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2015 into 2016 (Wrapping Up and Tuning In)

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Dear WMSE listeners, As you might well know, even the mightiest of the mighty need to get some rest and reinvigoration for the new year, ahead, so Team WMSE will be changing up a couple of things until that new year. Aside from our holiday-centric programming this week, here’s what to expect ’til 2016! WMSE… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Holy Monitor, Golden Light [EP], self-released Listen Tom: Allen Ravenstine, The Pharaoh’s Bee, RER Megacorp Listen Sidney: Rhett Miller, The Traveler, ATO Records Listen Jay: Red City Radio, Red City… Read more »

Local Lunchbox – Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Today for the “Local Lunchbox” segment on the Rockleidoscope Show, Erin played for you: Olive Skinned, Silver Tongued Sirens Sing Swan Songs by REW<< Local Lunchbox is brought to you by Outpost Natural Foods. Tune in Wednesday during Squid Inc. with Sid for your next tasty treat!

Local Lunchbox – Monday, December 14, 2015

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Today for the “Local Lunchbox” segment on Armed Fauxes Radio, Bill played for you: WELCOME 2 HELL (TZ034) by DOGS IN ECSTASY Local Lunchbox is brought to you by Outpost Natural Foods. Tune in Tuesday during the Rockleidoscope with Erin for your next tasty treat!

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Lizzo, Big GRRRL Small World, BGSW Listen Tom:  Stereo MC’s (feat. Terranova) Deeper EP, Connected Listen Sidney: Whiskey of the Damned, “Roisín” (‘Lady of The Rose’ in Gaelic), self-released Listen… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: milo, so the flies don’t come, ruby yacht Listen Tom:  King Crimson, Thrak [limited edition box set], DGM Listen Sidney: Glassjaw, “New White Extremity” , self-released Listen Jay: Leftover Crack, Constructs… Read more »

Out This Week: November 30, 2015

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Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Dweezil Zappa, Via Zammata, Fantom Okkervil River, Black Sheep Boy [deluxe edition], Jagjaguwar Husky Rescue, The Long Lost Friend, Catskills Polica, “Lime Habit” [single], Mom + Pop REW, Olive Skinned, Silver Tongued Sirens Sing Swan Songs, Hidden Shoal Olive Skinned,… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: The Husky Rescue, The Long Lost Friend, Catskills Listen Tom:  Book Of Air, Field Tone, Sub Rosa Listen Sidney: The Promise Ring, Nothing Feels Good [reissue], Jade Tree Listen Jay:… Read more »

Out This Week: November 23, 2015

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Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Jonny Greenwood / Shye Ben Tzur / Rajasthan Express, Junun, Nonesuch Brainstems, No Place Else, Bad Diet Nadia Reid, Listen to Formation, Look For the Signs, Spunk Lizzo, Big Grrrl Small World, self-released Natalie Prass, Side By Side,… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Melody’s Echo Chamber, “Endless Shore”, Fat Possum Listen Tom:  Hawkwind, Space Ritual, United Artists Listen Sidney: Plastic Bertrand, Ça plane pour moi, Sire Records Listen Jay: Eagles Of Death Metal,… Read more »

Out This Week: November 17, 2015

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Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Timmy’s Organism, Heartless Heathen, Third Man Yak, No, Third Man Oneohtrix Point Never, Garden of Delete, Warp Givers, New Kingdom, Glassnote Bones & Beeker, Bones & Beeker, Wax Poetics Useless Eaters, Live In San Francisco, Castle Face Kelley… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Kelley Stoltz, In Triangle Time, Castle Face Listen Tom:  Bernd Kistenmacher, Head-Visions, Bureau B Listen Sidney: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Unravelling, FatCat Records Listen Jay: Teenage Bottlerocket, Tales From Wyoming,… Read more »

Local Lunchbox – Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Today for the “Local Lunchbox” segment on the Rockleidoscope Show, Erin played for you: Local Lunchbox is brought to you by Outpost Natural Foods. Tune in Wednesday during Squid Inc. with Sid for your next tasty treat!

Out This Week: November 10, 2015

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Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Hot Chip, Dancing In the Dark, Domino Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Funk Ain’t Ova, Dorado Grimes, Art Angels, 4AD Pujol, Kisses [EP], Bartertown Co-Op Lanterns On the Lake, Faultlines, Bella Union Joshua Hyslop, Deepest Blue, Nettwerk Japanese House, Clean [EP],… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Sam Amidon, All Is Well, Bedroom Community Listen Tom:  February & Mars, s/t, Mojuba Listen Sidney: The Vitrolum Republic, For the Lovespun Ramblings…, self-released Listen Jay: Titus Andronicus, The… Read more »

Local Lunchbox – Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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Today for the “Local Lunchbox” segment on Squid Inc., Sid played for you: For the Lovespun Ramblings and Ghosts in our Shoes by The Vitrolum Republic For the Lovespun Ramblings and Ghosts in our Shoes by The Vitrolum Republic Local Lunchbox is brought to you by Outpost Natural Foods. Tune in Thursday during the Von Munz Vinyl… Read more »

Out This Week: November 3, 2015

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Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners – this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   Beach House, Thank Your Lucky Stars, Sub Pop Foxing, Dealer, Triple Crown Kuroma, 20 Plus Centuries [EP], Votiv Thus Owls, Black Matter, Secret City Shigeto, Intermission [EP], Ghostly Intl. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Paper Mache Dream Balloon, ATO Wolf Eyes, I Am a Problem: Mind In Pieces, Third Man… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Dogs In Ecstasy, Welcome 2 Hell, Thunderzone Ent. Listen Tom: Matthew Jonson, Fabric 84, Fabric Listen Sidney: Testa Rosa, III, self-released Listen Jay: AFI, Black Sails in the Sunset,… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Erroll Garner, The Complete Concert By The Sea (Expanded), Legacy Listen Tom: J.B. Smith, No More Time In the World For Me, Kranky Listen Sidney: Field Report, Marigolden, Partisan Listen Jay: Maritime,… Read more »

View Fall 2015 Thank You Gifts

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Dear WMSE listeners and supporters, For a one-time gift of $180 or a sustaining gift of just $15 per month, you will receive the WMSE Koss headphones and WMSE slipmat. The black UR-20 Koss headphones feature WMSE’s logo in white on both sides. The turntable slipmat is all white with the classic WMSE logo.   Your proud support of… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Blessed Feathers, There Will Be No Sad Tomorrow, Vinyl Me, Please/self-released Listen Tom:  Christina Vantzou, No. 3, Kranky Listen Sidney: Eagles of Death Metal, Zipper Down, UME/T-boy Listen Jay:… Read more »

CMJ 2015 + WMSE

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CMJ 2015 is officially underway — this week, NYC will be filled to the brim with musicians, bands and college radio industry folks hailing from across the country for the four-day festival. WMSE will be at CMJ this week (thanks, Sid!) and will be taking notes on industry knowledge at various panels [at Dream Downtown],… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Lightning Dust, “Diamond”, Jagjaguwar Listen Tom:  Skinny Puppy, Weapon, Metropolis Listen Sidney: Ryan Adams, 1989, Pax Am Listen Jay: Haymarket Riot, Bloodshot Eyes, Thick Records Listen Ryan: IAMX, Metanoia,… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Julia Holter, Have You In My Wilderness, Domino Listen Tom:  Barbara Morgenstern, Fan No. 2, Monika Listen Sidney: Sleaford Mods, “No One’s Bothered”, Key Markets, Harbinger Sound Listen Jay:… Read more »

6th Annual Backyard BBQ

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Thank you to everyone who came out and made it the best day ever! We at WMSE could not be more thrilled with the turnout, the bands and our exceptional volunteers. For those of you who missed it or those that want to relive the fun, this video truly captures the day: WMSE 6th Annual… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Monk Parker, How the Spark Loves the Tinder, Bronze Rat Listen Tom: Psiglo, Ideacion, Little Butterfly Records Listen Sidney: Bikini Kill, Revolution Girl Style Now!, Bikini Kill Records Listen Jay:… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Made of Oak, “Pinebender”, Partisan Listen Tom: Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra, self-titled, Discrepant Listen Sidney: The Libertines, Anthem For Doomed Youth, Harvest/Virgin EMI Listen Jay: The Clash, Give ‘Em Enough… Read more »

WMSE Partners With KEXP’s Launch of “Under the Needle: the KEXP Sessions”

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WMSE is excited to share with you that it will be one of the very first partners in a new, nationally-syndicated program called Under the Needle. For Under the Needle, Seattle’s non-commercial radio station KEXP recorded over 500 live on-air performances, featuring new and breaking musicians. With Under the Needle, KEXP’s Senior Director of Programming Kevin Cole wanted to… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Farao, Till It’s All Forgotten, Arts & Crafts Listen Tom: Dirty Bourbon River Show, Volume Four, self-released Listen Sidney: Gogol Bordello, Super Taranta!, Side One Dummy (in honor of… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List

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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: Testa Rosa, III, self-released Listen Tom: Tuxedomoon, Vapour Trails, Crammed Discs Listen Sidney: Motorhead, cover of “Sympathy For the Devil”, Bad Magic, UDR Listen Jay: Deafeater, Abandoned, Epitaph Listen… Read more »