Friday, December 6th, 2013 by The Professor
Well, maybe we picked 11, because we play music and can’t count. Ok, give us a break. We polled a few current and former staff members to see what they can’t live without at Christmas time. You know, the music that makes them enjoy the season, not want to shove pencils in their ears if they have to hear it one more time (Elmo & Patsy, we’re looking at you). And because we care about you, our listeners, we even threw in an iTunes link so you can add them to your own playlists at home (you’re welcome). Here they are in no particular order, along with a reminder to get into the spirit of the season and share your gifts with others : (more…)
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Billy Dries
With his sophomore release, Blood Orange delivered an absolute masterpiece. The R&B meets disco groove of the album immediately captured me and drew me in. From the first track, “Chamkay”, to the closing, “Time Will Tell”, the album keeps the listener guessing, weaving in and out of multiple genres it gets almost anybody on their feet and dancing.
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 by Billy Dries
Kelly Burchard – The Neighbourhood – I Love You
While their album came out earlier this year, The Neighbourbood’s I Love You is just now making its way into my Top 25 Most Played iTunes playlist. Their motley crew of electric, hip-hop and indie rock sound is something that is hard not to like. All the tracks on I Love You flow into each other so smoothly, and while this isn’t necessarily the album that makes you want to get up and dance, it is definitely worth a listen to, if you haven’t already.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Indie pop band Little Daylight, released their EP “Tunnel Vision.” The New York based artist’s EP is a easy listen- combining synthesizers, grandeur drums and light vocals. (more…)
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
Letter Grade: A
Today Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange released his sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe, world wide via Domino Records. Opening with the lead singles, “Chamkay” and “You’re Not Good Enough”, the album draws you in and sets you up to be blown away by the third track “Uncle Ace”, possibly the pinnacle of Dev Hynes’ young song writing career.
Thursday, November 14th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Kait Connaughton - Beach House - Bloom
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
If you haven’t already heard, WLOY had recently returned from The National Student Electronic Media Convention in San Anonio, TX and we didn’t come home empty handed! WLOY was took the trophy in categories: Best Community Involvement for Word on the Street and Best Feature for our original production What Happens Next. Five representatives of WLOY lead by The Professor himself, trekked to the lone star state this past weekend. Now, they share with you an account of their experiences: (more…)
Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Billy Dries- Night Time, My Time – Sky Ferreira
Sky has been on the public radar for years now, she’s allegedly hooked up with Miley Cyrus, and got busted for drugs, and shed a pop star that didn’t start on Disney Channel!…Whats this? Billy’s pick is a pop album?… Freak yeah it is, this album rocks it out and delivers a sound the likes of which hasn’t been heard in a Pop album since the likes of Michael Jackson, or Madonna.
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Billy Dries
Letter Grade – B+
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Margaret Jokoh
Glass Animals EP
Harvest Record’s recording artist, released their 4 track self titled EP, “Glass Animals.” The album has a haunting/spacey sound. The indie pop band makes use of synthesizers and artificial sounds to bring each songs to life. Dave Barley’s voice definitely keeps the listener captured and wanting to listen more and more. The album is very innovative and captures the essence of who Glass Animals are and is a great indicator of what’s to come from them in the future.