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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Out This Week: April 8, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Afghan Wigs, Do To the Beast, Sub Pop Nathaniel Rateliff, Falling Faster Than You Can Run, Mod y Vi OFF!, Wasted Years, Vice Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Enter the Slasher House, Domino Thus Owls, Turning Rocks, Secret City CYNE, All My Angles Are Right, Hometapes Protomartyr, Under Color of Official Right, Hardly… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Ages and Ages

  Ages and Ages‘ latest, Divisionary is full of vim and vinegar, but isn’t exactly about fisticuffs (and with the band’s group singalong, handclapping, boot-stomping vibe, it would be hard to imagine anything getting too rough and tumble, anyhow). The newest music from the west coast group, has got its sights moreso set on weeding out destructive… Read more »

Local/Live: April 8 – Nomad Palace

Nomad Palace is the superhero name for Nate Zabriskie, who makes largely instrumental electronic music.  Among his biggest genre-influences are hip hop, world music, IDM, ambient, and experimental.  Accompanying Nate in the studio will be fellow computersoundmaker Erik Schoster, a.k.a. He Can Jog.  Erik and Nate make up two thirds of the band Cedar A.V…. Read more »

Out This Week: April 1, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Mac DeMarco, Salad Days, Captured Tracks Thievery Corporation, Saudade, ESL Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else, Mom + Pop Jones Family Singers, The Spirit Speaks, Arts and Labor Dan Croll, Sweet Disarray, Capitol Kelis, Rumble and Breach remix, Ninja Tune White Hinterland, Baby, Dead Oceans The Hold Steady, Teeth Dreams, Razor and Tie HTRK, Psychic 9-5… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Yellow Ostrich

Alex Schaaf — like scores of youthfully energetic and inquisitive people before him — have had their brains fired up by science, astrophysics and astronomy (and especially the science, astrophysics and astronomy ideals and studies of Carl Sagan). Schaaf recently stumbled into the writings of Sagan that forged the insight and inspiration that turned out… Read more »