AOTW: Tei Shi – “Bad Premonition”

April 3rd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Anabel Martin Llanusa ’25

Tei Shi“Bad Premonition”

Release: 2023

Rate: 8.5/10

RIYL: Caroline Polachek, Jessie Ware, Shyra, U.S. Girls, Cecile Believe

“Bad Premonition” by Tei Shi is such a cool album! I really love the chill vibes that every song gives. Tei Shi is a Colombian-Argentinian singer and songwriter. The melodies within the album transmit a feeling of calmness, while the lyrics talk about issues in love. The album feels like she is narrating the process in which she got over an ex. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 3rd, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Amelia Dunat ’25

Song of the Week: LAANDS“K TOWN”

Released: March 3, 2023

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: Tanukichan, Phantogram, Tame Impala, Grimes, Blood Orange

This is the 4th track from LAANDS album “Music for the Future” which was released early this March. LAANDS was formed by Rania Woodward and Brian Squillace. They began working on this album in the spring of 2021. They were inspired by their surroundings in nature and say they connected with the spiritual world around them in the creation of the track. “K TOWN” fits their typical electronic pop sound, but its catchy beat and fun lyrics stood out to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Concert Review: Primitive Man, Full of Hell, The Acacia Strain, and Fit for an Autopsy

April 1st, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Aliyah Smith-Bradley

Concert Review: Primitive Man, Full of Hell, The Acacia Strain, and Fit for an Autopsy

Date: March 31, 2023

WLOY’s current Music Director, Aliyah, went to her first-ever metal concert and it was amazing! “This concert was unlike any concert I have ever been to,” said Aliyah. With an energized crowd and a sold-out show, the audience was filled with anticipation to see four metal bands.

Primitive Man was the first act of the night. Primitive Man is a doom metal band from Denver, Colorado. The band is composed of Ethan Lee McCarthy (who is on vocals and guitar), Jonathan Campos (on bass), and Joe Linden (on drums). Primitive Man filled the room with their funeral doom and black metal elements. The group had an amazing stage presence which energized and captivated the crowd.

Next up was Full of Hell. Full of Hell is a Grindcore metal band from Ocean City, Maryland. I was the most excited to see Full of Hell since they are a local Maryland metal group! The band is composed of Dylan Walker, Spencer Hazard, Dave Bland, and Sam DiGristine. The lead vocalist, Dylan Walker, has a unique sound with his powerful vocals.

Next the longly anticipated, Acacia Strain. I have been waiting to see The Acacia Strain ever since I started listening to heavy metal and they were even the first metalcore band that I listened to! The Acadia Strain is a metalcore/deathcore band from Massachusetts. Current members of the Acacia Strain include Vincent Bennett (vocals), Kevin Boutot (drums), Devin Shidaker (lead guitar), Griffin Landa (bass), and Mike Mulholland (rhythm guitar). The Acacia Strain was my personal favorite of the night. They had amazing vocals and such vibrant energy that you could not resist headbanging.

Lastly, Fit for an Autopsy entered the stage. Fit for an Autopsy is a deathcore band from New Jersey, New Jersey. Current members include Pat Sheridan (guitar, backup vocals), Will Putney (guitar), Josean Orta (drums), Tim Howley (guitar), Joe Badolato (lead vocals), and Peter Spinazola (bass). You can tell that the mood completely shifted when they came out. Concert attendees started to backup to make space for the epic moshpit. Fit for an Autopsy can for sure move a crowd. They performed many songs including my two favorites: “Far From Heaven” and “The Sea of Tragic Beasts.” This night was a loud, energetic night that I will never forget, and my ears will never recover from.

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The Prime: Pop through the Ages

March 29th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Genre: Pop

Subgenre: House Pop

RIYL: Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia

WLOY is happy to introduce the new series: The Prime! Our station DJs have done an excellent job of bringing their fans all the hottest hits and coolest throwbacks, so… why not provide some background on the music we all know and love? The series will span a spectrum of genres such as alternative, pop, and rock. We’re super excited to dive deeper into the subgenres, affiliated bands, and even some song suggestions! Read the rest of this entry »

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Upcoming in April!

March 27th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Happy April Fools (early)! Although the day is dedicated to the jokesters, WLOY knows how to keep it real with you 😉 We’re excited to share some upcoming events with our wonderful community to bring in the first day of the month. Stay tuned for Album/Song of the Week, DJ Spotlights, and a few new ideas from our WLOY PR team.

Songwriter Skirmish will take place on Saturday, April 1st with Relay for Life! WLOY will be DJing for the event and welcome all to request a song of their choice for $1 in support of Relay for Life. Battle of the Bands will take place on Thursday, April 13th. The winner of Songwriter Skirmish will be the first act of Loyolapalooza, and the Battle of the Bands winner will open for the national headliner! (Any guesses of who it is…) Loyolapalooza will take place on Sunday, April 30th.  Enter for Songwriter Skirmish or Battle of the Bands HERE! 

April 21-23rd is Alumni Weekend but it’s also WLOY’s Record Store Day Vinylthon! Normally we run 24 hours of nothing but shows played from real records but this year we are trying for 48 hours! Tune in for some great records to win and more! Stay tuned for more information 🙂

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AOTW: Phoneboy – “Moving Out”

March 24th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Analia Cortez ’25

Album of the Week: Phoneboy“Moving Out”

Release: March 24, 2023

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: The Polar Boys, Early Eyes, Ax and the Hatchetman, Dutch Criminal Record, Good Kid

On March 24th, 2023, Indie-Pop band Phoneboy released their second album “Moving Out.” This musical trio from New Jersey consists of singer and guitarists Wyn Barnum and Ricky Dana, and bassist James Fusco. Formed in university, Phoneboy has since released their self-titled album, along with the hit singles “Runaway” and “Ferrari”, which can be found in their newest album. “Moving Out” carries the nostalgic sound they experienced growing up as inspiration to create an anthem for the newest generation of teenagers. They sweat punk and grunge-pop influence and have seriously created their own sound. The hope of their music is for people to tune into the world and not be stuck in the trance of technology in becoming a “phone boy.”

“Wasting Time” was definitely my favorite track on the album. The intense rhythm of rock music pumps up your adrenaline right away, getting you ready to jam out. “Ferrari” was also a great song to open the album with, tapping into the full-body experience of college that we get through artists looking to appeal to a particular age group. Phoneboy’s music is the perfect vibe for college life. “Moving Out” will for sure be played for relaxing on the quad, walking to class, and hangouts with friends. I highly recommend this album to anyone looking for some new good vibes music, especially with the change of season!

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Jon Anderson (YES) Interview (TVC)

March 20th, 2023 by The Professor

Our man on the volcano, Daniel Jones got the chance to sit down with not 1, but 2 members of one of the foundational bands of progressive rock: YES. Last week it was keyboardist Rick Wakeman and this week singer Jon Anderson.

It turns out Jon has a vast love of Hawaii as a spiritual retreat and he and Daniel found a ton of overlapping literature and music. We get to hear a lot of fun stories and learn more about new projects Jon has going, along with his tour. In case you don’t know Daniel hosts the weekly deep dive into classic rock, blues and more on The Volcano Chronicles, Wednesday nights 7-9pm Eastern and Hawaii times.

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AOTW: Yo La Tengo – “This Stupid World”

March 13th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Ameila Dunat ’25

Yo La Tengo“This Stupid World”

Release: February 10, 2023

: 8/10

RIYL: Pavement, Guided By Voices, Built to Spill, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, LCD Soundsystem

On February 10, 2023, Yo La Tengo released their seventeenth studio album (wow…), “This Stupid World.” Yo La Tengo is an American indie-rock formed in 1984, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Since 1992, the band members have included Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew. Although only 9 songs long, this self-produced album is the group’s first full-length album release in a few years. After listening, I found it to be perfectly mellow, consistent with their typical sound, and particularly reminiscent of their releases from the 1990s.

“Fallout” was undoubtedly my favorite song from the album- it was both catchy and lively. “Aselestine”, sung by drummer Georgia Hubley, was a close second, as it was a peaceful acoustic tune. “Brain Capers” had a fun beat, despite the distorted lyrics, and “Miles Away” only had a few lines of lyrics, but the melody itself was hypnotic and magical. “My Bloody Valentine”, “The Kinks”, and “The Velvet Underground” are some of Yo La Tengo’s principal influences and I think this album is a consistent combination of those sounds. Sweet-sounding melodies and smooth basslines join together with noisy fuzzy guitar sounds and thoughtful lyrics. If you enjoyed this album, I recommend the songs, “Nowhere Near” and “Green Arrow” from their preview albums.



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DJ Spotlight: The Mint Show

March 13th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

Show Name: The Mint Show

DJ:Liz Ottenritter ’25

When: Thursdays 4-5pm

Q: Tell us about your show

A: The Mint Show is a mix of mostly Indie Rock/Pop and Alternative

Q: What made you want to host a show?

A: I love sharing music, it’s one of my favorite things to do. I have always wanted to talk about the music I like with a larger audience.

Q: What is your favorite part of hosting a radio show at WLOY?

A: My favorite part about hosting a show is being able to create something that I am proud of and sharing it with my family and friends. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rick Wakeman (YES) Interview (TVC)

March 12th, 2023 by The Professor

Our man on the volcano, Daniel Jones gets the chance to sit down with not 1, but 2 members of one of the foundational bands of progressive rock: YES!

This week it’s keyboardist Rick Wakeman CBE and stay tuned for next week with lead singer Jon Anderson. Quite the amazing back-to-back conversations! Rick talks to Daniel about the upcoming tour, roots of his musical education, family and why he dropped out of the Royal College. Imagine being given the choice to work with David Bowie and YES on the same day! Or encountering Salvador Dali on your stage. Check this out and don’t miss next week with Jon Anderson!

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