Check out the groovy tunes that the Ball State Verge Campus team has been listening to during our first week back from Spring Break!
Michael Cottone: One of my first songs I chose for this week’s Fresh Music Friday is “Ten Years Gone” by Led Zeppelin. This song is my favorite track Zeppelin ever made. Robert Plant’s vocals blow me away in this song (much like most of their songs). Him and Page always complement each other very well, and on this song it’s no different.
My other song was “Tyrants” by Catfish and the Bottlemen. When I saw them perform live back in 2015, they played this song at the end of their set. Lead vocalist and guitarist Van McCann absolutely shredded the guitar solo at the end, and continued to jam after the song had ended. Ever since listening to it live, it’s quickly become one of my favorite tracks that Catfish has made. It puts me in a good mood no matter the situation.
Max Denari: My first song was “Burn the Witch” by Radiohead. A song that captivates and haunts. A song that bridges the gap between rock and electronica. It speaks for itself, so I strongly recommend listening to it.
My other song was “Wishing Well” by Wild Cub. This is a track that can put me in the perfect mood no matter the situation. It has funky bass and guitar riffs, enchanting vocals and sound. One of Wild Cub’s best songs.
Matt Keyser: My song this week is “Bloody Well Right” by Supertramp. It’s one of those songs that a lesser band would’ve broken apart into several different tracks. It combines various recurring themes from clanky piano accompaniment throughout the song to interjections of guitarist Roger Hodgson’s unique use of a wah-wah pedal. While the song was first released as the B-side of the single “Dreamer,” American audiences preferred it to the A-side. “Bloody Well Right” quickly became one of Supertramp’s best songs.
Mason Pippenger: My first Fresh Music Friday pick this week is “Savage” by Paces. It’s a really energetic techno song that has some pretty impressive beat drops. The production is high-quality and NYNE’s voice over the chilling beat is beautiful. I love to workout to this song and can get you hype for any situation.
My other song is “Die Trying” by Michl. It’s a slower ballad, but the chorus of the song is definitely a highlight. The beat is slow but heavy which really works well with the song as a whole. I really enjoy the auto manipulation he does with his voice at certain points in the song because I think it pushes the song forward and keeps it from becoming a typical sad song.
Cole Callahan: My first song I chose this week was “3WW” by Alt-j. I picked it because it’s their single from their new upcoming album “RELAXER.” It’s a chill track and seems theatrical at some points.
My other song was “Mase in ’97” by Carnage featuring Lil Yachty. Yachty went against his bubble gum style rapping and gave a more aggressive rap taste to this track. This song gives me a lot of energy and gets me ready for the weekend.
Clay Easton: The reason I chose “Love Is Mystical” by Cold War Kids is because I am seeing them live this weekend. I’m super excited that Cold War Kids will be playing their new album live. What amazes me, is most indie bands are striving towards the idea of playing their new material live at a number of shows before releasing said material. It’s a new experience for bands and I can’t help but share my excitement for the concert this weekend.