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Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat sounds like it could be a kids’ television program, but Ed Schrader unwittingly strips the upbeat title and associations of  typical kids fodder from his band’s music pretty naturally; leaving it plenty full of hang-all, punkish outbursts. Schrader (the namesake) and Devlin Rice create a bunch of racket with just a… 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: Mirel Wagner, When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day, Sub Pop Listen Matt: The Rosebuds, Sand + Silence, Western Vinyl Listen Tom: Severed Heads, City Slab Horror,… Read more »

Out This Week: August 5, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Spoon, They Want My Soul, Loma Vista Willis Earl Beal, Experiments In Time, self-released Bishop Allen, Light’s Out, Dead Oceans Antibalas, Tattletale Vol 1 and 2 7″, Daptone Chris Staples, American Soft, Barsuk Twin Peaks, Wild Onion, Grand Jury The Rosebuds, Sand + Silence, Western Vinyl Floating Action, Body Questions, New West Spider Bags, Frozen… 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: Reigning Sound, Shattered, Merge Records Listen Matt: Basement, Further Sky, Run For Cover Records Listen Tom: Doug Wimbish, CinemaSonics, Yellow Bird Listen Sidney: The Milk Carton Kids, Prologue, self-released Listen Justin: Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty, Sub Pop Listen… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: July 29, 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: July 29, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Jenny Lewis, Voyager, Warner Ephemerals, Nothin Is Easy, Jalapeno Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty, Sub Pop Bear in Heaven, Time Is Over One Day Old, Hometapes/Dead Oceans Cold Specks, Bodies at Bay EP, Mute Noam Weinstein, Bottlefed, self-released Hooray For Earth, Racy, Smalltown Supersound Wytches, Annabel Dream Reader, Partisan OBN IIIs, Live in San… Read more »

World Music Monday Instrument of the Week: the Theremin

Each week, tune into World Music Mondays on WMSE (Mondays from 9am – 11:30am CST) to not only listen to world music, but to learn about a different instrument each week, curated by program host, Ruadhan Ward, an Ethnomusicology student and WMSE DJ. Read up on this week’s instrument, here… The theremin was invented in 1928 by… 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: Christopher Denny, If the Roses Don’t Kill Us, Partisan Listen Matt: Braid, No Coast, Top Shelf Records Listen Tom: Tackhead, “For the Love Of Money”, Dude Records Listen Justin: Amen… Read more »