Here’s your monthly WOBC staff playlist: volume two, april 2013!
Check out what we’ve been listening to.
Arielle, program director: THE MONKS Shut Up
Ryan, engineer: DOCK BOGGS Oh Death
Dock Boggs is the epitome of shred. He recorded four sides of gnarly appalachian-style folk music in 1927 but because of the depression they were totally unsuccessful. All out cash, he pawned off his banjo, gave up music and began working in the Virginia cole mines. 30+ years later he was rediscovered by the people at Folkways Records, they tracked him down in Virginia, brought him a banjo and told him he had to relearn his entire repertoire and they were going to record every song he knows. This track is from that first 1964 recording session.
Brian, station manager: ENRTO SENESTRE Uncertain Tragedy
Sivan, vinyl: V3 American Face
Jim Shepard was something like the definition of an American punk cult figure until he tragically committed suicide in 1998. He was one of the most important people to come out of the mid-90s scene of my hometown, Columbus, OH, along with bands like Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, and Bassholes. V3 was his main project, and “American Face” was one of his best songs, displaying that typical mix of anger, cynicism, witticism, and a dash of empathy. And it rocks pretty hard, y’know?
Emily, vinyl: THE FUGS Carpe Diem
Mark, metal: BLACK SHEEP WALL Agnostic Demon
The world is bright, the sun is shining; you’re listening to Black Sheep Wall.
Amanda, outreach: KARNATAKA COLLEGE OF PERCUSSION Fisherman
i dont know much about this song or what its about – i think a fisherman. i like it very much and have been listening to it in the am and pm both. good for concentration – simultaneously relaxing and upbeat- several complex rhythms that change quickly throughout but holds down a steady beat. beautiful mystery or masters of percussion? the answer is masters of percussion.
Harlee, pop: BLOOD ORANGE Champagne Coast
Lightspeed Champion= Blood Orange = Musical God= This song
Jack, hip-hop: VAN DYKE PARKS The All Golden
The wackiest track ever.
Emily, promotions: IRON CURTAIN Love Can Never Die
Eve, promotions: TEENAGE JESUS AND THE JERKS The Closet
This no-wave staple is the most played song in my iTunes. I listen to it when I feel angry at the patriarchy.
Nick, assistant engineer: DUSTIN WONG Toe Tore Oh
Asher, librarian: PARQUET COURTS Borrowed Time
My roommate played this song really loud in our room every day from winter term to spring break. At first I thought it was that same kind of bothersome punk rock and roll which is destroying our nation’s youth and which he always plays really loud in our room but one day when he wasn’t around I put it on and did a dance all by myself.
Sophie, news: HASIL ADKINS Missing You Baby
Alex, web: TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE Time
Kind of feels like the 1970s.
Madeline, punk: THE PASTELS Nothing To Be Done
Victoria, historian: SUICIDE Ghost Rider
Isaac, studio B:DARIUS Maliblue
Adam, classical: ANDERSON-FADER GUITAR DUO WITH HALEH ABGHARI My Morphine
Gothic Americana adapted for 21st-century classical guitar duo.
Drew, hip-hop: DA BUZE BROVAZ Tag Team Taktikz
Ali, talk: ANGEL OLSEN The Waiting
Simon, freeform: THE GHETTO BROTHERS There Is Something in My Heart
Zach, electronic: DJ DEEON Ping Pong
This is a great track on Chicago’s Dance Mania label.