Thursday, April 25th, 2013 by Eric Loose
Hey, WLOY listeners! It’s our last Top 40 of the year, but don’t let that dissuade you from checking out some of the awesome new adds we have for you, here! Have a great summer, everyone.
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by Eric Loose
Hey, WLOY listeners! We hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather. We also hope that you’re checking out some of the new music on our Top 40. This week’s big add comes from The Knife, who just released Shaking the Habitual. They’re in a picture over there, to the left.
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 by Eric Loose
It’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. (more…)
Thursday, February 28th, 2013 by Eric Loose
Last 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!
Monday, February 25th, 2013 by Kathleen McKeveny
LA 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…)
Thursday, February 21st, 2013 by Eric Loose
As 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…)
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 by Eric Loose
Happy 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…)
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 by Eric Loose
When 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…)
Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Eric Loose
Have 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…)
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…)