Whitman Wire

Fresh music: best new albums for spring

Emma Dahl

March 5, 2015

Indie music fans, rejoice! This spring has been huge for quality indie releases, from small artists releasing their debut album to household names recovering from hiatuses and re-emerging on the scene. But which albums are most appropriate for this time of year? Which can provide the best soundtrack...

Belle and Sebastian’s Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance tries something new

Emma Dahl

January 29, 2015

Belle & Sebastian is a modern embodiment of the chamber pop genre; characterized by simple melodies, creative and orchestral instrumentation and extensive balladry, their style gives songs time to breathe and build momentum. Belle & Sebastian's sound is very recognizable: it is chamber pop through...

Trio of Hip-Hop Musicians to Come to Campus for Spring Concert

Emma Dahl

February 27, 2014

This Thursday, Feb. 27, three hip-hop artists will be performing in the Reid Campus Center Ballroom for the Whitman Events Board big spring concert. In the past, ballroom performers have included Macklemore, Kitten and St. Vincent (although she technically played on the sidelawn). This semester, there...

Spouses in Bands Make Musical Chemistry

Spouses in Bands Make Musical Chemistry

Emma Dahl

February 13, 2014

Bands tend to be conglomerates of friends and peers. Maybe bandmates knew each other in college or maybe they shared mutual interests before they started making music together. But sometimes, bands are created by married couples who work together to make great music, and the harmony in their relationship ...

Changing Band Lineup Can Drastically Change Sound

Emma Dahl

January 30, 2014

What defines a band? Is it their sound or their lineup? It's not uncommon for musicians to be in flux, for guitarists to switch in and out or for a member to leave to pursue a solo act. But if a band's lineup changes, and this changes their sound, is it still the same band? I believe the answer to...

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