Until the Ribbon Breaks Interview
Listen below to hear a snippet of an interview that our station manager, Alayna, did with UK artist Until the Ribbon Breaks (UTRB)! This interview was done while London Grammar was performing, which can be heard in the background. UTRB is a Top 30 artist on our charts and came in at #2 this week. Check back for a write up on the interview with UTRB and more audio snippets next week!
On Tuesday we did some tabling at the CMU to give away CD’s and stickers. Needless to say, students love free stuff! We will be in the CMU until 2 today and will be tabling Monday from 11:00 to 1:30 to giveaway some more awesome stuff!
Top 5 Adds 2/3/2015
This week we had some great EP’s come into the station. Halsey, Panic is Perfect, and Sylvia Yacoub are infused with pop-electronic sounds that make you want to sing along. All have their differences though. Halsey, similar to Chvrches and Ellie Goulding, adds rap/hip-hop elements to her music, which helps her stand out from the other electronic-pop female artists. Panic is Perfect, similar to Phoenix, has an indie rock feel with a joyous, upbeat vibe. Sylvia Yacoub, a contestant on The Voice, has a strong soulful voice that can make anyone’s head bop during the upbeat songs on the album. Number Station and Chadwick Stokes are our indie rock music for the week. Number Station has more of a pop-vibe with their driving bass lines and unison “hey’s.” Chadwick Stokes, who’s album was produced by Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, has a great folk-rock sound that has similarity to Iron & Wine as well as Frontier Ruckus.
Top 30 2/3/2015
As expected Oh Honey has risen to the top of our charts with Manchester Orchestra and Dolly Spartans, our last leader in the charts, are following closely behind. Newcomers Light Club and Brevet have shot up in the charts making a big impression right away. Newly added to our Top 30 is Marilyn Manson and Night Terrors of 1927. With a couple of our DJ’s being into rock and Night Terrors of 1927′s EP being a big hit last semester, I expect these two to rise high in our charts next week.
Top 5 Adds 1/26/2015
We were super excited to receive Doomtree’s new album especially with him being based out of Minneapolis! As expected his album is full of catchy songs and sick beats. S. Carey, the drummer and supporting vocalist of Bon Iver has released his second EP that is so chill it could soothe a crying baby. Milo Greene rightfully finds their place in our Top 5 adds with their dance-pop sound that could make anyone smile and feel good. The Good Mad is our folk album of the week with tight harmonies and hints of the Lumineers and the Head and the Heart in their sound. Last but not least we have All We Are who comes from the same label as Panda Bear and has a great psychedelic rock/pop feel.
Top 30 1/26/2015
2015 has given us some amazing records already in our first week of charting! Some of my top favorites include the Decemberists, Panda Bear, and Until the Ribbon breaks. It’s exciting to get an EP in the fall and in the spring receive a full album! So far newcomers Brevet have made a great impression on our DJ’s and have seen a lot of airplay. They will for sure be moving up next week as well as Oh Honey who will be vying for the top spot on our chart (see the previous post for a voicemail they left us).