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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 »

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: Sylvan Esso, “Coffee – Single“, Partisan Listen Matt: La Dispute, Rooms of the House, Better Living Records Listen Tom: The Mike Benign Compulsion, Here’s How it Works, s/r Listen… 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: St. Vincent, s/t , Loma Vista Listen Matt: Circle Takes the Square, Decompositions Volume Numer One, Gatepost Recordings Listen Tom: Ravioli Me Away/Dog Chocolate Split LP, Ravioli Me Away/Or,… Read more »

A Trip to Bandcamp With: GGOOLLDD

The name of this particular artist is one of those instances of “good call”; the warmly inviting “electro-pop” of Milwaukee’s GGOOOLLDD shines like its namesake. Making use of the traditionals of the genre — synths and synthetic beats, GGOOLLDD creates an effervescent environment for female vocals that are neither trying too much or too little,… 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: Neneh Cherry, Blank Project, Smalltown Supersound Listen Matt: Bleeding Rainbow,Interrupt, Kanine Records Listen Tom: Kassel Jaeger, Toxic Cosmopolitan, Editions Mego Listen Justin: Chris Forsyth, Solar Motel, Paradise of Bachelors Listen Chris: Susan Howe,Lonesome Water, 2004 Grenville… Read more »