Arielle Edelman, program director: TETA LANDO Muato Wa N’gingila a social-justice oriented musician from angola. i got the song from a larger compilation of 60s african garage rock called cazumbi, which i would highly recommend! real jangly n nice.
Eve Peyser-Sappol, promotions: THE TEMPTATIONS Fiddler on the Roof Medley I’ve been obsessed with this mix my dad’s friend, David Suisman (former WFMU DJ/history professor), gave him called “Black Sabbath,” which is a compilation of black musicians covering Jewish songs. Out of all the song on Black Sabbath, I think this one has the most ‘insane’ mix of sounds. To listen to more weird songs, listen to my radio show, Beer in my Bed, Thursdays noon-1pm on WOBC. xox, Eve
Come check out The ‘Sco TONIGHT, Tuesday March 12, for two killer acts:
>>CULT OF YOUTH<<
2k13 neo-folk post-punk rockers from Brooklyn, NY. Record on Sacred Bones alongside The Men, Amen Dunes, Psychic Ills, and Zola Jesus. These guys have a new take on folk-punk in the 21st century, incorporating a sinister darkness with catchy, melancholy folk riffs. Vox like Calvin Johnson or Swan's Michael Gira. These guys are on the rise so don't miss out!
Local hardcore favorites return to The 'Sco for the first show of their new incarnation. No longer the BLK OUT of yesteryear, the group is now a tightened up four-piece featuring WOBC Engineer Ryan Caruso, TIMARA sophomore Noah Chevan, Jazz drummer extraordinaire Parker Hall, and vocal thrasher/art historian Eli Wright. These guys are sure to set the stage for the night and to rip up said stage at the same time. Don’t miss ‘em!
The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!
1 MY BLOODY VALENTINE MBV
2 YO LA TENGO Fade
3 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Psychedelic Pill
4 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
5 DINOSAUR JR. I Bet On Sky
6 ICEAGE You’re Nothing
7 BRIAN ENO Lux
8 CS YEH Transitions
9 TIMES NEW VIKING Over And Over [EP]
10 BRANDY Two Eleven
11 THEE OH SEES Putrifiers II
12 BOB DYLAN Tempest
13 GUIDED BY VOICES The Bears For Lunch
14 PERE UBU Lady From Shanghai
15 JONNY GREENWOOD The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
16 NEW ORDER Lost Sirens
17 KINGDOM VIP Edition Fade to Mind
18 TAYLOR SWIFT Red
19 PETE SEEGER Pete Remembers Woody
20 THOMAS NEWMAN Skyfall
21 TORO Y MOI Anything In Return
22 CAT POWER Sun
23 EELS Wonderful, Glorious
24 RHYS CHATHAM Reve Parisien
25 AARON DILLOWAY After The Showers
26 TYVEK On Triple Beams
27 SCOTT WALKER Bish Bosch
28 PRURIENT Through The Window
29 AUTRE NE VEUT Anxiety
30 SKY FERREIRA Ghost
Stainless Staining [EP] // Lisa Moore // Cantaloupe — Resonant, entrancing piano music by an Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy, augmented with samples of G# overtones. [soundcloud]
Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, books 1-4 // Ronald Brautigam, Mendelssohn // BIS — Sensitive performances of early Romantic-era miniatures for solo piano, played on a historical instrument.
Norwegian Woods OST // Jonny Greenwood // Nonesuch — Radiohead guitarist would be doing pretty well for himself even if he just wrote movie soundtracks.
Johannes Brahms: The Complete Trios // Smetana Trio (w/ Premysl Vojta, Ludmila Peterkova) // Supraphon — This Czech trio brings it.
Where [we] Live // Sō Percussion // Cantaloupe — Album realization of a Kickstarter-backed, collaborative, multi-media performance exploring concept of ‘home’: toy percussion instruments, spoken word, singing, electronics — the works. Based on this trailer, looks like ambitious stuff. Performance has already premiered at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, with future performance during the BAM Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn, December 19-22. [soundcloud]
Heavy// ETHEL // Innova — Adventurous, rock-solid contemporary string quartet playing. Includes Don Byron’s ‘Four Thoughts on Marvin Gaye’ and works by Julia Wolfe and David Lang. [streaming on ETHEL website]
2012 saw an influx in exposure to electronic music, from sources both domestic and abroad. Good beats abound in the States for sure yet I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out. This is entirely because over the last few years, electronic music has been graced by some really creative citizens of the U.K. Here’s a playlist of a bunch of them and the incredible new sounds they’ve made.
Both in and out of the limelight, acts such as James Blake, Rustie, and Actress have released tracks that set the standard for post-dubstep, experimental house, and maximalists genres, among others. This British surge isn’t simply dance music, nor is it only for listening, but rather a balance between the two: both experimental and reliable. A lot of the artists featured here toe the line quite expertly. Actress’ song “The Lord’s Graffiti” off his new Honest Jon’s release R.I.P., is simply the idea of the house, the absolute basics, but totally revisited. The track is fun and danceable but totally perplexing as well, as if there is too much material for contemplation to get up and jump around. In a similarly eclectic fashion, James Blake coos soft love ballads, satiates the cravings of bass-addicts, and experiments endlessly, all while sounding true to his own personal sound and style.
There’s more electronic music from more parts of the world than ever but admist the overload, there are some standouts worth clearing your head for. These are some of the British ones.
This is probably going to be my last blog post of the semester. It has been fun, and I appreciate any one who stuck with my posts through the good times and the bad times (my Looper movie review). Since the year is ending, I guess it’s time for a post about my favorite/most-listened to songs of the semester. Most of this listening occurred in a frantic stage of studying in the library, but there was some fun had too.
Here is my best of the semester:
Girls, “Hellhole Ratrace”
A classic, sorrowful Girls track that, through its repetitive nature, is about 3 minutes too long. Call me crazy, it’s my favorite song ever.
Danny Brown, “Monopoly”
I saw Danny Brown live, became obsessed with hip-hop, and found “Monopoly” to be one of his best, both in concert and on the album “XXX”.
Ariel Pink, “Reminisces”
It was great to have Ariel Pink at the Sco, and even though he didn’t play this track, it is still worth listening to. It’s a groovy instrumental that fits well into cohesively structuring the 2010 album “Before Today”.
Frank Ocean, “Forrest Gump”
Everyone loves Channel Orange. I think it is a bit overrated, but it’s still a great album. Forrest Gump is my favorite song, it’s just too catchy.
Holy Shit, “My Whole Life Story”
Combine Matt Fishbeck, Ariel Pink, and Christopher Owens. The best track on “Stranded at Two Harbors,” in which Fishbeck at one point sings the chords being played.
Death Grips, “The Fever (aye aye)”
Death Grips is insane, and “The Fever (aye aye)” successfully conveys this. Vocalist “MC Ride” screams and shouts, simultaneously making you love/hate the song.