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Album Review: Lavender, by Half Waif

Listening to Lavender is like reading a fantasy novel before “maturity” ruined that for you. Nandi Plunkett—A.K.A. Half Waif—crafts haunting melodies that suspend you in a dusky dreamworld. She takes on the role of this world’s troubadour, disturbed by her travels, by homesickness, by a very beautiful kind of sadness. We follow her as she… Read More

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Interview: Eric Benoit on finding inspiration in trauma

On a guitar rich in bass tones and coated with tasteful reverb, Eric Benoit conjures a series of gentle arpeggios, punctuating them with a few well-placed harmonics. Then, with his lilting tenor, he carries us through simple, evocative lyrics: “I’ve never been to New Mexico / Never seen the canyons there / But I open… Read More

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WRMC’s 2017 Year in Review

Here lies 2017, the year she told you not to worry about. And look what came of it: 2017 took your net neutrality, brought Charles Murray to campus, and made your annoying twelve-year-old cousin Bitcoin rich. And what’s your consolation prize? A fidget spinner in your stocking and tide pods for Christmas dinner. More seriously—2017… Read More

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EURO TRASH SEX MUSIC: A PLAYLIST

club kid mating calls of the early 2000s You step down off the doorstep and onto the narrow sidewalk as soon as the sun sets. The sky hovers at a deep blue, and the multicolored lights from street reflect off your heavily bleached hair. You pull the fur-lined hood of your jacket over your head… Read More

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Playlist: Cupcakke

Getting ready to see Cupcakke at Grooveyard tonight? Or just want to listen to some super sex positive party music by (mostly) women of color? Check out this playlist then 🙂  

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Album Review: Take Me Apart, by Kelela

Weirdly, the first thing to pop into my head after listening to Kelela’s new album, Take Me Apart, was Vin Diesel. More specifically, the infamous scene from his 2002 extreme sports/cyberpunk-lite flick XXX, in which he jumps over an exploding building on a motorbike. The stunt, filmed with nine different cameras, shows his leap from nearly… Read More

COMMUNITY MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: David Gerald

WRMC’s Community Music Spotlight is an ongoing series, profiling new projects by artists/bands from the Middlebury and greater Addison County community. If you are a local band/artist, or know one with a new project we should write about, email wrmc911@gmail.com! Any student that works with Assistant Director of Student Activities Dave Kloepfer knows that he’s… Read More

A Reflection on Blind Fandom and XXXTENTACION’s 17

CW: violence, abuse   Artistry and personal behavior are inseparable. I used to convince myself that the way an artist behaves behind closed doors has nothing to do with their music. I’d like to still believe this so I could enjoy R. Kelly as much as I used to—but I can’t. I want to listen… Read More

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Meet the Exec Board – Jeremy Alben (’18)

Oh, hey. I’m Jeremy (he/him) and I’m on concerts committee next year. I’m from Seattle, WA and was raised on the whiny tones of Death Cab, the angst of Soundgarden and the genre-bending generational talents of Macklemore (I joke I joke). I’m currently living and cooking in Brooklyn toiling away the prime years of my… Read More

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Meet the Exec Board – Ethan Reilly (’18)

Hey!!! I’m Ethan (he/him), your WRMC Business Director for 2017-18. I hail from the mystical land of Just Outside of Boston and I’m spending the summer working in the mystical land of Just Outside of Boston (though slightly less Outside of Boston—a clarification that seems to matter to us JOBs for whatever reason). In my… Read More

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