Each week, a student, faculty, staff, or alum curates a playlist around the theme of their choice. Next up:
Bonfire Blue by Chris Conway
Many thanks to Music Industry alum Chris Conway (AMD’13) for curating the next playlist in our series with Green Line Records. A founding member of the band Bonfire Blue, Chris shares a selection of the music that’s inspiring him right now:
If I had to pick a theme for this playlist I suppose it would be songs that are most influencing my own songwriting at the moment. Most of the tracks on here are on the longer side so I decided to restrain it to ten tracks for the sake of digestibility. There is a clear 80’s new wave/shoegaze/post-punk sound to the majority of the songs, and I think that style is something you might hear a bit of in our next record. I am definitely attracted to some of the sounds of that era but am trying to balance that sound with a rawness that is heard in the examples of Pile, the Pixies, and Wolf Parade. I don’t know how much this playlist will actually reflect the music we eventually release but it is certainly filled with tracks that are on heavy rotation for me. Enjoy.