11.21.2014

International Workgroup Presents: Songs We’ve Been Listening To, Pt. 2

Malian singer Khaira Arby.

Malian singer Khaira Arby.

Part 2 of International Workgroup’s playlist – a real Japanese pop star, a virtual Japanese pop star, an up and coming British singer of Ghanaian & Nigerian descent, and a legendary Malian singer with a U.S backing band.

1. Kyari Pamyu Pamyu (Japan) – Pon Pon Pon

This video is everything.

2. Hatsune Miku (Japan) – Sharing the world (“live” on David Letterman)

22nd century J-pop meets 20th century American TV.

3. Lola Rae (Nigeria’Ghana/UK)

There will be dancing.

4. The Sway Machinery featuring Khaira Arby (US and Mali)- Gawad Teriamou

Khaira Arby, also know as the Nightingale of the North hails from Mali.

11.16.2014

WOBC Zine Submission Deadline Extended!!

The deadline for the WOBC Zine has been extended until the end of November. We want playlists, art, essays, opinions comics, interview, show listings, concert reviews. Whatever works! Send submission/questions to promo@wob.org by November. Submissions boxes will also be in Mudd and the station, if you want to drop off a physical copy. Leave your name and email on copies that you want returned!

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11.16.2014

International Workgroup presents: Songs We’ve Been Listening To, Pt. 1

The international workgroup playlist – part 1 – is here! Check out: a Belgain rapper whose video has more than 200 million views; beautiful Korean folk pop; toetapping “electro-cumbia” from Mexico; a 60s French classic; and breathtaking Russian throat singing.

1. Stromae (Belgium) – Papaoutai

Belgium’s finest rapper and pop auteur takes a trip to the uncanny valley.

2. Lee Lang (Korea) – 이랑 잘 알지도 못하면서 (translates to “You Don’t Really Know”—a full translation is available here)

Korean singer-songwriter makes thoroughly charming folk music from circular melodies.

3. Afrodita (Mexico) – Guerros

Duo from DF, Mexico – Irreverent electrocumbia pop

4. Jacques Dutronc (France) – Cactus

Classic French rock.

5. Huun Huur Tu (Tuva, Russia) – Chiraa-Khoor

Throat singing distinctive of folk music from the Mongolian regions of Mongolia, Inner Mongolia (China) and Tuva (Russia).

11.14.2014

APPLY TO THE FALL 2K14 COVER BAND SHOWCASE

Hey, you!

Do you want to play live music but have had trouble finding an outlet? Do you crave fame and/or glory? Do you routinely write in the margin of your notebook bad band name puns (Geezer, Velvet Underwear, Def Jeopardy)?

Then apply for the COVER BAND SHOWCASE! Applications are due on November 19, and the fun will take place on December 12.

Please submit applications to music@wobc.org including: band name, songs you will cover, members of band, and instruments played. In order to make this event as inclusive as possible, we ask that individuals only apply for one cover band.

May Jovi be with you.

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11.12.2014

CMJ Top 10 11/11/14

SBTRKT rounds out the list at #10.

SBTRKT rounds out the list at #10.

WOBC DJ’s favorite new releases this past week:

1. Sophie – Lemonade b/w Hard [ed. note: fresh off a ‘Sco show!]

2. Priests – Bodies and Control and Money and Power [ed. note: second time this year in the top 10]

3. The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

4. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! [ed. note: second time this year in the top 10]

5. Hundred Waters – The Moon Range Like a Bell [ed. note: also fresh off a ‘Sco show]

6. Inter Arma – The Cavern [EP]

7. Dean Blunt – Black Metal

8. Mr Little Jeans – Pocketknife

9. Iceage – Plowing into the Field of Love

10. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land

11.10.2014

Top 5 Adds

Dean Blunt's new album "Black Metal" is #5 on our top 5 adds this week.

Dean Blunt’s new album “Black Metal” is #5 on our top 5 adds this week.

While you wait expectantly for the CMJ Top 10 tomorrow, here are 5 new releases from the past week sure to excite:

1. Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita [ed. note: yeah that’s right, they have a new album!]

2. Cooly G – Wait ’til Night [ed. note: Hyperdub!]

3. Paperhead – Africa Avenue [ed. note: featuring Oberlin album Ryan Jennings!]

4. Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused [ed. note: insanely unexpected & insanely good collaboration]

5. Dean Blunt – Black Metal [ed. note: also check out his album Redeemer from last year]

11.09.2014

“If punk is the ultimate anti-establishment scene, why is it still run by all these white men?”

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That’s the title of this incredible piece in The Guardian by Alyssa Kai, former WOBC DJ and Oberlin alum – you’ve got to check it out here.