Friday, April 30, 2010

Middlebury Radio Theatre of Thrills & Suspense: The Penultimate Episode

Only two more to go before Mr|Tots goes on Summer Vacation, but we sure make it count with this overstuffed episode. First, find out what happens to the heroes of David Seamans’ fantasy-comedy-adventure, The Oneironauts. They’ve escaped from the smelly horrors of a labyrinth, and said goodbye to a mysterious cow, but Part II will bring them face to face with even more strange and terrible foes.

And stay tuned for Noah Mease’s retelling of a tragic Arthurian romance with Isolde.

And don’t miss this season’s final Nightshade Radioplayhouse fairy tale, The Juniper Tree, written by Noah Mease, directed by Sasha Rivera, and told by Steve Barash.

Tune in from six ’til eight on Saturday night to hear it live!
And if you miss it, visit our website,, to stream our podcast, or to listen to Part I of the Oneironauts.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Trippy Music Video Tuesdays feat. Born Ruffians

I'll Say It .
Born Ruffians are one of my favorite bands.
Which brings me the pleasure to post their video (released today) for their newest single off of their upcoming album, Say It.
This was done with a real oscilloscope. For real.
Director Jared Raab states "the footage was shot once on video, edited, converted for use on the oscilloscope and then shot again directly off the vintage machine."

I'm super excited for their new album, coming out June 1st.
They also are touring Europe and the U.S. so go to to get all of your Born Ruffian needs.

Monday, April 26, 2010

M.I.A and the Ginger Conceit

"Born Free", the dope, new track from M.I.A. with a video by Romain Garvas (sp?)

*Warning: More graphic than a normal music video... Already removed from Youtube... Proceed with caution

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Trippy Music Video Tuesdays feat. Kid Cudi

4/20... Getting Cudder on campus... Trippy Music Video Tuesdays...
As you can see this video is super topical.
Not only that. It's awesome.
I came across this video randomly when searching for the Pursuit of Happiness video I originally enjoyed. Then I see this other video and am completely shocked by how cool it is.
It reminds me of something directed by Michel Gondry.
Supposedly Cudi wanted a bit more than a stylistic video of him walking through a party in slow motion and got this guy Megaforce to direct a new video.
I'm going to say it was a pretty good decision.
I mean Ratatat is actually in this one.

For another video directed by Megaforce check this out as well (I dig his style):

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bands from the Big Apple: The Postelles

here's some music for your weekend...

As a native New Yorker, I love nothing more than finding and listening to great bands representing the Big Apple. In recent history we've had Vampire Weekend, the Strokes and MGMT rising above the skyscrapers to national prominence.

I think these guys may be next - they're called The Postelles. Described as "a healthy diet of equal parts sweet Motown sound and New York's grit and grime," they have a fresh-yet-retro indie pop-rock sound that produces catchy, upbeat songs that you can listen to all day. Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond helped them produce their first EP "White Night" and their first full album has a release date of July 27th. You can download the title track of the EP for free here:

In my opinion, their best song is "123 Stop," which will be released officially on their full album this summer. Watch a live version below and if you really like it, check out the acoustic version.

If you're still not convinced, here's a quote from the lead singer Daniel Balk on their upcoming album: "It's going to be bigger than 'Avatar,'" Daniel exclaims with assured bravado. "James Cameron can suck...on a piece of candy."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Middlebury Radio Theatre of Thrills & Suspense Presents:

Tonight we take you to strange lands with three original and especially adapted radioplays. Bill Noble explores the mysterious spaces beyond life and death in Death for Sure, an original story based on true events. In the newest installment of our very own Nightshade Radioplayhouse, Claire Sibley embarks on a hero’s journey through an ever-shifting landscape of terror in The Red Ettin. And Sasha Rivera falls down the rabbit hole in a new adaptation of the beloved novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, starring Katie Zurbach as Alice.If you miss the show live, or want to listen to past shows, check out our website at or find our podcast on iTunes.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Theo-phil-us don't pronounce it WRONG!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

cover me

who doesn't appreciate a good cover song?

mates of state surely do. they recently announced their forthcoming cover album Crushes: The cover's mixtape and released the first track, laura originally by girls. unlike many cover songs who attempt to emulate the original artists, the mates (married couple Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel) spice up the original with some dj scratching, and their signature indie pop sound.

with any luck the other songs on the album, including Belle and Sebastian's sleep around the clock, The Mars Volta's son et lumiere and even Fleetwood Mac's second hand news, will reinvent the originals to better appreciate both versions.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Emancipation Proclamation

Bam! Guest post.

I’ve long since left the hallowed halls of WRMC for the rat race of DC, but I was reading over the blog and I was inspired to contribute some new music of my own.

Emancipator just released his second album, ‘Safe in the Steep Cliffs’ back in December, and I love it.

I hope you do too, here’s a little listen courtesy of YouTube.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tonight on the Middlebury Radio Theatre of Thrills & Suspense...

...we bring you a retro-futuristic smorgasbord!
First, Noah Mease's original adaptation of The Stepford Wives looks at the unsettling horrors of a perfect suburban life in the early seventies.
Then, Charles Giardina takes us to the distant future of the year 2001 in his original space opera, Hearts & Minds.
Tune in live at 6:00pm on WRMC 91.1FM, Middlebury College Radio.
And visit us at for past shows and more Radio Drama news.