Category Archives: Music

Music Reviews from WOBC staff. Includes Best New Music and From the WOBC Vault.

Metal Workgroup Recommends…

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Suggestions from Metal from the March 21st workgroup session!

Botanist – Sophora Tetraptera (IV: Mandragora)

Denouncement Pyre – The Deceiver (Almighty Arcanum)

Nero Di Marte – Convergence (Nero Di Marte)

Intronaut – The Welding (Habitual Levitations: Instilling Words With Tones)

Cerekloth – Halo of Syringes (In the Midst of Life We are in Death)

O.L.D. – Freak Now (The Musical Dimension of Sleastak)

Axeman – Metnal (Place of Fear) (Arrive)

Email metal@wobc.org with questions or recommendations.

Vinyl Workgroup Recommends…

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Attached are some of the latest tracks unearthed by Vinyl Workgroup. Have a listen, and maybe fall in love with something new.

Misty Eyes by Richard Lloyd (Alchemy)

Screwed Up by Sparks (Big Beat)

Shine a Light by Spiritualized (Lazer Guided Melodies)

Sons of Stone by The People’s Temple (Sons of Stone)

London Town by Chris Spedding (The Only Lick I Know)

Daddy’s Gonna Treat You Right by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet (Ozone

Want us to digitize a track or full record from the station’s extensive vinyl vault? E-mail vinyl@wobc.org.

Staff Picks, March 12, 2013

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Here’s some of what the WOBC staff is listening to this week:

Brian Becker, station manager: LARRY HEARD PRESENTS MR. WHITE The Sun Can’t Compare

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.

Ryan Caruso, engineer: SEIGE Conform

Aaron Braun, treasurer: THE RAINCOATS Fairytale in the Supermarket

Nick Plett, assistant engineer: THE BEETS You Don’t Want the Kids to Be Dead

Harlee Ludwig, pop: VANITY 6 Nasty Girl
Prince created this. ‘Nuff said.

Emily Schkolnick, vinyl: RICHARD AND MIMI FARINA Mainline Prosperity Blues

Mark Mortiz-Rabson, metal: INTER ARMA The Survival Fires
Atmospheric, blackened death/doom from Richmond, VA. Reminiscent of Ulcerate.

Madeline Meyer, punk: THE SPITS All I Want

Jack Lazar, hip hop: OG DUTCH MASTER Raw Dope
Been listening to this all week. The sample is “Every Single Night” by Fiona Apple — I love imagining these guys bumpin’ Fiona Apple in the lab.

Cole Evelev, traffic director: JASON HOGANS Warmfuzzy

Emily Weber, promotions: EKOPLEKZ Dead Escalator Suite

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

Amanda Mummery, outreach: AL STEWART In Brooklyn

Alex Tell, webmaster: ELIZABETH COTTEN Shake Sugaree

Sophie Kazis, news: X-RAY SPEX Germ Free Adolescents

stay tuned for more staff playlists to come.

TONIGHT: Cult of Youth + BLK’D OUT @ The ‘Sco

Come check out The ‘Sco TONIGHT, Tuesday March 12, for two killer acts:

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>>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!Have a listen

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>>BLK’D OUT<Don’t miss ’em!

TONIGHT
THE ‘SCO
10 PM
$3 w/ OCID // $7 w/out

TOP 30 3/5

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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 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Push The Sky Away
2 SONIC YOUTH Smart Bar Chicago 1985
3 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Psychedelic Pill
4 GROUPER The Man Who Died In His Boat
5 DAVID BOWIE “Where Are We Now?” [Single]
6 ACTRESS Silver Cloud
7 MOGWAI Les Revenants
8 EKOPLEKZ Devesham Dub
9 TRUS’ME Treat Me Right
10 813 Recolor [EP]
11 PAT METHENY Orchestrion
12 FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes
13 TAME IMPALA Lonerism
14 HOW TO DRESS WELL Total Loss
15 JONNY GREENWOOD The Master: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
16 SUFJAN STEVENS Silver And Gold Asthmatic Kitty
17 CRYSTAL CASTLES III
18 TAYLOR SWIFT Red
19 MATMOS The Marriage Of True Minds
20 MY BLOODY VALENTINE MBV
21 TYVEK On Triple Beams
22 DANIEL BACHMAN Seven Pines
23 ROBERT TURMAN Beyond Painting
24 MILK MUSIC Cruise Your Illusion
25 ICEAGE You’re Nothing
26 GUIDED BY VOICES The Bears For Lunch
27 OMAR-S Triangulum Australe
28 SKIP SKIP BEN BEN Sacrifice Mountain Hills
29 LEVON VINCENT Rainstorm II
30 EL PERRO DEL MAR The Pale Fire

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my-bloody-valentine-mbvThe 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

New Classical in 2012

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]