Music on Campus – Spring 2017

WXAC walked around campus in the spring semester of 2017 to ask current students what they were listening to. Here are their responses:

 

riannaRianna ’18 is listening to, “a song called Ping Pong by Base Nectar. Base Nectar is like a synthetic experimental, tech, almost dub step. I’m listening to it because they use a ping
pong as a beat, I always like the beat. I’m always tapping on things around me, its gets me hype from my walk to class.”

shawn

 

 

Shawn’17 is listening to, “ Never Saw It Coming by Tiger’s Jaw. It’s such a nice day and the song really matches the day. The suns out with very little clouds in the sky, it’s a very nice acoustic song with a little but of angst-y tones to it to really give the day some vibrancy.

 

mattMatt ’18 said, “I listen to pretty much everything because I’m not picky. I like to listen to different types of music depending on what I’m doing. If I’m working out I like to listen to more upbeat music versus when I’m studying more low key stuff.”

pat

 

 

 

Pat ’17 is listening to something a little untraditional, “A Part Of My Take is a podcast thatgoes through barstool sports. I listen to it because it’s funny and interesting. They talk about sports and things that are going on in pop culture, it just keeps me up to date.”

 

zachZach ’19 was doing something a little different, “I’m actually making my own music, and I’m doing it because it’s a nice outlet with all the stress going on during the day. I make some pretty cool hip hop beats.”

 

Superstition

By: Shannon O’Malley

Superstition is the newest EP release by the band Run River North that includes their song “Salt Pond.” This is a slow but raw, emotional song about the band’s struggles and near break-up during the time between their two full albums. It discusses the frustration of constantly fighting with someone, even if one or both of you know it’s wrong. Some of these songs have been performed throughout the last year as ones that didn’t make it to their second full album, Drinking From A Salt Pond, but have been long-awaited by fans to be officially released on their own album. The EP also includes a radio and acoustic version of their fun, upbeat single “29” from the second album.

Run River North’s music combines traces of alternative, indie, and folk rock to create their unique sound that reflects the amazing amount of energy that the band puts into performing live and in the studio. One of the things that makes them worth listening to is each member’s incredible talent both instrumentally and vocally. This is heard in a lot of their songs where they offer duets and/or a backing chorus of well-blended, harmonizing voices. Their songs themselves range from acoustic and relaxing to upbeat and/or uplifting. It’s great music for when you’re just hanging out, taking a long road trip, or trying to make housework a little more interesting.