Blog Posts

They Write, We Link: April 11, 2014

We don’t know everything, so every Friday we’ll scan Milwaukee media sources to find out what our town’s writers and bloggers are writing about. — The biggest news this week is the launch of Milwaukee Record, the new site run by Matt Wild and Tyler Maas. After reading what the site will be, dig into… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Old Earth

Old Earth’s “Milwaukee to Edinburgh” experience is a pretty incredible one for local musician Todd Umhoefer, considering it all was made possible via Kickstarter. Old Earth, currently working with Edinburgh, Scotland’s mini50 Records, took his initial steps with the label on the its home turf, doing a short tour that included stops at World’s End… 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: Timber Timbre, Hot Dreams, Arts & Crafts Listen Matt: Bonfire Beach, Lit, Buddyhead Listen Tom: Cabaret Voltaire, #8385 Collected Works 1983-1985, Mute Records Listen Justin: New Bums, Voices in… Read more »

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 »