Picks of the Week 15F.6

By The Dartmouth Web Staff | 10/30/15 11:19am

Each week, Dartbeat asks a group of musically inclined students to recommend their favorite songs of the week. We then share a few of those tracks. Enjoy!

Of Monsters and Men — Crystals

Katie Hake: TheOf Monsters and Men band members who wrote "Crystals"wereNanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, Ragnar Þórhallsson andArnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson. Similarly to how I can't pronounce those cool Icelandic names, I have a hard time making sense of what this song is about (ironic, given the name), yet the drums still draw me in from the beginning and don't let go. Plus, the official lyric video features this bearded dude jamming out in B&W — how can you not jam out with him?"Crystals" is a lead single off the band's newest release, “Beneath the Skin” (2015).


Big Data feat. White Sea — The Business of Emotion

Grace Miller: I discovered Big Data through about three degrees of separation (like the distance between you and every student at Dartmouth). They worked on a song together with a band that I saw as an opener for Bleachers, the real band I was trying to see. You may be familiar with their song “Dangerous,” and “Business of Emotion” does not disappoint. Plus I’m a sucker for a music video that (semi-correctly) uses terminal in it.


Grades — King (Basic Tape Remix)

Koryn Ternes: If you haven't heard of Basic Tape, now is the time to educate yourself. The French duo released this track earlier in the summer, but I am somehow just now discovering it. It's hard to place Basic Tape into a specific genre, but all of their remixes are uplifting and addicting. If your week 7 has been anything like mine, give this a listen and your mood is guaranteed to increase exponentially.

The Dartmouth Web Staff