Hornucopia: A Musical Recap

Wait, wrong Hornucopia. Our bad.

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

Summer Listening: New E.P. From We Just Spoke

Beckerman and Mach at The Horn Gallery

Ryan Mach ’14 and Hannah Beckerman ’14  have been making some sweet, sweet sounds lately.  You may have caught them at various Horn functions this semester, whether acoustic or in their full electronic glory, and if you’ve been as impressed by their strange and haunting music as I have, you’re gonna love this new EP.

Their songcraft and vocal blend are killer as usual, but perhaps most apparent here is the consistent dopeness of Mach’s production chops. The man brings everything from bright, ethereal indie-pop shimmer to murky, submerged beats with more than a hint of dubstep flavor to them.  Stream and download the EP after the jump!

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Spring Break Listening: Ryan Mach and Hannah Beckerman

So while you’re listening to that new Pinegrove album on repeat, it might also behoove you to add a few other Kenyon artists to that spring break playlist.  We’re here to help.

Allow me to introduce you to Ryan Mach and Hannah Beckerman (both class of ’14).  You might remember Hannah from her Willows project (with James Plunkett ’13) last semester.  If not, she’s got an absolutely lovely voice and really holds her own as a songwriter, so you should go get that EP now.

She also just put together another small release with classmate Ryan Mach, under the name We Just Spoke.  Ryan’s a chill dude who rocks a Casio keyboard, Apple Logic and some seriously awesome falsetto stylings.  He makes really cool lo-fi indie pop that will get stuck in your head for days.  You can grab his most recent release, Single Summer, here, and I highly suggest you do.

We Just Spoke are here to take you on a strange and beautiful journey through otherworldly soundscapes.  You can stream and download their EP after the jump.  Enjoy your respective breaks (and keep your eyes peeled for that Andrew Dunham release)!

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