Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Message from Deacon of Animal Collective




Hey everyone,

Josh (deacon) here. I'm posting up here to let everyone know about
something i'm really psyched about. I've been given an opportunity to
go play a show in Mali, Africa, followed by some a few shows in Europe
by myself and opening up for Noah. On a personal level I am really
excited to be playing my first
solo shows ever. But I am also really
psyched to be using the trip and the opportunity it provides to raise
money for a very real slavery problem in Mali. I know we aren't
normally the the type to get involved directly this way, but I felt like
this was a really great time and way to do it. please go look at the
details of the project at

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/legupmgmt/deacon-animal-collective-at-the-festival-in-the

if you had already seen this project in it's original form, please look
again. We've gotten some really helpful backing from Paw Tracks that
make it possible for this project to be entirely humanitarian now.

If you feel you want to and can donate to this project it would be
great. $50 or more will get you a hand packaged album that i will be
making using sounds I have collected from the trip as well as the music
i have been writing. and if you feel you can't help right now but you
know someone that might, please pass it on.

thanks to everyone.
happy holidays,
josh


A call to all WRMC blog viewers. Band your friends together. Get 5 of you to contribute 10 dollars and you have a hand packaged album! We at WRMC love seeing humanitarian efforts by bands we adore so let's celebrate and support!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A new dance mixtape for everyone that is a special person


This includes you, darling. This mixtape is for you, because you are special and deserve an equally special mixtape.

It's called "Lion Sex", it was mixed by Mr. Whiskers (yours truly) and it will make you "dance till you're dead", to quote Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Heads will roll, folks, so turn up the volume, play it loud, and dance.

Tracklist:

1. AC Slater - "Play the Record Again (Original Mix)"
2. The Subs - "Mitsubitchi (Original Mix)"
3. 2manyDJs vs. The Bloody Beetroots - "Warp Fu (BONES Edit)"
4. Kid Sister - "Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)"
5. Dada Life - "Let's Get Bleeped Tonight (Phatzoo Remix)"
6. Major Lazer - "Pon De Floor (BeatauCue Remix)"
7. Daniel Haaksman ft. MC Miltonho - "Kid Conga (Blood Shake Tropical Flavour Remix)"
8. Lil Jon ft. Mr. Catra & Mulher File - "Machuka (Prod. by Kassiano)"
9. Will Bailey & Hot Mouth - "Underwear Funk (Original Mix)"
10. Solo - "Rawmania (Original Mix)"
11. Riva Starr ft. Noze - "I Was Drunk (Douster Remix)"
12. Chelley - "Took the Night (Alvaro Remix)"
13. Will Bailey - "Hit the Club (Sidney Samson Remix)"
14. Malente - "I Like It (Riva Starr Snatch! Mix)"
15. Laidback Luke & Lee Mortimer - "Blau! (Original Mix)"
16. Drop the Lime - "Set Me Free (Harvard Bass Remix)"
17. Diplo & Laidback Luke - "Hey! (Foamo Remix)"
18. Dub Pistols - "I'm In Love (Foamo Remix)"

DOWNLOAD/LISTEN:

Lion Sex - Mr. Whiskers 2010 Mixtape by djmrwhiskers

Alternate download (Mediafire)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winter-y Music Wednesdays featuring Allo, Darlin'


Christmas music.
Ukuleles.
Who knew, huh?


Allo Darlin' comes from down under and just knows how to get your hips moving with a pop-y electric guitar or swaying with a mellow uku.
They're great. Just great. So here's a nice winter-y song to warm you up through this cold cold week.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

noah and the whale



"the first days of spring"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Music Thursdays (?) featuring Freelance Whales


I realize.
It's Thursday.
You somehow made it past the hump without a new song for your listening pleasure and I apologize.

To make it up let's talk about Freelance Whales.

This year's "Band To Watch" according to stereogum, Freelance Whales hails from Queens, New York where many will find them playing their amalgamation of unique instruments on street corners or (as shown above) in the subway.

The band describes their sound as "if someone wired their heart to a synthesizer" which I think greatly discredits their own work and makes them sound like Passion Pit (not a bad thing, but still).

I say this because the band indeed breaks away from the all-too-familiar synth-y sound of '09 with tunes like Generator 2nd Floor which sounds like something off of the Little Miss Sunshine Soundtrack (in a very positive way). Sterogum's description is spot on describing:
sounds that are acoustic and precious, boldly baring bespectacled sensitivity and couching touching melodies in delicate instrumentation: everything from guitars, banjos, tambourines, harmonium, and glockenspiels to yes the occasional keyboard and laptop assist.
But I will stop telling you and let you find out yourself with a video displaying their incredible acoustic talents in a pitch black room (something I would not mind seeing replicated in the Gamut Room) and a song showing their ability to rock out a synth-y tune.






Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - SALVO!

The second installment of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 12 part music series called SALVO! came out recently. So far they are incredible, and I am loving the added visuals to my favorite album of 2009, Up From Below.




Small Black "Despicable Dogs"



this is really wonderful

Saturday, December 5, 2009

another new Vampire Weekend song

Been keeping up with the steady trickle of material from VW's uber-hyped second album, Contra? If so, you've already heard the blistering "Cousins" and seen its joyful music video.
This track, "California English, Pt. 2" (whose Pt. 1 counterpart appears on the album's tracklist) is the bizarre/awesome B-side to the "Cousins" single. Be ye a Vampire Weekend fan? (That's kind of a dumb question, isn't it...) Then give this'un a listen!


Friday, December 4, 2009

ABC Jesus Rap

Think I've found a gem here, could be the next AnCo. Someone call Domino Records.

"The ABC Jesus RAP is hip, fresh, fun, researched based, exciting but most importantly engaging.
•Teaches letter and letter sounds
•Teaches beginning reading skills
•Teaches phonics
•Teaches bible words
•Increases vocabulary development
•Increases listening skills
•Increase phonemic awareness"





Very good, yes? Compare to AnCo "My Girls" remix I enjoy.
Animal Collective - "My Girls (Gigamesh 'Proper House' Remix)"


What do u think? Will this hip new track reach Pitch4rk's Best New Music section? Discuss in comments.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Patrick Swayze Driving



Have you ever watched something so powerful, that it resonates with you deep in your core and makes you jump to your feet with unadulterated confidence, feeling like you can do anything in the world!? A few days ago, I hadn't either. Until I saw this video made by Samuel Kuhn and my world was completely rocked. Prepare to get fired up, I'm going to go wrestle some dinos and swim in lava. late.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Music Wednesdays featuring Darwin Deez


You have finals! I have finals! So here's a quick post to keep your week moving!

Hailing from NYC, the way they choose to describe themselves is pretty accurate:

"indie music with a side of calisthenics"

"happy music for sad people"

"white music for black people"

Their most popular single floating around the blogosphere (Radar Detector) is pretty infectious. It's difficult not to have that song stuck in your head after a few listens (even more difficult to not try and sing along).

Recently it's been remixed (quite well) by Xaphoon Jones (the guy who consistently turns popular indie songs into hip-hop samples for Chiddy Bang) which has made it even MORE infectious.

Give it a listen. Tell us what you think. Also, check out a clip of one of their performances. Looks pretty rad (Especially the interpretive dancing toward the end). Something we should consider bringing to campus...

death by audio|darwin deez|march '09 from darwin deez on Vimeo.

Darwin Deez - Radar Detector

Darwin Deez - Radar Detector (Xaphoon Jones Remix)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Brazilian Fever


LIL JON - MACHUKA (feat. Mulher Filé & Mr Catra) prod by Kassiano from NOSSA on Vimeo.

While Lil Jon is generally revered for being a man of few words [What, Yeah, Hey, Ok], in his new track "Machuka" (out 2010) he proves himself capable of spitting some pretty heavy verses. The rapper trades his traditional hype shouts in for more coherent lyrics, establishing himself as an accomplished and versatile artist. One can’t help but speculate that Lil Jon’s inspiration comes from the unusual combination of beats that accompany his verses: the roots of this track trace back to funk carioca, a movement that originated in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The release of “Machuka” could mark the first appearance of Funk Carioca in the filtered and auto-tuned American mainstream. The collaboration of infamous Crunker Lil Jon with two established Brazilian artists--Mulher Filé & Mr Catra, both important figures in the baile funk movement--accentuates the cross-cultural appeal of "Machuka".

Kassiano--the Brazilian/ American producer who has been promoting Brazilian culture for many years through his music and his company Nossa--was able to encapsulate the styles of all the artists while weaving together the intricacies of two different cultures. The first layer of an easily-recognizable euro-house beat from Steve Angello & Laidback Luke’s “Be” is accompanied by quintessential Brazilian percussions that make particularly strong appearances at the beginning and very end of the track. As these two styles combine into the driving backbeat of the track, Kassiano tops the mix off with a flawless meshing of the various vocals and languages. For a track that contains so much cultural contrast and so many different influences (Brazil vs. U.S.A., percussions vs. euro house beat, crunk, rap, funk carioca, male vs. female vocals, Portuguese vs. English), it’s coherent flow is as impressive as it is refreshing. Machuka's insidiously infectious pop veneer ensures that it’s culture-clash complexity doesn’t take away from it’s bar-audience appeal: I’ll certainly be expecting to hear it along side of “Party in the USA”.


[ Stay on your toes for Lil Jon's album Crunk Rock, set to drop in 2010 and keep an eye out for new things from Kassiano ]



Monday, November 30, 2009

Because insider references never go out of style


Middlebury has produced some stellar musicians before,
including Dispatch and the guys behind Song for Sarah.
We now proudly add to that list the Allen Jokers:

Their debut single, Midd Kid ft. Jay-Z just dropped. You can download it here and revel in the clever manipulations of campus stereotypes to your heart's delight.

The music video should follow early in the new year.

Something To Be Thankful For

We at WRMC hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving.

If you didn't, perhaps you will look back on it more fondly when you realize that the Roots and the Dirty Projectors performed together last week at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. That's double the drum kits (technically triple when considering the fact that Quest Love manned one) and double the bass + the voices of a choir of Angels.



Collaborations like these make our weeks.

Friday, November 20, 2009

dude, FUCK BUTTONS, lets get some zippers...



FUCK BUTTONS - "OLYMPIANS" {DOWNLOAD}


“Hi this is Mrs. Edmonds from Johnson Elementary School calling in regards to your son Billy. There is no reason for alarm, but I would appreciate if we could discuss Billy’s behavior in the classroom. You can reach me at 203 655 2549. I look forward to meeting with you.” Was what the answering machine said as I lay on my belly drawing on the cold wooden floor in my kitchen. I liked the mixed smell of lacquer and the toxic from my fat sharpie marker. I began tracing the dark lines of the wood’s grain, and then peeled off them creating something of my own.

My teacher thinks I’m a troublemaker. I’m not. My teacher thinks I’m dumb. I don’t think I am. I just don’t like talking. I don’t like writing either, there are better things to do with a pen and paper than make the same stupid letters over and over again. Words never surprise me, they never turn into something completely unexpected and excite me to create a new narrative, a new world never been discovered.

I like drawing. I used to draw every moment of the day. My desk would be filled with stories of pirates surfing on dolphins into underwater caves to protect their booty from the sonic space monkeys. That one took me three recesses to clean. The next only took one because Mrs. Edmonds took away my markers after the first time. Now if I draw I get sent to the principal’s office. Except in art. You can sometimes draw in art. But usually we make stupid pencil holders out of Popsicle sticks or origami swans.

So in class I don’t do anything. I sit. I squeal. I stare. I make faces. I dream. I wait. I grunt. I hate. I don’t do anything. Absolutely nothing all day long. Until I go home and open up my markers. 

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Canimal Ollective

A studio version of Animal Collective's "What Would I Want? Sky" from their upcoming Fall Be Kind EP has finally surfaced. Besides being awesome, it also contains the first licensed Grateful Dead sample. Checks it out below.



Like it? Here's another one that'll be on the EP.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Music Wednesdays featuring Solange Knowles

Most people recognize Solange Knowles (right) as being Ms. Best Video of the Year (Beyonce Knowles)'s younger sister. Some (probably not many) may recognize Solange Knowles as the essential voice to the theme song of Disney's Proud Family.

She has come a long way since then having collaborated with various underground rappers such as Theophilus London and now is using her talents to create a quite soulful cover of Dirty Projectors "Stillness Is The Move".

This track definitely needs to be recognized as it so creatively utilizes the classic Isaac Hayes sample from "Bumpy's Lament" to create a melody so similar to the original Dirty Projectors' that it's recognizable, but so different that she can claim it as her own. Check it out below and let it move you all the way to Thanksgiving break.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ever Wanted To Be The Kind of Person Who Listened to Jazz?


Not only "listened to jazz," but also had some general knowledge of the tunes being listened to?

Well I know I did, so when I came across this NPR commentary on Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux's guide to jazz music (so aptly titled Jazz) I knew my prayers had been answered.




As well as covering the fundamentals of Jazz and it's history, Giddins and Deveaux offer 101 essential tracks for beginning Jazz listeners and regulars alike with full descriptions on the significance of each song. WGBO got to speak with Giddins who offered 5 tracks as a stepping stone to the full 101. Check them out here to wet your Jazz palette.

Monday, November 16, 2009

more new dance musiks

New remix of the title track from The Tough Alliance's 3rd album, A New Chance, by DFA resident Juan MacLean. It's SOOOO disco! Pure retro bliss @ 6:45.

Listen to the crappy audio version posted on youtube below, or link to a better one here.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Reasons for Hospitalization: Dan Deacon at the Bunker


Shoop. Shoop ba-doop.
Can you find you?

Ay ay oooo!

photo credit: Isabel Shaw

Special thanks to Joanna Rothkopf for making it all happen.
WRMC loves you.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Delights of The Gamut Room: You and Yourn


In the history of male/female indie duos (She & Him, Matt & Kim, The White Stripes) rarely do we find a pair that are happily in marriage. Today, I present to you the first! (Well, there is Avey Tare and Kria Brekken but we know how Pitchfork feels about them... ) So yes! Today is the first and if you didn't know already they are playing in the Gamut Room!


Now, I realize what you are thinking: "Oh, there goes another one of those 'indie folk duos' with their chilled out singer-songwriter air to them. Better bring out my worn-in flannel." Well! You, my friend, are wrong. This is not just "indie folk" music. It is "lyrically-driven, atmospheric chamber-folk" for the sophisticated hipster (perfect for the Gamut Room atmosphere). So head over there for the family affair around 8, eat some crepes and enjoy the beginning of a relaxing night.


Check out the music here (you'll enjoy, I promise).


Oh, did I mention they are touring with Andrew Bird in December? Yeah, I'll see you there.

Dan Deacon hospitalized

Looks like we just missed the cutoff on this one, folks. Our festive friend Dan Deacon has been hospitalized with back problems, causing him to cancel the remaining days on his North American tour. Damn you, acute sciatica! Read more here.

We know you really give it your all, Dan, and we really appreciate that, so you will be in our thoughts. Get well soon!

I suppose this is just what happens when you Get Older...


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bearcraft Carrier


Phillipe just finished producing his second album of dance music. He is very excited to share it with you all. Like last time around, it's free and easy to download.

Just go here: http://www.zshare.net/download/68248714dbb34d06/

Track List:

1) The Children Are The Future
2) Bear to Land Missiles (YSI)
3) Neck Tattoos
4) Step Left, Step Right, Around!
5) Taft Was Sick
6) The Weekend (It's Got to be Phonkay)
7) I'm Just Floating on Bear
8) Dwarf
9) Throat Babies (YSI)
10) Suns Out, Guns Out
11) '09
If you like it, please burn it for everyone you know, post it on your blogs, and twitter about it (don't act like you don't have one).

The files are uploaded at 192kbps. If anyone would like higher quality files for their own use, just email pbroncht@gmail.com and he can figure out a way to get you the high quality AIFF's.

Here is the myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/bearplanebearplane

Rock on

!!! - "A New Name"

Tight performance of a standout track from their album Myth Takes.
Get down to it.


The video of "Heart of Hearts", another album standout, is good too.
Link to it here

Pitchfork recently reposted these videos in memory of the drummer, Jerry Fuchs, who died tragically last week in an elevator shaft accident. R.I.P.

New Music Wednesdays featuring Luke Lalonde

Yo WRMC peoples. Today is Wednesday i.e. Hump Day so we figure you wouldn't mind learning about a new tune to carry you across the rest of your week.

Today's tune is "Big Run" by Luke Lalonde (lead singer of the Born Ruffians). This single was released as a part of the Canadian music project known as Novels in which 5 Canadian artists from 5 different Canadian bands (Born Ruffians, Tokyo Police Club, Will Currie and the Country French, Ex-Po, and Jay Sad) came together in a small Canadian recording studio for a 24-hour marathon of writing, recording, and arranging a 5 track EP (in Canada). Nuts.

Luke Lalonde delivers with handclaps and tambourines (what more could you want?) in a song perfect for the start of your fall day. Check the video below to see how a truly brilliant artist produces such a lovely track.

Then go a bit lower and cop the track for yourself.


NOVELS - Big Run (Chapter 3 of 5) from Wade Vroom on Vimeo.

Big Run - Luke Lalonde

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

new Four Tet - "Love Cry"

Pretty great song from Four Tet's upcoming full-length, There Is Love In You. More minimal than his usual thing, but it's still got hip-hop-inspired drums, it's got some funky bass, and it's got some glitchy stuff in there too. It's good.
S'called "Love Cry". chchchcheck it.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

MAGIC SCHOOL BUS

I'm so excited this bus is coming to Middlebury this Saturday.




This is going to be sweet. Get your tix at the box office. Straight away lads and gals.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Middle East






“We went fishing last night.”

“Well you did, I watched from the rocks above. You caught two fish and it was for fun.”

“Your tackle box laid at your feet as you smiled up at me holding the fish you caught above your head. There was already one on the ground and the sun glinted its scales. They were nice fish. And you looked silly in your big hat. It was bright out out, and it was just for fun.”

“And when I woke up I completely forgot for a minute.”

“A whole minute of blissful forgetfulness, I couldn’t even remember why my alarm was set so early”

“Forgot what?”

“That something terrible will happen to me.”

“Today?”

“Not in-particular. It’s just that ever since I was little I knew something completely awful would happen to me.”

“Like death? You know that everyone dies.”

“I know that. But it will be worse than just death. Maybe it will be. I think it will be something worse. Something awful”

“So what did you do?”

“Well, I kept sleeping. As I am now.”

“Good, then I’ll start skinning the fishes”

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Most Gentle G I've Ever Seen



solo track from Jedi Mind Trick's Vinnie Paz that will be on his album Assassin's Creed. I'm into the lack of violent lyricism normally heard from him, and generally real into this song.

Monday, October 26, 2009

CMJ Music to Love

For those of you not in the college radio loop, CMJ is both a magazine - the College Music Journal, basically the Billboard of College radio - and a spectacular music festival which wrapped up in NYC this weekend. Amongst the many, many artists and labels and promoters and stations in attendance were a few stand-outs:


MyNameIsJohnMichael



Anyone who can play folk rock over a swing beat and incorporate an accordian without sounding like the musical equivalent of a bowtie (for clarification, see Professor Hamlin), deserves nothing but love. Check out their songs Character Piece and Elders.

www.myspace.com/mynameisjohnmichael


Friendly Fires



These guys provide the music festival's requisite electro pop (allegedly with punk influences...) with punchy beats and a decidely dancefloor-friendly sound. Give Skeleton Boy and Paris a listen.

www.myspace.com/friendlyfires


Still Life Still



Quite simply, if your slow mornings don't yet have a soundtrack, look no further than Still Life Still. If they already have a soundtrack, add Kid and Pastel to it.

www.myspace.com/stilllifestill

Umm. Yummy.

Devendra Banhart.



New music you say? A live performance? In Vermont?

Goodness Gracious Sakes Alive.

1) Devendra's new album, "What Will We Be," is available this week, in fact tomorrow, on Warner Brothers Records. Oh, man, Warner Brothers Records.

Here is a new track, Baby, that is swell.



2) Like what you hear? Check him out live on November 19. Support live music, seriously.

BUY TICKETS HERE FOR THE HIGHER GROUND SHOW






Sunday, October 25, 2009

forget teasin huggin i need that tender lovin





Mayer Hawthorne - Your Easy Lovin Ain't Pleasin' Nothin (Download)


(783) 2:12 - hey do you want to do the corn maze ? it's supposed to be fun
(867) 2:13 - yeah for sure! I'll swing by your house soon?
(783) 2:15 - yessss

(867) 5:32 - yoo you left your coat in my car
(783) 5:45 - oh thanks for grabbing it. want to get some dinner?
(867) 5:50 - yeah sure! I'll come pick you up

(783) 10:12 - ____ whats up? come over to my place were making party!
(867) 10:15 - alright sweet! I'll see you in a few

(867) 12:37 - hey i had fun dancing with you! whered you go?
(867) 1:23 - come to spare ribs house . it's rad!
(867) 2:13 - alright. guess i'll see you around...

E-603

E-603 played in the Gamut Room on Friday; Rick and Rad opened.  It was a killer night of dancing and mashing (a specific type of dancing) and crushed ice (not a dance move).

Check out a new video with E-603 here:
http://vimeo.com/channels/39852

I'm going to start posting a ton on here.  Talk to you soon.

Love,
Adam

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Songs From the Summer



As I'm sitting in my bed at the mercy of the swinest of times with solo cups filled with h20 and proctor brown napkins crumpled up with nose boogies i find myself nostalgic for the only time of the year when sickness isn't a biggie. summer. i think germs fly down to the southern hemisphere or something because for those few months it's pretty much impossible to get a cold. fall usually rocks. but i suppose flus with numeric and consonant codings tend to put a damper on even the most glorious of weather.

these songs are neat.



The Drums - Let's go Surfing



The Drums - Down By the Water

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

RIPPIN STYLE HOMES!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Save Your Radio!



Do you love free radio?

More importantly, do you love WRMC?

If you enjoy the benefits of free radio - and local, non-Clear Channel, non-Cumulus radio in particular - you need to know that bills are presently pending in Congress which would endanger small stations.

Essentially, these bills would impose a performance tax on every single radio play of every song controlled by BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC - the big three royalties companies who own the rights to the vast majority of recorded music you hear on the radio. In an ideal world, the proceeds from this tax would go directly to the artists. However, it appears that in fact, most of the revenues will benefit the royalties conglomerates instead.

Most importantly, this tax would endanger the small radio stations who help recording artists get their start. Little radio stations serve the recording industry and the artists by getting new music out there - we put in the legwork to help artists make it to the big time. In WRMC's illustrious past, we've had Yo La Tengo and Ratatat, to name but two, on our radar - and thus on the air - long before they "broke." To cite an even larger example, Buddy Holly (and the Crickets) started out on a local radio station in Texas long before he became the star whose death shook the world.

If you want to help local, independent radio stay on the air - some won't be able to afford these new taxes - please take a look at:
Save Free Radio!
and
Free Radio Alliance

Thursday, October 1, 2009

1,2... 1,2,3,4!!!

4 Conditions To Be Met for a Guaranteed Awesome Show:
  1. A really f*cking awesome band.
  2. Songs you can sing (rather shout) along to.
  3. Songs you can rhythmically convulse to.
  4. A band that demands your participation in the collective concert experience.
Now, hm... what awesome Brooklyn duo could be playing in Burlington next week that has a knack for all of these conditions...

Matt & Kim of course!

Yes! It is true! Matt and Kim are playing at the Higher Ground Tuesday, October 6th, and it is definitely something to be stoked about. These guys rock the stage with their power pop goodness, oozing the essential energy needed to make a good show. Watching Kim alone bash on her drums makes even the most non-chalant hipster tap his foot and maybe give a casual head bob.

Tickets are on sale online and at the door. Worth it? I'll let you decide in 2:10...



-- The Super Intern

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I HAVE A CRUSH ON EVERY GIRL

BAAAAAAMM. FIRST FEW WEEKS OF COLLEGE AND IT IS ON, BIG WHOOP IVE MADE SOME FRIENDS. WHERE IS THAT UNCERTAIN KIND OF FUN!? HAS IT BEEN LOST WITH MY TAN AND THE PHONE DROPPED IN THE OCEAN? NAHH SEN NAH BRO! THAT GUTTURAL UNEASINESS IS AT EVERY TURN YOU LEAST EXPECT YOUR COFFEE SCOPING CRUSH TO BE AT. COME ON COME ON BABAAAAAAAAAAYY.






p.s.
the band is GIRLS and the album is ALBUM

(clapCLAPclapclapclapclapClapCLAPCLAP!)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Outside Lands 2009

A little late, but some pictures of some great artists at this year's OutsideLands Festival in San Francisco. Highlights included TV on the Radio, Los Campesinos!, Band of Horses, Q-Tip, The Dodos, The National, and Matt & Kim.

Three albums in total:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2052553&id=4404105&l=2c3e485b1c
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2052557&id=4404105&l=a731ff74aa
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2052558&id=4404105&l=9fb2e5f0e5

Welcome to Programming

Hello to everyone out there in radio land:

As of this past Monday morning at 6AM (three cheers for early-morning DJ's!), we are back on the air with live programming!



This semester we have a pretty packed schedule of cool new show and returning favourites. Our full schedule is up on the website: wrmc.middlebury.edu and also visible in full size by clicking the image above. For those of you on campus, our Special Productions manager Brad made a new GO to get you there faster: go/radioschedule



Amongst the new offerings this semester is Epic Stories, a show on Monday nights from 9-10.30, cohosted by Cecily Glouchevitch and our super intern from last semester, Mackenzie Beer. These ladies are telling modernized versions of epic and mythological tales with a twist - the storyteller must adapt the tone of her story to match a suprise song selection by her co-DJ. This week they told a story about Orpheus and Eurydice and another about Persephone and Hades. Tune in next week for more great stories!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

expialidocious!



getting ready to live up my last week of summer OH DAMMMM

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Shortay

Monday, August 10, 2009

EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS






Welp sepia clouds peal off the road and dance in their wake. And the hair of our faithful companions is pulled back while the sun glints their shades. Lord only knows the troubles and adventures these two have encountered. Getting skinny for windows, running out of bars unscathed and borrowing food. Work is for the employed and these two have none of it. The last crumpled dollars roll around in the jar glued to the dash but according to their drawn map they will be homeward bound soon.

 

Stripes and plaid and overalls and bare feet making the pedal fall.

 

The carefree companions crush miles and pavement as their car screams towards nowhere in particular as they chuckle over memories and realize, “home is wherever I’m with you.”



http://www.divshare.com/download/8109479-c2b

Friday, July 31, 2009

Kudi



"I got seniority with the sororities, so that explain why I love college. Gettin' brain in the library 'cuz I love knowledge."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gathering of the Vibes recap

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the love and substance festival known as the Gathering of the Vibes.

Some of the headliners of this event were Crosby, Stills, Nash, Bob Weir, Buddy Guy, moe., George Clinton and P Funk, and the beautiful Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Some highlights from the show include Deep Banana Blackout, playing their original funk roots music for a hometown crowd on Friday night. Friday night also saw the takeover from Lettuce, a super talented funk outfit.

Now when thousands of people get together to imbibe in music and excess I usually don't take out my camera but I made an exception for Sunday afternoon. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the Grace Potter set.





It was a week from Buddy Guy's 73rd birthday last Sunday and the guy can still rip. He was full of admiration for sexy ladies and guitar riffs. He knows his priorities.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Minimalism @ MassMOCA



Steve Reich was a pioneer of classical minimalism, and his masterpiece, Music for Eighteen Musicians, altered the course of contemporary music forever. The Eighteen musicians are: a violin, a cello, a metallophone, two xylophones, two clarinets, three marimbas, four pianos, and four female vocalists. The piece centers around eleven chords that spiral around one another with instruments fading in and out, melodies aligning and maligning. The individual musicians hold the pulsing chord while the others deconstruct it until you almost forget where you started - which in the end is precisely where you end up.

This Saturday, Bang on a Can will perform Music for 18 Musicians at the MassMOCA in North Adams, MA. It's a show that is guaranteed to bring down the house. Here's just a taste:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lymbyc Systym at the Monkey House

Check out Lymbyc Systym tonight at the Monkey House in Winooski.




Here's the music video for "Truth Skull" off their 2007 LP: Love Your Abuser.

This post-rock/electro duo create incredibly dynamic and sweeping sounds that will surely blow you away. Support this band!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Beer Fest


Bored this weekend?

Have a beer!


Today and tomorrow, July 17-18, is the VT Brewers Fest in Burlington, VT at Waterfront Park. They have 37 different craft breweries attending from all over the NE. I'd come Saturday night if I were you so that you may enjoy fresh poured Otter Creek from your favorite WRMC summer managers.

See you there, in your beer drinking wear.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wouldn't it Be Nice....

To see Dan Deacon in concert at your doorstep?





Yes it would.

Check out interviews and more songs from his summer tour HERE.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Explosions in Central Park


(Photo courtesy of www.brooklynvegan.com)

So a few weeks ago Ward and I went to see Explosions in the Sky in Central Park. It was the Austin band's 10th anniversary show and despite the opening of the heavens, the chitter-chatter audience, and a few technical problems the show was fantastic. I was pleasantly surprised by how well their movement-oriented epic songwriting carries over to the live show format. They didn't stop playing once between songs and left the meaningless banter to the openers, The Constantines. The setlist was as follows.

01 Yasmin the Light
02 The Birth and Death of the Day
03 A Song for our Fathers
04 Your Hand in Mine
05 Greet Death
06 Snow and Lights
07 A Poor Man’s Memory
08 Catastrophe and the Cure
09 The Only Moment We Were Alone

Here is an audience recording of the show.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IV87WZKD

Check it out and go support the band at http://www.explosionsinthesky.com/

Friday, July 10, 2009

i'm so laissez faire


left the snow laced mountains of new zealand. time for employment.



Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Be Reppin' My City



So there's this kid who was born a few years after me who now 20 years later makes music. To be more specific, he's E-603 (The E stands for Ethan while the 603 is the zip code for the more upright state in the Montshire Alliance - New Hampshire) and he makes mashups. His new album is called Torn Up and his sample library reaches from the depths of the indie underground and the peak of the Top 40. You wanna listen? Go to his myspace. You wanna listen to more and for longer? Go to his website and get it for whatever you like (and his first album for free).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Station Update



When we lost all that library space back in January we all thought, "Oh no! What will we do with all these records littering our floors?"

Well, I am proud to say that they plague us no more. The vinyl has all be reshelved with plenty of space to spare. In addition to this, we are getting another beautiful new cd rack to clear up more space in our newsroom.

Oh, and by the way, all the Cds are shelved and labeled.

This is truly WRMC history.

Friday, July 3, 2009

more love from the dirty jerz

hello kittens. i've missed you. here is a present. meow.


http://stillnessisthemove.com/large.html







i got to see these people perform live in the basement of the first unitarian church in philadelphia, pennsylvania on june 17th and let me tell you, it was worth all the disgustingly sweaty jostling, sloppy drunk art students and local riff-raff yelling in my ear about sixers draft picks. the dirty projectors ARE IT. these girls are unbelievable live, their vocal arrangements make your whole body tingly, and this dude (a yale drop-out apparently, btw) is insane live. the music washed over me in perfect waves of lean-in-just-to-barely-hear-it-quiet and overwhelmingly-loud-sound-crashes. not to mention i got a sweet bag for only five dollars (when it should have been ten)! this video is almost as cool as seeing them live at the first unitarian, but cooler than listening to them on your headphones in atwater while studying for your russian final exam.



unrelated, but just for good measure, this song is also the jam:





humid, summery, bug-bitten love and kisses
-your music director-ette emeritus

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ween Hour



To celebrate the arrival of rock music's most eclectic duo, Ween, to Burlington's Waterfront, WRMC is having a daily WEEN HOUR. Everyday from 6-7pm we will be playing your favorite (or maybe not your favorite) Ween tunes. As Ween can range from country, to noise to pop to metal, this may sit strange in your eardrums. However, we like it that way.

The show is Saturday, July 11 with openers Antibalas, the extraordinary Afrobeat orchestra.

For tickets go HERE

For more Ween go HERE

More as the show approaches.

Friday, June 26, 2009

RIP Michael



In paying our respects to the late great King of Pop. An afternoon of Michael Jackson on 91.1FM.

You will be missed.

With love,

WRMC

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WRMC Charrrtttzzzz


As promised, the amount of new music being played on 91.1 FM is overwhelming.


Here our the most recent charts. If you see something you like, let us know and we will try to spin it more and move it up the charts. This is radio people, its all about interaction.

CMJ Top 200


1 DIRTY PROJECTORS Bitte Orca
2 PHOENIX Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
3 SUNSET RUBDOWN Dragonslayer Jagjaguwar
4 TORTOISE Beacons Of Ancestorship
5 PASSION PIT Manners
6 AKRON/FAMILY Set Em Wild, Set Em Free
7 PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND Phenomenal Handclap Band
8 METRIC Fantasies
9 MOS DEF The Ecstatic
10 REGINA SPEKTOR Far
11 TINY MASTERS OF TODAY Skeletons
12 MARS VOLTA Octahedron
13 CONOR OBERST AND THE MYSTIC VALLEY BAND Outer South
14 MIIKE SNOW Miike Snow
15 BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Eating Us
16 AMAZING BABY Rewild
17 REVERIE SOUND REVUE Reverie Sound Revue EP
18 JOAN OF ARC Flowers
19 GRIZZLY BEAR Veckatimest
20 WAND Hard Knox
21 JASON LYTLE Yours Truly, The Commuter
22 BOB DYLAN Together Through Life
23 MATH THE BAND Don't Worry
24 THOSE DARLINS Those Darlins
25 PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT The Thao And Justin Power Sessions
26 BIKE FOR THREE! More Heart Than Brains
27 SONIC YOUTH The Eternal
28 LEMONHEADS Varshons
29 BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7 White Lies For Dark Times
30 IGGY POP Preliminaires

CMJ RPM

1 THE FIELD Yesterday And Today
2 TIGA Ciao
3 DAESTRO Moon Dagger
4 REBOTINI Music Components
5 VOODEUX The Paranormal
6 NICKODEMUS Sun People
7 RöYKSOPP Junior
8 EAR PWR Super Animal Brothers III
9 BONFIRE MADIGAN Lady Saves [EP]
10 DJ VADIM U Can't Lurn Imaginashun

CMJ Hip Hop

1 MOS DEF The Ecstatic
2 SERENGETI AND POLYPHONIC Terradactyl
3 ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS We Are To Answer
4 MR. LIF I Heard It Today
5 BIKE FOR THREE! More Heart Than Brains
6 MY-G Database
7 CHARLES HAMILTON Sonic The Hamilton
8 K'NAAN Troubadour
9 ALPHABET STEW Mentil Soup
10 MR. LIF I Heard It Today

Q:
So, what have we learned today?

A:
Listen.