As finals weekend rears its ugly head, and we all devolve into a steady eat-study-crash schedule with a shower (rarely) thrown in for good measure, it’s hard to imagine doing anything remotely non-academic around here apart from the occasional party. Like, I dunno, recording a surprise-hit indie album in your dorm room. Just to give a random example.
22-year-old Jersey-native Anthony D’Amato ’10, who wrote, recorded, mixed, and produced ‘Down Wires’ in his dorm room here last winter (in addition to singing lead vocals and playing guitar, bass, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and pedal steel) has been getting a some great press attention lately, including a “Writer of the Week” feature with American Songwriter back in November. The English major was just featured this week in Paste Magazine’s “Getting To Know” column,which highlights “the best of what’s next” from up-and-coming indie artists. Paste is also offering free downloads of his two-song single, “Songbirds.” Here’s hoping he does another concert over at Terrace before he gets too cool for us!
To read our 21 Qs with D’Amato from 2009, click here.