a journey to another plant and the light voices in the verses and chorus give it a dreamy feel. There is definitely a huge Radiohead influence in this song.
"Mechanical Arms" starts off crying out to someone with the light guitar riff and the piano playing in the background. Then it takes you into a roll of of the drums giving it a Young the Giant feel. Even though there is no real structure to the song, it still draws you in right away.
"Keep" is the epitome of this album. It sums up their sound throwing you the drums and singing right away, but also giving it a light punk feel to it. Young the Giant must have been helping them write this album. This song takes me back to that summer feeling. The chill noise of the violin and viola duel brings you right back to walking on the moon like the beginning of the album did. The flow of this album is quite awesome.
RIYL - Dragonette, Sleigh Bells, Kitten
At first listen, one could easily mistake Little Daylight for Dragonette. The band first began in 2012 by creating remixes for groups including Passion Pit and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Now with their EP Tunnel Vision, Little Daylight proves it can hold its own in the electro-pop genre with the release of five songs that will be difficult if not impossible to forget.
The opening track “Overdose” begins with driving downbeats to provide the upbeat and dance feel that is present throughout the EP. Subtle synths that slowly build as the track progresses enable lead singer Nikki Taylor to shine as she carries the refrain, much like Dragonette’s frontwoman Martina Sorbara. We even hear electro-dance similarities to that of the band Kitten; Little Daylight couldn’t have chosen better influences.
The third track “Treelines” slows things down just a bit by mixing synthesizers with the quiet sounds of nature; we hear birds chirping and the sounds of leaves rustling. This relaxing track does not last long however, as the band once again incorporates downbeats to start the song off right as an electric melody sets up Nikki Taylor’s infectious vocals.
Although Little Daylight is not yet that well-known, Tunnel Vision indicates that this is a band to keep tabs on as the years progress. If they are starting off this strong, it’s only a matter of time before they are rivaling bands like Passion Pit and Dragonette. Add Little Daylight to your iTunes library, and you won’t be disappointed.
A Week in music brought to you by the music staff:
Artist Track Album Contributor
- Walking Shapes "Keep" Mixtape Vol.1 Gabriel LaMarca
- The Rubens "My Gun" Self Titled Matthew Hoey
- Crystal Fighters "Wave" Cave Rave Kirk Windus
- Little Daylight "Overdose" Tunnel Vision Morgan Statt
- Artic Monkeys "R U Mine?" AM Matthew Hoey
- Bike Theif "Battles" Ghost of Providence Kirk Windus
General Interest Meeting
Thursday, September 5 @ 7:00 PM
Good luck to all of the freshmen moving in this weekend.
We at at the Buzz would like to invite you all to the station on:
Sunday, August 25th from 1:30pm- 2:30pm for the
Freshmen Day of Involvement
We can't wait to meet you all! #GetBuzzed
What: WSBU Movie Night
Where: Murphy Aud
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
See you there!
WE DIG THESE NEW ALBUMS
AND WE THINK YOU WILL TOO
- POSTAL SERVICE- "GIVE UP: 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION"
- CAVEMAN- "CAVEMAN"
- SON VOLT- "HONKY TONK"
- MERCHANDISE- "TOTALE NITE"
- BETHESDA- "THE REUNION"
WSBU will be hosting its first movie screening of 2013!
What: Across the Universe
When: Tomorrow (Wednesday March 20) @ 7 p.m.
Where: Murphy Auditorium
Can't wait to see you there!
Hey guys! It's that time of year again.
Head over to Murphy Auditorium on
Thursday, January 24@ 7:30 p.m.
and sign up for our marvelous departments, apply for a radio show and more!
Check out our event page on facebook here:
See you there!
Rock Band, a popular video game that hit consumer circuits in 2007, has led to the rediscovery of a wide range of bands. From the multitude of bands that range from 1970s rock groups to current artists, the 1980s hair band Ratt succeeds in making the game’s playlist. In honor of Aids Awareness week, we remember Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby and his contribution to the music industry through the years.
Robbinson Lantz Crosby was born on August 4, 1959 in La Jolla, California. In 1982, he joined the rock group Ratt as a co-lead guitarist. Earning the nickname “King” because of his choice of guitar while in the band, Crosby not only performed with the group but also showcased his talents in songwriting. He successfully contributed to Ratt’s hit songs, including “Round and Round” and “Lay it Down”. Robbin’s talents as both a songwriter and guitarist enabled Ratt to find success in the mid-1980s. The band released four consecutive platinum albums over the years.
Crosby’s musical talents were overshadowed by his excessive drug use while in the band. His addiction to heroin eventually led to his contraction HIV and AIDS. After leaving Ratt in 1991, Crosby learned of his disease in 1994. However, he chose to remain quiet until 2001, when he released a public statement about his condition.
On June 6, 2002, Robbin Crosby passed away at the age of 42 in Los Angeles, California. Autopsy reports revealed that his cause of death was due to both complications with AIDS and a heroin overdose. His memorial service was held in his hometown of La Jolla, California, where his ashes were spread at sea. Even though he spent almost a decade battling AIDS, Robbin experienced tremendous success with Ratt, and we still continue to appreciate the band’s music today.