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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: Dead Rider, Chills on Glass, Drag City Listen Matt: Various Artists, The Space Project, Lefse Listen Tom: Dillard Chandler, The End of an Old Song, Tomkins Square Listen Justin:… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: The Directionals

WMSE listeners just might already be familiar with Milwaukee’s the Directionals, who played our Local/Live program last November. At the time of their studio time here at WMSE, the trio was gearing up to release their next album, Omni and they previewed that with a little extra boost in January from their video for the single,… 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: Future Islands, Singles,4AD Listen Matt: Glos, Hidden Cities, Lovitt Records Listen  Tom: The Tenses, Howard, audioMER Listen Justin: Palms, S/T, Ipecac Records   Listen  Chris: Patto, S/T, Vertigo Listen Ryan: Townes Van Zandt,High Low and In Between, Poppy Listen… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: Reynaldo Jenkins and the Teardrops

A bit elusive, Racine-based Reynaldo Jenkins & the Teardrops, might be tough to read up on, but are definitely not tough to listen up to — brassy, surfy and a little jangly (self-genre-fied as “doo woop, garage, punk”), the group plays to Roy Orbison’s croons, Jon Spencer’s swagger and the Black Lips’ rowdy, devil-may-care attitude;… Read more »