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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: Lucinda Williams, S/T (25th Anniversary Reissue), Thirty Tigers Listen Matt: Crosses, ttt, Sumerian Records Listen Tom: Rainer Veil, New Brutalism, Modern Love Listen Justin: Peals, Walking Field, Thrill Jockey… Read more »

Local/Live: February 18 – The Revenge Society

The Revenge Society is a sweet and sour armistice between melody and dissonance; Amber Ruthe’s sweet but sinewy vocals are juxtaposed with hack and slash guitar hooks from Josh Paynter, fuzzed out bass from Chris Holoyda and a breakneck rhythm section (oomphed up from drummer Steve Vorass), all contributing to a feeling that is enjoyably… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: February 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: February 11, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Tinariwen, Emmaar, Anti- Yellow Ostrich, Cosmos, Barsuk Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, Jagjaguwar Eagulls, Eagulls, Partisan Neil Finn, Dizzy Heights, Lester Sun Kil Moon, Benji, Caldo Verde Milagres, Violent Light, Kill Rock Stars El Ten Eleven, For Emily EP, Fake Records Casket Girls, True Love Kills the Fairy Tale,… Read more »

A Look Back: Sarah Borges Live at WMSE, 2009

A regular feature here at wmse.org, A Look Back finds us reaching into our bag of video archives, pulling something out and posting it for you to enjoy.  Following the end of her longtime touring band, the Broken Singles, Sarah Borges recently released a Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) produced album titled Radio Sweetheart. Long before either… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: MC Oneself

On The Fool, Milwaukee’s MC Oneself makes it apparent that his ultimate goal as a musician is to enjoy the process and the output — the seventeen-track album released on Bandcamp late last month is filled with divergent sounds that pull from both close and opposite corners of soul, funk, blues, 60s rock, hip hop,… Read more »

Download: Shroud of Despondency – “New Trees”

For the metal set, Milwaukee’s Shroud of Despondency performed live at WMSE for Local/Live last night. Shroud does not aim to uplift anyone with their music. They simply channel their human experience – all the good and all of the bad – into pulverizing, but melodic, metal tunes. Download “New Trees” below. Details: Recorded: February… 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: Habibi, S/T, Burger Records Listen Matt: Doomriders, Grand Blood, Deathwish Listen Tom: Bibio, The Green EP, Warp Listen Justin: Desert Heat, Cat Mask at Huggie Temple, MIE Listen Chris:… Read more »