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Top 40 for 2.27.13

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 by Eric Loose

936full-thom-yorkeLast week gave us m b v, and this week blesses us with Amok, the new album from Atoms of Peace. If you haven’t yet heard of them, it’s basically another vehicle for Radiohead-mastermind Thom Yorke to call his own. This time, he’s joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers’s bassist Flea, as well as a Radiohead produced, Beck’s drummer, and a Brazilian percussionist. The album has some sweet Brazilian vibes to it, and many have compared it to Thom Yorke’s other project, The Eraser. We highly recommend it if you’re into that kinda thing. Otherwise, enjoy spring break, WLOY listeners!
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Local Natives- Hummingbird

Monday, February 25th, 2013 by Kathleen McKeveny

MI0003480976LA born and bred Local Natives’ 2010 debut album, Gorilla Manor, was defined by its vocal layering, choral “oh’s” and “ah’s”, and blisfully chaotic melodicism that landed them a spot in the “bands to watch”. Some people attributed the success of Gorilla Manor to a well-executed conglomeration of indie influences like Broken Social Scene, The National, or Grizzly Bear. As a result, the release of their sophomore album, Hummingbird, has been highly anticipated.

Hummingbird has been said to be Local Natives’ “do or die” opportunity to either mature their sound and solidify their spot in the indie world or retire to the proverbial land of misfit indie bands. (more…)



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Top 40 for 2.20.13

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 by Eric Loose

my-bloody-valentine-mbv-608x605As you can see from scrolling dow nthe list, the Top 40 is home to a new #1 this week, from the shoegaze pioneers My Bloody Valentine (it’s a misnomer, don’t worry) and their new release m b v. Unfortunately, the artwork down there is incorrect, so instead it serves as our title picture for this week’s list. Listen to them if you like fuzzy guitars and walls of sound and inaudible mumbling!  (more…)



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Top 40 for 2.14.13

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 by Eric Loose

Frightened-RabbitHappy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating with someone special or not, the place to be tonight is at WLOY’s Valentine’s Day Extravaganza, where the real spirit of the day will be in full force. Yes, in the form of heart-shaped pizzas. Otherwise, between eating chocolate and receiving flowers or crying while sappy movies, maybe check out new releases from Frightened Rabbit or Foals? New releases from the aforementioned could make any day better!  (more…)



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Lotte Kestner – The Bluebird of Happiness

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 by Eric Loose

lotte-bluebird-300x150When a relatively unknown name strikes out on their own apart from their bandmates, the stage is set for what usually ends up as a more experimental shift. Understandably, the solo album is a template for the creative juices that couldn’t fit within the frames of the band’s construct. Personal interests and tendencies seep in, and you’re left with a clearer picture of the artist by themselves, unobstructed apart from compromise or settling. This is what makes (more…)



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Top 40 for 2.7.13

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Eric Loose

220px-Toro_y_moiHave you ever heard of Toro y Moi? If not, you should definitely check out his new album Anything in Return. That goes doubly if you enjoy soulful indie or chill chillwave. There’s one guy behind the project, and this is his fourth album. Toro y Moi is pictured to the left, in some goofy glasses. (more…)



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Pantha Du Prince and The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by Eric Loose

The release is a collaboration between producer Hendrik Weber (a.k.a. Pantha Du Prince) and various percussionists, including a member of Jaga Jazzist, based out of Oslo, but its cohesive nature leads me to imagine while listening that it’s a product of a single band that’s known each other for decades. Weber’s technique was (more…)



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Top 40 for 1.31.13

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 by Eric Loose


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It’s a new week here at WLOY and we have a ton of additions to our Top 40. Look to Mother Mother or The Bronx for some refreshing rock music, or Unknown Mortal Orchestra which marries soul with psychedelica. A few of our mainstays are still near the top, but look out for new additions next week from the likes of Shugo Tokumaru, Frightened Rabbit, and Low, to name a few! Pictured to the left is the mastermind behind Panthu du Prince, one of our newcomers Hendrik Weber.  (more…)



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Top 40 for 1.18.13

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by Eric Loose

PeterPeterHere at WLOY we hope everyone had the best of winter breaks. With that said, we welcome you back, with some new music to boot. One of the most prominent additions to the Top 40 comes from Peter Peter, an artist from Quebec whose second album, Une Version Amelioree… lands in our top 10. Also be sure to check out A$AP Rocky’s latest, which joins our top contenders as well. (more…)



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Top 40 for 12.1.12

Friday, December 7th, 2012 by Eric Loose

WLOY wishes everyone at Loyola well on their finals, and hopes that during their studying they might happen to listen to some of these records. Below are the Top 40, compiled by our station’s Music Directors, for your listening enjoyment! Take note of newcomer to the list Mogwai, who is also pictured to the left. (more…)



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