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Students gathered in the Stood at 9:30 p.m. this evening anxiously awaiting the reveal of the Fall Fest 2012 lineup of performers. The annual festival will be held on Oct. 27 in the Stood. Orchestrating the announcement were Major Event Coordinators (MECs) Kathryn Wilson and Aidan Diekmann. Food and soda were served, and after a 40 minute delay due to technical issues, the announcement was made. Ladies and gentlemen, Fall Fest 2012:
Atlas Sound is the solo project of singer/songwriter Bradford Cox. His song ‘Terra Incognito’ presents a familiar tranquil and ambient sound that eases the mind. While his music is reminiscent of his main indie project, Deerhunter, the lack of abrasiveness in his solo project allows for a soothing, psychedelic experience.
“Acid-punk rapper” Mykki Blanco delivers smothering minimal electro sounds over queer-positive rap. Michael Quattlebaum’s alter ego self-released the title “Wavvy” on Sept. 24, and will be the second queer-rapper to perform at Purchase since last semester when Big Freedia came to visit CultureShock.
According to his Facebook, ProEra ‘revolutionary rap’ artist Joey Bada$$ is from Brooklyn, is 16, and is nice. The young MC’s music harkens back to late ’90s rap like Big L and A Tribe Called Quest.
Sacred Bones’ Pop.1280 plays dark keyboard-infused industrial rock over fast post-punk drumming.
Ringo Deathstarr is from Texas and plays “shoegaze drone-noise.” They toured with the Smashing Pumpkins last winter.
Leather is from Philly and plays noise fixated mid tempo hardcore-punk with vocals like that of a screaming dog who sometimes sings pleasantly also.
Tetsuo brings punky psychedelic math-rock vibes from New York.
Chit Chat plays surf influenced garage sounds hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ravi Shavi is a groovy garage-pop quartet out of Providence, Rhode Island.
MECs Aidan Diekmann and Kathryn Wilson.
Photos by Ole Skaar.