Blog Posts

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Sleepwalkers

Now officially “The Sleepwalkers” (dropping the band founder, Ian Olvera’s name), the Fox Cities-bred quartet takes a renewed collective breath and issues forth a new exercise in upbeat, harmonic, blue-hued pop-twang. The band has added new members with the name-drop and even with all this, the newest material on Lost My Mind In Stereo isn’t too… Read more »

Download: In-Studio Performances

It’s been a little while since we posted up recordings from in-studio and Local/Live performances, so today you’re getting a nice little batch of recordings to stream or download from both local and international artists. Band: The Midwest Beat Song: “High Life” Recorded: March 18, 2014 Program: Local/Live Location: Bob & Genie Friedman Live Performance… 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: William Onyeabor,What?!, Luaka Bop Listen Matt: The Menzingers,Rented World, Epitaph Listen Tom: Ashlee, Ashes 2 Ash EP, Other People Listen Justin: Woods, With Light and Love, Woodsist Listen Chris: Whips, Year One, S/R Listen Ryan: Sun Kil… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: April 15, 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 15, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Pixies, Indie Cindy, Pixies Music Swans, A Little God In My Hands, Young God Black Angels, Clear Lake Forest, Blue Horizon William Onyeabor, What?! remixes, Luaka Bop John Frusciante, Enclosure, Record Collection Wye Oak, Shriek, Merge Pattern Is Movement, Pattern Is Movement, Hometapes… Read more »

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 »