Pøp Picks 4/7/14


‘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


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!

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WOBC’s CMJ Top Ten Playlist 4/7/14

People love that cute lil smile :-)


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

got a track for us? music@wobc.org


Javiera Mena—Espada


I found out recently that one of my favorite artists—Chilean pop songwriter Javiera Mena—released a new album. It’s called Espada and it’s pretty tite. Here’s the single:

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All of staff made a playlist for you!! They like you! They really like you!



Alison (Music Director): Blanche Blanche Blanche – Talk Out Loud

Sivan (Vinyl): The Great Plains – Serpent Mound

Nick (General Punk): Tony Molina – Change My Ways

Rebecca (International): Future Islands – Back in the Tall Grass

Jenny (Classical): ACRONYM – Bertali Sonata a 6 in d minor

Chuck (Freeform): Ann Guthrie – Branching Low and Spreading

Charles (Studio B): Untotooku – Chiemi Manabe

Adam (Studio B): Celestial Shore – Valerie

Michael (Station Manager): Royal Trux – Liar

Andrew (Hip Hop): Drake – Draft Day

Ivan (Pop): Faust – Chère Chambre

Asher (Pop): The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset

Nina (Folk): Hurray for the Riff Raff – Look Out Mama

Emma (Outreach): Frankie Valli – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

Will (Electronic): Griot Galaxy – Androgeny

Jack (Treasurer): IndigoChildRick – 4sho

Aria (Promo): Shamir – If It Wasn’t True

Sophie (Talk): Lisa LeBlanc – Du Duvet Dans Les Poches

Ali (PD): Linda Perhacs – Hey, Who Really Cares?

Eve (Promo): Josh Gad – In Summer




Japan’s thriving electronic music scene has been putting out some hot, French-influenced nudisco in recent months. Spring is in the air, and now that the snow is starting to melt what better way to celebrate than to dust off the disco and muzak samples and cut loose?


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name of show and time: 
sex positive hip hop / hip hop i like. sunday nite/monday morning 2-3a
sample playlist:
bad- wale/rihanna

do for love- tupac

thats what im looking for- da brat

how many licks- lil kim

could be well in- the streets

age aint nothing but a number- aaliyah

motivation- kelly rowland

all the time- jerimah ft. lil wayne

ride- ciara

best friend- 50 cent/olivia

ready or not- the fugees

i just wanna love u- jay z

dilemma ft kelly roland- nelly

your show in three words?:
sexy dance hiphop
best live show you’ve ever seen?:
i used to have fun with ratatat
what’s your favorite show on wobc?:
disco nite re: morgan + joey (Ed Note: Thursday 7-9 PM)
what do you hope listeners take away from your show?:
~~~the mood~~~
best atmosphere to listen to your show?:
monday 2am, yr bed
what celeb would u want to meet?:
Got a show you’d like to nominate for Show of the Week? EMAIL MUSIC@WOBC.ORG


Sound & visual power pair Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce are coming to the ‘Sco April 5th.



Brooklyn-based electronic sound artist Daniel Lopatin produces trance-like, vapor-wave sounds as his alias Oneohtrix Point Never. His stimulating tunes are reminiscent of a 22nd century orchestra. The culmination of his sounds invokes a reliquary experience, as well as one that is strongly visual. Installation and video artist Nate Boyce often toys with digital spaces and sculptures in his videos, creating imaginary landscapes unbound to any 4D confinements. Boyce will be creating live visuals in conjunction with Lopatin’s sounds. It might be a numbing experience. It might be like stargazing but cooler.

(video: Boyce)

(video: Boyce)

(video: John Michael Boiling)