Winter Term Show Applications ONLINE NOW!

 

creative_funny_snowman_ideas_04Staying on campus this January? Apply for a winter term radio show! No experience necessary! It’s a great opportunity to have a show if you’ve never had one before or to try out a new theme that’s too **cool** for a normal show during the school year.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!

 

Important dates:

Applications due 11:59pm on Thursday, January 8th

Schedule posted outside the station (Wilder 319) by 6pm on Friday, January 9th

All Station Meeting – time & location TBD

Programming begins at 8am on Monday, January 12th

 

Questions? Contact WT managers Becca and Galen at wobc@oberlin.edu

Metal Workgroup’s Year In Review

WOBC METAL

2014 has been as tumultuous a year for metal as it has been for Oberlin and the world at large. Formerly rigid classifications have been bent backwards and broken, warped into positions a chiropractor wouldn’t even dream possible. This lack of regard for convention has allowed metal genres to shake off some of the stagnancy of the early 2010s, and has paved the way for seemingly disparate elements to synergize in unexpected harmonies, culminating in some of the most compelling metal music that’s ever been produced. Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of the most intriguing records metal workgroup has looked at over the course of the last year, dominated by Profound Lore and Relapse Records. Links to listen to album or song streams are available in the respective album titles:

Artificial Brain – Labyrinth Constellation (Profound Lore)

The Body/The Haxan Cloak – I Shall Die Here (Rvng. Intl)

Conan – Blood Eagle (Napalm)

Earth – Primitive And Deadly (Southern Lord)

Electric Wizard – Time To Die (Spinefarm)

Ethereal Riffian – Aeonian (Mulligore Production)

Gridlink – Longhena (Selfmadegod)

Indian – From All Purity (Relapse)

Inter Arma – The Cavern (Relapse) (most-chosen album by workgroup participants)

Job For A Cowboy – Sun Eater (Metal Blade)

Lord Mantis – Death Mask (Profound Lore)

Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God (Double Release – Pt 1 Pt 2) (Profound Lore)

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore)

Pyrrhon – The Mother of Virtues (Relapse)

Sterilizer – Sterilizer (Independent)

Swans – To Be Kind (Young God)

Today Is The Day – Animal Mother (Southern Lord)

Wrekmeister Harmonies – Then It All Came Down (Thrill Jockey)

Interview with Jürgen Engler of Die Krupps

Jürgen Engler of Die Krupps
Jürgen Engler of Die Krupps

Anna Rose Greenberg, co-Traffic Director and host of “Germaniacs” interviewed Jürgen Engler of Die Krupps, legendary German industrial/electronic band who, incidentally, wrote the song “Germaniacs” after which Anna Rose’s show is named – hear Engler talk about the difference between American and German music, his favorite music, his new label, and more.

Top 5, make that 6, adds

A re-release of Abelardo Barroso's music makes #5 on this week's top 5, I mean 6, adds.
A re-release of Abelardo Barroso’s music makes #5 on this week’s top 5, I mean 6, adds.

Before the CMJ Top 10 tomorrow, enjoy this list of very new releases to check out. We typically do things around here in multiples of 5, but I couldn’t resist tacking on one special release on the end.

1. Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions [Ed. note: She’s been around since 1992, but she still manages to sound fresh and interesting and just, well, really good.]

2. Lord Raja – A Constant Moth [Ed. note: Electronic artist from New York]

3. Girlpool – Girlpool [Ed. note: Duo of teenagers from L.A., just guitar, bass, their voices, and some killer songwriting.]

4. Oceaan – Veritas [Ed. note: Producer from Manchester, U.K.]

5. Abelardo Barroso y la Orquesta Sensacion – Cha Cha Cha [Ed. note: Re-release of an incredible Cuban group from the 50s.]

6. Parquet Courts – Content Nausea [Ed. note: The extra 6th album is Parquet Court’s second full-length of the year!]

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