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Posts By: Erin Wolf

Out This Week: February 11, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Tinariwen, Emmaar, Anti- Yellow Ostrich, Cosmos, Barsuk Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, Jagjaguwar Eagulls, Eagulls, Partisan Neil Finn, Dizzy Heights, Lester Sun Kil Moon, Benji, Caldo Verde Milagres, Violent Light, Kill Rock Stars El Ten Eleven, For Emily EP, Fake Records Casket Girls, True Love Kills the Fairy Tale,… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: MC Oneself

On The Fool, Milwaukee’s MC Oneself makes it apparent that his ultimate goal as a musician is to enjoy the process and the output — the seventeen-track album released on Bandcamp late last month is filled with divergent sounds that pull from both close and opposite corners of soul, funk, blues, 60s rock, hip hop,… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Habibi, S/T, Burger Records Listen Matt: Doomriders, Grand Blood, Deathwish Listen Tom: Bibio, The Green EP, Warp Listen Justin: Desert Heat, Cat Mask at Huggie Temple, MIE Listen Chris:… Read more »

Local/Live: February 11 – The Viper and His Famous Orchestra

Burdened with four strings and the truth, The Viper and His Famous Orchestra deliver a powerful blend of street-corner jazz, front-porch country, and meeting-hall agitprop. Their lineup includes the eponymous Viper on ukulele, Rob Henn on trombone, Riley Broach on upright bass, John Peacock on toy piano, stylophone, and melodica, and Edward Burch on suitcase…. Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: February 4, 2014

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily playlists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay list… Read more »

Out This Week: February 4, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Marissa Nadler, July, Sacred Bones   Water Liars, self-titled, Fat Possum   Young Fathers, Dead, Anticon   The Haden Triplets, self-titled, Third Man   Sun O))) and Ulver, Terrestrials, Southern Lord   Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Four Foot… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Disguised As Birds

Disguised As Birds are experts at pummeling from all angles, those angles being Shane Hochstetler’s drums, Kris Endicott’s guitar and backing vocals, Tony Ciske’s bass and Chris Chuzles’ anguished vocals. All cut a clear line of forceful rock that uses searing guitars to add melody as an embellishment and percussion as the main driving force behind the music…. Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Forêt, S/T, Simone Records Listen Matt: The Lawrence Arms, Metropole, Epitaph Listen Tom: Present, Triskaidekaphobie (expanded and remastered), Cuneiform Records Listen Justin: Timber Timbre, S/T, Arts & Crafts Listen… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Odesza

Harrison Mills (aka “Catacombkid”) and Clayton Knight (“BeachesBeaches”) took a school-based bond (they attended the same university) and turned it into a musical project, working together cohesively as producers to, in turn, produce a sound together that is a gauzy dreamscape of melody and beat, working their Pacific Northwest environment into songs filled with wistful… Read more »

Local/Live: February 4 – Shroud of Despondency

Shroud of Despondency is a progressive-minded, extreme metal band from Milwaukee. Having existed for fifteen years as a one man project of Upper Michigan native Rory Heikkila, the last four years have found Heikkila working with Jon Liedtke (guitars), Tyler Okrzesik (bass) and Ron Blemberg (vocals) in order to take the project live and to… Read more »