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Pop Picks 11.6.2012

Election day is today, and we’re all writhing with excitement. Also, we listened to some good music today. Here’s the newest pop additions to the Pop WOBC Vault:

Prince Rama // Top Ten Hits at the End of the World

Party at the end of the world! Everyone’s invited! Prince Rama’s greatest hits album got tarred and glittered and then electrocuted itself during a bubble bath. Huge, glamorous production — so obsessed with itself…deprived of oxygen from too much hair gel. A+++

Onuinu // Mirror Grazer

Surprise! Chillwave is still not over. And I am totally OK with it, and all of that funky/fuzzy synthy bouncy poppy-pop that this CD brings to the party.
FYI: pronounced “on you in you,” which makes sense, sort of.

Why? // Mumps, etc

Partial raps, good beats, good vibes.

Peace.

The Name Game – Pop’s List of the Week 10/15

p-pop b-bop banana nana bo-bop POP!!! This week is names….roll call!!!

1. Stacey Grove – Marc Bolan & Tyrannosaurus Rex

::: So self-indulgent! This song evokes the classic ‘nice guys finish last’ archetype in a draining, mundane manner. That Stacey Grove must be quite the catch for Bolan to refer to her by her actual name instead of some weirdo 70’s sweet talk. Then again, I think most of us would prefer to partake in some hot love rather than have him get our name straight.

2. Angie – The Rolling Stones

::: The name Angie has never sounded so tragic.  It evokes memories of crying in my car after saying goodbye to my great love.  Just kidding, it only reminds me of the fact that I’ve never had a great love to say goodbye to.  Great song–what a jam.

3. Jocasta – Noah and The Whale

::: I like this song mostly for the clapping.

4. Madeline – Yo La Tengo

::: Slow and sad, but has a warmth to it that still brings a smile to my face.

5. Jasmine – Jai Paul

::: THIS SONG IS HOT. LIKE, REALLY HOT. THERE ISN’T MUCH ELSE TO SAY OTHER THAN HOW HOT THIS SONG IS

6. Vanessa – Grimes

::: Grimes is the queen of pop and the intergalactic princess.  You already love her and you probably already love this song so go ahead and give it another play.  Vanessa is pretty cool too. GRIMEZ4EVR.

Halloween pt. 1 – Pop’s List of the Week 10/10

The wind is blowing, the air is cold and all of those black cats that live in town started walking around Wilder Bowl at night and you see their eyes glowing at night and it makes you walk the other way or maybe call ride-line. Pop group picked some songs that represent that freaky feeling that something scary is going to happen.

1. Pere Ubu – Thriller!

An unpredictable left turn on Dub Housing, this B-side track haunts and moans for way longer than any other song on the record. Inconsistent yet repetitive, scratchy and loud, “Thriller!” is the perfect song for squealing like a little piggy all the way home.

2 . Suicide – Ghost Rider

Slow droning synth backdrop and lo-fi, quavery vocals that creep up on you like a hooded figure. Intense. Good luck getting that beat out of your head when it’s over.

3. Timber Timbre – Demon Host

Eerie and haunting enough to echo that unshakable chill in the air. I mean, look, I’m not the kind of person to go around sitting in cemeteries night, but like, if I were, I would totally play this. Full moon preferable, but not required.

4. Tom Waits – Clap Hands

My mom used to play Tom Waits when we cleaned the house. I was always scared of his deep husky voice that would reverberate in the living room. When I was in middle school I made a horror film and used Tom Waits as my soundtrack. As spooky images of a dripping sink, footsteps on an old staircase, and a desolate backyard flashed across the screen, Tom Waits husked away in the background. He is what nightmares sound like.

5. Marilyn Manson – Dope Show

Creepy and uncomfortable, Mason always does it right.  He’s fresh and sounds really blood almost all then time.  What else would you ever want for Halloween? 90’s creep at its best.  Listen to the whole album for extra spooky realness.

6. “Piggies” – The Beatles

My dad being an avid Beatles fan, growing up, I always felt like there was constantly a Beatles album being played in the background of my house. I took to the White Album, but this track never ceased to frighten my young mind. To this day, anything with maniacal laughing continues to give me the creeps.

 

 

POP PICKS 10.8.2012

Another week, another batch of new music sent to the WOBC station. We heard the good, the bad, and the excruciating! Here’s our favorites of the bunch.

Animal Collective // Centipede HZ:

This new album has a more cohesive feel than Animal Collective’s previous productions. It tends more towards a consistent (at times almost dance) beat, toning down the trippy, constant shifts in melody that used to be essential to much of Animal Collective’s music.

Tame Impala // Lonerism:

Spectacular second album from the genius mind of Kevin Parker, the man behind Australian psych-rock outfit Tame Impala. More spaced out, psychedelic and layered than their debut Innerspeaker, Lonerism gets comfortable with more poppier songs and structures, while still showcasing gorgeous and unique sounds and textures that you can seldom here anywhere else in popular indie music today.

The Mountain Goats // Transcendental Youth:

A full horn section compliments John Darnielle’s storytelling in the newest album from The Mountain Goats.  The songs are polished but still have JD’s signature nasally, emotional, frantic crooning that we all love.  It’s their best in a while.

 

Peace.

 

Show of The Week: THE JUMPOFF Saturdays 6-8 AM

Pictured: Weezy

Need that extra incentive to keep your Friday night going well into Saturday morning? Look no further than The Jumpoff, a sad, sad denial that everyone’s already gone home. Lucky for us though, Brian and Arielle don’t really care about “everyone”. They just want to play pop music as the sun rises.

Show of The Week status granted.

Here’s some Q+A with bright young DJ Things:

1. How would you describe yourselves? Brian- Handsome.
Arielle- I hate that question and it reminds me of college interviews.
Don’t write that. No no no no no.

2. How would you describe the show? Songs that make your head nod.

3. What inspires you to do your show? Dipset, Young Jeezy, songs we liked in 7th grade, the air horn sound that a lot of rap DJs use these days, hot 97.

4. What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Brian-Best Coast-In My Room
Arielle-The Damned-Born to Kill

5. What is your favorite show on WOBC?
BLOW YR GOURD. (Wednesdays @7PM) Adrian Rew runs this city. Cutest boy in town!

6. Favorite foods? Brian-Tacos and hot dogs, Arielle-Pad Thai

7. Favorite holidays? Chanukah. Duh.

8. Final thoughts? Stay awake for our show. 6-8 am saturday mornings. most popular show out. straight fire!

Nominations for next week’s Show of the Week can be made by sending an email to PD@wobc.org