Friday, November 9, 2007

Weekly Update 3

Hey everyone,

After two weeks of doing weekly emails I caved in and decided to start up a blog for new music. The past two weeks are up, plus a few goofy videos I had up there way back in June. The URL is: Feel free to send it to friends who are into music.

It’s been acting sketchy when I tried posting some youtube videos, so bear with me as I work through the kinks.

Also, at the bottom are the charts from not only the rock department, but from Jazz, Hip Hop, World, RPM, and Loud Rock.

Just in time for the bitter cold weather, I’ve declared that it’s sad bastard week here at WMUA, as I received and added the reissues of the two Joy Division recordings, located in the new music section. If you like that band Interpol, then I would recommend checking out some Joy Division. And if you aren’t sad enough after listening to Joy Division, save some time for Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. I put his first three albums, plus an EP, in the New to WMUA section, located next to the classic/essential records section, below the new music section.

I bought the records when I saw Casiotone for the Painfully Alone perform out in Ludenberg, MA, Sunday night. I’ll be putting up some of those pictures on the blog this weekend. Look out for the ID he did for the station in spotbox in the upcoming week!

In other news, Band of Horses, on Wed. night, was a rousing success. I was told that several people came to the show because they heard our promotions on WMUA. Thanks to everyone who played the PSA, talked about it on their shows, and gave away tickets. I also have pictures from that show I’ll post up this weekend, too.

Thanks for all the nice feedback, keep it coming, and have a great long weekend,


New Records to Check Out:

Michael Showalter’s Sandwiches and Cats

Michael is part of the ridiculously funny comedy trio, Stella, with David Wain and Michael Ian Black. Although most of the record isn’t FCC friendly, it’s worth checking out for your own enjoyment. He will be performing at the Somerville Theater in Boston, MA, on November 29.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

I don’t know who hasn’t checked this out yet, but if you haven’t then go to the funk section and burn this as soon as possible. If you get this Friday, she’s performing tonight at the Middle East in Cambridge. It’s sold out, but if you’re in Boston looking for something to do, you may be able to pick some tickets up on the street. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed. I’m genuinely depressed that I won’t be there, since the Budos Band will be supporting, and they are also brilliant:

The Mendoza Line

It’s an old record, but anyone who likes Bob Dylan, who has been receiving a lot of press these days, should totally check this out. The record is in the new rock section still, in the September 5 section.


Artist out of Providence, RI, who is playing a bunch of dates in the next couple months. I’m going to try to get him to play out here next year, so stay tuned. One of my favorite up and coming bands.

Sigur Ros:

Icelandic band puts out an odds and ends sort of record.

Drug Rug:

A couple from Cambridge plays bedroom pop in the realm of The Moldy Peaches and Matt and Kim.

The Hives:

I love the Hives, and they have a new record, so play it please!


Solid folk music from the new record label, Dead Oceans.

The Cave Singers:

Former members of Pretty Girls Make Graves come out with something new!


British band on Warp records.

Music News:

Andrew Bird will be playing Lupo’s in Providence, RI, November 29.

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will be playing Lupo’s November 30.

The new Saves the Day record is in my mailbox, if anyone wants to review it over the weekend.

I got a David Byrne reissue from 1984’s The Knee Plays where Byrne collaborated with Robert Wilson.


Top 30 Rock Records at WMUA:

1 VARIOUS ARTISTS Guilt By Association Engine Room


3 SHOOTING SPIRES Shooting Spires Cardboard

4 BEIRUT The Flying Club Cup Ba Da Bing

5 SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS 100 Days 100 Nights Daptone

6 SOUNDTRACK Kurt Cobain: About A Son Barsuk

7 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS A Place To Bury Strangers Killer Pimp

8 BLACK LIPS Good Bad Not Evil Vice

9 WHITE MAGIC Dark Stars [EP] Drag City


11 SOUNDTRACK I'm Not There Columbia

12 THURSTON Trees Outside The Academy Ecstatic Peace

13 PRINZHORN DANCE SCHOOL Prinzhorn Dance School DFA

14 PREFUSE 73 Preparations Warp

15 YIKES Whoa Comas/Blood Bomb Kill Shaman

16 VARIOUS ARTISTS Free Yr Radio Free Yr Radio

17 OLD TIME RELIJUN Catharsis In Crisis K

18 HEALTH Health Lovepump United

19 OCTOPUS PROJECT Hello, Avalanche Peek-A-Boo

20 JENS LEKMAN Night Falls Over Kortedala Secretly Canadian

21 LE LOUP The Throne Of The Third Heaven Of The Nations Millennium General Assembly Hardly Art

22 PJ HARVEY White Chalk Island

23 M.I.A. Kala Interscope

24 FIRE ENGINES Hungry Beat Acute

25 JAPANTHER Skuffed Up My Huffy Tapes

26 RADIOHEAD In Rainbows Self-Released

27 MUM Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy Fat Cat

28 PINBACK Autumn Of The Seraphs Touch And Go

29 GANG GANG DANCE Rawwar Social Registry

30 OF MONTREAL Icons, Abstract Thee [EP] Polyvinyl

Top 10 Jazz Records


2 MICHAEL MUSILLAMI TRIO The Treatment Playscape

3 WILLIAM PARKER Corn Meal Dance Aum Fidelity

4 WARREN SMITH Natural Cultural Forces ENGINE

5 DEEP BLUE ORGAN TRIO Folk Music Origin


7 HERBIE HANCOCK River: The Joni Letters Verve

8 BOBBY MATOS The Best Of Bobby Matos CuBop

9 MILES DAVIS The Complete On The Corner Sessions

10 AMIR ELSAFFAR Two Rivers Pi

Top 10 Hip Hop Records:

1 NAS Greatest Hits Columbia

2 ODDISEE "Once Again" [12-Inch] Halftooth

3 BUCK 65 Situation Strange Famous

4 PETE ROCK 914 Nature Sounds

5 MC LYTE Very Best Of

6 GURU "Cuz I'm Jazzy" [Single] 7 Grand

7 JAY-Z American Gangster Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam

8 MEDIAN Median's Relief Halftooth

9 KANYE WEST Graduation Def Jam

10 TERMANOLOGY "Watch How It Go Down" [12-Inch] Brick

Top 10 World Records


2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Gozalo! Bugalu Tropical Vol 2 Vampisoul

3 VARIOUS ARTISTS Roots Of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru Barbes

4 MARIA RITA Samba Meu Warner Music Latina

5 BOBBY MATOS Gratitude Life Force Jazz

6 WAYNE GORBEA Introducing Wayne Gorbea's Salsa Picante worldisc

7 TOMAS R. EINARSSON Rom Tom Tom Blánótt

8 ZON DEL BARRIO Cortijo's Tribe Protel

9 RAY VIERA Trombao self released


Top 10 RPM Records

1 PREFUSE 73 Preparations Warp

2 LINDSTROM AND PRINS THOMAS Reinterpretations Eskimo

3 M.I.A. Kala Interscope

4 NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB Fantastic Playroom Modular

5 JUSTICE Cross Vice

6 SALLY SHAPIRO Disco Romance paper bag

7 SAN SERAC Professional Frog Man Jake

8 SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO Attack Decay Sustain Release Interscope

9 CHROMEO Fancy Footwork Vice

10 DAEDELUS Fair Weather Friends [EP] Ninja Tune

Top 10 Loud Rock Records

1 NIGHTWISH Dark Passion Play Roadrunner

2 ARCH ENEMY Rise Of The Tyrant Century Media

3 OTEP The Ascension Koch

4 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK The Dethalbum Williams Street

5 ENTHRONED Tetra Karcist Napalm

6 MOONSPELL Under Satanae Steamhammer

7 EPICA Divine Conspiracy Nuclear Blast

8 VISION BLEAK The Wolves Go Hunt Go Hunt Their Prey Napalm

9 ANUBIS GATE Andromeda Unchained Locomotive

10 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Nocturnal Metal Blade

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