Apply to be on our Exec Board!!

It’s that time again….the changing of the guard if you will.  We need some fresh minds to join the station exec staff so we can keep up the momentum that we achieved this semester.  Please fill out our application ASAP so we can get all of the new staff confirmed before the semester ends.  We need people to fill all sorts of positions so if you have a skill, I’m sure we can find a way to utilize it at the station.  Everyone has something to bring to the table and we look forward to getting more people involved.

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

We beat Pitchfork to the punch!

This past weekend WDCV brought Wiz Khalifa to town for Saturday’s hip-hop night of our Rock-Hop weekend.  His new mix tape, Kush & OJ, came out just a few days earlier.  Despite pitchfork’s snobbery of having their finger on the pulse of new, underground music, we were a step ahead of them on this one. WOOT!  Check out their review, they gave his mixtape a 7.2.  Not bad. Not bad at all.

Jen’s New Obsession – The Pack A.D.

So my friends at Pirate sent me this awesome album that I can’t get enough of currently. It’s called We Kill Computers and it’s by The Pack A.D. It’s a girl duo consisting of Becky Black and Maya Miller from Vancouver. It sounds alot like if The White Stripes and The Black Keys got together and had a baby, but that baby looks more like the White Stripes than the Black Keys. That baby’s siblings are also The Kills and The Gossip. Wouldn’t you like to meet this baby?

Pack A.D. is loud, edgy without being noisy and obnoxious. It’s got a grungy, unpolished Jack White-ish guitar riffs along with Meg White-esque simple and clean drums. The opening of Pack’s Crazy is reminescent of the Stripes’ The Hardest Button to Button and Pack’s Everyone Looks Like Everyone has hints of Stripes’ My Doorbell. The vocals on Cobra Matte sound like Amanda Palmer from The Dresden Dolls and she’s super awesome. Even without all the similarities, it’s an awesome album that you should seriously check out. Tune in to wdcvfm.com and 88.3 to hear it played all the time.

Wiz Khalifa Ticket Information

***********WARNING: WDCV will not be accepting any more ticket reservations starting Friday at 4pm. OR if we get more than 250.**********

To those of you who are unaware, WDCV 88.3 FM, Dickinson’s radio station, is hosting two concerts this weekend, April 16th and 17th. However, people have come to us with questions and misconceptions, and we wish to clarify some things, particularly regarding tickets for the Saturday night Wiz Khalifa concert.

Admission for both nights is FREE with your Dickinson College ID.

Tickets are also available for those without a Dickinson College ID. The price is $10 (CASH ONLY) and they are first come, first serve basis. Tickets can be reserved in advance  by emailing wdcvfm@gmail.com. You may reserve multiple tickets. Reserve tickets can be picked up when the doors open at 7PM and must be retrieved before 7:30PM.

Because the Wiz Khalifa concert is free to Dickinson students, and because we have great interest from people outside the Dickinson community, we recommend coming to the concert as close to 7pm as possible. ATS has a limited capacity of 1000 people, and we will not be able to let more people in once that number is reached.

Doors open at 7PM and the concert begins at 8PM. If you plan on buying tickets please arrive early as we are expecting a large crowd for the event.

Thank you very much, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the concert.

WDCV T-Shirts! YAY!!

I’m sure you have caught yourself contemplating “Oh how I wish I could get an awesome WDCV-FM t-shirt”……right?  Well contemplate no more!  WDCV has made t-shirts and will be selling them at the upcoming “Live on Britton Plaza” & the Rock-Hop Weekend concerts.  Stop by our table to see what the new threads look like and pick one while you are at it.  With a wide selection of sizes & colors, you are sure to find the perfect match.

The Slow Club: Yeah, So

I don’t know about you guys, but one thing I really look forward to about warm weather is summer music. You know what I mean–bright, cheerful, fun music that just makes the sunshine seem that much brighter. The debut full length “Yeah, So” from Sheffield, England band Slow Club is definitely a candidate for that great warm-weather album.

Slow Club consists of guitarist Charles and percussionist Rebecca. Their music is a perfect balance between folk and pop songwriting: sweet, melody-driven, and full of vocal harmonies between the two members. It’s classic and free of gimmicks, and while it may not be mindblowing, having it playing in a room will make everyone a little happier.

You can listen to Slow Club on their myspace–and, of course, by listening to WDCV!

Live on Britton Plaza

It’s that time again…the sun is shining…the students are lounging in the grass….is there a better time to crank WDCV’s tunes in Britton Plaza?  Not really.  We have already set up twice this week and next week we will be out again 4 more times with the week ending with our HUGE Rock-Hop Weekend full of live music in ATS.  Come out to see us April 13th & 15th from 11am-2pm and April 14th & 15th from 4-7pm.  We will be selling yummy treats and sweet musical crafty things!  For more information about our upcoming shows, go here and RSVP!

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