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DJ Mony’s Pitchfork Playlist

July 13th, 2017

This year WIDR is proud be working press for Pitchfork 2017. We will be up close and personal with bands and guests. If you are going to be at the festival try and find us and say hello!

Here is a little playlist of bands play Pitchfork from the WIDR Directors to you. Please Enjoy!!!

LCD Soundsystem “American Dream” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML1MUKOJIIo

Dirty Projectors “Little Bubble” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IG5f50olZA

Frankie Cosmos “Too Dark” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZv4K7JawbI

Vince Staples “Norf Norf” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8

Priests “JJ” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbWfKVBpvZY

Angel Olsen “Forgiven/Forgotten” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PinTAGbIsV4

Mitski “Happy” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ0O2vDT0VE

Vagabon “The Embers” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTo_Dsa8ijM

S U R V I V E “Copter” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GxTBxSntLw

A Tribe Called Quest “Dis Generation” – https://youtu.be/kQaSDJYwdh4

George Clinton & The Funkadelic “Bring The Funk” – https://youtu.be/CiTh8BQ4oVU

Nicolas Jaar “Mi Mujer”-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Upj_Ib30K4

The Avalanches “Because I’m Me” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu0KsZ_MVBc

Pinegrove “Old Friends” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkb26vFEp94

NE-HI “Turncoat” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPJK6Qkbb6E

Colin Stetson “Spindrift” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJHr2DlRog8

Solange “Cranes in the Sky” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qrinhNnOM

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Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago (WIDR Classic Spotlight)

February 23rd, 2016

8.5/10

An eagerly anticipated debut record from the rich indie-folk band from Wisconsin released back in ’07. The album’s tracks consist of warm, echoing layers draped in lush choral walls, with the occasional accompaniment of an acoustic guitar and simplistic percussive elements. Justin Vernon’s hauntingly entangled words and falsetto vocal style tie together the exquisite embrace.

Definitely worth a listen!

A WIDR reviewer wrote of it at the time: “Generally quiet freak folk, strange little songs that sneak inside your head. Mostly acoustic guitar based, lots of ambient backing vocals. Nice!”

 

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Album Review: “Oh Wonder” album brings up wonderous emotions

February 5th, 2016

Written By: Christina Mora A&E Assistant Editor at the Western Herald
Infamous for selling out since their first performance in London at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in September 2015, London based duo Oh Wonder, is hitting the ground running.

Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht produce a mellow, R&B, keyboard/drum based alternative sound. The duo promised to write, record and release one song a month for a year starting in September 2014.
They finished the year with their do-it-yourself album, self named “Oh Wonder,” after signing with Republic Records. The band self-claimed their fame with their viral online streams.

In 2015, Oh Wonder was the second most blogged about band in the world. With 15 songs on the album, West and Gucht do a fabulous job at making each song original and intriguing. Due to the fact most songs on the album were written, recorded and released in one month, I am astonished I wanted to download all the songs on my iTunes library.

Their first single released, “Body Gold,” is the type of song you would see edited over a GoPro video of a crowd of girls wearing flower crowns dancing at a music festival. In my opinion, songs with this feel are the best way to get a band’s name out in this generation.

My favorite track is “Landslide,” which was their 10th single to be released. This song truly intoxicates me. Being the avid indie-pop and alternative music listener that I am, I live for songs that embody the quote “music sooths the soul,” which this song does ravishingly.

Josephine has a sweet but powerful sound to her voice. She mends perfectly with West’s mellow voice and overpowers him to the perfect extent without drowning him out. I praise the two for finding a perfect medium.

When I first heard “Whiteblood,” I instantly thought of the alternative England based artist, Birdy. However, iTunes compares Oh Wonder to The xx and The Weepies because of their shared alternative, R&B, indie-pop, and electropop genre.

Oh Wonder is making its way to to a handful of states in North America, including both Bonnaroo and Firefly music festivals. I would die to see this band at The Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on July 21, 2016.

“Drive” is another song that brought up a lot of emotions for me. The majority of the album made me want to pitch up my ENO hammock by a lake and find my bliss while listening to it. Every song made me feel at peace, almost like the songs were made specifically for my life.

The album seems to be somewhat of a break-up album, which is a relatable concept. Even though I’m not currently going through a breakup, the songs dredge up past feelings. “Oh Wonder” steers my thoughts of my heavy heart toward my past relationship with the most tranquil approach that I am left grateful for.

The Duo appeared on the television show “Conan” this month and performed “Lose It,” which is the last song that stood out to me on a personal level. This is the kind of song I would listen to while walking around at night after a long day in my Michael Kors heels and black trench coat.

Oh Wonder’s album reached No. 26 in the Official UK Charts, No. 16 in Canadian charts and No. 80 in the United States Billboard. Hopefully, for my want of them to tour in Michigan, they will become more popular in North America. I am officially a fan of Gucht’s and West’s work and I adore the “Oh Wonder” album. I would rate this album a 10/10.

This album review is brought to you by the Western Herald.
Link to original: http://www.westernherald.com/arts_and_entertainment/article_367124ce-c88d-11e5-8619-6f65a5112c2e.html

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Music so new it makes Kieran Culkin look like Don Rickles

November 13th, 2009

Here ya go kids! Hot fresh for WIDR Rotation.
capgun coup-"maudlin"

Etienne Jaumet-"Night Music"

Delta Saints-Pray on EP"

Girls in Trouble-''S/T"

Hyperstory-"S/T"

Nneka-"The Uncomfortable Truth"

Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard-"One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music from Kerouac's Big Sur"

Michael and the Mumblers-"S/T"

Mason Lindahl-"Serrated Man Sound"

Nancy Elizabeth-"Wrought Iron"

Flotation Walls-"Nature"

Argyle Johansen-"S/T"

Matthew Welch-"Luminosity"

Katastrophe-"The Worst Amazing"

Fuck Buttons-"Tarot Sport"

Jaw Box-"For Your Own Special Sweetheart (re-issue)"

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