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Posts By: Erin Wolf

Out This Week: March 25, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Future Islands, Singles, 4AD Liars, Mess, Mute Mr. Little Jeans, Pocketknife, Harvest Big Scary, Not Art, Barsuk Tycho, Awake, Ghostly Pure X, Angel, Fat Possum Withered Hand, New Gods, Slumberland Owls, Two, Polyvinyl Grieves, Winter and the Wolves, Rhymesayers S. Carey, Range Of Light, Jagjaguwar

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Reynaldo Jenkins and the Teardrops

A bit elusive, Racine-based Reynaldo Jenkins & the Teardrops, might be tough to read up on, but are definitely not tough to listen up to — brassy, surfy and a little jangly (self-genre-fied as “doo woop, garage, punk”), the group plays to Roy Orbison’s croons, Jon Spencer’s swagger and the Black Lips’ rowdy, devil-may-care attitude;… Read more »

Local/Live: March 25 – Bright Kind

Bright Kind is the answer to the question, “Is there room for one more sonic layer?” In 2012, longtime bandmates Jeanna Salzer, Harrison Dole, and Alex Bunke decided to take their sound in a new direction, forming Bright Kind. Based on their love for thrift-store synthesizers, a good hook, and driving rhythm, they recruited keyboard player Eric… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 18, 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: March 18, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: The War On Drugs, Lost In the Dream, Secretly Canadian Malachai, Beyond Ugly, Domino Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, Nonesuch Ibibio Sound Machine, Ibibio Sound Machine, Soundway Alden Penner, Exegesis, self-released Trin Tran, Far Reaches EP, Castle Face Metronomy, Love Letters, Elektra Lyla Foy, Mirrors the Sky, Sub Pop Incan… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Sharrows

Madison’s the Sharrows do roots rock in an dusty, easygoing whirlwind, much like early Neil Young, Wilco, North Mississippi All Stars and all others who have spun yarns long, and sepia-toned. Employing a bucket of acoustic instrumentation and throwing a bit of keys in to messy things up, the Sharrows sway back and forth between “good-time… 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: Sylvan Esso, “Coffee – Single“, Partisan Listen Matt: La Dispute, Rooms of the House, Better Living Records Listen Tom: The Mike Benign Compulsion, Here’s How it Works, s/r Listen… Read more »

Local/Live: March 18 – The Midwest Beat

Sweethearts of the Milwaukee Rodeo, The Midwest Beat rides again! Sidestepping the perils inherent in being a gaggle of upper Midwestern, plaid shirt wear-ers with an ear cocked towards the Americana side of the spectrum, The Midwest Beat manages to fuse the disparate elements of punk, twang, power pop and Bakersfield-esque country rock into a… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: March 11, 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: March 11, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Sylvan Esso, Coffee 7″, Partisan ) Death, North St. single, Drag City Warm Soda, Young Reckless Hearts, Castle Face ) Atmosphere, Bitter single, Rhymesayers ) Asgeir, In the Silence, One Little Indian Tensnake, Glow, Astralwerks Fenster, Pink Caves, Morr… Read more »