top 30 is a weekly section of the blog where we share the 30 artists/albums that received the most play on WOBC this week. click on any entry to visit the myspace, last.fm, bandcamp, or website of that artist.
washed out – within and without – just when you think you’re finally over chillwave, washed out comes out with a new album and you feel all warm and dizzy inside. don’t fight it. if ‘life of leisure’ was last summer’s jam, then ‘within and without’ is it’s snowy counterpart, glistening and melancholic, arctic and balearic. listen to ‘soft’ or ‘you and i’, and pretend you are on a train in the alps. see what i mean here?
pictureplane – thee physical – pulsing aerial dance beats chopped and screwed in outer space. everyone is starting to sound like shannon funchess, and pictureplane is doing the best job of it. check out ‘trancegender’ for those deep house vocals and a catchy, swelling hook.
WOBC is proud to announce our official participation in the first ever COLLEGE RADIO DAY, taking place October 11, 2011.
“The aim of College Radio Day is to raise a greater, national awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate in North America by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day. It is hoped that those people who do tune in like what they hear and become regular listeners. The organizers of College Radio Day believe that college radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from the constrictions of having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission.”
Top 5 Adds is a weekly section of the WOBC Blog that displays the Top 5 most played new albums at the station. Each album links to the band’s myspace, Last.fm, or other music player so you can check them out for yourself!
1. Pure X – Pleasure // Austin, Texas’ Pure X–though you may remember them as Pure Ecstasy—finally released their debut full-length album: the aptly named Pleasure. Regardless of their slight name change, these dudes are still making the same signature dreamy garage pop, washed out in reverberating fuzz. Check out ‘Easy’ or ‘Dream Over’ if you’re sitting on a porch and just want to exist.
2. Memory Tapes – Player Piano // The biggest difference between Player Piano and 2009’s hit Seek Magic is the prominence of Dayve Hawk’s voice; while previously obscured behind echoed filters and glistening chillwave (back when we were still excited about it), on Player Piano you can actually… hear it. Whether or not this is a positive thing remains to be determined.
applications are due by friday, june 17 at midnight // shows will be posted outside of the station by 10pm saturday // there will be an all-station meeting on sunday // programming will start monday at 8am //