How does one properly react as a musician when achieving unexpected fortune and fame with only one record and a few hit singles? It sounds overwhelming, but for MGMT, the answer’s quite simple: Run far, far away from it.
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After enduring a long commute back and forth from school, Tommy Dietz, 21, a Rowan University senior and lifelong video game enthusiast, likes to unwind with a nice game of “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.” What’s strange about this, however, is that Dietz won’t be playing the game himself, but watching someone else instead.
April 19 might not mean much to most normal people, but if you’re a passionate and rabid music collector (like me), the date cannot come soon enough. That’s because this Saturday marks the 7th Annual Record Store Day event, an unofficial music holiday where artists and record labels release exclusive products (typically vinyl reissues, singles, and compilations)which are sold exclusively on that day in thousands of independent record stores all around the globe.
In a world where indie music runs the gamut of quirky synth pop, lavish baroque pop, and guys wearing suspenders who sell lots of albums, it’s hard to forget that, for a while, indie rock wasn’t hard to define – grungy, sloppy, yet heartfelt rock music a bunch of guys probably wrote in their friends basement.
The films of director Wes Anderson have always had a sort of architectural sense to them, with every minute detail, from the dialogue to the music to the stance and position a character is standing in a shot, being meticulously crafted and constructed as a small piece of a greater, more elaborate whole.
Director Ben Popik brought his bizarre comedy film “The Exquisite Corpse Project” to Pollak Theatre last Thursday as part of the University’s ongoing series “On Screen, In Person,” where he screened the film and answered questions.
As one would expect a film based on American History’s ugliest practice to be, “12 Years a Slave” is a gruesome, beguiling and unnerving experience that’s occasionally difficult to watch. What one might not expect, however, is that it’s one of the most artistic, beautiful, and exquisitely crafted films of last year, and it absolutely demands your attention.
The American Dream can mean a lot of different things, but to Jordan Belfort, the titular “wolf” in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” it’s quite simple: Getting rich and living large. But how far can one push the American Dream before it becomes a nightmare?
If anything helped define the music landscape this year, it was the insane amount of high profile artist comebacks made throughout the year. From hugely popular artists like Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, and David Bowie to less popular (but no less important) music groups like My Bloody Valentine, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Boards of Canada, it seemed like nearly every artist any big music fan wanted to return to the scene either released an awesome new album or went on a big comeback tour.
There’s a certain realm which exists in the world of music that both fascinates and disturbs me – a realm known as the radio. I’m not talking about niche stations or college radio (Go WMCX!), I’m talking about common, Top 40 playing, comes-in-crystal-clear-no-matter-where-you’re-driving radio.