Screw you guys. I’d rather be watching Daria, sipping on iced Vanilla Chai Lattes and snacking on trail mix. I can’t wait to embrace my summer vacation at its fullest by not doing too much of anything.
So, here’s to splendid little songs about dancing. I would really love to see Smith Westerns play from their new album. I sw them a year ago at Pictchfork, and they were wonderful. They’re just a bunch of young dudes playing sweet, relatable music. Nothing to not love.
You can download this track from my summer mixxx here with some other neat songs.
FRIDAY, JULY 15 – gates at 3pm *8:30 (GREEN) Animal Collective 7:30 (BLUE) James Blake *7:20 (RED) Neko Case *6:30 (BLUE) Das Racist 6:25 (GREEN) Guided By Voices 5:30 (BLUE) Curren$y *5:30 (RED) Thurston Moore 4:35 (GREEN) Battles *4:30 (BLUE) tUnE-yArDs 3:30 (RED) EMA 3:20 (BLUE) Gatekeeper
SATURDAY, JULY 16 – gates at 12pm *8:30 (GREEN) Fleet Foxes 7:40 (BLUE) Zola Jesus 7:25 (RED) DJ Shadow 6:45 (BLUE) Twin Shadow 6:15 (GREEN) The Dismemberment Plan *5:45 (BLUE) The Radio Dept. 5:15 (RED) Destroyer 4:45 (BLUE) OFF! 4:15 (GREEN) No Age *3:45 (BLUE) Wild Nothing 3:20 (RED) Gang Gang Dance 2:50 (BLUE) G-Side *2:30 (GREEN) Cold Cave 1:55 (BLUE) Sun Airway *1:45 (RED) Woods 1:00 (BLUE) Chrissy Murderbot Feat MC ZULU 1:00 (GREEN) Julianna Barwick
SUNDAY, JULY 17 – gates at 12pm *8:30 (GREEN) TV on the Radio 7:40 (BLUE) HEALTH 7:25 (RED) Cut Copy *6:45 (BLUE) Toro Y Moi 6:15 (GREEN) Deerhunter 5:45 (BLUE) Kylesa *5:15 (RED) Superchunk *4:45 (BLUE) Baths 4:15 (GREEN) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti 3:45 (BLUE) Shabazz Palaces 3:20 (RED) OFWGKTA *2:50 (BLUE) Twin Sister 2:30 (GREEN) Kurt Vile & the Violators 1:55 (BLUE) How to Dress Well *1:45 (RED) Yuck *1:00 (BLUE) Darkstar 1:00 (GREEN) The Fresh & Onlys
I’m absolutely falling in love with Yellow Ostrich. Ever since their set at Northside Festival, I’ve been craving them.I’m excited for the rerelease of their album Mistress on Barsuk. I’ve been especially listening to this track off the album. So wonderful.
Name your price for their Fade Cave EP on their bandcamp.
I was sad missed these guys this weekend. However, they are one of the bands the bands that I’m most looking forward to seeing at Pitchfork this year. The new album, In Heaven, is due out in late September. Check out the track list, as well as upcoming tour dates, here.
“One time, during a lipstick touch up, a dude actually had the audacity to say, ‘You know, guys don’t care about lipstick. We don’t even like it.’ As if to say I did it for the attention of men. I don’t wear lipstick for guys, I wear it for myself. A guy that can’t appreciate my boss lady nature can’t hang with me.”—
I posted this to my facebook, but they only allow you 420 characters (lol, 420) so here’s the real tl;dr version on why I love college radio (and WBCR):
I believe that one of the main reasons college radio is so important is that it gives students control over something that reaches beyond the campus. College stations don’t answer only to the college, but also to the FCC, which gives the students involved a greater sense of responsibility (at least for the board, programmers are a whole different story) and in my experience, pride. We’re not like any other club on campus, if we screw up big time then its not a slap on the wrist from the school, there are consequences that reach beyond the beloit bubble. And if you want to go into broadcast media, or work at a label, or become a journalist, there are few extracurricular activities (aside from newspaper) that can prepare you as well as working at a radio station.
Personally, I’m not sure if I would still be at beloit if it wasn’t for WBCR and the opportunity to get involved with the station. This may be saying something about small vs. big schools more than college radio, but WBCR is incredibly democratic, this isn’t something that only the “cool kids” do. (a misconception I held freshman year.) We will let anyone have a show unless you break the rules, never show up or play KISS all the time, and even then we’ll probably give you a show. I know that if I went to Madison, or some other humongous school, I would be turned down for DJing due to my (at the time) lack of musical knowledge and probably would’ve assumed that I wasn’t cool enough for radio.
It’s also a great way for alumni to connect with the college and its more personal than getting a phone call asking for money. During my time at the station, we’ve gotten so much feedback from alumni and its great. I love hearing stories from alum about their experiences, there’s such a rich history that lies within the station and I feel more connected to it than any other national organization I’m a part of.
I guess if anything, college radio is important because it gives people who might feel lost (like I did) a voice to broadcast to the world. I know I’ve grown more confident in my abilities to lead due to my involvement with the station, and my involvement has changed my course of studies and enriched them.
The paragraph pretty much sums up the WERW motto. College radio is an important creative outlet for students from all walks of life. Here’s to the preservation of such an outstanding medium!
We were sitting in the office today, and my boss found a mix entitled “Beirut Jersey Mix.” It was assumed that Paul Collins had made the mix, since it started off with Julian Lynch’s latest from “Terra.” Anyways, from what I caught of it in between post office runs, this was my favorite track. Here’s to Radio Dept!
I was thinking earlier about my 4th of July celebration last year. I don’t remember much about the evening, but I do remember my dear friend Katie driving us around with St. Vincent in the CD player. It was not the first time I listened to Annie, but it was the first time I honestly loved her. Somewhere between “The Bed” and “The Party,” I just wanted to melt over Actor. I was swooning like a crazy, swooning thing. And a month later I was waving to her in the press tent at Pitchfork.
I just got home from ogling Andrew Bird in Prospect Park, whilst “celebrating Brooklyn.” It was a lovely event, the opening night of the series of free concerts the initiative is putting on in the park. Next week is the Books, I believe.The introduction was filled with jokes about “Birds” in “the park,” and we all had a good laugh.
So, I got a ticket for Cults tonight, at the very last minute! I’m about to brave the downpour outside to head over to Williamsburg to check it out. Gaurds will be opening, which should be great. It’ll be a nice way to wind down the week.
Anyways, I’ve just started listening to their full-length. I have moderately warm hopes!
In honor of McClain releasing his highly anticipated hip-hop, summer breakfast delight, I hereby declare “Soldier” the Destiny’s Child track of the summer. If you haven’t hopped on the All U Need Is Luv bandwagon yet, better get on quick. This pup’s blowin’ up. Not to mention, it’ll be a nice way to get ready for the Miscreant’s summer mix. daswhazup, kittens.
“And though I hate to be the guy who takes something he likes and then says “unlike all that other shit,” fuck it: Surely Garbus’s attention to things like dynamics and song structure are what help put Tune-Yards head and shoulders above so much of indie rock’s unimaginative, amorphously strummed same-iness, where within fifteen seconds you’ve heard every trick up a given song’s sleeve, while her ability to take a sentiment as disturbing as finding freedom in violence and slam convincingly it into a “Fool in the Rain”-style party interlude is roughly twelve bajillion times more interesting, entertaining, insightful, and listenable a treatment of violence in art than some trollish shithead putting out two albums’ worth of rape jokes and daring you not to get them.”—