Thursday, September 25, 2008


Starting today WRMC will have local bands and artist play live on air every Thursday at 6pm. The show will showcase artists from the college and the surrounding area. If you, or anyone you know is interested in getting heard on the FM airwaves contact us at

Today's show features Matt Bell, singer-songwriter extraordinaire. Stay tuned for clips from the show and in the meantime tune in to WRMC 91.1.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wardicus Wednesday #6 - Library Relics

In an effort to be remembered as the music managers who finally got the record library under control, Rachael and I have been spending a lot of time going through the stacks trying to figure ways of better organizing the labyrinth. While not actually succeeding and only finding my way out of the depths by firelight fueled by Ben Kweller albums, I did manage to find some relics of an era of music long since passed. Here they are:

Nlogax - Boards of Canada

Boards of Canada released their Hi Scores EP in 1996 before any of their major record releases. While not their first record, it is a nice melding of their (at the time) developing sound with some of their influences such as Warp labelmate Aphex Twin.

MOTR - Trans Am

DC trio and distortion masters Trans Am take simple rock motifs from established bands of the past and expand them. There's something mechanistic about their songs but in a way that makes you believe that the coming robot revolution may be a good thing.

Charlies Theme - Pastels

The Last Great Wilderness is the final album by C86ers The Pastels. It is the soundtrack for the David Mackenzie movie of the same name. Bleak and distant, it separates itself from The Pastels normal sound in order to recreate the winter highlands of the band's home as portrayed in the movie. (Also, the movie is pretty good.)

One Beat - Sleater-Kinney

Finding this album apart from other Sleater-Kinney works and refiling it correctly was my personal high point of the work in the library. (Though I realized that people need to play it more and marked it my pick of the month on the shelves in studio.) I remember when the album came out six years ago and, damn, that makes me feel out of touch. At the time I liked it because I was angry and I wanted to rebel and shit and the songs, like, meant something. I still like it because I'm angry but also because every song is perfectly crafted.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Concert Update

Dear Vermont,

Please prepare for face melting musical chaos. This weekend Higher Ground in Burlington has an all-star lineup. To start the weekend off we have Lotus, a staple of hippie-dippie-dance-trance-electro that has been grooving across the country for the past few years. The five-piece band is promoting their new album, Hammerstrike, on October 14. The band has the album up for streaming on their website here.

Saturday night things get a little more hectic. Dan Deacon, member of the Baltimore art collective Wham City, will be playing his special blend of crazed dance electro in the Showcase Lounge. Deacon's live shows have a reputation for being intimate and insane as he positions himself in the audience and thrives on audience participation. The trained composer can work loops and soundbites like few can. This show will not disappoint.

Here are two songs from this weekend's performers. If you have a heart condition, you have been warned.

Wham City - Dan Deacon

Umbilical Moonrise - Lotus

Sincerely and always yours,


Monday, September 15, 2008

Why hello

Hey WRMC, my name is Taylor and im the electro manager. I also like to blog, and thought id throw some badass stuff up for WRMC.

Sisters of Transistors put out the track 'The Don' pretty recently, which was pretty great. However, it just got worked over by Acid Girls. They absolutely kill it. Check it

Sisters of Transistors - The Don (Acid Girls Grey Disco Remix)

Also, if ya wanna cop more great music, take a gander at my blog,

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Booty Shakin' with Of Montreal

"This record is only for broad-minded people, who like to dance, make love and freak the f*ck out. It’s not for most inanimate objects.”

-Kevin Barnes

Check it.

The new Of Montreal album comes out October 7. In addition to the above choice quote, Barnes says of the new album, "This record is my attempt to bring all of my puzzling, contradicting, disturbing, humorous...fantasies, ruminations and observations to the surface, so that I can better dissect and understand their reason for being in my head. Hence the title, Skeletal Lamping. Lamping is the name of a rather dreadful hunting technique where, hunters go into the forest at night, flood an area in light, then shoot, or capture, the animals as they panic and run from their hiding places."

This is the albums first single which was released August 29, a 7" on Polyvinyl Records.

Id Engager - of Montreal