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Weekly Top Airplay: June 3, 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: June 3, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Haunted Hearts, Initiation, Zoo Music Alice Boman, EP II, The Control Group deadmau5, Avaritia 7″, Astralwerks Bob Mould, Beauty & Ruin, Merge Gabriel Kahane, The Ambassador, Sony Masterworks Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal, What’s Your Rupture Hamilton Leithauser, Black Hours, Ribbon The Orwells, Disgraceland, Canvasback Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Only Run, self-released Dub Thompson, 9 Songs, Dead Oceans

Today On WMSE: Frankie Lee

Tune into the Tom Wanderer Radio Experience today for a visit from touring musician, Frankie Lee. Lee hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota and delves nice n’ easy into country, folk, honky-tonk and twang with a built-in, lived-in style that speaks to his Midwestern roots. Lee’s home city of Minneapolis recently dubbed him the “Best Songwriter of… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Delphines

The perpetually propulsive-sounding music of Milwaukee’s The Delphines has consistently gotten the singles treatment since the band’s start — small bursts of song that seemed fitting for their hyper-intensive style, but teasing, never promising more. A band can only sustain its fans on singles for so long, so thankfully, singles are not the permanent status… 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: Swans, To Be Kind, Young God Records Listen Matt: HT Heartache, Sundowner, S/R Listen Tom: Arne Deforce & Mika Vainio, Hephaestus Editions Mingo Listen Justin: Watter, This World Temporary… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: May 27, 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: May 27, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Yann Tiersen, Infinity, Mute Little Barrie, Shadow, Tummy Touch Miniature Tigers, Cruel Runnings, YEBO Chris Schlarb, Making the Saint, Asthmatic Kitty Emma Ruth Rundle, Some Heavy Ocean, Sargent House Sage Francis, Copper Gone, Strange Famous Records Owen Pallet, In… 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: Ought, More Than Any Other Day, Constellation Listen Matt: American Football, S/T (Deluxe Edition), Polyvinyl Listen Tom: COH, To Beat, Editions Mergo Listen Justin: Slint, Spiderland, Touch & Go… Read more »

Local/Live: May 27 — Calliope

Calliope is a blues-y psych-rock quartet forged between the forces of the sun and the moon in a dingy basement sometime during the year of our lord, 2011. Their organ heavy self-titled debut [2013] showcased their reverberated garage rock vibe and was hailed as “a rollicking collection of retrofitted psychedelic blues songs.” Since then, Calliope… Read more »