Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sunset Rubdown

Sunset Rubdown's 2009 epic "Dragonslayer" was one of the best records of the year, and is the most accessible in Spencer Krug's whole labyrinth catalogue including work with Wolf Parade, Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, and Moonface.

The video for the 10 minute "Dragon's Lair" was released today and can be viewed below:

If you cannot get enough Spencer Krug, jump over to CultureCatch
and check out an interview I did with him in June about art criticism
and the process of making "Dragonslayer":


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tunnelvision - Four Tet

Good ol' Pitchfork just posted a new entry in their "Tunnelvision" video series - here, Ray Concepcion (who has been making quite a name for himself in the artsy-filming-of-indie-musics world of late) films three songs in a live Four Tet set through a pair of 3D glasses. It's incredibly friggin beautiful and so is the music. Embedded below is my favorite, "Sing", and you can link to the others at :


We're back!

Power Outage

Thanks to a heavy blanket of very wet snow, we woke up this morning to an absence of electricity which is temporarily impeding our ability to broadcast. We'll be back up as soon as possible.
In the meantime, check out all the spiffy new music we've posted recently!
Love, WRMC

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Trippy Music Video Tuesdays

(I doubt this will be a weekly thing, but it works for today)

Great song. Great video (they actually perform with that guy dancing in the crowd).

Brings me back to an old favorite of mine:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It's Here

And it's better than the new "Little Secrets" music video.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Middlebury Radio Theatre of Thrills & Suspense: Season Premiere

Tune in this Saturday, February 20th, to WRMC 91.1 at our new time, Six o’clock pm for the premiere of the Middlebury Radio Theatre of Thrills & Suspense’s fifth and a half season. The show will include one of our favorite vintage series, the retro-futuristic sci-fi thrills of X minus 1. And there’s no better suspense than the endless quest for the mysterious whatzit in an original adaptation of the noir classic, Kiss Me Deadly.

But that’s not all. The Middlebury Radio Theatre of Thrills & Suspense also presents the first episode of the new Nightshade Radioplayhouse, a series of dark bedtime stories like nothing we’ve done over the airways before. The inaugural tale is an old favorite, Hansel and Grethel.

new Flying Lotus - "Computer Face // Pure Being"

This preview track from Flying Lotus's upcoming album Cosmogramma is beginning to make some well-deserved rounds on the nets. It's short and sweet, and it sounds like the SNES got a little tipsy and decided to have a dance party with FlyLo's typical psychedelic drums'n'bass abstraction.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Live (Midd Student) Music Wednesdays featuring F.U.C.Kanye ('13)

Now last time on Midd Student Music Wednesdays we brought you Middlebury Mash-up Artist Change Your Plans (rumored to be dropping his sophomore album around Spring Break).
This time we bring you a duo who's actually performing live tonight at the Gamut Room - 9 PM.
This uku duo being the topically named (in October during the Taylor Swift fiasco...) F.U.C.Kanye!
Now I personally have an affinity for this sweater-vest clad duo as I saw them practicing their first song (Wagon Wheel) down the hall in Hadley at the beginning of fall semester. In fact, I am proud to say that it was actually my sweater vest featured in their original video.
Throughout the year you may have seen them recording their videos off of a Macbook all around campus (the festive video below being on Battell Beach), but tonight you can see them live which is something not to be missed! Supporting music endeavors here on campus is what WRMC is all about and what you should be all about too!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I don't know about you, but there has been a serious lack of dance party music in my life these days. There is just something oddly cathartic about sweating on others and dancing until there's a hole in your kicks. And I think it's because I haven't found any good dance party music recently. Good dance party music sounds vaguely familiar, but drops a beat that inspires even the most timid fools to start dancing and busting a move.

Fortunately, while exploring the interweb this past week I have discovered some dope dance party music. Hailing from NY, the city of ballers, the dudes from Designer Drugs know how to inspire a true dance party, I mean, I almost started dancing in the middle of the library! Not only do they appreciate good DP's (that's lingo for Dance Party), but they also appreciate the art of Polaroid photography (thanks to the Surprise Junkie for the photo). Perhaps we can get them to host the next sick Middlebury one?

Check out this remix and play it at your next dance party:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Three cheers for 24-hour programming!

WRMC 24-7! I think that's just the bee's knees. And serious props to all those people pulling the 3am-6am shifts. Let's all celebrate by listening to this pleasant remix of Bon Iver's spare track "re: stacks" by some dude named Tomas Barfod.

Direct link to the file: aqui.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Atlas Sound + Owen Pallett (What Are Artists Who Are Excellent Performers?)

Over Feb Break, I snuck in to see Atlas Sound + Neon Indian perform at NYU.
Atlas Sound was incredible.
I've stated this before, but there are just some artists that can create beautiful music, but then there are some who can perform beautiful music. Atlas Sound is no doubt one of those artists as he recreates his experimental/electronic album on stage with simply a harmonica, a guitar, and a loop pedal.
Check out this rendition of the single "Walkabout" and let me know what you think.

Another artist who I would love to see live is Owen Pallett (formerly Final Fantasy) who just released his new Heartland album. Both Atlas Sound and Owen Pallett are similar in the sense that both their albums aren't immediately enjoyable (like say Vampire Weekend). They are the type of albums that need time to really sink in, but are so worth it by the end. Seeing them perform live really makes you want to re-listen to songs you kind of skimmed over. Check Owen Pallett out as he performs my favorite song off his new album.

Bands to Watch: Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls sound like Colin Meloy if he grew up with the Elephant 6 collective. After 2008’s ambitious orchestral opus Entanglements, the band is set to release their new album, Privilege, on their own Slender Means Society label, distributing the tracks in the form of five EPs to be released sequentially over the next fifteen months.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Movie Mash-up

This is dope. If you can name 50 samples used, Rick and Rad will give you a shout-out on our third season premiere. If no one can, then we will announce whoever could name the most. I can name a lot, and wouldn't mind shouting out to myself, which I had planned to do anyone on our season premiere. On your mark, buffer, go.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Morgan Heringer at 51 Main - This Saturday at 9pm

Yo WRMC-heads. Check out this sick ukulele-playing summer-song singing New York folk act, Morgan Heringer. She plays with Dustin Carlson, the guitarist from the previously-seen/admired- at-51-Main act "We Are the Financial Crisis". She plucks out crazy patterns on her instrument and croons strange songs over them. It's really beautiful.

So go see her at 51 Main. She's playing this Saturday at 9. Also, tune in for an interview with her that evening on our very own WRMC.

- Glen