About two years ago, during the halcyon days of this blog’s youth, we took the temperature of the Kenyon music scene, so to speak, and wound up with a compilation called “The Kenyon Sound.” The figurative thermometer gave us a reading that was all over the place: cold electronic textures and beats were found side by side with warmer, more acoustic and vocal pieces, by students and alumni alike. Continue reading
Exciting news for all you blogosphere hounds out there: Kenyon’s own Adrian Galvin ’12 (of Poor Remy), part of the indie-electronica duo Yellerkin, just had a track of his remixed by first-gen chillwave star Teen Daze. The Canadian producer/songwriter has done remixes for the likes of Bon Iver, Toro y Moi, and Local Natives, and his take on Yellerkin’s “Solar Laws” cuts out the upbeat guitars and percussion of the original to submerge Galvin’s ethereal vocals in deep swamps of ominous synth drones and plodding beats.
Known mainly for sunny, reverb-heavy synthpop, here we get a different sort of sound from Teen Daze, one more akin to the dark minimalism of Purity Ring than, say, Washed Out. This post also marks the first time we’ve ever seen a Kenyon artist get remixes, so that’s pretty cool too! You can stream and download the track below the jump.
So if you were anywhere this Saturday afternoon, you were probably at the Horn Gallery’s annual Fall Festival, Hornucopia. Between games of cornhole, sipping on fresh-pressed apple cider, and getting your face painted by Phoebe Rotter ’14, you probably also saw some ridiculously cool music. And if you weren’t actually doing any of those things, that’s ok – read on for our official recap of the show! Continue reading
Poor Remy front-man and absolutely stellar dancer (he’s the one on the left) Adrian Galvin ’12 has been cooking up something new and exciting. Yellerkin, a recently conceived collab with childhood friend Luca Buccellati, has just put out their debut single, “Solar Laws.” There’s uptempo guitar work and euphoric yelling a la Poor Remy, but run through an Animal Collective-esque blender of psychedelia, complete with reverb-laden vocal harmonies and electronically-reversed percussion. The tune has been circulating around the blogosphere with mad press from Pigeons & Planes and EARGASMusic.
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You know how when seniors graduate, it feels a little bit like they’re dead? WELL DON’T WORRY BECAUSE KENYON IS NOW FUH-LOODED WITH ZOMBIES.
Not real ones. I mean the seniors that you feel like died. Like they came back to life. Only instead of wanting brains, they want to jam. Harrrd. Keep up.
Come watch Poor Remy, a trio of some of Kenyon’s fav alumni, make you feel like the wide eyed, bushy tailed (first-year? sophomore? junior? bunny?) you were last year!
- What: Poor Remy
- When: April 5th, TODAY, Doors at 9:30
- Where: Horn Gallery
Thrill Sessions are back this week with Poor Remy! As usual, staff writer Dan Rasch has contributed a short essay on this week’s session. Also, this session is the first to showcase the skills of our new cameraman and video editor Jake Wayler ’13.
Good folk of Kenyon College, rejoice! – Poor Remy has graced us with a Thrill Session.
Andrew D’Amico, Kenneth Polyak, and Adrian Galvin have spent the past year or so honing a sound both melancholy and uplifting, crafting a bright-eyed brand of pop that remains firmly rooted in the sounds of American folk music. And they’ve taken that sound to one of the coolest places (and richest acoustics) on campus – the Church of the Holy Spirit. And we brought you a camera and some sound equipment so you wouldn’t miss out.
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