SONG OF THE DAY: JAY ROCK – “EASY BAKE (FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA)

Jay Rock’s album “90059” will be hitting the internet on September 4th. The Watts, CA native dropped a single off the album “Easy Bake” to give listeners a taste of what “90059” will entail. Featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA the track features a new style from Jay Rock, perhaps more in the Future-esque trap direction. The hook is catchy regardless and Jay Rock is not straying far from his hood-rap roots with the song’s content.

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Concert Preview: Part Time & Touchit – Gaylord Hall

 

Lots of plastic bins, overflowing trashcan, eager freshman and opening convocation all mark the beginning of the new school year. While most people are forced to transition from summer break to a heap load of academic work, many students such as Quinn Webb, current events manager of Sounds of Colorado College (SOCC), have been working to make sure this transition and the bustle of first week is also complete with a music event and of course, free food.

This Friday August 28th from 9:00pm-12:00am in Gaylord Hall, Bay area band Part Time and student band Touchit will be providing the musical entertainment for the night. Featured on music blog Stereogum’s artist to watch, Part Time is a must see for anyone into synth pop, nu wave, rock or just having a good time. If you are a bit unfamiliar with the band, I suggest listening to their songs “Seashells” and “Night Drive.” Of course, a musical performance at the college would not be complete without a student band opener, which would provide a very special opportunity for new students to have their first Colorado college student band experience and a special opportunity for us returning folks to remember just how talented some of our friends are on campus.

After all the fun and entertainment, the night will be complete with midnight breakfast to feed hungry bellies after hours of dancing. What truly makes this event special other than the fact that this will be a great first weekend event to bring the community together but also that the SOCC staff has been working extremely hard over the summer to ensure that more musical performances will be happening throughout the school year with the hopes of something new and exciting happening blockly.

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SONG OF THE DAY: CHET FAKER – “KILLSWITCH”

Chet Faker’s unique brand of airy vocals and downtempo electronic love songs is quickly finding its niche in a crowded electronic music landscape. This emotional tune was originally released in 2014 on the Japanese release of his debut album Built on Glass. Keep your eye out for new music from Faker in the near future. Also, check out Faker’s Boiler Room set if you’re craving a live look at his music.

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Colorado College’s own Jeremy Zucker Releases Great New Tune

If making an awesome song wasn’t impressive enough, Jeremy Zucker, a sophomore at Colorado College, shot and directed the music video for his new song, “Dramamine”. The video features a very lovely Elizabeth Ellinger, another Colorado College student, who stands in the middle of the frame in front of a very well known landscape among CC students, Pikes Peak. The video effortlessly flows with the lyrics and vibe of Zucker’s track. The girl being like a drug, dramamine, is further illustrated through her being the absolute center of attention of the video. To further the message of the track, trippy visuals and changing colors are scattered throughout the video.

Zucker’s sultry, smooth voice is perfectly layered over a lush synth melody and simple beat. Zucker’s voice perfectly compliments and fills in the song, locking in it’s position as a sure fire hit. Zucker also brings in something that hasn’t been around for awhile, autotune. The way he uses it in this new track is unbelievable, Kanye-esque one could say. Just when you didn’t think Zucker could get any better, he comes out with a new track and blows you away.