Dizzy Bats's song "Sundial", simply put, is a tribute to the college years. The "Sundial" refers to a place on campus at Connecticut College, frontman Connor Frost's alma mater, where he and his friends would often gather to reflect and unwind, usually in the early AM hours. The song brings the listener through specific events, including Freshman Orientation, Graduation, and the infamous Johnson fire of 2008. The tune also refers to everyday happenings, such as the perpetual struggle of waking up for class as well as other completely legal and harmless activities that took place behind the closed doors of Larrabee 309.
There are two main kinds of over-the-ear headphones: open-back headphones and closed-back headphones. Most headphones are closed-back, meaning that the outer part of the headphone cups have a hard enclosure that fits snugly around the entire ear. Open-back headphones do not separate your ears from the outside world. Designed so sound is able to resonate from the rear of the speaker diaphragm, the unique design of open-back headphones reduces distortion and sound coloration that is often associated with closed-back headphones. Open-back headphones are able to not only produce a wider soundstage, they also deliver a more transparent sound.
Closed-back headphones make music sound like it is coming from inside your head. Open-back headphones allow sound to pass through the back of the ear piece, creating an open, accurate and natural sound. This soundstage seems wider and has more presence.
The group is comprised of four songwriters with different backgrounds and different ways of telling their stories. Below is the story behind one called, “Odd Jobs”:
Odd Jobs was written during the height of the occupy movement. In Minneapolis people were gathering by the hundreds at the city capital, financial institutions and foreclosed homes in protest of a wide range of issues. Some were camped out in tents in the city to protest. Late in the evening police came with knifes to slash tents, trash bags to throw belongs into and handcuff to arrest people in their sleep.
Are You Happy is about love (nothing too important), and has humble beginnings. We didn't write it out in the desert around a fire while slamming peyote. I didn't sell my soul, or befriend a Kodiak bear in the process. No, this tune was meant to be the opposite of its subject matter, simple. Originally it was meant to capture the dissipation of romance in relationships, and how that "IN love" feeling, can transition into a more calm version "love." Of course like always, my own experiences at the time turned the lyrics into more of a case study, and ultimately chronicled the timid moments before a breakup.
Chicago indie-rock quartet WitchFeet will be releasing a debut full-length record in December 2012 via No Support Records. This up and coming band mixes driving rhythms with loud guitars and fetching melodies to create a sound all their own. You really can't nail them down to a genre, as evident on the debut album titled ART GARBAGE. The nine tracks take you from anxious guitar rock to soft acoustic charm and everywhere in between. Sometimes within a single song, but all the while keeping you hooked. While WitchFeet have only been around a short time, the members are no strangers to the Chicago music scene.
`Round wins again... this year we were honored with the 2013 Creativity International Silver Award for complete magazine design. In 2011 `Round Magazine won the Gold Award for the same category.
Creativity International Awards is one of the most prestigious and longest running independent international advertising and graphic design competitions. Established in conjunction with Art Direction Magazine in 1970, Creativity International Awards produced one of the first books to showcase leading edge design from the US and around the world. Creativity International Awards conducts two competitions every year: Media & Interactive in January and Print & Packaging in June.