04.07.2014

Pøp Picks 4/7/14

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‘things we thought were cool’ by various members of the POP! workgroup 2014:

Pure X – Angel

Some nice, quiet music from/for some nice, quiet boys. Sometimes, I hear a voice in my head say “turn down for what”? Turn down for this. The airbrushed full moon night inside of a melting heart on the album’s cover ain’t no joke –– Angel is a sugar-sweet ride through a tunnel of love. The album is far from sappy, though; more tender, and tasty, and super-enjoyable-sexy-great.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags

I want to know what/where a Jagbag is. I would totes wig out at one. This album, decorated simply with Edwardian Script and a succulent strawberry, is simply good fun. For those fans of one of the dopest bands of all time, Pavement, yr in luck. Ya boi Steve and his Jicks sound just like the good ol’ days Pavement.

Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

So what if there are less obvious post-hardcore-y jams on this album? You gonna doubt this one because Steve Albini didn’t produce it? Well…doubt it all you want – but give it a few headphone-deep listens and Dylan Baldi’s songwriting will make you wish you actually played guitar for longer than 3 months when you were 14. With more Nirvana and Wipers-esque vibes than ever, HANE (what an acronym!) rlly kicks sum ass.

things we thought were wack:

Drake Bell – Ready Set Go

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Skaters – Manhattan

This urban-outfitters-core band go hard with their “we have our own zine and three of us wear baseball hats at all times-wave” but they’re signed to Warner Bros so their underground cred is officially null. the blog says “a site so filthy you will have to turn on safe search” but the only unsafe thing on here is their lame poser attitudes.  Not everyone agrees with our assessment—”Dorianiscool19″ gave their album a four star review on iTunes: ”so awesome lol. The whole album is pretty chill honestly having cool catchy beats and the lyrics flow quite nice through the whole album.”  Take a listen to this highly polarizing album yourself!

stay tuned for more pop pix!

hehe // pop@wobc.org

04.07.2014

WOBC’s CMJ Top Ten Playlist 4/7/14

People love that cute lil smile :-)

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1. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

2. Real Estate – Atlas

3. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

4. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes to Love

5. Holy Wave – Relax

6. Marissa Nadler – July

7. Seiho – Mercury 

8. Cibo Matto – Hotel Valentine

9. MIA – Matangi

10. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

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03.17.2014

WOBC’s CMJ Top Ten Playlist 3/17/14

ANGEL OLSEN IS SO MOSTLY PLAYED RIGHT NOW

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1. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

2. Mac Demarco – Salad Days

3.  Liars – Mess

 4. Perfect Pussy – I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

5.  Real Estate – Atlas

6. Julie Byrne – Rooms with Walls and Windows

7. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

8. Ava Luna – Electric Balloon

9. Swans – To Be Kind

10. Future Islands – Singles

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03.14.2014

Pop Picks 3/14/14

hey world,

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Once again this is POP! workgroup coming at ya with a new half-semester’s worth of albums and EPs we added to the station’s collection. You can find these CDs on our New Pop Shelf in the broadcast room facing the couch! Feel free to take a gander and play them on your show (but please put them back!) : – ) Pop workgroup meets every Monday and Thursday evening at 9pm in the station – stop by if you’re lonely and wanna see some smiles. Here are some highlights:

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Dum Dum Girls – Too True

Mogwai – Rave Tapes

Holy Wave – Relax

David Grubbs – The Plain Where The Palace Stood

okay! ha ha

Ivan Krasnov & Asher Kaplan

Pop 2014

03.11.2014

WOBC’s CMJ Top Ten Playlist 3/10/14

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN

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HERE IS WHAT WAS PLAYED ON WOBC THE MOST LAST WEEK

  • Angel Olsen  - Burn Your Fire For No Witness

  • Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

  • Tim Hecker – Virgins

  • Marissa Nadler – July

  • The Roots – & Then You Shoot Your Cousin

  • Garrett Walters – Winter Tour Demo 2014

  • Sharon Jones + The Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want

  • Beck – Morning Phase

  • Perfect Pussy – I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

  • Julianna Barwick – Nepenthe

12.19.2013

2013: WOBC Staff’s Top Five Lists

I asked the staff to make a top five list of anything music-related in 2013; some DJs were more ‘creative’ than others:

†0p 5 “moments” of 2K13 (in backwards chronological order)
Nick, Engineer, punk director

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Note: pic taken before nick made KG smle

1. making kim gordon smile one time 

2. making masami akita (merzbow) smile one time

3. novice,  LFSB: 002

4. summer 2013

5. wildboy live set in hark 312

Top Five Albums of 2013
Liam: Traffic Director    

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1. Double Cup–(DJ Rashad/DJ Spinn)

2. Settle–(Disclosure)

3. Send A Prayer EP–(Motor City Drum Ensemble)

4. Boat Party–(Kyle Hall)

5. Caramel–(Connan Mockasin)

Top 5 New Music
Sivan: Vinyl Director  

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1. Greg Stuart & Michael Pisaro – Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

3. Greg Stuart & Joe Panzner – Dystonia Duos

4. Greg Stuart & Antoine Beuger – Sixteen Stanzas on Stillness and Music Unheard

5. Tom Johnson & Samuel Vriezen – The Chord Catalogue; Within Fourths/Within Fifths

“I don’t listen to enough new music, but I do listen to a lot of New Music, i.e. contemporary classical music, which doesn’t usually take its form in albums. Here’s a small collection of what has, though. Greg Stuart is a wonderful percussionist who had an extremely productive year, performing works by Michael Pisaro and Antoine Beuger and collaborating with electronic artist Joe Panzner. He and Panzner will be in Oberlin in March performing their own music and a (different) piece by Pisaro. Julia Holter is now more firmly in the “pop” world, but she studied composition with Pisaro. Her newest album is, this is not really a hyperbole, indescribably good. Her background shows, but only in a good way. Finally, a recording that actually matters of an “old” classical piece (on the label founded by Beuger) – Samuel Vriezen performs Tom Johnson’s 1986 piece “The Chord Catalogue,” which systematically presents every possible chord within a single octave at lightning fast speed.”

Top 5 tracks to ignore-hw-and-hit-the-beer-bong-instead-to
Aria: co-Promo

download (1) 1. “Let it Go” – A$AP Ferg — first track on an all around great album, Ferg’s v recent Trap Lord

2. “Dark Horse” – Katy Perry, Juicy J — better than ur thinking it’ll be, trust

3. “Play” – David Banner — nasty

4. Female$ Welcomed – Trinidad James — a nice gesture

5. Splash Waterfalls – Ludacris — ya

Top Five Albums
Chuck: Freeform Director

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1.  Stephan Mathieu-   The Falling Rocket   (dekorder records)

2. Pinkcourtesyphone-  Foley Folley Follo   (boomkat)

3. Novi Sad-   Neuroplanets   (subrosa)

4. Mind Over Mirrors-  When The Rest Are Up At Four  (immune)

5. Roly Porter-  Life Cycle Of A Massive Star  (subtext)

Top five hip-hop of 2013
Cornell: hip-hop
 

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1. Yeezus- Kanye West

2. OLD- Danny Brown

3. My Name is my Name- Pusha T

4. The Night’s Gambit- Ka

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5. Doris- Earl

5. Tape 2- Young Fathers

5.Indigoism- The Underachievers

5.Nostalgic 64- Denzel Curry

Top Five Albums (in no order)
Max: co-Outreach Director

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Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety

Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana

Jai Paul – demos

Kanye West – Yeezus

My Bloody Valentine – mbv

beautiful music/beautiful ladies 2013
Ali Post: Program Director

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Valerie June, Somebody to Love

Courtney Barnett, Avant Gardener

Angel Olsen, Forgiven/Forgotten 

Laura Mvula, Make Me Lovely

Jessy Lanza (covering Phyllis Nelson), Move Closer 

(okay some of these r mixtapes but whatevz)
Eve P-S: Co-Promo

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5. DANNY BROWN – OLD

4. DRAKE – NOTHING WAS THE SAME

3. KELELA – CUT 4 ME

2. DENZEL CURRY – N64

1. KANYE WEST – YEEZUS

(rly into hip-hop what can i say)

the top 5 worst dance song titles of 2013 
will: electronic director

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5) Joy Orbison – Big Room Tech House DJ Tool – TIP! (Nonplus) 

4) Sally Shapiro – This City’s Local Italo DJ Has A Crush On Me (Paper Bag Records) 

3) InnerShades – Nina At The Boiler Room (Creme Organization) 

2) Twinpeaks - Not That Tech House DJ Tool Dropped by Paris Hilton You Were Searching For (Local Talk Records) 

1) Four Tet - The Track I’ve Been Playing That People Keep Asking About And That Joy Used In His RA Mix And Daphni Played On Boiler Room (Text Records) 

Top 5 sickest dance records of 2013 that I forgot to buy and are now prohibitively expensive
will: electronic director

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1) Various – NDTL Special Edition 2013 (Wild Oats Music)

Slept through the event that the Wild Oats guys were selling this record at… best Kyle Hall tune ever pressed IMO

2) Greg Beato – Apron EP (Apron Records)

3) Stephan Encinas – Disco Illusion (Invisible City Edition)

(arguably) one of the rarest disco records ever got repressed this year / already $100+

4) Willie Burns – Overlord EP (Trilogy Tapes)

5) Kowton – F U All The Time (White Label)

five music things i am so excited about
alison: music director

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1. perfect p*ssy 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er2-ujXSpw8

2. profligate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhp4tS4YEug

3. russian tsarlag

https://soundcloud.com/not-not-fun-1/midnight-at-marys-house

4. the container video by lsdc

https://soundcloud.com/gentledefect/container-saturated

5. people playing music that were hesitant to but now do it and feel good about it

2013-

five must-watch vids that describe my 2013
alison: music director

5 songs that I like
jack: treasurer

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MAAL – THE OOKIE

Martha Wash – Now That You’re Gone

L.W.H. ft. Main Attrakionz – Draco Jr. 
Three 6 Mafia – Late Night Tip
2NE1 – It Hurts

my top five (in no order)
Michael: station manager

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1. sunbather – deafheaven

2. no regerts – chastity belt

3. zula – this hopeful

4. tim hecker – virgins

5. drake – nothing was the same

Thanks for a great year!!!! WE LOVE ALL OUR LISTENERS!

12.09.2013

WOBC’s Top Ten CMJ Playlist 12/9/13

crank ‘em up reeeaal loud

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1. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

2. Neil Young – Live at the Cellar Door

3. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven

4. Danny Brown – XXX

5. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady

6. DJ Rashad – Double Cup

7. Ryan Hemsworth – Still Awake

8. James Blake – Overgrown

9. Nate Young – Regression

10. Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co.

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