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Top 40 for 3.21.13

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 by Eric Loose

Wavves+gun+in+the+sunIt’s a new week here at WLOY, and that means new music — lots of it, in fact. At the station, we have wonderful new records from the likes of everyone from Kate Nash and Mudhoney, to Ra Ra Riot and Justin Timberlake. We’re really excited about the new Wavves record Afraid of Heights, as well. Check it out if you have a chance! He’s pictured over there, to the left.

 

 

 

 

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Top 40 for 3.14.13

Thursday, March 14th, 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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Kat Dahlia In Studio Performance

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by The Professor

Kat Dahlia with Jordan & Joelle

Kat Dahlia stopped by to chat with Jordan and Joelle Hernandez for their Friday Double Dose of Entertainment show. While she was here, she performed her singles “Gangsta” and “My Garden” for us. Check them out! (more…)



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Top 40 03.07.13

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 by Eric Loose

220px-Toro_y_moiOur big news this week on the Top 40 is Toro y Moi. He’s that guy to the left with crazy glasses. If you’ve ever been interested in groovy chillwave or soulful indie you should definitely give his new album, Anything In Return a try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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