It’s that time of the spring again! Sepomana 2013 is here! For those who don’t know, Sepomana is like Midd’s own indie music festival put on each year by WRMC. Think Bonnaroo, just slightly smaller and in McCullough. This year’s lineup is below as well as small blurbs and videos from each artist. The concert starts this Friday, April 5th at 8 pm in McCullough. Tickets are $5 at the box office now!
Rubblebucket: (from their website) “Led by the musical couple of front woman Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, Rubblebucket has spent the last four years building a reputation as a band that blurs the lines between psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance, and radiant, left-field arrangements. The Brooklyn, NY by way of Boston and Vermont band has evolved into something that is “utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene”, which is to say that you never know what you’ll see or hear next.”
Baths: LA based electronic musician Will Wiesenfeld, layers unorthodox sounds such as clicking pens, vocal samples, rustling blankets and scissor snaps to create his unique experimental style. Often compared to chillwave musician Toro Y Moi, Baths’ debut album was listed by The A.V. Club as the 21st best album of 2010.
Delicate Steve: (from their Youtube channel) Delicate Steve is the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter Steve Marion. Having previously recorded friends’ bands, Marion realized one day that he had enough gear lying around his home studio to record an album of his own and decided to just go for it. What he developed is a sound that feels like a hybrid of Animal Collective’s dense experimentations and the African-influenced pop of bands like Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend, playing with layers of percussion and keyboards while tying everything together with breezy, Dobro-style slide guitar. Marion released his first album of experimental pop, Wondervisions, in 2011 on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. In 2012, Marion returned with his sophomore full-length Delicate Steve album, Positive Force.
Will Cuneo: A sophomore at Midd, accompanied by fellow MiddKids Bree Baccaligni on violin (filling in for Emily Luan), Davis Woolworth on cello, Bjorn Peterson on bass, and Nick Rehmus on drums, and Shivs Ivhanmuse on backup vocals, Will Cuneo is anything but a sophomore slump. Producing folksy-acoustic melodies, his rich sound and poetic lyrics will stay with you in the best of ways.