‘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!
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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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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:
Continue reading Javiera Mena—Espada
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?
Continue reading JAPANESE NUDISCO
JOS’S SHOW IS THE CATS PAJAMAS
name of show and time:
sex positive hip hop / hip hop i like. sunday nite/monday morning 2-3a
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
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?:
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
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Summer Station Manager: The Summer Station Manager is responsible for organizing summer programming, ensuring compliance with all FCC and station rules, and processing incoming music. Ideal candidates will have an interest in WOBC leadership positions in the future. $2000 stipend included.
Summer Engineer: The Summer Engineer is responsible for maintaining technical equipment and working on technical improvement projects around the station. Ideal candidates will have an interest in WOBC leadership positions in the future. $2000 stipend included.
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 on Sunday (4/6) Night