Heavy Rotation Update- May 3rd

Hey Lovelies,

Final exams are approaching fast and that means you all need something to fill you ears while you fill your brains with knowledge. Why not give what we’re playing at WDCV a chance? Here’s what we’ve got for you this week.

Sugar and Gold Electro/synth pop from SF. Very 80s and very danceable. For fans of Chromeos.

Flying Lotus- Cosmogramma You had me at space opera!

Marco Benevento- Between Needles and Nightfall Piano/Instrumental reminds me a little of shugo but without the toy instruments.

Free Energy- Struck on Nothing Favorite Track? #2 This rock band from Philly and sounds like they’re an older (more classic rock) band.

Cuff The Duke- Way Down Here A great kind of low-key alternative album.

Trampled By Turtles- Palomino Bluegrass and punk rock? Their name?! How can you not play this album?

Great energy, makes me want to dance but also variety of sounds and themes.

Kings Go Forth- The Outsiders Are Back They are from Milwaukee, like me!! If that’s not enough, they also put together a fabulous album.

So give some of our Heavy Rotation a chance!

Until next week,

WDCV Music Directors

Heavy Rotation Update-4/23

I’ve got TWO WEEKS worth of awesome music for you guys! I know, I know I dropped the ball and didn’t do an update last week. Never again will I put my academics ahead of music directoring. But we’ve got some really stunning albums here at WDCV and we want to share that awesomeness with you:

River City Extension– And The Untouchable Man Like the Avett Brothers? Heard of Hoots and Hellmouth? Perhaps you like a little Spanish flavor in your folk rock. This happy album is the one for you! I especially like track #5.

Slow Club- Yeah So It’s really cute! If you are a traditional pop fan (Lenoard Cohen etc.)/folk songwriter fan you will love it! P.S. There is a cd of bonus tracks in new music!

Serena-Maneesh: S-M2: Abyss in B Minor Simply amazing, well thought out album. It has a tendency of getting weird (track 1 and 7) very amazing regardless.

Evelyn Evelyn Super weird story line of these pseudo conjoined Siamese twins (Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls and Jason Webley) as they go on adventures!

Foxy Shazam- s/t Sounds like a mix between Mika and The Mars Volta (I think this is right- but the handwriting is kind of hard to read…).

Jonsi- Go Lead singer for Sigur Ros has done a solo album. Not as crazy as their normal stuff though.

Electric President- The Violent Blue A super chill album that is still really fun. Nightmare No.5 or 6 is my personal favorite.

Young Livers- Of Misery and Toil Finally something NOT lofi 60s throwback etc… No idea says, “The culminating effort radiates and underlying majesty and grace that belies the more overt aggression.” When are they ever that eloquent? This album is good.

Inlets- Inter Arbiter Dude has a great Beruit vibe- not coincidentally, since they work together sometimes.

The Henry Clay People- Somewhere on the Golden Coast Band has a strong Modest Mouse Vibe. Do you guys like Modest Mouse? If so maybe you’ll disagree but anyway, it’s pretty fun.

Horse Feathers- Thistled Spring All I can say about this: SO PRETTY!

The Radio Department- Clinging to a Scheme Gorgeous indie pop/shoe gaze from Sweden. A bit hard to say what they sound like but I like the Bloc Party Vibes that randomly pop up through out the album. A good listen.

The Do- A Mouthful French people like them! I think they are ok.

Balkan Beat Box- Blue Eyed Black Boy I’m late on this sorry! Anyway this is a much more listenable album than the last but still pretty cool!

The Pack AD- We Kill Computers I’m freakin’ in rock love with this album. It’s got this great grungy sound, but it isn’t noise or obnoxious. It’s very reminiscent of The White Stripes, if Amanda Palmer from Dresden Dolls did the vocals.

The Living Sisters- Love to Live It’s a really good album, it features the lead signer of The Birds & The Bees also in heavy rotation.

Mathaniel Rateliff- In Memory of Loss Solid album. You can’t go wrong with any track. It’s really chill and mellow but not boring.

The Mynabirds- What We Lost In The Fire We Gained In The Flood Good album. You can’t go wrong here. Definitely hints of Rilo Kiley in there.

The Slacker-The Great Rocksteady Swindle Oh, The Slackers! Keepin’ ska faith for all of us.

Dr. Dog- Shame, Shame Drink Up Buttercup’s drummer recommend this to me. It sounds like if Of Montreal played bars like in “Piano Man” ok that’s an exaggeration kinda.

The You Know Whos- Five Songs (They were just here at DICKINSON!) Did you go to Rock-Hop on Friday? Then you already LOVE them. Did you not go? Now you can see what you missed!!

Caribou- Swim Guys the album art for this is awesome. Oh the music is good too I guess.

Laura Stevenson & The Cans-  A Record I love this woman. Prettiest music ever!

Whew! That’s a lot of music folks. Does it seem like we’re missing anything? Give us a shout in the comments and we will see what we can do!

Hugs and Kisses,

WDCV Music Directors

Heavy Rotation as of April 5th

Hello Lovelies! We have been busy little beavers here, working on getting everything ready for our awesome Rock-Hop concert weekend, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve been ignoring heavy rotation! Here’s what we’ve got for you this week:

Disco Biscuits- Planet Anthem: Brotastic jam/livetronica from Philly. Some good cuts, solid synth and tight baselines.

Fugitive Souls- Strangers EP: COMING TO DICKINSON APRIL 16TH.

The Bird and The Bees- Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oats: Hall and Oates cover album Woot! Private eyes are watching you.

Josiah Wolf- Jet Lag: A member of the band Why? this cd sounds like a more chill version of what Why? usually creates.

La Strada- New Home: I wasn’t quite sure about this album at first but it really grew on me! It’s a really versatile album with a ton of different instruments and that seems to jump from genre to genre

Rotary Downs- Cracked Maps & Blue Reports: AMAZING ALBUM. A band from New Orleans with really creative lyrics and a diverse sound.

Anything you guys think we’re missing? Give us a shout and we’ll do our best to get our hands on it.

Much love,

WDCV’s Music Directors

Heavy Rotation Update!

Hey all you lovely Internet people! Wondering what’s new in WDCV’s heavy rotation? Well you’re in luck because the WDCV music directors have been busy little bees putting all sorts of new and great stuff in heavy rotation. So if you feel like your music collection is getting a little stale, check out some of these recommendations.

Drink Up Buttercup: Born and Thrown on A Hook-They are coming to DICKINSON in our Rock/Hop show!! They sound like The Beatles if they did more drugs. I’m not the only one who thinks so, honest.

Dark Dark Dark: Bright Bright Bright- Besides their awesome naming skills this is a super album with great vocals and complex chamber-pop instrumentals.

Bonobo: Black Sands- A super chill album with epic reach and massive emotional pull. It’s one guy who plays all the instruments by himself. (Written by another MD- Bonobos are monkeys that “penis fence” for real, look it up. I learned this in 9th grade bio).

Adam Green: Minor Love- Adam Green is from the group The Moldy Peaches comes out with a not so folky sound but it’s still pretty awesome- striking a good balance between tenderness and tastelessness.

Kasper Bjoke- Standing on Top of Utopia (EP): Solid downbeat electro from Denmark.

Portugal. The Man- American Ghetto: I have no idea who this sounds like, but it sounds like someone good so don’t be scared. Most of the songs are good so pick one!

Capsule-Player http://blogs.dickinson.edu/wdcvfm/2010/03/capsule-player/

Turin Brakes: Outbursts- Self proclaimed indie folk rock, but it’s not too folky I think they just call it that because some of the songs are pretty laid back. “Sea Changes” and “Mirror” are my favorite tracks of the album.

She + Him: Volume Two- I’m really excited about this album. I honestly like it better than their first one. It’s a peaceful kind of happy. You can’t go wrong with any track.
So that’s what we’ve got for you this week. Hopefully your willing to open up your ears to something new!

Hugs and Kisses,

WDCV

WDCV’s Heavy Rotation (As of March 12, 2010)

Just in case you were wondering what WDCV is playing in our heavy rotation, here’s a list of what we’ve got!

Pavement- The Best Of

Manchester Orchestra-Mean Everything to Nothing

The Splinters-Kick

Frightened Rabbit-The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Rouge Wave- Permalight

Sade-Soldier of Love

The Weatherthans- Live From Burton Cummings Theater

Sambassadeur- European

LoneLady-Nerve Up

Ernest Gonzales-Been Meaning to Tell You

Quasi- American Gong

Local Natives-Gorilla Manor

Hanne Hukkelberg- Blood from A Stone

Six Gallery- Breakthroughs in Modern Art

Golden Triangle- Double Jointer

Shearwater- The Golden Archipelago

Pantha Du Prince – Black Noise

Gill Scott- Heron—I’m Not Here

Holly Miranda- The Nocycian’s Private Library

My Robot Friend- Soft Core

Jeff The Brotherhood-Heavy Days

Field Music-Measure

Datus- Neut

The Law- A Measure of Wealth

Galactic- Ya-Ka-May

Gigi- Maintenant

Los Campesinos!- Romance Is Boring

Massive Attack- Heligoland

Shannon and The Clams- I Wanna Go Home

Cute Lepers- Smart Accessories

Rachele Eve- Mouth of Feathers

Lightspeed Champion- Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You

WALE-Attention Deficit

 Whew! What a ridiculously awesome list of bands. It’s kind of overwhelming right? Now that I’ve got them all down, the next time I update, I will just let you know what we are putting in for that week and I’ll even give you a little blurb about the record, written by WDCV’s lovely music directors. But this should give you something to start with…