Lylia Li ’18
“Lylia, join radio,” her sister commanded Lylia when she got to college. Lylia did, and now has a weekly two-hour show, Bimbimbangers. The show’s emphasis is on music—Lylia is a self-described “Pitchfork heaux”—and sometimes features guest musical commenters.
Music, for Lylia, is almost biographical. “I’ve been trying not to judge people so much based on what they listen to, but I think it’s telling the kind of music that really touches you, or that you really connect to,” she says. “Like, I don’t know my sister’s friends that well, but I know their taste in music. So one of her friend’s is just ‘sad, indie rock music girl’ and one of her friends is ‘alt rock,’ and listens to War On Drugs a lot and Car Seat Headrest, and my sister I’d describe as ‘mix of old and pop.’
“If I were to profile myself,” she continues, “I’d definitely be Tame Impala, Car Seat Headrest, Grimes, especially the new Grimes, and Carly Rae Jepsen.” As these bands might suggest, Lylia’s taste in music is, just like her sister’s, “good but not discriminatory.”
Recently she’s been listening to the album Freudian by Danial Caesar, Flower Boy by Tyler The Creator, and A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs.
Mondays suck but these tunes don’t.
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Chris Jimenez ’20 & Ashwin Dasgupta ’20
Chris and Ashwin couldn’t get through one question without breaking into a bit. Asked about their show’s name, the two said they had originally called it The Library but ditched the idea after their WOOLF leader called it garbage. Radically during their first show, “I announced live on air, ‘Our new name is Deadbeat Summer,’” Ashwin started—and the banter began.
“And just like that our email inbox exploded with fanmail. All The Library lifers are so upset right now, though” Chris added
“Yeah, I know dude. My ex-girlfriend got The Library tattooed on her arm”
“Yeah, that’s tough.”
Sarcastic riffs like these are typical of Deadbeat Summer, a half comedic talk show, half music show. Evidently, the show takes its name from a song by Neon Indian, a group frequently played by the duo. The title “doesn’t fully make sense as a phrase,” Chris says. But don’t attempt to find deeper meaning in the phrase, as there’s “no symbolism here, don’t read into it—we’re not Freudian boyz,” Chris says, the ironic “o-y-z” audible in his voice.
Aside from a reliably mature mockery of nearly everything, the show also features an impressive and sometimes international mix of music. Tocque Certeiro by the Brazilian Metá Metá is a favorite as is the Japanese artist Mariah. Chris is awaiting King Krule’s new album, and Ashwin recommends Iglooghost and Chino Amobi, an artist from his home state of Virginia.
Check out Deadbeat Summer every Saturday from 2 to 4 pm.
Fresh hand-picked songs to jam to for the first real week of school!
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It’s true, summer’s almost over. But you know what lasts forever? A playlist! Enjoy this selection of this summer’s greatest hits, selected by the WCFM board.