10.16.2014

Metal Workgroup Presents: Songs We’ve Been Listening To

Morbus Chron are #4 on metal workgroup's playlist.

Morbus Chron are #4 on metal workgroup’s playlist. Look how cool they look in this photo.

It’s metal workgroup’s turn – check out these six tunes of choice:

1. “Balkanized” – Pyrrhon

NY-based death metal Pyrrhon manipulate sounds on an abstruse, subterranean plane, coming across as uncomfortably human despite the alien nature of their music. “Balkanized” traces schizophrenic dissonance through grinding, urbanized construction zones and a detached form of antagonism.

2. “Nattens Barn” – Myrkur

“Nattens Barn” is an atmospheric yet intense track from one-woman Danish black metal outfit MYRKUR’s debut self-titled release.

3. “Yarilo” – Arkona

Russian pagan metal band Arkona combines accordions and balalaikas with wailing guitars, female growler Masha Scream bringing it all together in a thunderous worship of long-forgotten gods.

4. “Towards a Dark Sky” – Morbus Chron

Death metal with a sensitive side. There’s something nostalgic, something almost approaching folklore to the band’s 2014 album Sweven, but it’s in no way uninspired. “Towards a Dark Sky” incorporates contemplative chords alongside harsh, desperate vocals and a penchant for unorthodox harmonies.

5. “Dodge the Lightning” – Helms Alee

Seattle’s Helms Alee draws influence from both post-rock and metal, masterfully intertwining sludgy riffs, chugging rhythms, powerful melodic screamed vocals, and shoegazy atmosphere. Their album Sleepwalking Saliors is one of the most dynamic and interesting sludge metal albums released this year.

6. “Tunnels” – Solar Halos

Solar Halos from North Carolina trawl channels through murky atmospheres, adding edges to their psychedelia via husky, ethereal female vocals.

10.13.2014

CMJ Top 10 10/14/14

Flying Lotus's new album "You're Dead!" captured the top spot in this week's CMJ charts.

Flying Lotus’s new album “You’re Dead!” captured the top spot in this week’s CMJ charts.

Every week, WOBC submits to College Music Journal the past week’s top plays of recent releases. What follows is this week’s top 10…

1. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!

2. Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love

3. Deerhoof – “Exit Only” [Single] [Ed. Note: New album La Isla Bonita out Nov. 4!]

4. Ricky Eat Acid – Three Love Songs

5. Alex G – DSU

6. Spoon – They Want My Soul

7. Ben Frost – A U R O R A

8. Tonstartssbandht – Overseas

9. Twin Peaks – Wild Onion

10. SZA – Z [EP]

10.12.2014

WOBC Program Guide is Here!

The promotions directors are happy to announce that the program guide is printed! There is a small booklet version, where the cover is the schedule and also a larger poster version of the schedule to hang up. Both versions are around campus at Azariahs, Wilder Desk and Decafe. Distribution will continue to locations in town, let us know at promo@wobc.org if you have suggestions as to where. We hope you enjoy and tune in!

STAFF&BOARD final (1) copy

10.09.2014

Punk Workgroup presents: Songs We’ve Been Listening To

Punk pioneers Wire in 1977.

Punk pioneers Wire in 1977.

A punk playlist from punk workgroup.

1. Wire – Ex-Lion Tamer

2. Nü Sensae – Spit Giftin

3. Punch – How Nothing Lasts

4. The Bags – We Will Bury You

5. NoFX – The Irrationality of Rationalist

6. Nomeanso – It’s Catching Up

7. The Delmonas – I Feel Alright

8. Mary Monday – I Gave My Punk Jacket to Rickie

9. Perfect Pussy – Big Stars

10. Blackbird Raum – Honey in the Hair

10.07.2014

CMJ Top 10 10/7/14

WOBC’s top 10 most played recent releases this week:

FKA Twigs, ICA, London

1. FKA Twigs – LP1 [ed. note - #3 last week, has claimed the crown this week!]

2. Priests – Bodies and Control and Money and Power

3. Common – Nobody’s Smiling

4. Growlers – Chinese Fountain

5. Die Antwoord – Donker Mag

6. Pyrrhon – The Mother of Virtues

7. Chuck Inglish – Glam (feat. Chance the Rapper with Macie Stewart) [single]

8. The Knife – Shaken Up Versions

9. Range – Panasonic

10. Yung Lean – Unknown Memory

10.05.2014

Submit to the WOBC zine! Submit a WOBC merch design!

wobc3The WOBC Zine, now in its third year, is our very own publication of all sorts of anything that can be printed. It is interesting, it is fascinating, it is very interesting, it is… The WOBC Zine. Playlists, art, essays, opinions, comics, interview, show listings, concert reviews. Whatever works! Send submission/questions to promo@wobc.org by October 31.

Hey, you. Yeah, you like art, right? Somebody told me you like art. Is that true? It is? Well, WOBC is also looking for merchandise designs – and you can create the art for it. Any image you think would look cool on a T-Shirt or patch – the only requirement is that it says “WOBC” and “91.5 FM” somewhere. Send submissions/questions to promo@wobc.org by October 18.

10.02.2014

WOBC-LFSB 102: L.A. Girls

L.A. Girls

Live from Studio B presents Oberlin’s own L.A. Girls:

Live from Studio B airs on WOBC every Sunday from 2-3 pm.

Listen to and download this set and more at http://wobclfsb.bandcamp.com/

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