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Local/Live: April 15 – I’m Not a Pilot

Milwaukee indie rock band I’m Not a Pilot takes its name from frontman Mark Glatzel’s musings on the idea of the control, or lackthereof, that one has over life. With intricately melodic songs about this uncertainty, Mark, with brother Matthew Glatzel on bass, drummer Steve Vorass Jr. and cellist Peter Thomas, the group pulls off dark… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: April 8, 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: April 8, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Afghan Wigs, Do To the Beast, Sub Pop Nathaniel Rateliff, Falling Faster Than You Can Run, Mod y Vi OFF!, Wasted Years, Vice Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Enter the Slasher House, Domino Thus Owls, Turning Rocks, Secret City CYNE, All My Angles Are Right, Hometapes Protomartyr, Under Color of Official Right, Hardly… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Ages and Ages

  Ages and Ages‘ latest, Divisionary is full of vim and vinegar, but isn’t exactly about fisticuffs (and with the band’s group singalong, handclapping, boot-stomping vibe, it would be hard to imagine anything getting too rough and tumble, anyhow). The newest music from the west coast group, has got its sights moreso set on weeding out destructive… 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: Kraus Johann Grobe, Im Sinne Der Zeit, Trouble in Mind Listen Matt: Owls, Two, Polyvinyl Listen Tom: Anthony Braxton, The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton, Mosaic Listen Justin:… Read more »

Local/Live: April 8 – Nomad Palace

Nomad Palace is the superhero name for Nate Zabriskie, who makes largely instrumental electronic music.  Among his biggest genre-influences are hip hop, world music, IDM, ambient, and experimental.  Accompanying Nate in the studio will be fellow computersoundmaker Erik Schoster, a.k.a. He Can Jog.  Erik and Nate make up two thirds of the band Cedar A.V…. Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: April 1, 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: April 1, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Mac DeMarco, Salad Days, Captured Tracks Thievery Corporation, Saudade, ESL Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else, Mom + Pop Jones Family Singers, The Spirit Speaks, Arts and Labor Dan Croll, Sweet Disarray, Capitol Kelis, Rumble and Breach remix, Ninja Tune White Hinterland, Baby, Dead Oceans The Hold Steady, Teeth Dreams, Razor and Tie HTRK, Psychic 9-5… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Yellow Ostrich

Alex Schaaf — like scores of youthfully energetic and inquisitive people before him — have had their brains fired up by science, astrophysics and astronomy (and especially the science, astrophysics and astronomy ideals and studies of Carl Sagan). Schaaf recently stumbled into the writings of Sagan that forged the insight and inspiration that turned out… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Directionals

WMSE listeners just might already be familiar with Milwaukee’s the Directionals, who played our Local/Live program last November. At the time of their studio time here at WMSE, the trio was gearing up to release their next album, Omni and they previewed that with a little extra boost in January from their video for the single,… Read more »