WRMC Headlines Vacationer for Fall Concert

By Emilie Munson

On October 27th, WRMC, the College’s student-run radio station, is hosting its annual fall concert in the McCullough Social Space. Starting at 8 p.m., students, encouraged to wear costumes, can kick off their Halloween weekend with the music of YAWN, opening for the rising electro-beat band, Vacationer.

YAWN is a Chicago-based electro-pop band that recently grabbed much attention at SXSW, a music festival held annually in Austin, Texas. The members of YAWN, Adam Gil on vocal, keys and guitar, Daniel Perzan on guitar and bass, Jorge Perez on drums and Sam Wolf on bass, keyboards and secondary vocals, describe themselves on their Facebook page as “four young riff-raffs with a taste for musical adventure (and Nhu Lan sandwiches).”

Grant Swanson of StaticMusic.com explains the Feel Trip/Englophile Records group as “a cross between HelloGoodbye and Local Natives.”

The night’s main feature, Vacationer, recently toured with The Naked and Famous to rave reviews. This fall, the band, led by singer/songwriter Kenny Vasoli, will be travelling everywhere from Vancouver to Atlanta to share their particular brand of “psych and sampledelic indie-pop,” as described by Matt Collar of AllMusic.com.

The Downtown Record band says of their music, “The audio program … was designed with the sole purpose of relaxing the listener and sending their mind on a well-deserved trip.”

Diane Martin ’13, a co-chair on WRMC’s concerts committee, thinks the two groups will present a great live show.

“I think they have really complementary experimental rock sounds,” said Martin. “Both are young bands who are gaining more and more attention for their high energy stage performances, so I know that together they’ll put on a great show here.”

Tickets for the event will be sold through the Middlebury Box Office for five dollars. Stay tuned for when tickets will go on sale.

For those unable to attend the concert, WRMC will broadcast the concert to the entire Champlain Valley on their station, 91.1 FM.

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