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  • A Day in the Life of a #Wussyfam: Exposure, still a barbaric practice.

    So, you heard about this show. It’s a band you’ve never heard of put on by an organization you’ve never heard of but you’re new to the university and looking for something to do instead of your homework. The show is some experimental punk band at a grungy bar near downtown and you decide to really live the part. You throw on your roommates combat boots, the denim jacket you spent insane amounts of money on despite its second-hand nature, and your most contradictory “nerdy-cool” pair of glasses.

    The Uber driver was chatty but you were too concerned with anticipation and slight paranoia at attending an event alone to care. You pull up to a small brick building with big windows flooded with posters and upcoming show announcements all beneath a sign that reads “New Brookland Tavern.” You pull open the heavy wooden door, pay the small cover and… hmm… it’s smaller than you expected, but maybe that fits the vibe.

    Passing a merchandise table crowded with college students, you walk into a more open area with a bar, pool table, and a small stage. It’s nearing show time so you decide to claim some standing room as you see a man in a long dark robe begin to set up his act. In the corner of your eye, you see a fog machine and your anticipation grows.

    The man announces himself as “Baggageklaim” and you listen as a low sound begins to swell. You stand entranced by the monastic low electronic tones of the first act and as the stage clears your curiosity floods. After a brief sound check, you see a three-person band called “Pray for Triangle Zero” fill the room with a haze from both their fog machine and their sound.

    By the Time the main act of “Machin3Gir1” begins their setup you’re equally confused, scared, and excited. An almost hazardous looking drum kit is moved to the front rim of the stage and a man sets up a small laptop on a table in the floor space beneath it. He wraps a tight grip around a microphone, sends one look to the drummer (already sweating) and suddenly your ears are impaled by the sharp force of a harsh beat. Before you can adjust to the impact of sound the singer, creator, mastermind you later learn is Matt Stephenson, has crossed the room jumping, climbing, falling, and writhing on every conceivable surface. His movements are claimed by a ferocity that is only outmatched by the violence and precision of his accompanying drummer. Every time a song stops, the abrupt change in atmosphere tilts your balance slightly and you end up slumped against the wall to counteract your inner ear but also to escape the unpredictable acrobatics of the performer.

    When the show reaches its end, you stare for a second, quickly forcing your face into a casual and effortlessly cool expression to suggest “yeah I’m cultured and watch stuff like that all the time.” You slowly walk back towards the entrance and hear an enthusiastic voice from the merchandise table ask how you liked the show and if you were interested in joining WUSC.

    Written by Ellen Jones


  • WUSC In The New Year

    WUSC has served the Columbia community for over 70 years. In that time, we have strived for originality and education. It is the goal of our organization to inspire curiosity and encourage passions for music within our student body and throughout the Midlands.

    As a student organization, the leadership of WUSC is renewed every year which allows every executive staff the ability to make a mark and keeps our organization innovative and changeful. The current staff has worked tirelessly this semester to provide WUSC with a stronger professional presence within the community and in the eyes of our many distributors. Because we exist on donations, our relationships are vital. Over the past semester, we have worked to establish partnerships with local businesses and co-host our events to help ensure that they provide the most to our dedicated supporters. In the new year, we will continue to provide individuality in our programming, and we will keep working to bring new artists to Columbia to support our music scene as it has done so much to support us.

    In addition to exploring and serving our local scene, WUSC is branching out this coming semester and sending a small team of DJs to document and experience the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas this March. Our team will be testing their skills in music journalism and will be able to familiarize themselves with live performance from an industry perspective.

    We are also excited to announce that we now have an option for our donors to become recurring contributors. As a supporter, you can now give a small some on a more regular (for example monthly) basis. This new mode of accepting donation will allow us to make more accurate projections of future progress and help us target different areas of our organization that require development. More importantly, we hope that this will be an easier outlet for our community of listeners and alumni that keep us strong.

    As Always, Thank you for your support and happy New Year from your WUSC family!

    Written by Ellen Jones, Public Affairs Office

  • Photo Blog: Machine Girl at New Brookland Tavern

    Last week, Machine Girl, Baggage Klaim and Pray for Triangle Zero graced the New Brookland stage for one of the most energetic nights of experimental music we’ve ever seen. Thankfully, our photographer was there to document it.

    Baggage Klaim

    Pray for Triangle Zero

    Machine Girl

    Don’t miss another WUSC event! Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for news about upcoming shows.

    Photos by Christian Senf
    Instagram: @christian_senf

  • Ought at the Royal American & These 3 Things

    Montreal based four-piece rock group Ought has been playing what has been unanimously described as post-punk revival since they formed in 2012. Their first two studio albums, “More Than Any Other Day” (2014) and “Sun Coming Down” (2015) were met with high critical praise, earning them a strong international audience. Front man Tim Darcy released a solo album earlier in 2017, and the group now turns towards a third album, “Room Inside the World,” slated for early 2018.

    The stage at The Royal American was an odd one for Ought, as the group struggled to find the best way to fit all five members and their gear (thanks to the addition of an additional touring band mate). Frontman Tim Darcy stood behind the bar looking a bit confused before hoisting himself onto the table, which stood as a makeshift stage. They had to sacrifice some equipment, somewhat limiting their set list for the night, but the band chose to embrace the situation rather than become stuck in it. As the middle act of the night, Ought’s set was a highlight of their previous two records, and a greatest hits of what makes this Montreal based group so extraordinary.

    Darcy’s flippant vocals are the highlight of Ought’s music, his poignantly witty lyricism conveyed through unique vocal delivery. He swung around the stage, slinging his guitar and adjusting his microphone with theatrical restlessness.  With Darcy channeling so much of David Byrne from his vocal style to his on-stage antics, comparisons with the Talking Heads are inevitable.  However, it is unfair to paint Darcy as an imitator. His voice may be reminiscent, but it is distinctly his. As he carries himself through his always questioning lyrics of optimism and dread, he juggles his own brand of swagger and goofiness. Through songs such as “Habit” and “Sun Coming Down,” he tackles subjects of addiction and emptiness, all the while pushing lights and dancing emotively.

    Although Darcy is the focal point, something about bassist Ben Stideworthy’s performance seems so inherent to the show. Stideworthy plays with a matchless cool, serving as a backbone to the performance the same way his evocative hooks do on the band’s records. He stood side by side with Darcy on the edge of the stage, the two contrasted in aesthetic and performance, yet perfect compliments to each other.

    The short performance left audience members only wanting more, featuring a track from the upcoming record and eventually ending with the jovially grim “Beautiful Blue Sky.” The closing track built over seven minutes with audience members singing as Darcy smirked and danced along, pleasing fans and gaining the attention of those who had never heard their brand of post-punk revival.

    Ought’s new synth-laden single “These 3 Things” is their first released track off of the upcoming Room Inside the World, and has the group engaging in uncharted territory. Most obviously is the heavy addition of synthesizers and drum machines. The work of keyboardist Matt May builds an new style for the group, clearly evocative of the band’s influence by 80s new wave groups. A past component newly prominent is the sounds of drummer Tim Keen’s violin, which were often featured but typically overlooked in the group’s past work. Even Darcy’s voice is unfamiliar, with a style entirely different from any past works of his with Ought or otherwise. Still, as Darcy pleads “Will I hear my soul?” it is undeniably him, as he contorts his voice in an effort to understand these three things, their identity hidden from us. The album is a much more in studio effort Darcy commented, saying how the producer was much more involved than their previous releases, as he considered Room Inside the World unlike anything else the group has released.

    Ought’s third studio album Room Inside the World is out February 16, 2017 on Merge records. Check out the music video for “These 3 Things” below.

    By Jackson Tucker

  • Interview: Jennifer Waits of Radio Survivor

    Jennifer Waits is the co-founder, College Radio and Culture Editor, and Social Media Director of Radio Survivor, a blog that advocates for the importance of FM, AM, Short-Wave, HD and satellite radio. She is also the founder of Spinning Indie, a blog that is dedicated solely to College Radio. She has visited over 100 college radio stations, and has been a DJ since 1986.
    In this interview, she tells us about the importance of College Radio in an increasingly complex media landscape, and explains why the future of radio is more optimistic than it may seem.

    In your experience, what distinguishes college radio from other public radio stations?

    College radio is pretty diverse, with many different types of stations; but in general, it’s special because it provides opportunities to college students. At many college radio stations, students are completely in charge, running a radio station, training their peers, and creating programming.

    How has the industry strengthened since you first went on air?

    College radio is ever-changing, but differences in technology have meant that students have more ways to do radio than when I first started. Back then, it was mainly limited to licensed terrestrial radio (AM/FM), carrier current, cable, and very low power campus-only stations. In 2017, college radio stations still have AM, FM and cable, but also have opportunities to stream online, broadcast over LPFM, use HD radio channels, be heard over a few satellite radio stations, as well as through apps and streaming services. It’s a multi-media world now and one of the things that excites me about college radio is its embrace of video in order to augment the formerly audio-only broadcasts.

    What have been the biggest setbacks?

    The main challenges of college radio are as old as college radio itself: funding and an ever-changing student population. Beyond that, there’s the complex media landscape today, so some folks get the impression that radio is less relevant. In reality, radio is still one of the most consumed forms of media.

    How has the demise of the College Music Journal affected college radio?

    I don’t get the impression that CMJ’s troubles have had a major effect on college radio overall. It’s unfortunate that CMJ is no longer doing its annual music marathons, as that was a rite of passage for many of us former college radio Music Directors. I have fond memories of traveling to New York City to attend CMJ and I saw some great panel discussions and amazing live music over the years. CMJ’s college radio charts have been useful for many stations and when it started to become clear that CMJ was in trouble, a number of charting services appeared on the scene as alternatives.

    Why is it important to keep college radio stations on air?

    I believe that our airwaves should be full of a wide range of programming, including a breadth of non-commercial radio options, including high school, college, and community radio. Local radio is special and is increasingly lacking on the commercial side of the dial; which makes it even more important for college and community radio to step up and fill that void. Additionally, college radio stations can be voices for their campuses and places where students, faculty and administrators can share hyper-local stories, events, athletic competitions, concerts, and more.

    How are college stations adapting to an increasingly difficult climate?

    I’m not sure that it is an increasingly difficult climate. In fact, I’ve been inspired by the recent increase in low power FM (LPFM) radio stations, thanks to the Local Community Radio Act. College radio groups were among the recipients of new LPFM licenses, with more than 75 college radio stations obtaining construction permits following the 2013 application window. Additionally, online-only college radio stations are still being launched, which provides more evidence of the ongoing relevance of college radio in 2017.

    What is lost what a station loses their signal?

    Once a college radio station loses an FM or AM license, it’s very unlikely that it will get one again. Audiences for terrestrial AM/FM radio are much larger than for streaming-only radio stations, mainly because the radio dial is finite and the internet is flooded with audio options. In recent years a few stations that have lost full power licenses have returned to the airwaves over LPFM, including Rice University’s KTRU. Although students will say that they are most likely to tune in online, it’s also the case that having an FM or AM signal is perceived by many as a sign of legitimacy, of “real” radio.

    What should communities do to help support their local college radio station?

    Listen, donate, evangelize. College radio stations should also ensure that they are staying relevant to their campus and community. I think it’s important to document the good work that stations are doing and to share the positive impact of your college radio station with administrators. Invite them to tour the station, talk to them about why college radio is important to students, and make sure that they are on your side. Also, take pride in your station by telling your station’s story, including its history. Preserve artifacts, digitize vintage audio and ephemera, and reach out to alumni to hear their stories.

    What can students gain from getting involved in their campus radio station?

    For many of us, college radio was one of our most treasured experiences while in college. I’ve heard tales of people nearly flunking out of school because of their devotion to working at a college station. It can be one of those rare chances for students to be in charge, so it’s a powerful learning experience. Students gain leadership and communication skills in addition to all of the radio station-specific benefits. For some, it’s the place where they learn how to interact with the music industry (labels, venues, musicians, etc.), while for others it’s a chance to manage a website, control a social media feed, do sports play-by-play, or learn audio and video editing. In an increasingly multi-media world, college radio stations are the perfect place to experiment and learn.

    By Jordan Smith

  • Concert Review: Boris at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC

    Hailing from Tokyo, experimental band Boris has touched on just about every subgenre in the last 25 years, with albums ranging from drone metal to shoegaze to J-pop, collaborating with the likes of Merzbow and Sunn O))). Their latest release, Dear, originally planned as a farewell, is an hour long experimental doom metal epic, and a reflection on their legacy.

    With theatrical precision, the members of Boris one by one wandered onto the Motorco stage. The trio stood, each looming over their instruments in preparation for the night. Wata with an impersonal calculation stands, surveying her guitar. Takeshi towers over the audience, cloaked, with his double-necked guitar and bass, as drummer Atsuo surveyed the audience with a cooled anger.

    As the band began, “Domination of Waiting Noise” immediately overcame the cramped room, leaving audience members blown back as the group was enveloped in fog and radial light. Beginning during the first, powerful chord and never once letting up, Boris played through the entirety of their latest record, Dear, without interruption. Each members has a distinct personality, which came through so strongly in their performances, commanding the crowd. Drummer Atsuo lead the performance, berating both the crowd and his band mates to always give more.

    The performance of “The Power” saw band members Wata and Takeshi dueling with increasingly heavy riffs in response to one another, plowing through as the wall of Orange amps pressed the audience back, with intensity that only built from the call of Atsuo.

    As the night drew near the conclusion, “Dystopia” began with a chillingly sweet accordion solo by a lonesome Wata, a highlighted sole figure on the darkened stage with smoke surrounding her as she was wrapped in neon lights, the cloaked silhouettes of Atsuo and Takeshi a distant thought. A sharp contrast to the heavy sounds of the night, her modulated accordion developed from flowing chords, into a dreamy metal ballad that lead to the end of the night.

    The encore saw Boris concluding the night with “Farewell”, the dreamy intro to their celebrated record Pink, in a fitting conclusion to the night as the band looks back on the 25 year journey they’ve taken.

    By Jackson Tucker
    Photos by Christian Senf
    Instagram: @christian_senf

  • Friday, November 10, 2017: On Campus Rap Battle

    You know what your Russell House lunch needs? A dash of RAP BATTLE!!! While you are casually enjoying your lunch on the Russell house patio Friday the 10th, WUSC will be hosting a rap battle featuring rap artists sourced from the Columbia area to entertain you while you chew.


    Where: USC Russel House Pavillion

    When: Friday, November 10 at 11 AM – 2 PM EST

    What: Barbarian Rap League Battle

    Why: Because it’s frickin’ awesome

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017: Karaoke Night at New Brookland Tavern

    Ready to test your melodic gifts beyond the forgiving accoustics of your shower? Then come check out WUSC’s karaoke night at New Brookland Tavern. The night will feature a decades costume contest in honor of our ‘retrovision’ theme, so dont be afraid to commit to your true asthetic.


    Where: New Brookland Tavern

    When: Tuesday, November 7 at 8 PM – 11 PM EST

    What: Karaoke

  • Monday, November 6, 2017: WUSC Percent Night at Mellow Mushroom

    Do you like pizza? Do you like supporting some kooky college kids in their quest to live out their radio dreams? Then the WUSC percent night at Mellow Mushroom is for you. Come grab a pie and mention WUSC with your bill on Monday night from 5 PM until closing to give WUSC a portion of the profits made from your meal!

  • Friday, November 3, 2017: New Brookland Tavern Show

    $10 Under 21 & $6 21+

    WUSC’s Fall Fundraiser week is coming in hot with our show at NBT. We’re featuring bands from all over SC and going all through the night so come out and support your favorite radio station and some of SC’s best bands.

    Pierce Koichi
    ~Lo-Fi hazy acoustic / Trip Hop~

    Pedro LDV
    ***Fun loving local jams***

    Don Crescendo
    ☆* laptop space pop straight out of Charleston*☆

    Smoke Detector
    ༶ૢColumbia Gritty Goodness༶ૢ

  • Interview with Andrew Rieger of Elf Power

    On Oct. 14 Elf Power returned to Columbia for the Jam Room Festival, and our Music Director, Jordan Smith, had the opportunity to chat with vocalist Andrew Rieger.

  • Interview with Mike Kinsella of American Football

    Last year, one of our DJs got the chance to sit down with Mike Kinsella of American Football and talk about their first new album in 17 years. Listen to the interview here!


  • Album Review: Protomartyr – Relatives in Descent

    Protomartyr –
    Relatives in Descent

    “Not by my own hand…” Casey opens up. The frontman for this Detroit Post-Punk band is dismissive and lamenting, but never understates the importance of what he’s talking about as he goes over the current state of our world. His world. But, Casey immediately denies any ownership of both what has happened in the world and what he says about it. Like brackets around the album, his opening phrase both separates himself from it and opens the following 45 minutes for analysis. Whether you like it or not, the words are not him. They’re just the way things are.

    On their fourth album, Protomartyr is fascinated with the unknown. Singer Joe Casey sings with a passionate indifference and lyrics always more concerned with exposition than action. He paints unfamiliar, complicated scenes whether it’s the bittersweet blooming cacti or the view across the river from their harrowed hometown of Detroit. It’s an emphasis of what we simply can’t know, and the instability everything is built upon, with emphasis pointed towards the US cultural and political climate.

    Protomartyr is at their best when playing to these themes, with full control over what they’re giving and withholding from listeners, conveyed even further through Casey’s dread filled voice. Pounding, droning bass drums and guitar drive his lyrics and lead songs to sweep and withdraw and weave each track into the next.

    Some of the strongest tracks in their discography appear consistently throughout. “Up the Tower” builds a soft rhythm with Casey vocally contemplative stating “What a lovely view” switching without warning into a cantankerous chant of “Throw him out” attacking the rulers that withhold something so lovely. “Night-Blooming Cereus” is as sorrowful as it is introspective, recounting the Ghost Ship tragedy from the DIY scene in late 2016. Casey’s emotions come out strongest here as he pleads to understand why the situation for these events are so undeniably American, and how easily it could have befallen the band themselves just a few years ago. Whether these opportunities for expression exist as expression or delusion he’s no longer sure. At this point, there’s little he is sure of.

    Protomartyr is as strong as they’ve ever been. The fact that even after The Agent Intellect they continue to break their molds with such upward projection is as exciting as it is impressive. Relatives in Descent is a poignant commentary for large issues told through smaller, yet somehow more painful memories. Detroit as an epicenter of United States and capitalistic disparage is the star of this album, even when it isn’t the focus. Allusions and memories are woven throughout all pointing towards an unfortunate reality that Protomartyr offers no solace to because again, this is just the way things are.

    Watch the music video for A Private Understanding, the album’s opening track below.

    Review by Jackson Tucker

  • WUSC’s Top Halloween Albums

    Hallow’s Eve is the best time of year for music. From gothic, to metal, to punk there’s albums to fit all moods of the season. WUSC has gone through and compiled just a few of our favorites over this last week for you all.


    7: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
    To get into the season, we should always turn to the eternal daddy of all goth and horror, Nick Cave (sorry Peter Murphy). “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!” is Cave’s reflection on his terror and unease as a child when he first heard the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead, fused into that sweet 2000s Bad Seeds blues. As the world’s first zombie, the placement of Lazarus in New York has that signature mix of comedy and fear Cave has managed to craft so well in his lyric writing. It’s not the anger from The Birthday Party or the sadness of Boatman’s Call. It’s gothic rock at it’s finest, and who better to bring it in than Nick Cave. He’s an artist for the whole year, but he certainly shines best in October. The album captures a period that while not Cave’s scariest, is some of their best as it recount the horrors of reanimation and Nick’s mustache phase.

    6: Dead Man’s Bones – Dead Man’s Bones
    A gothic new wave album dedicated to classic horror, preformed by America’s Sweetheart and one of the biggest modern horror movie producers shouldn’t exist. And yet blade runner Ryan Gosling and director Zach Shield’s duo “Dead Man’s Bones” self titled release is the best Halloween album of the 21st century. With synths that put the 80s to shame and a children’s choir that would make a private school jealous, the instruments are entirely played by the duo, and they toured with the help of local children’s choirs in each city they visited. The brief history of this band is as weird as it is incredible, and it’s surprising the star power of these two didn’t make the album blow up more. Even so, with loving zombies and werewolf hearts, there’s nothing more lovably spooky to play this season.

    5: Siouxsie and the Banshees – Juju
    Real Goth Hours: Siouxsie Sioux is what we all want to be. Without her iconic style and theatrics goth wouldn’t be what it was. Maybe Juju is an easy choice given that the track Halloween is the best thing since The Monster Mash, but there’s nothing wrong with being a little cheesy this time of year.
    Juju was a milestone in the creation of gothic as a genre, and it helped establish the inseparable link with post-punk. It marked a turning point for the group as they turned towards darker themes, with everything from Sioux’s songwriting to McGough’s guitar. Juju is a piece of gothic history, and an essential for the season.


    4: Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
    Crushing anxiety fills every inch of this album by an artist who has achieved so much it’s hard to point to any one moment as his greatest achievement. A story of self destruction told through heavy metal infused industrial rock, The Downward Spiral was a massive leap from their debut Pretty Hate Machine 5 years prior. The album was a defining moment in 90s rock and solidified the legendary group as one of music’s greatest fortunes.
    Terror, depression, anger, and so much more comes out during this hour long record spiraling into what may be one of the greatest, and easily most heartbreaking songs ever written, Hurt, so famously adapted by Johnny Cash. The entire album was heavily influenced by Trent’s struggles in his personal life paralleled with a fictional scenario of a man going through the described “downward spiral” he had become so ensnared by. The industrial synths and insane levels of sampling Trent applied throughout make this album a terrifying, overpowering experience that can only be achieved by Nine Inch Nails.

    3: Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    “It was just pure hate. It was us against the world, and we just wanted to make the most disgusting, foul, putrid record that anyone has ever recorded.”
    Dredging through an hour of some of the nastiest, most brutal doom metal ever recorded, Electric Wizard’s highlight album is a rough, fuzzy beast of sludge, laden with Lovecraftian horror. Tracks like “Funeralopolis” suffocate listeners with all of their thick layers of distortion and doom giving an odd sense of unclarity, visualized so well in the soft, blurry edges of the album artwork. The album is a mess from start to finish with bass distortion pushing through like a steamroller and never letting up until those (in)famous last few minutes of silence to finish off the record. It’s a much needed rest for you to sit back, and realize how dirty you feel from that last hour when that final, humorous skit comes on. Electric Wizard stands up as one of the heaviest bands in existence with this record as their undisputed legacy. Many lament this point as their unfortunate peak and quote the album’s underground success as a reason for their sharp drop off in quality. Still the impact this album had on doom stands, so turn up your bass and play this one loud.

    2: Bauhaus – In the Flat Field
    Was there really “goth” before Bauhaus?
    We think not. And if you say yes we get it, you know architecture, but there wasn’t goth like this.
    The namesake of the group is the glorious German Weimar school of Bauhaus Art, dedicated to the idea of unity and utility, with a single complete work of art at the center. Peter Murphy sought to do just that with music. Their style was barebones, a stripped back form of punk full of dread and despair with every piece essential and cooperative of the whole. Eerily dissonant vocals paint landscapes and images that can only be described as gothic, not to their discredit.
    And with that legendary first track, the chanting of “Dark Entries” fills speakers as a terrifying drone that builds into the everlasting legacy that Dark Entries is. Bass and drums drive the album through, with soundscapes that turned former conventions on their head and made rock into what others never thought it could be. Their debut single “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” was unlike anything else at the time and lead to the creation of gothic music with this debut album as one of the undisputed starting points.


    1: The Cure – Disintegration
    Sometimes the scariest things are the saddest. I mean fellas how many of us are about to lie and say we haven’t cried to Pictures of You? From the title this album doesn’t try to hide. Disintegration is about falling apart, and losing strength. It’s an album about the suffocating loneliness of life, and it’s never been told so heartbreakingly. Robert Smith is at his saddest, most iconic lyric writing on this album, heralded as a welcome return after their recent pop driven work, to their gothic roots of classics such as Pornogaphy. Like a shipwreck, Disintigration starts at the bottom, at our lowest points, and beats into you the hopelessness of life. Even the bittersweet single “Love Song” does nothing more than wallow in the futility of love. Addiction, abandonment, and love were powerful forces for Smith as he turned 30 and faced obstacles from inner band turmoil to his loneliness in life and struggles with addiction. It was an album he needed to make. Lengthy tracks surround listeners on all sides. We’re stuck between walls of sound, layered with some of the strongest songwriting this band has ever had. Smith’s lyrics may be noted for being heart-wrenching melancholy, but it’s the way he highlights our fear in sadness that gives this album the legacy it does. Notably Smith’s struggle with addiction tackled on Lullaby transforms his struggles into monsters. When he’s not describing the terrors of life he’s describing the sorrows, and in the end they’re one in the same for him, because to Robert Smith sadness is fear. The sadness of rejection is the fear of love and the fear of failure is the sadness of life. And yet even as the icon, there is so much more here than Robert’s singing. The album wasn’t monumental for breaking new ground or being revolutionary. Rather it was The Cure at exactly what they do best.


    By Jackson Tucker

  • Interview with Kevin March of Guided by Voices

    Guided By Voices has been extremely influential not only to independent music, but the development of college radio. Earlier this month, one of our DJs was fortunate enough to interview Kevin March, their longtime drummer, before their headlining performance at this year’s Jam Room Music Festival. Here they discuss Robert’s songwriting, the future of the band and the legacy they’ve built. Listen to the full interview above, and tune in to The Cesspool on Monday nights for more post-punk music and discussion.

  • Interview with Andrew Rieger of Elf Power

    On October 14, Elf Power returned to Columbia to play the Jam Room Music Festival. One of our DJs had the chance to chat with Andrew Rieger about their newest album, influences, and recording techniques, Listen to the full interview above!

  • Interview with Mike Kinsella of American Football


    American Football released their second album a year ago and we are looking back on our interview with frontman Mike Kinsella. Read our review of American Football [LP2] below and listen to the interview above!

    “It took 17 years, but American Football is back with their second self-titled album. It’s new, fresh, material that feels familiar, but in a good way. I was so excited for this album, and I still am. I love this album precisely because it’s exactly what I expected and so much more: it’ a cozy sweater on an autumn day, it’s your favorite cup of coffee or tea when it’s raining outside, it’s that feeling you get when your favorite person laughs at your jokes. It’s indie-emo gold. This is the band that essentially created emo music as we know it, the band that inspired the tidal wave of music that has unfortunately become somewhat of a mockery, including bands like Dashboard Confessional, Death Cab for Cutie, Jack’s Mannequin, and so many more. Because of the 17-year gap between albums, this go around sees songs focused more on the fragility of adult relationships, the destructive power of impulse, and heartbreak when the culprit isn’t so obvious. It has a sense of listless wistfulness, twinkling guitars and confessional lyrics that characterize the genre that American Football helped create.”

  • Photo Blog: Beach Slang and Pet Symmetry at New Brookland Tavern

    Any given night, New Brookland Tavern is host to a bill of the familiar local bands that make up Columbia’s unique artistic culture. As the “point zero” of the cola music scene, high school bands and touring acts alike are given an enthusiastic welcome to the stage.  Last Monday, the spotlight was on The Drunk or Lust Tour, featuring Positive No, Pet Symmetry and Beach Slang.

    Positive No opened up the night, bringing a set of fuzzy dream pop to warm up the crowd and set the mood for the Monday show.

    Beach Slang delivered nearly an hour-long set of raucous, hyper noise. With one of the most energetic spirits to grace the New Brookland stage in weeks, frontman James Alex jumped around and screamed his heartfelt, youthful lyrics for the entire set, only to apologize half way through for being “a bit timid” because he wasn’t drunk enough yet. Drenched in sweat, Alex thrived in the chaos of his music and flaunted his adolescence with his pink ruffled shirt, blue blazer and red bowtie. Their most recent album’s title, “A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings” represents them perfectly, as a wall of noise separated the band from the crowd.

    The highlight of the show however, was opener Pet Symmetry. With two full length albums and an Audiotree Live session under their belt, they have been gaining momentum recently with their clean yet rebellious sound. Fronted by Evan Weiss, (Into it. Over It.) the Chicago band wears heavy pop-punk influences such as Harvey Danger and Motion City Soundtrack, while simultaneously channeling the melancholic simplicity of emo groups like American Football and Dismemberment Plan.  Each song was performed meticulously, with extreme technical proficiency that only boosted their passionate performance. The upbeat energy was reflected in heartfelt ‘thank you’s to the crowd, a story of a rainbow, and a synchronized shirt changing skit. Watching them perform, it was refreshingly evident that Pet Symmetry is very serious about their music, without taking themselves too seriously.


    Written by Jordan Smith
    Photos by Christian Senf
    instagram: @christian_senf

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  • Charts & Adds 5.2.2017

    School is out but radio never ends.  Listen in to see which of our DJs are sticking around this summer!  Don’t worry – even if you’re on vacation you can still tune in online 😉


    2 NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, THE Whiteout Conditions
    3 UNAKA PRONG Adult Contemporary
    4 GOLDFRAPP Silver Eye
    5 TIMBER TIMBRE Sincerely, Future Pollution
    6 BLAENAVON That’s Your Lot
    7 SLUGABED Inherit the Earth
    8 PILE A Hairshirt of Purpose
    9 HAJK Hajk
    10 JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, THE Damage and Joy
    11 CLARK Death Peak
    12 SLOWDIVE Slowdive
    13 TESSA RAE Young Blood
    14 SORORITY NOISE You’re Not As ___ As You Think
    15 JAKE XERXES FUSSELL What In The Natural World
    16 BLACK ANGELS Death Song
    17 GABY MORENO Illusion
    18 DAWN RICHARD Redemption
    19 EMEL Ensen
    20 FLAGSHIP The Electric Man
    21 HAPPYNESS Write In
    22 GEOTIC Absyma
    23 MINUS THE BEAR Voids
    24 DEEP STATE Thought Garden
    26 FROTH Outside (Briefly)
    28 TUXEDO Tuxedo II
    29 REAL ESTATE In Mind
    30 THUNDERCAT Drunk


    1 THURSTON MOORE Rock N’ Roll Consciousness
    2 BLACK LIPS Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art?
    3 HOVVDY Taster
    4 NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 1984-2014
    5 PINEGROVE Everything So Far
    6 SYLVAN ESSO What Now
    7 LORD ECHO Harmonies
    8 KWEKU COLLINS grey
    9 WILDING Secular Music
    10 RAJ AND THE 100’’s One of The Oldest Men Who Ever Lived

  • Year End Charts!

    Here’s a look at the 30 albums we loved the most this year.

    2 REAL ESTATE In Mind
    3 HOMESHAKE Fresh Air
    4 TYCHO Epoch
    5 AMERICAN FOOTBALL American Football [LP2] 6 THE DIG Bloodshot Tokyo
    7 MAGGIE ROGERS Now That the Light is Fading
    8 JIME JAMES Eternally Even
    9 CHERRY GLAZERR Apocalipstick
    10 SOHN Rennen
    11 TEMPLES Volcano
    12 LANDLADY The World Is A Loud Place
    13 FOXYGEN Hang
    14 CLOUD NOTHINGS Life Without Sound
    15 TENNIS Yours Conditionally
    16 TY SEGALL Ty Segall
    17 DAWN RICHARDS Redemption
    18 SURFER BLOOD Snowdonia
    19 THE MENZINGERS After the Party
    20 THE ORWELLS Terrible Human Beings
    21 DOLLY SPARTANS Time Sides With No One
    22 COLONY HOUSE The Only Lonely
    23 KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Flying Microtonal Banana
    24 TASH SULTANA Notion EP
    25 APPLESAUCE TEARS Commuters
    26 MIDDLE KIDS Middle Kids
    27 SINKANE Life and Livin’ It
    28 THIEVERY CORPORATION The Temples of I & II
    29 THEE OH SEES A Weird Exits
    30 WATERGATE Slow Start EP

  • CHART & ADDS 4.18

    Check out what WUSC’s DJs have been spinning in preparation for finals week!


    1.     Real Estate, In Mind

    2.     Thundercat, Drunk

    3.     Flagship, The Electric Man

    4.     Flyjack, New Day

    5.     WHY?, Moh Lhean

    6.     Jenn Grant, Paradise

    7.     Sorority Noise, You’re Not As ___ As You Think

    8.     Temples, Volcano

    9.     Dawn Richard, Redemption

    10. Nana Grizol, Ursa Minor

    11. Froth, Outside (Briefly)

    12. Dirty Projectors, Dirty Projectors

    13. Fink, Fink’s Sunday Evening Blues Club Vol. 1

    14. The Matinee, Dancing On Your Grave

    15. Geotic, Absyma

    16. Spoon, Hot Thoughts

    17. Repel the Robot, AKA

    18. The Octopus Project, Memory Mirror

    19. Meatbodies, Alice

    20. Heart Attack Man, The Manson Family

    21. Coco Hames, Coco Hames

    22. Bonny Doon, Bonny Doon

    23. Sun Cop, When You Hear the Drum You May Speak

    24. Satsang, Pyramid(s)

    25. Laura Marling, Semper Femina

    26. Emel, Ensen

    27. Yasmine Hamden, Al Jamilat

    28. Guytano, I Am Inside My Body

    29. Justin Carter, The Leaves Fall

    30. Lexie Roth, Move Me


    1. Actress, AZD

    2. Charly Bliss, Guppy

    3. The Digital Wild, Tall As Trees

    4. Fictionist, Sleep Machine

    5. Julia Holter, In the Same Room

    6. Little Dragon, Season High

    7. Little Hurricane, Same Sun Same Moon

    8. Overlake, Fall

    9. Royal Thunder, Wick

    10. Skating Polly, New Trick

  • CHARTS & ADDS 4.11

    Here is this weeks charts and adds!  Thundercat reigns supreme yet again!

    1: THUNDERCAT Drunk
    2: REAL ESTATE In Mind
    3: FROTH Outside (Briefly)
    4: JENN GRANT Paradise
    5: FLAGSHIP The Electric Man
    6: SORORITY NOISE You’re Not As _ As You Think
    7: FINK Fink’s Sunday Evening Blues Club Vol. 1
    8: DAWN RICHARD Redemption
    9: WHY? Moh Lhean
    10: DAN THE MAN Circadian Circus
    11: HENRY JAMISON The Rains [EP] 12: TEMPLES Volcano
    13: NANA GRIZOL Ursa Minor
    14: GEOTIC Abysma
    15: SNEAKS It’s A Myth
    16: TENNIS Yours Conditionally
    17: LEXIE ROTH Move Me
    18: SIR WAS Digging A Tunnel
    19: ADNA Closure
    20: THE OCTOPUS PROJECT Memory Mirror
    21: FLYJACK New Day
    22: EMEL Ensen
    23: BONNY DOON Bonny Doon
    24: DIRTY PROJECTORS Dirty Projectors
    25: VAGABON Infinite Worlds
    26: JUDAH AND THE LION Folk Hop N’ Roll (Deluxe)
    27: GOLDFRAPP Silver Eye
    28: MIDDLE KIDS Middle Kids [EP] 29: MDERN ENGLISH Take Me To The Trees
    30: HANNI EL KHATIB Savage Times


    1: CLARK Death Peak Warp
    2: COLD WAR KIDS L.A. Divine Capitol
    3: DIET CIG Swear, I’m Good At This
    4: ERIC TOLLEFSON This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
    5: THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Whiteout Conditions
    6: SLUGABED Inherit The Earth
    7: THOSE LAVENDER WHALES My Bones Are Singing
    8: TIMBER TIMBRE Sincerely, Future Pollution
    9:  WHITE REAPER The World’s Best American Band
    10: PILE A Hairshirt of Purpose

  • CHART & ADDS 4.4.2017

    Here are this weeks charts and adds!

    Check our what our DJs have been spinning lately on our top 30 charts Spotify playlist!


    1: THUNDERCAT Drunk

    2: TEMPLES Volcano

    3: DAWN RICHARD Redemption

    4: LOS CAMPESINOS Sick Scenes

    5: DAN THE MAN Circadian Circus

    6: HALF WAIF Form/A [EP]

    7: KOLARS Kolars

    8: JESCA HOOP Memories Are Now

    9: MIDDLE KIDS Middle Kids

    10: KATIE HARGROVE Katie Hargrove

    11: MINUS THE BEAR Voids

    12: TENNIS Yours Conditionally

    13: THE ORWELLS Terrible Human Beings

    14: BLEACHED Can You Deal?

    15: HEART ATTACK MAN The Manson Family

    16: THIEVERY CORPORATION The Temple Of I & I

    17: GUYTANO I Am Inside My Body

    18: HOMESHAKE Fresh Air

    19: JAY PRAY Jay Pray

    20: KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Flying Microtonal Banana

    21: NIGHT TALKS In Dreams

    22: SORORITY NOISE You’re Not As __ As You Think

    23: TY RICHARDS Zillion

    24: REAL ESTATE In Mind

    25: SOHN Rennen

    26: IDLE BLOOM Little Deaths

    27: KNIFE IN THE WATER Plays One Sound and Others (Re-Issue)

    28: POLAR WAVES No One Needs Help Anymore

    29: ALLAN RAYMAN Roadhouse 01

    30: THE SHINS Heartworms



    1: ANOHNI Paradise

    2: BIG BRUTUS The Odd Willow

    3: BLAENAVON That’s Your Lot

    4: CURSE OF LONO Severed

    5: GEOTIC Abysma

    6: THE GIFT Altar

    7: HAPPYNESS Write In

    8: THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Damage And Joy

    9: SAID THE WHALE As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide

    10: THE BIG MOON Love In The 4th Dimension

  • Roswell Rodeo Concert | April 1st

    WUSC back at it again! This time we’re giving you more of that spaghetti western in space with more great music at New Brookland Tavern.

    Doors: 7:30 p.m.
    Cover: $6 Over 21 / $10 Under 21

    This time we’re featuring an eclectic lineup such as: Temple Grandin Hug Machine, The Whoops, Paper Shoes, Biruni, King Goof, Happy.

  • WUSC Bake Sale | March 30th

    WUSC will be selling their DJs baked goods on Pickens St Bridge from 10:00-1:00! You will hear our calls all throughout campus.

  • CHART & ADDS 2.21.2017

    Check out our new charts for the week! Our DJs have been spinning some really good stuff lately.


    1: THE DIG – Bloodshot Tokyo
    2: TY SEGALL – Ty Segall
    3: SINKANE – Life & Livin’ It
    4: REAL ESTATE – “Darling” [Single] 5: THE MENZINGERS – After the Party
    6: SONDOR BLUE – Sondor Blue
    7: THE APPLESAUCE TEARS – Commuters
    8: DOLLY SPARTANS – Time Sides With No One
    9: FOXYGEN – Hang
    10: TASH SULTANA – Notion
    11: FOX GRIN – Dawn [EP] 12: STRAND OF OAKS – Hard Love
    13: CHRIS THILE AND BRAD MEHLDAU – Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
    14: COLONY HOUSE – Only the Lonely
    15: PRIESTS – Nothing Feels Natural
    16: JAPANDROIDS – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
    17: GREYFACE – Greyola
    18: ACTIVE BIRD COMMUNITY – Stick Around
    19: CHERRY GLAZERR – Apocalipstick
    20: CLOUD NOTHINGS – Life Without Sound
    21: NIKKI LANE – Highway Queen
    22: STEF CHURA – Messes
    24: TIM DARCY – Saturday Night
    25: BELLAVIDA – Letters To Rose
    26: SURFER BLOOD – Snowdonia
    27: WHITE LIES – Friends
    28: MICHAEL CHAPMAN – 50
    29: RYAN ADAMS – Prisoner
    30: WYLDLIFE – Out On Your Block


    1: THE ORWELLS – Terrible Human Beings
    2: XIU XIU – Forget
    3: MAGGIE ROGERS – Now That the Light is Fading
    4: IDLE BLOOM –  Little Deaths
    5: JENS LEKMAN – Life Will See You Now


  • CHARTS & ADDS 2.7.2017

    Our charts and adds this week are jam packed with five star albums.  Make sure to listen up for these fresh cuts when you tune in!


    1 FOXYGEN Hang
    2 LANDLADY The World Is A Loud Place
    3 CLOUD NOTHINGS Life Without Sound
    4 CHERRY GLAZERR Apocalipstick
    5 TY SEGALL Ty Segall (2017)
    6 BONOBO Migration
    7 SURFER BLOOD Snowdonia
    8 KYLE ANDREWS Escape
    10 WHITE LIES Friends
    11 TYCHO Epoch
    12 HARRISON BROME Fill Your Brains Network
    13 JAPANDROIDS Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
    14 TASH SULTANA Notion
    15 MODERN SAVAGE Unwilling Participants
    16 DOLLY SPARTANS Time Sides With No One
    17 ALBIN LEE MELDAU Lovers
    18 WATERGATE Slow Start
    19 BASH AND POP Anything Could Happen
    21 NOUVELLE VAGUE I Could Be Happy
    22 ZAVALA Fantasmas
    23 LAZY SALON Invisible Like Peace
    24 NEW UP Tiny Mirrors
    25 CIVILIAN You Wouldn’t Believe What Priviledge Costs
    26 ENEMIES Valuables
    27 SHAED Just Wanna See
    28 NIKKI LANE Highway Queen
    29 LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION Darling Destroyer
    30 PRIESTS Nothing Feels Natural


    1 MENZINGERS After The Party
    2 HOMESHAKE Fresh Air
    3 EMILY WELLS Promise
    4 ALL THEM WITCHES Sleeping Through The War
    5 ST. TROPEZ St. Tropez

  • CHARTS & ADDS 1.31.2017

    This week’s charts and adds are full of some awesome new tunes. Make sure to listen up for these fresh cuts when you tune in this week!

    1 CHERRY GLAZERR Apocalipstick
    2 LANDLADY The World Is A Loud Place
    3 CLOUD NOTHINGS Life Without Sound
    4 WATERGATE Slow Start
    5 FOXYGEN Hang
    7 TYCHO Epoch
    9 SURFER BLOOD Snowdonia
    10 TASH SULTANA Notion
    11 MATTHEW SQUIRES Tambaleo
    12 NOUVELLE VAGUE I Could Be Happy
    13 RON GALLO Heavy Meta
    14 SUSTO And I’m Fine Today
    15 YOUNGEST See It Through
    17 KYLE ANDREWS Escape
    18 MODERN SAVAGE Unwilling Participants
    19 CIVILIAN You Wouldn’t Believe What Priviledge Costs
    20 BEAR THE WEATHER Rampant (See America, Pt 1)
    21 MYSTERIOUS THEY So They Said
    22 JIM JAMES Eternally Even
    23 ZAVALA Fantasmas
    24 AMERICAN FOOTBALL American Football [LP2] 25 LAZY SALON Invisible Like Peace
    26 GEORGIA FLOOD People Like Ourselves
    27 PINK MARTINI Je Dis Oui!
    28 KAISER CHIEFS Stay Together
    29 WOLF PEOPLE Ruins
    30 MONA In The Middle

    1 JAPANDROIDS Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
    2 TY SEGALL Ty Segall (2017)
    3 NIKKI LANE Highway Queen
    4 WHITE LIES Friends
    5 AQUILO Silhouettes

  • CHARTS & ADDS 1.24.2017

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  • CHARTS & ADDS 1.17.2017

    Our DJs are back from Winter Break and here is what they’ve been playing! Check out these fresh cuts as you tune in this week.


    1 STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere
    2 JIM JAMES Eternally Even
    3 AGNES OBEL Citizen Of Glass
    4 TYCHO Epoch
    5 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
    6 DIANA Familiar Touch
    7 TWIN LIMB Haplo
    8 SLEIGH BELLS Jessica Rabbit
    9 BLIND SHAKE Celebrate Your Worth
    10 YOUNGEST See It Through
    13 YOU BLEW IT! Abendrot
    14 TYLER DANIEL BEAN On Days Soon To Pass
    15 WOLF PEOPLE Ruins
    16 PINK MARTINI Je Dis Oui!
    17 KESTRELS Kestrels
    19 JAMIE LIDELL Building A Beginning
    20 SUSTO And I’m Fine Today
    21 WYTCHES All Your Happy Life
    22 AMERICAN WRESTLERS Goodbye Terrible Youth
    23 CORY HANSON The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo
    24 MUUY BIIEN Age Of Uncertainty
    25 KAISER CHIEFS Stay Together
    26 PHONE CALL Hang-Up
    27 BAD BAD Bad Bad
    28 SYNA SO PRO Vox
    29 TANYA TAGAQ Retribution
    30 GILLIAN WELCH Boots No. 1: Official Revival Bootleg


    1 PRIESTS Nothing Feels Natural
    3 LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION Darling Destroyer
    4 WYLDLIFE Out On Your Block
    5 ZAVALA Fantasmas

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  • CHARTS & ADDS 11.22.2016


  • CHARTS & ADDS 11.16.16

    Here’s this week’s charts and adds!  Our Top 30 this week is full of exciting things – Slaughter Beach, Dog is CRUSHING it and the Pixies are still going strong.  Make sure to listen up for these fresh cuts next time you tune in. Long live college radio!


    1              SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG              Welcome

    2              LVL UP  Return To Love      

    3              RIVVRS Unfamiliar Skin      

    4              C DUNCAN           The Midnight Sun  

    5              PHANTOGRAM   Three      

    6              PIXIES   Head Carrier           

    7              AMERICAN FOOTBALL    American Football [LP2]       

    8              GALLANT             Ology     

    9              KURT BAKER COMBO      In Orbit  

    10            STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere            

    11            TAY SEAN            Leavings 

    12            KLANGSTOF        Close Eyes To Exit 

    13            CRYING Beyond The Fleeting Gales    

    14            COMMUNIST DAUGHTER                The Cracks That Built The Wall             

    15            JEFF ROSENSTOCK            Worry.    

    16            JONES    New Skin               

    17            ABLEBODY          Adult Contemporaries            

    18            ROYAL TEETH     Amateurs [EP]       

    19            LEMON TWIGS    Do Hollywood       

    20            LOAMLANDS      Sweet High Rise    

    21            FRENCH HORN REBELLION            Classically Trained 

    22            CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON              CDW [EP]             

    23            SNOWBALL II      Doughnut Holes     

    24            CONOR OBERST Ruminations           

    25            GOAT     Requiem 

    26            RITUALS OF MINE             Devoted  

    27            HOW TO DRESS WELL       Care        

    28            LADY WRAY       Queen Alone          

    29            LILY MAE             Closer     

    30            HOLY SONS         In The Garden        



    1              ALLELUJAH         The Death And Life Of Capt. Nathan Baker          

    2              TYLER DANIEL BEAN       On Days Soon To Pass          

    3              SAD13    Slugger   

    4              HER        Her Tape #1 [EP]   

    5              HAMILTON LEITHAUSER AND ROSTAM     I Had A Dream That You Were Mine    


  • CHARTS AND ADDS 11.9.2016

    Here’s this week’s charts and adds! Looks like an exciting week, listen up for these fresh cuts when you tune in.


    1              PIXIES   Head Carrier           

    2              AMERICAN FOOTBALL    American Football [LP2]       

    3              PAT X    Coming To Life Pt. 1             

    4              STRFKR Being No One, Going Nowhere            

    5              RIVVRS Unfamiliar Skin      

    6              LVL UP  Return To Love      

    7              SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG              Welcome

    8              JEFF ROSENSTOCK            Worry.    

    9              JONES    New Skin               

    10            CRYING Beyond The Fleeting Gales    

    11            GALLANT             Ology     

    12            BALANCE AND COMPOSURE         Light We Made      

    13            LADY WRAY       Queen Alone          

    14            MNDSGN              Body Wash            

    15            PHANTOGRAM   Three      

    16            CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON              CDW [EP]             

    17            STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS         Toogoodoo             

    18            SESHEN Flames And Figures               

    19            PARTYBABY       The Golden Age Of Bullshit   .

    20            NAKED GIANTS  R.I.P. [EP]             

    21            MICROWAVE       Much Love             

    22            LOAMLANDS      Sweet High Rise    

    23            KLANGSTOF        Close Eyes To Exit 

    24            HOW TO DRESS WELL       Care        

    25            DEVENDRA BANHART     Ape In Pink Marble

    26            FRANCIS CHEER Black White And Grey           

    27            SAVOY MOTEL   Savoy Motel           

    28            COMMUNIST DAUGHTER                The Cracks That Built The Wall             

    29            BLACK MARBLE It’s Immaterial         

    30            BEACH SLANG    A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings        



    1              SLAUGHTER BEACH, DOG              Welcome

    2              JAYMAY               Fallin’ Like Snow   

    3              YOUNGEST          See It Through       

    4              KING HENRY       Don’t Stay Away [EP]           

    5              CRX        New Skin               


  • CHARTS & ADDS 11.1.16

     Happy day-after-Halloween!!! Congrats everybody, we made it. As Kylie Jenner predicted, it has truly been a year of realizing things, and I have realized that tallying charts every week is one of my favorite things. That being said, we’ve got some great stuff in our top 30 this week!!


    1              LADY WRAY                                       Queen Alone          

    2              SELAH SUE                                          Reason   

    3              CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON              CDW

    4              JONES                                                    New Skin               

    5              PIXIES                                                   Head Carrier           

    6              PAT X                                                    Coming to Life Pt. 1               

    7              BALANCE AND COMPOSURE         Light We Made      

    8              LOAMLANDS                                     Sweet High Rise    

    9              DEVENDRA BANHART                     Ape In Pink Marble

    10            GALLANT                                             Ology     

    11            JEFF ROSENSTOCK                            Worry.    

    12            JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW      We Move

    13            CRYING Beyond                                    The Fleeting Gales 

    14            LVL UP                                                  Return To Love      

    15            FENCES                                                 To The Tall Trembling Trees  

    16            INFINITY CRUSH                                Warmth Equation   

    17            HOLY SONS                                         In The Garden        

    18            BRETT NEWSKI                                   Land Air Sea Garage              

    19            HALFNOISE                                         Sudden Feeling      

    20            STOPLIGHT OBSERVATIONS          toogoodoo              

    21            WAREHOUSE                                       Super Low             

    22            MICROWAVE                                       Much Love             

    23            SAVOIR ADORE                                  The Love That Remains         

    24            PARTYBABY                                       The Golden Age Of Bullshit  

    25            HOW TO DRESS WELL                       Care        

    26            BEACH SLANG                                    A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings        

    27            RITUALS OF MINE                             Devoted  

    28            SPRINGTIME CARNIVORE               Midnight Room      

    29            MNDSGN                                              Body Wash            

    30            THE RANGE                                         Superimpose



    1              AGNES OBEL       Citizen Of Glass     

    2              STRFKR                 Being No One, Going Nowhere            

    3              NICOLE DOLLANGANGER        Observatory Mansions                 

    4              JIM JAMES           Eternally Even        

    5              JAMIE T                 Trick 

  • CHARTS & ADDS 10.25.16

    Welcome back to charts & adds central! This week we’ve got a doozy for you, radio-goers. American Football is back with their second album after 17 years!!! Jimmy Eat World returns three years after their last album with “Integrity Blues,” and we’ve got a top 30 chock full of groovy new wave R&B. Check it out!

    CHARTS for 10.25.16

    3 SELAH SUE Reason
    4 BRETT NEWSKI Land Air Sea
    6 JONES New Skin
    8 HOLY SONS In The Garden
    9 DAWES We’re All Gonna Die
    10 MICROWAVE Much Love
    13 PIXIES Head Carrier
    14 CRYING Beyond The Fleeting Gales
    15 LVL UP Return To Love
    16 LOCAL NATIVES Sunlit Youth
    17 MNDSGN Body Wash
    18 NATURAL CHILD Okey Dokey
    19 WARPAINT Heads Up
    20 ROYAL CANOE Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit
    21 PARTYBABY The Golden Age Of Bullshit
    22 KISHI BASHI Sonderlust
    23 SAVOIR ADORE The Love That Remains
    24 BOXED IN Melt
    25 BIG JESUS Oneiric
    26 RAMONA FLOWERS Part Time Spies
    27 JONAH CANEPA Barriers And Barricades
    28 VICTORIA REED Chariot
    29 ST. JUPITER Oblivion
    30 THE RANGE Superimpose

    ADDS for 10.25.16

    1 AMERICAN FOOTBALL American Football [LP2] 2 JIMMY EAT WORLD Integrity Blues
    3 SAVOY MOTEL Savoy Motel What’s Your Rupture?
    4 C DUNCAN The Midnight Sun
    5 SLOTHRUST Everyone Else

  • CHARTS & ADDS 10.18.16

    After a brief hiatus, we are back with weekly charts and adds! We apologize for the lack of charts in the past few weeks, but as we’re sure you can understand, life sometimes gets crazy. But fear not, we have returned, as have our charts! So behold, this week’s charts and adds:

    CHARTS for 10.18.16

    1 LOCAL NATIVES Sunlit Youth
    3 INFINITY CRUSH Warmth Equation
    4 MICROWAVE Much Love
    5 WARPAINT Heads Up
    6 BOXED IN Melt
    7 HALFNOISE Sudden Feeling
    9 DAWES We’re All Gonna Die
    10 PARTYBABY The Golden Age Of Bullshit
    13 VICTORIA REED Chariot
    14 ROYAL TEETH Amateurs [EP] 15 MNDSGN Body Wash
    16 SAVOIR ADORE The Love That Remains
    17 SELAH SUE Reason
    18 PREOCCUPATIONS Preoccupations
    19 KISHI BASHI Sonderlust
    20 CRUSHED OUT Alien Ocean
    21 FENCES To The Tall Trembling Trees
    22 BABEWATCH Wasted Time
    24 STS9 The Universe Inside
    25 POOCHES The Pooches
    26 RAMONA FLOWERS Part Time Spies
    27 TRUE WIDOW Avvolgere
    28 CHRIS FARREN Can’t Die
    29 BIG JESUS Oneiric
    30 PIXIES Head Carrier

    ADDS for 10.18.16

    1 FROM INDIAN LAKES Everything Feels Better Now
    2 GALLANT Ology
    3 PHANTOGRAM Three
    4 CONOR OBERST Ruminations
    5 KEVIN DEVINE Instigator



    1 FRATMOUTH Nursery Rhymes for the Depleted
    2 LOST BOY Growing Pains
    3 EMMA LOUISE Supercry
    4 SAM BURCHFIELD Unarmored
    5 CHRIS FARREN Can’t Die SideOneDummy
    6 BLOOD ORANGE Freetown Sound Domino
    7 AJJ The Bible 2 SideOneDummy
    8 CRYSTAL CASTLES Amnesty (I)
    9 SHABAZZ PALACES Live at 3rd Man Records
    10 DJ SHADOW The Mountain Will Fall Mass Appeal
    11 SWANS The Glowing Man Young God
    12 WILLIAM TYLER Modern Country Merge
    13 GOGGS GOGGS In The Red
    14 RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Divorce Party New West
    15 MOURN Ha, Ha, He. Captured Tracks
    16 LAURA MICHELLE “Chuck Norris” [Single] 17 CHARLIE FORSTER ANDERSON Long Story Short Banta
    18 AUDIENCE KILLERS Floating Islands Self-Released
    19 YUNG A Youthful Dream Fat Possum
    20 WYE OAK Shriek (Deluxe Edition) Merge
    21 A DEAD FOREST INDEX In All That Drifts From Summit Down Sargent House
    22 BROODS Conscious Capitol
    23 DEERHOOF The Magic! Polyvinyl
    24 JERRY PAPER Toon Time Raw! Bayonet
    25 GOTOBEDS Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic SUB POP
    26 AVALANCHES Wildflower Astralwerks
    27 JULIE RUIN Hit Reset Hardly Art
    28 WE ARE SCIENTISTS Helter Seltzer 100%
    29 PRETTY CITY Colorize
    30 HONEY RADAR Blank Cartoon What’s Your Rupture?


    1 LOCAL NATIVES Sunlit Youth Loma Vista
    2 Y LA BAMBA Ojos Del Sol Tender Loving Empire
    3 OVERLORD The Well-Tempered Overlord STORM TOWER
    4 WARHAUS We Fucked A Flame Into Being Pias
    5 CHRIS FARREN Can’t Die SideOneDummy


  • CHARTS & ADDS August 29/30 2016


    1. AJJ- The Bible 2
    2. DJ SHADOW- The Mountain Will Fall
    3. FRATMOUTH- Nursery Rhymes for the Depleted
    4. HONEY RADAR- Blank Cartoon
    5. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    6. WYE OAK- Tween
    7. WILLIAM TYLER- Modern Country
    8. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    9. JULIE RUIN- Hit Reset
    10. THE GOTOBEDS- Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic
    11. THE AVALANCHES- Wildflower
    12. PRETTY CITY- Colorize
    13. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT- Divorce Party
    14. MOURN- Ha, Ha, He.
    15. LAURA MICHELLE- Chuck Norris
    16. ODDITY- Settle Down
    17. ONEFORALL- Thanks for Nothing
    18. CHARLIE FOSTER ANDERSON- Long Story Short
    19. AUDIENCE KILLERS- Floating Islands
    20. ADIA VICTORIA- Beyond the Bloodhounds
    21. YUNG- A Youthful Dream
    22. A DEAD FOREST INDEX- In All that Drifts from Summit Down
    24. BROODS- Conscious
    25. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    26. JERRY PAPER- Toon Time
    27. PUP- The Dream is Over
    28. LOST BOY- Growing Pains
    29. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    30. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo


    1. SNEAKS- Gymnastics
    2. TERRA LIGHTFOOT- Every Time My Mind Runs Wild
    3. MEGAFAUNA- Welcome Home
    4. CASS MCCOMBS- Mangy Love
    5. JOHNNY NICHOLAS- Fresh Air
  • CHARTS & ADDS August 22/23 2016


    1. BLOOD ORANGE- Freetown Sound
    2. OF MONTREAL- Innocence Rises
    3. AJJ- The Bible 2
    4. THE AVALANCHES- Wildflower
    5. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    6. THE OH SEES- A Weird Exits
    8. LAURA MICHELLE- Chuck Norris
    9. HONEY RADAR- Blank Cartoon
    10. FEA- FEA
    11. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT- Divorce Party
    12. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    13. JERRY PAPER- Toon Time
    14. ONEFORALL- Thanks for Nothing
    15. THE JULIE RUIN- Hit Reset
    16. PRETTY CITY- Colorize
    17. FRATMOUTH- Songs for the Depleted
    18. YUNG- A Youthful Dream
    19. ANOHNI- Hopelessness
    20. ODDITY- Settle Down
    21. SARA WATKINS- Young In All The Wrong Ways
    22. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    23. PUP- The Dream is Over
    24. THEGOTOBEDS- Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic
    25. WILLIAM TYLER- Modern Country
    26. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    27. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    28. TACOCAT- Lost Time
    29. WHITE FANG- Chunks
    30. PEARS- Green Star


    1. BLOOD ORANGE- Freetown Sound
    2. TOBACCO- Sweatbox Dynasty
    3. OF MONTREAL- Innocence Rises
    4. SLOW CLUB- One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore
    5. THE CHAIRMAN DANCES- Time Without Measure
  • CHARTS & ADDS August 15/16 2016


    1. THEE OH SEES- A Weird Exits
    2. AJJ- The Bible 2
    3. THE AVALANCHES- Wildflower
    4. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT- Divorce Party
    5. JAMES BLAKE- I Need a Forest Fire
    6. THE MIKE ELDRED TRIO- Baptist Town
    7. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    8. PANTHA DU PRINCE-The Triad
    9. DUVCHI-With the World
    10. THE SO SO GLOS- Kamikazie
    11. BLACK BLACK BLACK-Altered States of Death and Grace
    12. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
    13. TWIN PEAKS-Down in Heaven
    14. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD-Nonagon Infinity
    15. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    16. ROLLERCOASTERWATER- Umami Sounding Fireball
    17. PUP-The Dream is Over
    18. SUMMER CANNIBALS- Simple Life
    19. THE COATHANGARS-Nosebleed Weekend
    20. MEAN JEANS- A Tight New Dimension
    21. A GIANT DOG- Pile
    22. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ-Young Adult
    23. PEARS-Green Star
    24. JULIAWHY?-Wheel
    25. THE NEW RESISTANTS-Hey, New York!
    26. SONNY & THE SUNSETS-Moods Baby Moods
    27. WHITE FANG- Chunks
    29. TACOCAT- Lost Time
    30. SUPERMOON- Playland


    1. NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS- Kaleidoscoped
    2. CHESIRES- Love This Feelin’
    3. JOHN PAPA GROSS- River’s on Fire
    4. AVALANCHES- Wildflower
  • CHARTS August 01/02 2016


    1. THE JULIE RUIN- Hit Reset
    2. DUVCHI- Sleep
    3. BROODS- Conscious
    4. PANTHA DU PRINCE- The Triad
    5. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    6. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    7. LUH- Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
    8. BLACK PISTOL FIRE- Don’t Wake the Riot
    9. CHARLIE FOSTER ANDERSON- Long Story Short
    10. MOON HOOCH- Red Sky
    11. VICTOR TAIWO- Juno
    12. ODDITY- Settle Down
    13. BLACK BLACK BLACK- Altered States of Death and Grace
    14. HOLY- Congrats
    15. AUDIENCE KILLERS- Floating Islands
    16. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ- Young Adult
    17. ANGRY ANGLES- Angry Angles
    18. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH- Time of the Blue
    20. AESOP ROCK- The Impossible Kid
    21. BEAR HANDS- You’ll Pay for This
    22. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    23. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    24. SARA WATKINS- Young In All the Wrong Ways
    25. PUP- The Dream is Over
    26. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    27. GREYS- Outer Heaven
    28. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    29. LASER BACKGROUND- Correct
    30. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
  • CHARTS & ADDS July 25/26 2016


    1. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    2. DUVCHI- Sleep
    3. PANTHA DU PRINCE- The Triad
    4. LUH- Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
    5. BLACK PISTOL FIRE- Don’t Wake the Riot
    6. CHARLIE FOSTER ANDERSON- Long Story Short
    7. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    8. MOON HOOCH- Red Sky
    9. VICTOR TAIWO- Juno
    10. ODDITY- Settle Down
    11. BLACK BLACK BLACK- Altered States of Death and Grace
    12. HOLY- Congrats
    13. AUDIENCE KILLERS- Floating Islands
    14. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ- Young Adult
    15. ANGRY ANGLES- Angry Angles
    16. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH- Time of the Blue
    18. AESOP ROCK- The Impossible Kid
    19. BEAR HANDS- You’ll Pay for This
    20. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    21. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    22. SARA WATKINS- Young In All the Wrong Ways
    23. PUP- The Dream is Over
    24. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    25. GREYS- Outer Heaven
    26. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    27. LASER BACKGROUND- Correct
    28. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
    29. TWIN PEAKS-Down in Heaven
    30. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD-Nonagon Infinity


    1. DINOSAUR JR- Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
    2. RUBY THE RABBITFOOT- Divorce Party
    3. WHITE NIGHT- Weird Night
    4. CORE- Core
    5. RAFFERTY- Apple Pie
  • CHARTS & ADDS July 11/12 2016


    1. NITE JEWEL- Liquid Cool
    2. BLACK PISTOL FIRE- Don’t Wake the Riot
    3. MUTUAL BENEFIT- Getting Gone
    4. BLACK BLACK BLACK- Altered States of Death and Grace
    5. HOLY- Congrats
    6. LUH- Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
    7. PANTHA DU PRINCE- The Triad
    8. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ- Young Adult
    9. ANGRY ANGLES- Angry Angles
    10. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH- Time of the Blue
    11. DEERHOOF- The Magic
    13. AESOP ROCK- The Impossible Kid
    14. BEAR HANDS- You’ll Pay for This
    15. VICTOR TAIWO- Juno
    16. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Helter Seltzer
    17. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    18. SARA WATKINS- Young In All the Wrong Ways
    19. PUP- The Dream is Over
    20. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    21. GREYS- Outer Heaven
    22. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    23. LASER BACKGROUND- Correct
    24. DUVCHI- Sleep
    25. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
    26. TWIN PEAKS-Down in Heaven
    27. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD-Nonagon Infinity
    28. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    29. ROLLERCOASTERWATER- Umami Sounding Fireball
    30. PUP-The Dream is Over


    1. THE JULIE RUIN- Hit Reset
    2. SWANS- The Glowing Man
    3. DEEPAKALYPSE- Floating on a Sphere
    4. HELIOTROPES- Over There That Way
    5. MISS KRYSTLE- Woman in Motion
  • CHARTS & ADDS JUNE 27/28 2016


    1. MEAN JEANS- Tight New Dimension
    2. WE ARE SCIENTISTS- Heltzer Seltzer
    3. MUTUAL BENEFIT- Getting Gone
    4. ADIA VICTORIA- Beyond the Bloodhounds
    5. BEAR HANDS- You’ll Pay for This
    6. PANTHA DU PRINCE- The Triad
    7. AESOP ROCK- The Impossible Kid
    8. CLAIRE- The Great Escape
    9. JAY ARNER- Jay II
    10. ROGUE WAVE- Delusions of Grand Fur
    12. THE SO SO GLOS- Kamikaze
    13. SUMMER CANNIBALS- Simple Life
    14. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD- Nonagon Infinity
    15. ANDY SHAUF- The Party
    16. GOLD PANDA- Good Luck and Do Your Best
    17. HEAD WOUND CITY- A New Wave of Violence
    18. HOLY- Congrats
    19. FEZ THE IMMIGRANT- Cielo
    20. HURRY- Guided Meditation
    21. FASHION WEEK- Murfreesboro
    22. DUVCHI- Sleep
    23. BEN DE LA COUR- Midnight in Havana
    24. TWIN PEAKS- Down in Heaven
    25. ULTIMATE PAINTING- Live at Third Man Records
    26. DIRTY CLERGY- Rattlesnake
    27. THE COATHANGARS- Nosebleed Weekend
    28. SPRAY PAINT- Feel the Clamps
    29. SARA WATKINS- Young in all the Wrong Ways
    30. PUP- The Dream is Over


    1. BRO DYLAN- Crisis
    2. HOT HOT HEAT- Hot Hot Heat
    3. MISS SOPHIE LEE AND THE PARISH SWEETS- Traverse this Universe
    4. CLIPPING- Wriggle
    5. JJ THAMES- Raw Sugar
  • Charts & Adds May 30/31 2016


    1. MODERN BASEBALL- Holy Ghost
    2. POOKIE & THE POODLEZ-Young Adult
    3. PUP-The Dream is Over
    4. THE COATHANGARS-Nosebleed Weekend
    5. MEAN JEANS- A Tight New Dimension
    6. TWIN PEAKS-Down in Heaven
    7. A GIANT DOG- Pile
    8. PEARS-Green Star
    9. JULIAWHY?-Wheel
    10. THE NEW RESISTANTS-Hey, New York!
    11. SONNY & THE SUNSETS-Moods Baby Moods
    12. THE SO SO GLOS- Kamikazie
    13. WHITE FANG- Chunks
    15. TACOCAT- Lost Time
    16. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD-Nonagon Infinity
    17. SUPERMOON-Playland
    18. FRANKIE COSMOS-Next Thing
    19. NEW MADRID-magnetkingmagnetqueen
    20. CELLARS-Phases
    21. BOULEVARDS-Groove
    22. TEEN SUICIDE- It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot
    23. EMBODY-Dreamin’
    24. MIKE & THE MELVINS-Three Men and a Baby
    25. YNDI HALDA- Under Summer
    26. THE RANGE-Potential
    27. .GIF- Soma
    28. HOLY WAVE- Freaks of Nature
    29. MODERAT- III
    30. BLACK BLACK BLACK-Altered States of Death and Grace


    1. SPRAY PAINT-Fill the Clamps
    2. ULTIMATE PAINTING-Live at Third Man Records
    3. NICO YARYAN-What a Tease
    4. KRISTIN KONTROL-X-Communicate
    5. GATES-Parallel Lives
  • Charts & Adds May 16/17 2016


    1 TIM HECKER Love Streams 4AD
    2 EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY The Wilderness Temporary Residence Ltd.
    3 BIG BLACK DELTA Tragame Tierra Master Of Bates
    4 SUMMER TWINS Limbo Burger
    5 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Painting With Domino
    6 VIOLENT FEMMES We Can Do Anything Pias
    7 HAELOS Full Circle Matador
    8 NEW MADRID Magnetkingmagnetqueen New West
    9 MOTHERS When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired Grand Jury
    10 MIIKE SNOW Iii Atlantic
    11 NIGHT MOVES Pennied Day Domino
    12 CALLIOPE MUSICALS Time Owes You Nothing Self-Released
    13 HOLY WAVE Freaks Of Nurture Reverberation Appreciation Society
    14 HAMMOCK Everything And Nothing Self-Released
    15 LIONLIMB Shoo Bayonet
    16 LUCIUS Good Grief Mom And Pop
    17 KIRAN LEONARD Grapefruit Pias-Moshi Moshi
    18 CELLARS Phases Manifesto
    19 ADAM GREEN Aladdin Totally Gross National Product
    20 THE RANGE Potential Domino
    21 GUERILLA TOSS Eraser Stargazer DFA
    22 TACOCAT Lost Time
    23 HERON OBLIVION Heron Oblivion SUB POP
    25 NEW TRACK CITY Spring Exceeds Winter
    27 IVAN AND THE PARAZOL The All Right Nows Modernial
    28 BRING BACK JOEL Bring Back Joel Colossal Squid
    30 NEW RESISTANTS Hey, New York!


    1 MODERN BASEBALL Holy Ghost
    2 THE SO SO GLOS Kamikaze
    3 MARK PRITCHARD Under the Sun
    4 POLLYN Distress Signals
    5 BLACK PISTOL FIRE Don’t Wake the Riot

  • Charts and Adds Update 5/17/2026

    Don’t worry folks! We’ll be updating our Charts and Adds in the coming weeks!

  • WUSC covers removal of confederate flag from South Carolina State House grounds


    On July 10, after flying on the South Carolina State House grounds for 54 years, the confederate battle flag was lowered in a ceremony broadcast around the world.

    Here at WUSC, we brought you full team coverage of the events that saw thousands descend on the State House for history in the making.

    WUSC aired a special show on the flag debate on Friday June 19, as debate began on the flag in Columbia, in South Carolina and all across the country after the events in Charleston.

    WUSC News was at the State House Thursday July 9, when Governor Nikki Haley signed the bill that allowed the flag to come down, and spoke with USC President Harris Pastides and others. Hear our 90.5 Seconds of the News newscast on the event here.

    We, along with an estimated crowd of over 10,000, were at the State House the morning of Friday July 10 when the flag came down and spoke with USC students and alumni who were in attendance. Hear our 90.5 Seconds of the News newscast on the event here.

    We presented a retrospective on the issues and history surrounding the flag at the State House, and the timeline of events that led to it coming down, on a special edition of 90.5 Minutes of the News Saturday July 11. Click here for the full broadcast.

    Thank you to all our listeners for calling into the station with your opinions, insights and stories on the flag, and thank you for your support of the station – support that allows us to bring you programming like these past few weeks.

    Thanks also to former WUSC News Director Nick Vogt, WUSC DJ Tony Miranda (aka DJ Nomad, host of Southern Wasteland Wed. 3-6) and WUSC Station Manager Kaylyn Middleton for all their hard work and help.

    WUSC News will return with regular newscasts and programming in the fall, barring any other major historic events in Columbia.

    – WUSC News Director Ben Turner

  • Uncle Gram Retires

    Uncle Gram

    Today, WUSC had to do what we have put off for weeks: we announced that Uncle Gram has retired. Many of you may have already known this. Automation has played in the place of Red Bank Bar and Grill this whole semester, while we in the studio crossed our fingers that Uncle Gram would come back from a prolonged hiatus that began in December. This February, he corresponded his wish to hang up his hat for good. Uncle Gram, aka Mark Lyvers, has devoted an unprecedented amount of time to WUSC. He began broadcasting in 1978, and has kept the Red Bank Bar and Grill show running intermittently ever since.

    Outside of the studio, Mark was a truck driver and a folk music enthusiast. He always promoted local events and shows on the air, and even had a hand in hosting some of them. Red Bank Bar and Grill appealed to listeners in the local area and beyond, and Uncle Gram’s fanbase is one of the most devoted the station has ever seen.

    In part to ease our own woes about Uncle Gram’s departure and to give his fans a final farewell, a group of WUSC DJs will be hosting a tribute show for Uncle Gram during his regular time slot. On Saturday, April 4th from 10am to noon, we will be playing some of his favorites, as well as accepting requests over the station’s phone line. Help us say a hearty thank you to Uncle Gram, and give the Red Bank Bar and Grill an amazing send-off.

    To call on April 4, dial 803-576-9872. To stream online, visit our “Listen” page.

  • A Special Thank You


    This week wrapped up WUSC’s bi-annual Fundraiser. Each semester, we endeavor to raise half of the money necessary to pay our $14,000 licensing fees. We do this through donations, fundraiser events, and underwriting. As Station Manager and on behalf of everyone at WUSC, I want to express a hearty thank you for all of the calls, letters, and online visits we’ve received in the past week. Our events saw huge turn outs, and Fundraiser Week proved to be a great way to welcome our newest recruits to the station. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time, money, and support to our humble college radio this week.

    As many of you probably heard throughout the week, WUSC is more than just a platform for broadcasting great music. We bring students, faculty, and alumni together. We conduct interviews, cover special topics, and bring you the news. This semester has seen the greatest changes in WUSC, along with some of the most exciting additions. With a staff change halfway through the year, this semester has proved challenging. We lost our beloved Director of Student Media, Scott Lindenberg, in September to the Treasury Department. Our devoted graduate assistant Rachael also moved on once her studies came to an end in December. With a reduced staff, our executive body has had to adapt to new roles, take on fresh duties, and work harder than ever. The addition of 25 new faces to our body this semester helped counter these losses, and help make our jobs that much more fun. We trained the newest DJs in February, and were happy to welcome them to the fold this past week.

    Throughout Fundraiser Week, our old and new DJs alike brought you their favorite “Spring Break Mixtapes.” As you could probably tell, each DJ brought a different spin on this theme, and exemplified the diversity of tastes we’re proud to represent. Campus radio may be a mixed bag, with jostling music genres and personalities, but it’s a community nonetheless. I am proud to be at the head of WUSC, and am so pleased to recognize how much the station means to not only those who work for it, but to the listeners as well.

    The steps we’ve taken to reach our $14,000 goal have been great indeed thanks to your help, but we still have a long way to go. We’ve raised a little more than half of our total, and with only two months left in the semester, it will be a feat to meet the final figure. If you have not donated yet, please consider doing so, either online or by mail. You can learn more about how to donate and the steps involved on our donation page. If you have donated, I encourage you to share this letter and promote the work that WUSC currently does and hopes to continue doing for many years to come. If you operate a Columbia-area business and have not spoken with our Public Affairs office about an underwriting contract, they can be reached at and would be happy to set up an arrangement.

    We rely on our community to support us and keep us thriving, and your help does more than just keep us on the air. WUSC was my first true home at the University of South Carolina. My show, Dress Up, has been a wonderful outlet for my passion and musical interests. The same can surely be said for any DJ on WUSC, and without you, our home in campus radio is lost. To those of you who have stuck by us from the beginning, we cherish your listenership and support. And to those of you who are future donors, partners, or listeners, I hope you come to see what makes us so special.

    Thank you for reading, sharing, and donating.

    Humbly yours,
    Ari Station Manager
    Ari Robbins
    WUSC Station Manager and DJ Paper Doll

  • WUSC Talks About Free Speech Around the World

    Free Speech

    As part of WUSC’s Free Speech Initiative, News Director Nick Vogt and myself interviewed Randy Covington on 90.5 Minutes of the News.

    Covington is the Director of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers Newsplex and a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He has worked at television stations across the United States, for the Associated Press and in radio. As part of the Newsplex, he travels around the world to present workshops on investigative journalism and new media.

    In our conversation with Professor Covington, we focused on free speech around the world. “Generally, the medium that has the largest audience is television,” he said. “It’s not by coincidence that in much of the world television is government owned and government controlled.”

    Covington, who has experience training reporters in Russia, cited the country as an example. According to him, once Vladimir Putin took power, he moved to limit independent television stations in Russia in order to silence dissenting opinions.

    We also talked about the role of governments in restricting the newest place people are expressing themselves – the Internet. With the Arab Spring and the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong, the Internet took center stage. “They try their best,” Covington said of authoritarian regimes. “This Internet thing – it’s like whack-a-mole. You think you’ve got it under control, but all of the sudden this information is getting out. People will seek the truth.”

    Another role of the Internet and new media is citizen journalism. How do citizen journalists fit in with free speech? According to Covington, “traditional media organizations have yet to embrace the power of the crowd. As a result, we suffer. But it’s not like they are going to do our story about why this government agency is corrupt. We’re gonna have to do that story – but they’re going to help us.”

    Towards the end of our interview, we focused on an incident that made headlines last October. Covington, along with his colleague Joe Bergantino, was arrested in Russia on alleged visa violations. Covington suspects it was attempt by the FSB (the successor to the KGB) to stifle their workshop on investigative journalism because it was just a little too much free speech for the government to handle.

    The pair were hauled into court. “The thing that struck my attention when I walked in was this big iron cage that they used to put the defendants in,” he said. “Fortunately they trusted us and didn’t put us in the big iron cage.”

    Covington recounted how the session began. “[Bergantino] was up first and he’s trying to make the argument ‘I have a visa from the U.S. embassy’…and the judge cut him off and says ‘you don’t really need to make that argument, because you’re guilty.”

    Ultimately, neither was jailed or fined, but they were ordered to stop the workshop.

    Covington says one of the most jarring things about the whole incident was the reaction he got from two hotel employees when he asked their opinion on his arrest as they were checking out. “I have never seen such fear in my life as the fear I saw in their eyes,” he said. “For me, that…really hammered home what we take for granted.”

    As Covington and Jay Bender both pointed out during our Free Speech Initiative interviews, we do take free speech for granted. Hopefully our conversations about it on WUSC have helped to educate about the need for and importance of free speech.

    You can hear part of our interview with Randy Covington here.

    For WUSC News, I’m Ben Turner.

  • WUSC Talks Media Law and the First Amendment

    As part of WUSC’s Free Speech initiative, News Director Nick Vogt and myself interviewed Jay Bender on 90.5 Minutes of the News.

    Bender is the Reid H. Montgomery Freedom of Information Chair at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he teaches media law. He also teaches media law at the School of Law and is a practicing attorney specializing in first amendment law. He has represented the South Carolina Press Association and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, as well as various reporters and media outlets.

    We talked with Professor Bender about free speech. He stressed that the right of free speech is always a struggle. “During times of turmoil, the government puts great pressure on unorthodox speakers and speakers who urge a view contrary to government policy and it’s been that way throughout our history,” Bender said.

    Most people know free speech in America isn’t absolute. The classic example is not being allowed to yell “fire” in a crowded theater when there’s no fire. According to Bender, “the Supreme Court has seen the first amendment as a right or a protection to be balanced against other interests the government might have.” This balance includes restrictions against obscenities and speech likely to incite violence.

    Professor Bender brought up something we are acutely aware of at WUSC – the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) restriction we must obey against airing swearing on the airwaves. This limits the music we can play and the on-air commentary we can offer, but it’s one of those restrictions the government has deemed in the public interest.

    Many people believe individuals abuse their rights, such as the Westboro Baptist church or the KKK. Bender agrees “free speech could certainly be abused in a private context…but the government cannot be offended by speech, particularly where it’s commentary on the operations of government and criticism of government officials.”

    He pushed back against the recent push to limit criticism of religion or try to limit “hate speech” against groups. “What is hate speech?” Bender asked. “How do you draw the line between hate speech and protected speech?”

    Bender tackled the issue of campus protests, comparing the protest at USC after the events in Ferguson with the protests on the campus of Coastal Carolina. He praised the reaction of USCPD, who worked with protesters and criticized campus police at Coastal, who arrested several students for defacing property when they drew chalk outlines on sidewalks.

    Bender praised USC on free speech, arguing “this university in recent times has been tolerant of speech and I applaud the administration for that. It was not always the case.”

    He encouraged students to speak out, noting “one of the beauties of being young is you have the opportunity to explore a lot of things and the limits of free speech would be one of those.”

    Throughout the interview, Bender offered a spirit defense of free speech. “Citizens benefit when problems can be exposed and discussed,” he said. “One of the philosophical justifications of the first amendment is that it is a safety valve. It allows the society that has unhappiness to express itself and discuss possible solutions.”

    You can hear our full interview with Jay Bender here:

    For WUSC News, I’m Ben Turner.

  • CMF Advanced Screening: Perks of Being a Station Manager

    Here’s a little lesson in networking: if you do something for someone, there is a strong chance he/she will do something for you in return. “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” This kind of reciprocity is what got me in a dark room with nine other people while we watched an advanced screening of the Campus Movie Fest finale. I had helped record a Public Service Announcement for CMF to be played on WUSC, and this was my repayment. Pretty cool, right?

    If you want a little sneak preview of what you’ll see tonight during the actual CMF Finale, here’s a hint: a mood stabilizer may be required. The tones of the films vary drastically, from funny to thrilling to contemplative. After watching the selections back to back for an evening, I was left reeling. The themes explored had a wide range: dealing with death, survival in an apocalyptic world, self-exploration, or the humor in the every day. So prepare to feel a variety of emotions, and to remind yourself “My peers made that.”

    That was the best part for me. I have a hard time sitting quietly through movies as it is, but it was especially challenging not to jump up and shout “THAT’S A DJ! THAT’S MY DJ!” during the screening. As Station Manager of the radio, being a Mother Hen comes with the territory. The DJs at WUSC are already busy, talented people–they plan a two hour show each week, they cultivate on-air personalities, and they become musical connoisseurs in their preferred genres. Now add to that list qualifications like “scriptwriter,” “cinematographer,” and “filmmaker.” WUSC DJs run the gamut. We don’t seek out these creative types; they come to us, with bright ideas for specialty shows and unique contributions that make the station greater than it already is.

    That’s what the Campus Movie Fest is all about. It capitalizes on the creativity that pulses on college campuses. It tests its participants to make a movie in a week. Script it, shoot it, score it, and edit it in just a few days. As I was able to glimpse this week, USC students definitely rose to this challenge. There were some films that blew me away with their superb camera work, or highly polished script (or both). Anyone watching the finale tonight will undoubtedly feel proud to know that the students behind these films walk among us every day. I know that’s how I felt. I’m lucky enough to not only call many of the CMF contributors fellow DJs, but also friends. In that case, if you’re in the crowd tonight, kindly ignore any outbursts from yours truly. Though I have already seen all of the films before, my good friend Mother Hen isn’t the quietest.

    The Campus Movie Fest Finale Screening is Thursday, 2/12/2015 at 7:30pm in the Russell House Ballroom. Entry is free with a Carolina Card.

  • Fear and Torture: an editorial from the Desk of the News Director

    Nick Vogt 90.5

    It’s that time of year: the kids are coming home, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and our favorite football teams are playing for a wild-card spot. I wish everyone reading this the merriest holidays for you and yours; but I would like to talk for just a minute about something serious. I’d like to talk to you all about fear.

    On September 11th, 2001 the United States of America changed in immeasurable ways; out of pain, confusion, and most of all fear. On that day in September, I was in second grade at St. Mark’s School in Catonsville MD, about forty minutes from Washington D.C. and the Pentagon. I don’t recall what I considered fear to be before but ever since then the high-water mark of fear in my life has been that day in September.

    In order to protect our way of life, and out of fear, we as a nation changed in whatever ways we deemed necessary to survive. It was out of this fear that the Central Intelligence Agency commenced their Detention and Interrogation program, which most Americans would identify as the torture programs ended by President Obama’s Executive Order 13491.

    At the beginning of December, the summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation program was declassified. This study, prompted in 2007 after the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes under investigation by the Attorney General, is highly critical of the CIA’s actions in their Detention and Interrogation program. Included in the study are the gruesome and shocking details of the atrocities involved in the program, the lack of oversight and communication, and the general ineffectiveness of the program. While the entirety of the study (6,700 pages) remains declassified for the time being, the 500-page declassified Executive Summary contains more than enough information on the shortcomings and wrongdoings involved in the program.

    Before 9/11/01 the CIA had concluded that torture programs were generally ineffective and could also produce bad intelligence. This same conclusion has been reached over a decade later by the Committee in their study; not only were the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” incredibly cruel, the quality and importance of the information gained through these techniques was repeatedly exaggerated and misconstrued by the CIA in their reports to The White House, Congress, the Department of Justice, and the American public. Much of the information gained through torture procedures was already available in the U.S. Intelligence Network, and most of the original intelligence gained through torture was either bad or non-useful.

    Through the study it was also found that the CIA used methods of torture that were far more brutal than the ones laid out to The White House and the Legislature. The CIA officials leading the operations also repeatedly avoided and impeded internal, Congressional, and Executive oversight of the program.

    The Executive Summary lays out twenty main findings and conclusions, supported with evidence and examples. The summary has been declassified and is readily available all over the Internet.

    Because of the damning nature of the report, apologists have already come to the defense of the Central Intelligence Agency’s actions with the same arguments that were made in favor of torture in the first place: the intelligence that can be extracted is too vital and possibly life saving to ignore.

    Fear is terrifying. It can freeze us, it can break us down, and most terrifying of all it can change us. I can still feel the stuffy, pervading sense of fear that engulfed the nation for years after 9/11, the same fear that still lingers in airports and crowded stadiums today. But I refuse to make exceptions and excuses on the basis of fear anymore, and I refuse to accept the “necessity” of inhumanity in the face of terror.

    I was raised with the belief that we, the collective United States of America, are the good guys. But as I’ve grown up as a post-9/11 American it has become clear that the difference between the good guys and the bad guys is an ocean of doubt and grey. I’ve come to accept that, in such a complex and interrelated world, the lines between right and wrong are blurry. And while I believe the United States does its’ best to aim for the right side of the grey, some aspects of our national conduct certainly do not fall into the grey category.

    Truthfully, I had never considered the CIA torture programs to be completely unnecessary, and I had bought into the notion that the information was too valuable to ignore and impossible to extract otherwise. But earlier last week, I sat down for an hour and read the report. In light of the findings, my mindset changed drastically.

    The Executive Summary of the report is available for all to see, and I hope that every citizen of the United States reads it. The truth is, there is no grey area in this circumstance. Not only was the intelligence gained not as vital as we’ve been led to believe, the methods used to extract the intelligence betrays every core value to our nation that we hold so dear. For almost a decade, we allowed our nation to become unimaginably cruel and inhumane out of fear.

    It is our responsibility, as civilians in the Home of the Brave, to shed our paralyzing fear in order to reclaim our stake as the Land of the Free. A systematic operation of inhumane torture in clandestine prisons hidden inside undisclosed countries is not a “good guy” action.

    Still, it would be easy for this report to get lost in the flurry of the holidays, the racial tensions surrounding Ferguson and New York, and the NFL Playoffs. It is our responsibility as free citizens to not lose sight of this report, to read this report, and to formulate personal opinions on its implications.

    We’ve come a long way since 2001, and as a nation we are on the road back to where we once were. When my kids grow up, I hope that they’ll have no question as to who the good guys are. It’s up to us to answer that question for them now.


    Thank you, and have a Happy Holidays.

    Nick Vogt

  • Moas Collective + WUSC: Halloween 2014

    We have the best Music Directors, DJs, and friends. Here’s a video by Tucker Prescott of our most recent dance party at Lucky’s.

  • Show Review: Everywhere I Go Tour

    I had the wonderful opportunity to check out New Politics, Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful on the Charlotte stop of the Everywhere I Go tour.


    SomeKindaWonderful kicked off the show with a short but upbeat set, including their popular single, Reverse.  They quickly warmed up the crowed with their fun soul-funk-alternative sound.  Singer Jordy Towers and percussionist Sarah Dyer put forth particularly powerful performances, and these guys had the crowd jumping in no time.


    Bad Suns followed with a much mellower sound.  This California-based band has cultivated a certain dreamy quality to their performance that really seemed to captivate the audience, and by the end of their set the crowd buzzed with excitement.


    Finally, David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio took the stage and New Politics closed the show with a bang.  Throughout their performance, this three piece band managed to fill the entire room with their infectious energy and dance-rock sound.  Their set included everything from their hit songs Harlem and Tonight You’re Perfect to a Beastie Boys cover.  Toward the end of the show, Boyd jumped into the crowd, who happily held him aloft as he sang.  This is without a doubt a band that knows how to keep a crowd entertained.

    You can catch these great bands on the rest of the Everywhere I Go tour.  Check here for dates!




    Ladies and folks, this Saturday, local college radio station WUSC FM is gifting the city of Columbia one more shot of sunny magic vibes before the sunbeam faeries disappear for the fall. Taking place at local hot and spicy spot, El Burrito, you can saunter down and meal while you watch some mighty fine electronic, dreamy, janglin’ bands, such as:

    Michael Parallax

    Michael Parrallax is an excitement artist, with his explosive pop fueled sets often containing costume changes, sing-alongs, and a feeling of floating. Described as Floridian Dance Party / Tent Spiritual Revival Music.


    Family And Friends

    Freaky folk with a warm buzz from Athens, Family and Friends are notorious for heartfeelings and severely gutsy folk jams. Your cat would love them if it knew music apart from vacuum cleaner sounds.

    Jazzy dreamlike tenderness is the lavel, if any, that fits upon the soothing and transcendental tones produced by this New Orleans outfit. Worth a vibe or two, no doubt.
    █ 1-800-DOG-CIGS
    Jake and Josh are innovative devils. That’s all I’ll say.

    September 13th, 7:00 – 9:30
    El Burrito (934 Harden St)
    $5 Under
    $3 Over


    It promises to be quite a night. Come check it out!

  • Moogfest 2014

    Moogfest, the annual electronic music festival and production showcase hosted in Asheville, NC, began last night and runs through Sunday night. Mainstream music fans have criticized this years’ festival for it’s niche lineup, but for hardcore fans and producers of electronic music it is going to be a paradise. Moog, the iconic music company that popularized the synthesizer, has gotten underground LA favorites like Flying Lotus, Lapalux, and Tokimonsta, classic producers and performers like CHIC, Nile Rodgers, and Giorgio Moroder, and huge EDM acts like Dillon Francis, M.I.A., and Riff Raff to make the long weekend and eclectic experience. Even Chaz Bundick, a Columbia native and the frontman for Toro Y Moi, is going to be performing his Les Sins side-project during the 4th night of the festival. During the day, many of the most innovative producers in the world will be hosting production workshops and giving lectures, and at night many of these same lecturers will be performing at venues all over Asheville. It is going to be a truly unique weekend, and WUSC is excited to send representatives to the festival to cover the events.

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else – Mom And Pop
    2 YOUNG AND SICK – Young And Sick – Harvest
    3 MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days – Captured Tracks
    4 FUTURE ISLANDS – Singles – 4AD
    5 JAMES SUPERCAVE – The Afternoon – Hit City USA
    6 WYE OAK – Shriek – Merge
    7 METRONOMY – Love Letters – Elektra
    8 BIG SCARY – Not Art – Barsuk
    9 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    10 WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts – Castleface
    11 WAR ON DRUGS  – Lost In The Dream – Secretly Canadian
    12 WE ARE SCIENTISTS TV – En Francais – Dine Alone
    13 TYCHO – Awake – Ghostly
    14 DAN CROLL – Sweet Disarray – Capitol
    15 BEATY HEART – Mixed Blessings – Nusic Sounds
    16 CLOUD CULT – Unplug – Earthology
    17 GRIEVES – Winter And The Wolves – Rhymesayers
    18 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian
    19 HONEY TREES – Bright Fire – Self-Released
    20 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    21 ZELLA DAY – Sweet Ophelia [EP] – Pinetop-B3SCI
    22 BLACK PISTOL FIRE – Hush Or Howl – Modern Outsider
    23 HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club – Ghostly International
    24 STRYPES – Snapshot – Photofinish
    25 TWEENS – Tweens – Frenchkiss
    26 CROOKES – Soapbox – Modern Outsider
    27 PANAMA – Always [EP] – 300
    28 HOLLOW AND AKIMBO – Hollow And Akimbo – Quite Scientific
    29 CAUGHT A GHOST – Human Nature – 300 Entertainment
    30 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice


    1 TO KILL A KING – Cannibals With Cutlery – Xtra Mile
    2 CHROME SPARKS – Goddess – Future Classic
    3 ONLY REAL – Days In The City [EP] – Harvest
    4 KELIS – Food Ninja – Tune
    5 TEEN – The Way And Color – Carpark

  • Meet fk mt.

    fk mt. are an indie punk band causing a stir in Columbia’s local music scene.    You may have seen these Soda City natives play recently with of Montreal during the Indie Grits Film Festival.  If you missed it or just can’t get enough of fk mt., you’re in luck because they are joining us for the WUSC Jamboree at El Burrito next Saturday!

    Check out their track out ov it below and come party with fk mt. at the WUSC Jamboree!

  • Meet MyBrother MySister

    This exciting Columbia trio will be playing at the WUSC Jamboree on April 26th.  With their brutally catchy riffs and heavy punk influences, it’s not hard to see why MyBrother MySister are some of Cola’s favorite hometown kids.

    Check out their song Secondhand Embarrassment below and be sure to catch them at the WUSC Jamboree!

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 BIG SCARY – Not Art – Barsuk
    2 CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else – Mom And Pop
    3 WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream- Secretly Canadian
    4 TEMPLES – Sun Structures – Fat Possum
    5 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    6 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice
    7 WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts – Castleface
    8 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    9 BEAR HANDS – Distraction – Cantora
    10 WE ARE SCIENTISTS – TV En Francais – Dine Alone
    11 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    12 THE WHIGS – Modern Creation – New West
    13 BLACK PISTOL FIRE – Hush Or Howl – Modern Outsider< 14 THE STRYPES – Snapshot – Photofinish15
    15 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    16 MR LITTLE JEANS – Pocketknife – Harvest
    17 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath – Kanine
    18 CHAIN GANG OF 1974 – Daydream Forever – ADA
    19 YOUNG & SICK – Young and Sick – Harvest
    20 MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days – Captured Tracks
    21 PILLAR POINT – Pillar Point – Polyvinyl
    22 JOYWAVE – How Do You Feel? – Cultco
    23 U.S. ROYALTY – Blue Sunshine – Self-Released
    24 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    25 TACOCAT – NVM – Hardly Art
    26 SIDEWALK CHALK – Leaves – Self-Released
    27 GLITCH MOB – Love Death Immortality – Glass Air
    28 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian< 29 TENSNAKE – Glow – Astralwerks
    30 WALKING SHAPES – Taka – Come On No Shame


    1 YOUNG & SICK – Young & Sick – Harvest
    2 ELLIPHANT – Look Like You Love It – Mad Decent
    3 HOLY CHILD – Mindspeak EP – Glassnote
    4 SEAHAVEN – Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only – Run For Cover
    5 THE FAINT – Doom Abuse

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 TEMPLES – Sun Structures – Fat Possum
    2 WAR ON DRUGS  – Lost In The Dream – Secretly Canadian
    3 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    4 ZELLA DAY – Sweet Ophelia [EP] – Pinetop-B3SCI
    5 JOYWAVE – How Do You Feel? – Cultco
    6 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    7 WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts – Castleface
    8 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    9 DAN CROLL – Sweet Disarray – Capitol
    10 BIG SCARY – Not Art – Barsuk
    11 CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else – Mom And Pop
    12 MR LITTLE JEANS – Pocketknife – Harvest
    13 BORN RUFFIANS – Birthmarks – Yep Roc
    14 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    15 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice
    16 BLACK PISTOL FIRE – Hush Or Howl – Modern Outsider
    17 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath – Kanine
    18 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    19 SIDEWALK CHALK – Leaves – Self-Released
    20 WALKING SHAPES – Taka Come On – No Shame
    21 TACOCAT NVM – Hardly Art
    22 CHAIN GANG OF 1974 – Daydream Forever – ADA
    23 ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness – Jagjaguwar
    24 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian
    25 GLITCH MOB – Love Death Immortality – Glass Air
    26 MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days – Captured Tracks
    27 STRYPES – Snapshot – Photofinish
    28 WHIGS – Modern Creation – New West
    29 TENSNAKE – Glow – Astralwerks
    30 WE ARE SCIENTISTS TV – En Francais – Dine Alone


    1 YOUR FRIEND – Jekyll/Hyde – Domino
    2 WHIGS – Modern Creation – New West
    3 AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS – Enter The Slasher House – Domino
    4 TEEBS – Estara – Brainfeeder
    5 TWEENS – Tweens – Frenchkiss
  • The Revivalists- City of Sound: 4 / 5

    City of Sound is a pretty fitting title for this release by New Orleans-based rock band The Revivalists. Each track has a sound pulling from all different genres, including jazz, ska, funk, blues, and country. This wide range of influences makes for an authentic, classic sounding rock album that reflects the whimsically playful nature of their hometown.

    Full of soulful southern charm and sprinkled with funky undertones, every song on City of Sound puts forth a different yet oddly familiar sound. With the conventional rock instruments, the band has a horn section that blows through staccato horn breaks and solos. Either with a jazz feel or a ska vibe, it could go either way. “When I Die” features a beachy-sound, as does “Navigate Below”, which contains flamenco guitar strumming and a Caribbean-style drum beat. Tracks like “BTBD” and “Criminal” features large and loud Imagine Dragon-esque choruses complete with John Frusciante type guitar solos. Groovy strumming patterns add to the buoyancy of the album that weaves it’s way through genres.

    City of Sound sound like a mixture of the Dave Matthews Band and Streetlight Manifesto, with a dash of Kings of Leon soul, combining to make a laid-back rock album for summer days. With such a unique sound, The Revivalists set out to destroy the traditional sound of indie-rock bands with their killer City of Sound. 

    Key Tracks: When I Die, Navigate Below, Criminal, BTBD

    RIYL: Dave Matthews Band, Streetlight Manifesto

  • Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else: 3.5 / 5

    Indie-rock band Cloud Nothings released their fourth album, Here and Nowhere Else, on April 1. The album is full of gritty, fast-paced punk rock that abrasively drives you to headbang along.

    Each track is filled with machine-gun drum fills that will rock your face off. The drumming is very spirited, and is what really fuels the velocity of the album. The guitars are noisy, overlapping, and distoreted, playing crunching chords of raw dissonance. The gravelly, screaming vocals add a punk feel, with youthful exasperation forcing dry emotion into the air. With no slower breaks, you may feel a bit exhausted after listening all the way through. It’s easy to get lost in the jungle of noise if you don’t pay attention. At some points, it gets a bit redundant, with no real melodic or dynamic changes, but it’s so fun and fast-paced you probably won’t even mind.

    Cloud Nothings have crafted an album that may lack true greatness, but make up for it in pure, unadultered punk rock. They’ve shown a clear maturation in their sound that will most likely have the band continuing on their road to roaring, anthemic rock noise.

    Key Tracks: Quieter Today, Psychic Trauma, I’m Not Part of Me

    RIYL: Japandroids, Real Estate, Yuck

  • SXSW 2014 Recap: Young & Sick

    Writing about SXSW is rather difficult. So much happened in such short a time and it’s difficult to wrap my head around it all. It seems as if my spring break was a fairy tale adventure that I dreamt up while I was sitting on my couch eating Oreos in my undies. We went with a group of 5 and mobbed around the city of Austin for 7 days straight, dropping into different venues and house parties, filming interviews/performances with a number of bands, and meeting more people that I can even remember. I have decided to write a few recaps like this, as the footage gets uploaded, about specific bands and our adventures that arose because of these bands.

    Firstly, we’ve got Young & Sick. He’s a genuine, talented young man who not only creates fantastic music, but also is an artist (he recently designed the art for the new Foster The People album) and involved in fashion. What a legend. We were lucky enough to interview and get an exclusive acoustic rooftop performance with Young & Sick, and from this performance, friendships blossomed like chrysanthemums blooming in the fall. We spent quite a lot of time with Young & Sick, their manager Aaron ( and his other artist Mahaut Mondino (we have a interview/performance with her that we will be posting next week) over the week and it is a bit difficult now that we are separated, not sure of the next time we will reunite. However, we had enough good times together to last at least a few months.

    They had a number of shows throughout the week, including showcases with Bipolar Sunshine, Arthur Beatrice (interview coming soon), and a massive show in Butler Park with Washed Out and Foster The People. Of course, we went to all of these. We saw the band in a number of forms, from purely acoustic in our rooftop sessions to full-band acoustic in a beautiful apartment on Rainey Street to the whole shebang at Butler Park. Every single form was something special. There are some bands that I see that I just know are going to go to great heights, and this band is one of them. I’m not just saying this because they are lovely people; but that definitely is an added benefit. My friend and I were just talking about how a band can create “forever fans” by not only having fantastic music but also being extremely personable and giving. Young & Sick is both of these, and this is going to propel the band to a top spot in the music scene. They already have secured spots at Coachella, Sasquatch, and a support run with Foster The People, and they only played their first show this February.

    This group influenced a large amount of our experience at SXSW and I am extremely excited about their future. They recently released their new single Heartache Fetish that continues the trend of sexy, passionate, and complex songs that Young & Sick is starting to be known for. Their new album will be in rotation on April 8 and I already know that it is going to secure a high position on WUSC’s charts.

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice
    2 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath – Kanine
    3 HOLLOW AND AKIMBO – Hollow And Akimbo – Quite Scientific
    4 TEMPLES – Sun Structures – Fat Possum
    5 GLITCH MOB – Love Death Immortality – Glass Air
    6 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    7 U.S. ROYALTY – Blue Sunshine – Self-Released
    8 BEAR HANDS – Distraction – Cantora
    9 JUPE JUPE – Crooked Kisses – Self-Released
    10 TACOCAT NVM – Hardly Art
    11 SIDEWALK CHALK – Leaves – Self-Released
    12 WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts – Castleface
    13 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart – InGrooves
    14 HEATHERS – Kingdom – Big3
    15 JOYWAVE – How Do You Feel? – Cultco
    16 PILLAR POINT – Pillar Point – Polyvinyl
    17 MR LITTLE JEANS – Pocketknife – Harvest
    18 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    19 SALLY SELTMANN – Hey Daydreamer – Arts And Crafts
    20 RUBY THE RABBITFOOT – New As Dew – Normaltown
    21 TENSNAKE – Glow – Astralwerks
    22 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    23 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    24 WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS – Lions – Nettwerk
    25 WAR ON DRUGS  – Lost In The Dream – Secretly Canadian
    26 THE MEN – Tomorrow’s Hits – Sacred Bones
    27 MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All – Run For Cover
    28 NEIL FINN – Dizzy Heights – Lester
    29 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian
    30 BIPOLAR SUNSHINE – Drowning Butterflies [EP] – Priority


    1 MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days – Captured Tracks
    2 DAN CROLL – Sweet Disarray – Capitol
    3 BLACK PISTOL FIRE – Hush Or Howl – Modern Outsider
    4 CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else – Mom And Pop
    5 MAXIMO PARK – Too Much Information – Pias-Daylighting



  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 TEMPLES – Sun Structures – Fat Possum
    2 BORN RUFFIANS – Birthmarks – Yep Roc
    3 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart – InGrooves
    4 ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness – Jagjaguwar
    5 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    6 TACOCAT NVM – Hardly Art
    7 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    8 DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True – SUB POP
    9 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop – Beneath Kanine
    10 PILLAR POINT – Pillar Point – Polyvinyl
    11 JUPE JUPE – Crooked Kisses – Self-Released
    12 DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP] – Fat Possum
    13 GLITCH MOB – Love Death Immortality – Glass Air
    14 U.S. ROYALTY – Blue Sunshine – Self-Released
    15 YOUNG FATHERS – Dead – Anticon
    16 BEAR HANDS – Distraction – Cantora
    17 DAYTONA – Daytona – Ernest Jenning
    18 RUBY THE RABBITFOOT – New As Dew – Normaltown
    19 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    20 BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow – Vice
    21 ASGEIR – In The Silence – One Little Indian
    22 THE MEN – Tomorrow’s Hits – Sacred Bones
    23 WET SECRETS – Free Candy – Self-Released
    24 MODERN BASEBALL – You’re Gonna Miss It All – Run For Cover
    25 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    26 SALLY SELTMANN – Hey Daydreamer – Arts And Crafts
    27 HOLLOW AND AKIMBO – Hollow And Akimbo – Quite Scientific
    28 FANFARLO – Let’s Go Extinct – Blue Horizon
    29 GRIZFOLK – From The Spark [EP] – Virgin
    30 BIPOLAR SUNSHINE – Drowning Butterflies [EP] – Priority


    1 TOKYO POLICE CLUB – Forcefield – Mom And Pop
    2 TYCHO – Awake – Ghostly
    3 GRIEVES – Shreds – Rhymesayers
    4 STRYPES – Snapshot – Photofinish
    5 WALKING SHAPES – Taka Come On – No Shame



  • A Spring Break Style “Thank You”

    With our spring fundraiser having come to a close March 6, and final donation calculations coming in, it is time for a simple thank you.

    From beach bum, chill jams, to stringy mountain tunes, we brought our favorites in spring break mixtape songs, while encouraging listeners to give us a call and make a donation, big or small.

    Beyond special programming, we also offered the opportunity to support us through events such as our kickoff dance party at Breaker’s, acoustic night at Red Door Tavern, percent night at Mellow Mushroom and closing show at Foxfield Bar & Grille.

    Between called-in, mailed and online donations, plus all of our events, we made about $4,000 in the week, bringing us just about $500 shy of our $13,000 yearly budget!

    On behalf of everyone at WUSC, I’d like to extend a hearty “thank you” for each and every dollar given to us–both in this fundraiser and beyond. With operating costs rising, equipment falling apart and updates being needed, our biannual fundraisers are what keep us going year after year.

    I invite you to please continue supporting us to see all the wonderful ways your dollars make an impact on WUSC!



    Kate Appelbaum

    Station Manager


  • The Relentless Pussy Riot

    I don’t speak Russian, but that doesn’t keep me from being able to hear the anger and the passion in songs like “Kill the Sexist” and “Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland”. It also doesn’t require fluent Russian to see that something is wrong in a country when 6 protestors get beat by the whips of paramilitary police for a brief, silly demonstration.

    Of course, I’m talking about Pussy Riot, the punk collective/political and social rights activists focused on defending the rights of the marginalized Russian people (especially but not limited to woman, prisoners and homosexuals) from the [President] Vladimir Putin led government, a regime they accuse of being a dictatorship rather than a presidency. Pussy Riot members have been in and out of jail for various protests and demonstrations, the most notable incident coming after Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina were imprisoned for 2 years following a demonstration music video shot in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

    But Pussy Riot is relentless. Right after being released from prison early in a show of “mercy” from President Putin ahead of the Sochi Olympics, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were again imprisoned for supporting 8 Russian protestors that participated in the 2011-2013 Russian protests (commonly referred to as the “Snow Revolution”) in a demonstration outside of the courtroom. Those arrests came after the aforementioned whippings in Sochi.

    There are punk bands, and then there are punk bands with balls. The Russian government isn’t an institution that many people choose to mess with, and President Vladimir Putin isn’t somebody you win an argument with. But Pussy Riot doesn’t care. How punk is that? Whether or not they’re being whipped, mocked, kicked, or arrested, they don’t stop. They just do not care. Punk.

    This is my country, understand?” says the male Russian Cossack (paramilitary police officer) that beat Pussy Riot with whips. The Russian “Old World” is clashing with the “New World”, and it’s tough to determine who’s winning. While Pussy Riot and other demonstrators make waves in New Media, it’s still the old world mentality that dominates politics and the social mentality in today’s Russia. And it’s the same old world forces (*Ahem* Vladimir Putin) that decided to invade Crimea, Ukraine. Yes that’s right, as I type away on my MacBook in the middle of class, the Russian military is currently occupying the southernmost island of Ukraine, and threatening to assault the rest of the country if the situation doesn’t stabilize.

    It is a volatile situation in the Eastern world. Four years removed from the Georgian invasion, and in the wake of various Ukrainian uprisings and revolts, Russia has deployed and positioned troops in the pro-Russian, yet still Ukrainian region of Crimea, and has also set in motion a massive training exercise across the northern Ukraine-Russia border, priming their forces for an invasion. Uncertain times like these invariably mean change…

    Re-enter Pussy Riot.

    Change requires strong voices. To me, it is apparent that change is required when whippings are accepted punishment for free speech, and invasion is the answer to a revolution. Pussy Riot is a voice to be listened to, a small yet growing crowd of voices screaming out for equality and the end of oppression. Russia and Ukraine now stand at a crossroads that is relevant for the entirety of the eastern world, and the rest of the world at large. We should all be paying attention, especially because Pussy Riot won’t stop screaming out until we do. (And I hope they don’t.)


    – Nick Vogt


    It’s midterm week. The professors have unloaded mountains of papers, presentations, and exams upon us. Along with this, it is cold outside, forcing us to have no excuse to stay inside and study. It is my last semester here at USC, meaning that my mountain of work due is humongous, which means that I should be spending my time thinking about the different facets of negotiation between cultures or the marketing funnel. However, all that is on my mind is the mammoth of a week that I am going to be experiencing in Austin, TX while attending South By Southwest, one of the biggest music festivals in the world (if not the biggest).

    I was lucky enough to win a Music Badge to SXSW this year through Team Clermont and I quickly assembled a team to join me on my adventure to Austin. We are rolling deep, a group of 5 representing WUSC, which will be absolutely necessary in order to experience as many aspects of SXSW as we can. The thing is, I am probably going to see about 5% of the things that I want to see at the festival, if not less than that. There is just so much to do. First off, there are over 1000 “official” SXSW acts that spend the evenings playing at a number of showcases, such as the NPR Showcase next Wednesday featuring Damon Albarn, St. Vincent and Eagulls, one of my most anticipated events. However, there are 10 other great acts playing at the same time including Stepdad and Macauley Culkin’s new band The Pizza Underground. Normally, this type of festival would create extreme fear of missing out for many, but after talking to many people who experienced SXSW in years past, I have decided to pick a number of bands that I really want to see and try my hardest to see them, then go with the flow for the rest of the time.

    The way SXSW works is extremely different from other festivals. Many of the official showcases require that you have a badge or wristband to get in (unless you want to line for ages only to get turned away), but there are just as many day parties/showcases that only require a RSVP beforehand to get in. For example, the mobile event app Applauze is hosting a number of showcases and parties throughout the festival; at least one a day. Their main event on Monday at the Scoot Inn is chock full of massive artists such as MS MR, Charli XCX (check out her new collab with Iggy Azalea), Robert Delong, among others. In order to get into this event, you have to download Applauze from the app store and RSVP on the app itself. Regardless of whether you’re attending SXSW or not, I highly recommend this app; it’s a good one. Along with their main event, they are going to have many others at the Casa de Applauze featuring free food, drinks, and bands such as Jordan Klassen, To Kill A King, and The Family Crest.

    The Fader Fort is another major event at SXSW. It is extremely hard to get into one of their day parties, as they have gotten bigger and bigger every year. So far, the lineup boasts artists such as Sam Smith (one of my must-sees), Little Dragon, Chromeo, Glass Animals, and a many more incredible acts. The fact of the matter is that pretty much every party or showcase has at least one or two amazing bands featured as there is so much talent packed into the city for the week. Other exciting events include the Spotify House (Hozier, Phantogram, Real Estate), Hype Hotel (Tokyo Police Club, Wye Oak,  SOHNanother one of my priorities), and the Harvest Showcase (Arthur Beatrice, The Preatures, Banks). As you can see, it is rather overwhelming, but exciting and crazy at the same time. Also, the MTVu Woodie Awards will be taping in Austin during this time, which is a big deal for WUSC as we have been nominated for an award. If we win, our station will be represented on stage at the awards show and receive the award for Best College Radio Station. Be sure to vote for us at

    I could write for ages on how excited I am for next week, but I should probably get back to the work that I have to finish before our trip begins. We will be regularly updating WUSC’s social media (Twitter & Facebook) with live tweets, videos, pictures, and more so be sure to keep an eye out for that. If you’re interested in heading to Austin for spring break/the festival, all the information you need can be found at SXSW’s website.

    By Rupert Hudson

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart – InGrooves
    2 PILLAR POINT – Pillar Point – Polyvinyl
    3 VARIOUS ARTISTS – Sweetheart 2014 – Concord
    4 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical – Vagrant
    5 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    6 PAINTED PALMS – Forever – Polyvinyl
    7 DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP] – Fat Possum
    8 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream – Nettwerk
    9 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    10 JEREMY MESSERSMITH – Heart Murmurs – Glassnote
    11 TACOCAT NVM – Hardly Art
    12 THUMPERS – Galore – SUB POP
    13 ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness – Jagjaguwar
    14 GRIZFOLK – Indian Summer [EP]
    15 EAGULLS – Eagulls – Partisan
    16 JUPE JUPE – Crooked Kisses – Self-Released
    17 WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS – Lions – Nettwerk
    18 DROWNERS – Drowners – Frenchkiss
    19 HOLLOW AND AKIMBO – Hollow and Akimbo
    20 MOGWAI – Rave Tapes – SUB POP
    21 FANFARLO – Let’s Go Extinct – Blue Horizon
    22 CHEATAHS – Cheatahs – Wichita
    23 DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son – Secretly Canadian
    24 SAM SMITH – Sampler – Capitol
    25 RUN RIVER NORTH – Run River North – Nettwerk
    26 YOUNG FATHERS – Dead – Anticon
    27 GARDENS AND VILLA – Dunes – Secretly Canadian
    28 BEAR HANDS – Distraction – Cantora
    29 AUGUSTINES – Augustines – Oxcart-Votiv
    30 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac – Harvest


    1 GRIZFOLK – From The Spark [EP] – Virgin
    2 WE ARE SCIENTISTS – Take An Arrow – Dine Alone
    3 BIPOLAR SUNSHINE – Drowning Butterflies [EP] – Priority
    4 THE MEN – Tomorrow’s Hits – Sacred Bones
    5 REAL ESTATE – Atlas – Domino



  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1 DROWNERS – Drowners – Frenchkiss
    2 DISTRICTS – The Districts [EP] – Fat Possum
    3 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart – InGrooves
    4 JEREMY MESSERSMITH – Heart Murmurs – Glassnote
    5 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream – Nettwerk
    6 MILOSH – Jetlag – eOne-Deadly
    7 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    8 WARPAINT – Warpaint – Rough Trade
    9 VARIOUS ARTISTS – Sweetheart 2014 – Concord
    10 NEW MADRID – Sunswimmer – Normaltown
    11 DTCV – Hilarious Heaven – Xemu
    12 DAYTONA – Daytona – Ernest Jenning
    13 PAINTED PALMS – Forever – Polyvinyl
    14 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical – Vagrant
    15 MOGWAI – Rave Tapes – SUB POP
    16 CHRIS MILLS AND THE DISTANT STARS – Alexandria – Loud Romantic
    17 PILLAR POINT – Pillar Point – Polyvinyl
    18 OBLIVIANS – Desparation
    19 ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES – Half The City – Single Lock
    20 SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP] – Carpark
    21 HIDDEN CAMERAS AGE – Evil Evil
    22 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac – Harvest
    23 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    24 WILD MOCCASINS – 88 92 – New West
    25 STANLEY KUBRIXXX – How Is My Butt Taste
    26 STEP BROTHERS – Lord Steppington – Rhymesayers
    27 AUTUMN DEFENSE – Fifth – Yep Roc
    28 DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son – Secretly Canadian
    29 NATIVE AMERICA – Bad Weed/but Still Weed [EP] – Self-Released
    30 FANFARLO – Let’s Go Extinct – Blue Horizon


    1 WILD BEASTS – Present Tense – Domino
    2 UME – Monuments – Dangerbird
    3 ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath – Kanine
    5 TACOCAT NVM – Hardly Art



  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 WARPAINT – Warpaint – Rough Trade
    2 VARIOUS ARTISTS – Sweetheart – Starbucks
    3 THE DISTRICTS – The Districts
    4 BROODS – Broods [EP] – Capitol
    5 DROWNERS – Drowners – Frenchkiss
    6 RON POPE – Calling Off The Dogs – Self-Released
    7 HIGH HIGHS – Open Season Deluxe Edition – fine time
    8 MILOSH – Jetlag – eOne-Deadly
    9 MARISSA NADLER – July – Sacred Bones
    10 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical – Vagrant
    11 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac – Harvest
    12 SUN CLUB – Dad Claps At The Mom Prom – Goodnight
    13 CHEATAHS – Cheatahs – Wichita
    14 MAYA VIK – On It – Oslo
    15 MOGWAI – Rave Tapes – SUB POP
    16 SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP] – Carpark
    17 NEW MADRID – Sunswimmer – Normaltown
    18 FATHOM LANE – Fathom Lane – Longplayer
    19 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream – Nettwerk
    20 DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son – Secretly Canadian
    21 AUTUMN DEFENSE – Fifth – Yep Roc
    22 ADVENTURE GALLEY – Anywhere That’s Wild – Internet Piracy
    23 DOG BITE – Tranquilizers – Carpark
    25 LOVELIFE XXX – Self-Released
    26 JOHNNY BORRELL – Borrell 1 – STIFF
    27 NATIVE AMERICA – Bad Weed/but Still Weed [EP] – Self-Released
    28 PAINTED PALMS – Forever – Polyvinyl
    29 STANLEY KUBRIXXX – How Is My Butt Taste
    30 JEREMY MESSERSMITH – Heart Murmurs – Glassnote




    1 SAM SMITH – Sampler – Capitol
    2 YOUNG FATHERS – Dead – Anticon
    3 LOST IN THE TREES – Past Life – Anti
    4 ARTHUR BEATRICE – Working Out – Harvest
    5 NOTWIST – Close To The Glass – SUB POP



  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 PAINTED PALMS – Forever – Polyvinyl
    2 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream – Nettwerk
    3 HIGH HIGHS – Open Season Deluxe Edition – fine time
    4 VARIOUS ARTISTS – Sweetheart 2014 – Concord
    5 DROWNERS – Drowners – Frenchkiss
    6 AUTUMN DEFENSE – Fifth – Yep Roc
    7 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical – Vagrant
    8 DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son – Secretly Canadian
    9 JUPE JUPE – Crooked Kisses – Self-Released
    10 RON POPE – Calling Off The Dogs – Self-Released
    11 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac – Harvest
    12 NEW MADRID – Sunswimmer – Normaltown
    13 BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid – Deluxe Domino
    14 SHEARWATER – Fellow Travelers – SUB POP
    15 WARPAINT – Warpaint – Rough Trade
    16 HIDDEN CAMERAS AGE – Evil Evil
    17 BENJAMIN VERDOES – The Evil Eye – Brick Lane
    18 DISTRICTS – “Rocking Chair” [Single] – Fat Possum
    19 WILD MOCCASINS – 88 92 – New West
    20 SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP] – Carpark
    21 SEASICK MAMA – Tip Top Shape – No Shame
    22 MAYA VIK – On It – Oslo
    23 JOHNNY BORRELL – Borrell 1 – STIFF
    24 REBEL SET – How To Make A Monster – Burger-Silver Hornet
    25 MOGWAI – Rave Tapes – SUB POP
    26 ALOA INPUT – Anysome – Morr Music
    27 MILOSH – Jetlag – eOne-Deadly
    28 BROODS – Broods
    29 ADVENTURE GALLEY – Anywhere That’s Wild – Internet Piracy
    30 BURIAL – Rival Dealer – Hyperdub




    1 BROODS – Broods
    2 ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES – Half The City – Single Lock
    3 BLEEDING RAINBOW – Interrupt – Kanine
    4 YELLOW OSTRICH – Cosmos – Barsuk
    5 BLONDFIRE – Young Heart – InGrooves



  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical – Vagrant
    2 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream – Nettwerk
    3 PAINTED PALMS – Forever – Polyvinyl
    4 BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe – Domino
    5 LOS CAMPESINOS! – No Blues – Wichita
    6 HIGH HIGHS – Open Season Deluxe Edition – fine time
    7 BEEDEEGEE – Sum/One – 4AD
    8 SHEARWATER – Fellow Travelers – SUB POP
    9 WESTERN LOWS – Glacial – JAXART
    10 SEASICK MAMA – Tip Top Shape – No Shame
    11 DOM LA NENA – Golondrina [EP] – Six Degrees
    12 FLASHLIGHTS – Don’t Take Me Seriously [EP] – Hard Rock
    13 WILD MOCCASINS – 88 92 – New West
    14 CRYSTAL METHOD – The Crystal Method – Tiny E
    15 DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son – Secretly Canadian
    16 BIG TREE – My, How You’ve Grown [EP] – Self-Released
    17 ALOA INPUT – Anysome – Morr Music
    18 GAP DREAM – Shine Your Light – Burger
    19 MAT ZO – Damage Control – Astralwerks
    20 FLUME AND CHET FAKER – Lockjaw – Future Classic
    21 HAR-DI-HAR – Hard Parent/thick Child [EP] – Self-Released
    22 MODE MODERNE – Occult Delight – Light Organ
    23 MUTUAL BENEFIT – Love’s Crushing Diamond – Other
    24 TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac – Harvest
    25 STEP BROTHERS – Lord Steppington – Rhymesayers
    26 DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True – SUB POP
    27 HECTORINA – A Thousand Jackals
    28 BENJAMIN VERDOES – The Evil Eye – Brick Lane
    29 DROWNERS – Drowners – Frenchkiss
    30 BURIAL – Rival Dealer – Hyperdub




    1 THUMPERS – Galore – SUB POP
    2 NEW MADRID – Sunswimmer – Normaltown
    3 ROYAL OUI – Forecast [EP] – File Under: Music
    4 MARISSA NADLER – July – Sacred Bones
    5 JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry – Captured Tracks



  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe – Domino
    2 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical – Vagrant
    3 PAINTED PALMS – Forever – Polyvinyl
    4 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream – Nettwerk
    5 HIGH HIGHS – Open Season Deluxe Edition – fine time
    6 CRYSTAL METHOD – The Crystal Method – Tiny E
    7 RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips – Last Gang
    8 MUTUAL BENEFIT – Love’s Crushing Diamond – Other
    9 DUOLOGUE – Song And Dance – Killing Moon
    10 SEASICK MAMA – Tip Top Shape – No Shame
    11 SHEARWATER – Fellow Travelers – SUB POP
    12 FATHOM LANE – Fathom Lane – Longplayer
    13 DESTROYER – Five Spanish Songs – Merge
    14 BIG TREE – My, How You’ve Grown [EP] – Self-Released
    15 WHITE DENIM – Corsicana Lemonade – Downtown
    16 DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP] – Domino
    17 QUIET LIFE – Wild Pack – Mama Bird
    18 BEEDEEGEE – Sum/One – 4AD
    19 LOS CAMPESINOS! – No Blues – Wichita
    20 MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS – Oh My Sexy Lord – Totally Gross National Product
    21 GAP DREAM – Shine Your Light – Burger
    22 ALOA INPUT – Anysome – Morr Music
    23 BOARDWALK – Boardwalk – Stones Throw
    24 ADVENTURE CLUB – Calling All Heroes – Part 1 – BMG
    25 SONGS: OHIA – Magnolia Electric Co.: 10-Year Anniversary Edition – Secretly Canadian
    26 IAN FAYS – The Most Spectacular Party – We Were Never Being Boring
    27 SCISSORS AND THE CUTS – 3 July – Trashy Creatures
    28 DRENGE – Bloodsports [7-Inch] – Canvasback
    29 WE ARE SCIENTISTS – Business Casual – Dine Alone
    30 LOW FREQUENCY IN STEREO – Pop Obskura – Long Branch




    1 GARDENS AND VILLA – Dunes – Secretly Canadian
    2 GEM CLUB – In Roses – Hardly Art
    3 BE FOREST – Earthbeat – We Were Never Being Boring
    4 HOSPITALITY – Trouble – Merge
    5 I BREAK HORSES – Chiaroscuro – Bella Union



  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 LOS CAMPESINOS! – No Blues – Wichita
    2 ACTIVE CHILD – Rapor [EP] – Vagrant
    3 RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips – Last Gang
    4 IAN FAYS – The Most Spectacular Party – We Were Never Being Boring
    5 BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe – Domino
    6 WE ARE SCIENTISTS – Business Casual – Dine Alone
    7 SHEARWATER – Fellow Travelers – SUB POP
    8 SEASICK MAMA – Tip Top Shape – No Shame
    9 PAINTED PALMS – Forever – Polyvinyl
    10 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical – Vagrant
    11 DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP] – Domino
    12 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream – Nettwerk
    13 WHITE DENIM – Corsicana Lemonade – Downtown
    14 SONGS: OHIA – Magnolia Electric Co.: 10-Year Anniversary Edition – Secretly Canadian
    15 RADICAL FACE – The Family Tree: The Branches – Nettwerk
    16 MUTUAL BENEFIT – Love’s Crushing Diamond – Other
    17 HIGH HIGHS – Open Season Deluxe Edition – fine time
    18 FLASHLIGHTS – Don’t Take Me Seriously [EP] – Hard Rock
    19 WESTERN LOWS – Glacial – JAXART
    20 CRYSTAL METHOD – The Crystal Method  -Tiny E
    21 STATIC JACKS – In Blue – Fearless
    22 SKATERS – “Deadbolt” [Single] – Warner Brothers
    23 QUIET LIFE – Wild Pack – Mama Bird
    24 POCKET VINYL – Death Anxiety – The Telegraph
    25 MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS – Oh My Sexy Lord – Totally Gross National Product
    26 LUKE RATHBORNE – Soft – True Believer
    27 LAUREL HALO – Chance Of Rain – Hyperdub
    28 AMASON – EP – Ingrid
    29 ADVENTURE CLUB – Calling All Heroes – Part 1 – BMG
    30 BOARDWALK – Boardwalk – Stones Throw




    1 MOGWAI – Rave Tapes – SUB POP
    2 XIU XIU – Nina – Graveface
    3 AGAINST ME! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Total Treble
    4 WILD MOCCASINS – 88 92 – New West
    5 DOG BITE – Tranquiliizers – Carpark



  • WUSC Wednesdays: Gotta Be That Midwest Love

  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 AUDREYS – Small Things [EP] – Abc
    2 SAINT JOHNS – Open Water
    3 WESTERN LOWS – Glacial – JAXART
    4 BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe – Domino
    5 ECHOSMITH–  Talking Dreams – Warner Brothers
    6 CULTS – Static – Columbia
    7 BEAR’S DEN – Agape – Communion
    8 RADICAL FACE – The Family Tree: The Branches – Nettwerk
    9 YIP DECEIVER – Medallius – New West
    10 TENNIS – Small Sound [EP] – Communion
    11 SONGS: OHIA – Magnolia Electric Co.: 10-Year Anniversary Edition – Secretly Canadian
    12 THE LAST – Danger – End Sounds
    13 SHEARWATER – Fellow Travelers – SUB POP
    14 MOTH AND THE FLAME – Ampersand – Hidden
    15 LOS CAMPESINOS! – No Blues – Wichita
    16 PARQUET COURTS – Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP] – What’s Yr Rupture?
    17 WE ARE SCIENTISTS – Business Casual – Dine Alone
    18 CUT COPY – Free Your Mind – Modular-Loma Vista
    19 BOARDWALK – Boardwalk – Stones Throw
    20 GRINGO STAR – Floating Out To See – My Anxious Mouth
    21 LAUREL HALO – Chance Of Rain – Hyperdub
    22 GROSS GHOST – Public Housing – Odessa
    23 DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP] – Domino
    24 OUR FRIEND AND THE SPIDERS – Walk Me Out – Self-Released
    25 MAGIK MARKERS – Surrender To The Fantasy – Drag City
    26 ACTIVE CHILD – Rapor [EP] – Vagrant
    27 DUOLOGUE – Song And Dance – Killing Moon
    28 DJ RASHAD – Double Cup – Hyperdub
    29 RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips Last – Gang
    30 GHOST BEACH – Miracle [EP] -Nettwerk




    1 JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW – Post Tropical – Vagrant
    2 PAINTED PALMS – Forever – Polyvinyl
    3 BOY AND BEAR – Harlequin Dream – Nettwerk
    4 DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son – Secretly Canadian
    5 TOY – Join The Dots – Heavenly



  • Metal Cock Radio now has a blog!

  • Interview with Boreal Sons

    Recently, I (Rupert Hudson, WUSC Music Director) interviewed Evan Acheson, the lead singer and piano player of Calgary, Canada-based band Boreal Sons. He was a lovely man and we chatted about haters, their new album, and maple syrup (not sure if we actually talked about that but it was implied).


    I’m very exciting to be interviewing you today. Especially because of the beautiful connection we have through your guitarist Logan (I went to high school with him). How did you meet him?

    Yeah, we call him the ruggedly handsome one. I met him a while ago through some friends. We went to the same live music events in Calgary. I think I’d met him very briefly and I was driving in rush hour traffic one day. I looked over and he was the car right where I wanted to be in traffic. We kind of had this silent moment and with motioning charades I said “would I be able to sneak in front of you there?” Of course, he waved me him. That’s why I let him in the band. I owed it to him.

    Who else do you have in your band and how did you meet them?

    Well, I play the piano and sing, and Logan has the guitars covered. Zack is on percussion and I have known him my whole life. Our parents were friends. And finally, Reagan is the bass player and I met him through an organization called Young Life.

    Tell me a bit about your childhood.

    Well, I was homeschooled, which was interesting. Actually, I thought that I had a very normal childhood. My mom was a teacher and she taught my three little brothers and me. The four of us were very good buddies growing up and I had lots of friends in the neighbourhood with whom I would go build tree forts in the woods and ride our bikes.

    Are you on tour right now?

    We are in the middle of a long tour right now but we have a few days off in Calgary. We toured the west coast of Canada and we got to play a bunch of really fun shows out in the Vancouver/Victoria area and also in the mountains. We’re getting ready to head east now. We haven’t really played anywhere on the eastern side of the continent so we are going to be doing a lot of driving in the next few days. We are so excited for new adventures and new sights. Our mechanic just put new tires on our van and he assures us everything will be a-ok for our massive trek.

    Have you had trouble with your van before?

    Well, we had an old tour van that was a lot of maintenance and trouble. In the end, it burst into flames on the highway. I called our mechanic and described to him what our engine looked like and he said “I think that’s probably all she’s got in her.” Zack, Reagan and I had been at a wedding and Logan was visiting friends in another part of Vancouver and we called him. Like a knight in shining armor, he borrowed a large van in Vancouver and drove 3 or 4 hours to come pick us up.

    Your new album Threadbare was just released, how does that feel?

    It’s great. It’s our first full-length album. We’ve had a couple of EPs previously but this is our first album where we sat down and strategically planned it out. We worked with an awesome producer and made our greatest effort and best product to date.

    What has the reaction in Canada been like? Have certain cities asked you to come play there because of this album or did you plan it out?

    Well, it was mostly us, but we have been getting a lot of media coverage. We’ve been working with some people to help us with publicity and they have been a huge help. We have got a few blog articles and album reviews about Threadbare. Everyone has been extremely supportive.

    Well, we have loved your album on WUSC. I think you were #5 on our charts this week.

    Holy smokes! I’ve never even been to South Carolina.

    You’ve got to come here! Anyways, do you have any good stories that come from your most recent tour?

    There was this cool bar we played at in Victoria, BC called The Copper Owl. It was a bizarre experience. The venue used to be a gay bar but now hipsters have claimed it. It’s like, a guy sits down with a PBR, another guy sits down with a fancy cocktail and they can hit it off. They can be best buds. It was quite small but made for a really intimate show. There was torrential downpour that night and crazy amounts of wind. I think it was a special moment as people sought shelter from the storm and huddled around.

    Are you going anywhere in the next month and a half that you haven’t been?

    I think I’m most excited to go to the east coast of Canada because I’ve never been there at all. Not even on a family vacation. I’m looking forward to seeing the beautiful landscape. I’ve heard there are lots of rocky cliffs near the sea and that the people are really lovely. We’re travelling through Quebec as well, and I’ve never been there either.

    I see you’re playing at a place called Burritoville in Montreal.

    I’ve heard from sources that is a beautiful old building, which should be fun. I’ve also heard that they have great Mexican food.

    Have you had to deal with haters at all with your band?

    No, not really. Oh wait, today we got a 2/5 star review. But you know, you’re going to get that so whatever. It is interesting though. I think having people give their honest opinions and poor reviews is not a bad thing altogether. It at least gives us a gauge for how many people are actually hearing it now. I mean, we’re not out there to win everybody over. It was such an awesome experience just to make this album and express ourselves genuinely and honestly. We can only improve from here so we are open to hearing honest criticism.

    What is your personal favorite song to play live from the album?

    Oh, good question. I think it would be Sparks, which is track 2 on the album. It’s a bit more groovy than some of our previous stuff. We’ve been playing a real Fender Rhodes keyboard on tour and the sound of it mixed with the drums, the whole band playing together and the movement of the chord changes is a lot of fun. Also, the song Coward has a bit of gnarly, staticky guitar solo on the recording but live we have been having a lot of fun trying to make it loud and crazy. Some of our fans who have been listening to our softer, quieter stuff will hopefully be surprised in a pleasant way by how these songs sound.

    Thank you so much Evan for doing this interview.

    Thank you! I hope to see you in Canada sometime soon.

  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 BEST COAST – Fade Away – Jewel City-Kobalt
    2 IS TROPICAL – I’m Leaving – Kitsune
    3 ISLANDS – Ski Mask – Manque
    4 NOAH AND THE WHALE – Heart Of Nowhere – Caroline
    5 LAKE – Circular Doorway/The World Is Real – Water Island-K
    6 DR. DOG – B-Room – Anti
    7 ROYAL CANOE – Today We’re Believers – Roll Call
    8 TOUCHE AMORE – Is Survived By – Deathwish
    9 PAPER KITES – States – Nettwerk
    10 SAID THE WHALE – Hawaiii – Hidden Pony
    11 BANKS – London [EP] – Harvest
    12 BOREAL SONS – Threadbare – Self-Released
    13 THEM SWOOPS – Glimmers [EP] – +1
    14 ROYAL TEETH – Glow – Dangerbird
    15 CLOUD CONTROL – Dream Cave – Votiv
    16 MORCHEEBA – Head Up High
    17 SLOW MAGIC – Triangle – Lebensstrasse
    18 RUBBLEBUCKET – Save Charlie [EP] – Communion
    19 DUSTIN WONG – Static
    20 WILDLIFE – …On The Heart – Self-Released
    21 PREATURES – Is This How You Feel? – Harvest
    22 OVER THE RHINE – Meet Me At The Edge Of The World – Great Speckled Dog
    23 JESSY LANZA – Pull My Hair Back – Hyperdub
    24 CHELSEA WOLFE – Pain Is Beauty – Sargent House
    25 MOON TAXI – Mountains Beaches Cities – BMG
    26 CLAIRE – Broken Promise Land [EP] – Astralwerks
    27 GLASSER – Interiors – True Panther
    28 THOSE DARLINS – Blur The Line – Thirty Tigers
    29 BASIA BULAT – Tall Tall Shadow – Secret City
    30 BALANCE AND COMPOSURE – The Things We Think We’re Missing – No Sleep




    1 SHAD – Flying Colours – Black Box
    2 KEVIN DEVINE – Bubblegum – DeVinyl
    3 CRYSTAL ANTLERS – “Rattlesnake” [Single] – Innovative Leisure
    4 CASS MCCOMBS – Big Wheel And Others – Domino
    5 FIGHTS – Music For Villains



  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 CLOUD CONTROL – Dream Cave – Votiv
    2 DR. DOG – B-Room – Anti
    3 STEPKIDS – Troubador – Stones Throw
    4 SAID THE WHALE – Hawaiii – Hidden Pony
    5 ROYAL CANOE – Today We’re Believers – Roll Call
    6 LITTLE BLACK DRESS – Spotlight
    7 BOREAL SONS – Threadbare – Self-Released
    8 HAIM – Days Are Gone – Columbia
    9 LITTLE DAYLIGHT – Tunnel Vision – Capitol
    10 YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND – Pax Volumi – Tru Thoughts
    11 SLOW MAGIC – Triangle – Lebensstrasse
    12 IS TROPICAL – I’m Leaving – Kitsune
    13 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – Blue Record [EP] – Jagjaguwar
    14 LAKE – Circular Doorway/The World Is Real – K-Water Island
    15 JORDAN KLASSEN – Repentance – Nevado
    16 ALUNAGEORGE – Body Music – Vagrant
    17 MAZZY STAR – Seasons Of Your Day – InGrooves
    18 ROYAL BANGS – Brass – Modern Art
    19 THEM SWOOPS – Glimmer [EP]
    20 WILDLIFE – …On The Heart – Self-Released
    21 PAPER KITES – States – Nettwerk
    22 THOSE DARLINS – Blur The Line – Thirty Tigers
    23 RUBBLEBUCKET – Save Charlie [EP] – Communion
    24 TEEN DAZE – Glacier
    25 CHVRCHES – The Bones Of What You Believe – Glassnote
    26 BANKS – London [EP] – Harvest
    27 BASIA BULAT – Tall Tall Shadow – Secret City
    28 BEECAKE – Blue Sky Paradise – Self-Released
    29 JAGWAR MA – Howlin’ – Mom And Pop
    30 HICS – Tangle [EP] – SQE




    1 LISSIE – Back To Forever
    2 ST. LUCIA – When The Night – Columbia-Neon Gold
    3 NOAH AND THE WHALE – Heart Of Nowhere – Caroline
    4 OF MONTREAL – Lousy With Sylvanbriar
    5 PROMISED LAND SOUND – Promised Land Sound



  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 SLOW MAGIC – Triangle – Lebensstrasse
    2 DODOS – Carrier – Polyvinyl
    3 DR. DOG B – Room – Anti
    4 CLOUD CONTROL – Dream Cave – Votiv
    5 ROYAL CANOE Today We’re Believers Roll Call
    7 VOLCANO CHOIR – Repave – Jagjaguwar
    8 LITTLE DAYLIGHT – Tunnel Vision – Capitol
    9 WILDLIFE – …On The Heart
    10 STEPKIDS – Troubador – Stones Throw
    11 TYPHOON – White Lighter – Roll Call
    12 BOREAL SONS – Threadbare – Self-Released
    13 ROYAL BANGS – Brass – Modern Art
    14 VERNONS – Volume I – Self-Released
    15 SAID THE WHALE – Hawaiii – Hidden Pony
    16 LITTLE BLACK DRESS – Spotlight
    17 ALUNAGEORGE – Body Music – Vagrant
    18 DEER TICK – Negativity – Partisan
    19 VALERIE JUNE  -Pushin’ Against A Stone – Concord
    20 JORDAN KLASSEN – Repentance – Nevado
    21 CLAIRE – Broken Promise Land [EP] – Astralwerks
    22 BALANCE AND COMPOSURE – The Things We Think We’re Missing – No Sleep
    23 THOSE DARLINS – Blur The Line – Thirty Tigers
    24 BASIA BULAT – Tall Tall Shadow – Secret City
    25 CAGED ANIMALS – In The Land Of Giants – Lucky Number
    26 GOLDEN SUITS – Golden Suits – Yep Roc
    28 MAN MAN – On Oni Pond – Anti
    29 FLATLINERS – Dead Language – Anti
    30 SUPERCHUNK – I Hate Music – Merge




    1 BOREAL SONS – Threadbare  -Self-Released
    2 HAIM – Days Are Gone – Columbia
    3 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – R Plus Seven – Warp
    4 DELTRON 3030 – Event II – Bulk
    5 DEAP VALLY – Sistrionix – Cherrytree



  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 DODOS – Carrier – Polyvinyl
    2 DEER TICK – Negativity – Partisan
    3 TYPHOON – White Lighter- Roll Call
    4 STEPKIDS – Troubador – Stones Throw
    5 LITTLE BLACK DRESS – Spotlight
    6 LITTLE DAYLIGHT – Tunnel Vision – Capitol
    7 VOLCANO CHOIR – Repave – Jagjaguwar
    8 CROCODILES – Crimes Of Passion – Frenchkiss
    9 JORDAN KLASSEN – Repentance – Nevado
    10 BASIA BULAT – Tall Tall Shadow – Secret City
    11 MAN MAN – On Oni Pond – Anti
    13 ALUNAGEORGE – Body Music – Vagrant
    14 BALANCE AND COMPOSURE – The Things We Think We’re Missing – No Sleep
    15 HALF MOON RUN – Dark Eyes – Glassnote
    16 ROYAL CANOE – Today We’re Believers – Roll Call
    17 THOSE DARLINS – In The Wilderness
    18 OKKERVIL RIVER – The Silver Gymnasium – ATO
    19 ROYAL BANGS – Brass – Modern Art
    20 JAGWAR MA – Howlin’ – Mom And Pop
    21 CAGED ANIMALS – In The Land Of Giants – Lucky Number
    22 AIR REVIEW – Low Wishes
    23 LARA RUNARS – Moment – Self-Released
    24 MAKESHIFT PRODIGY – Illuminate [EP] – Kma
    25 LOUISE BURNS – The Midnight Mass – Light Organ
    26 VERNONS – Volume I – Self-Released
    27 CACTUS CHANNEL – Wooden Boy – hopestreet
    28 KISSAWAY TRAIL – Breach – Yep Roc
    29 BRAIDS – Flourish // Perish – Arbutus
    30 GOLDEN SUITS – Golden Suits – Yep Roc




    1 BASIA BULAT – Tall Tall Shadow – Secret City
    2 CLAIRE – Broken Promise Land
    3 DR. DOG – B-Room – Anti
    4 THOSE DARLINS – Blur The Line – Thirty Tigers


  • WUSC to host College Radio Countdown on mtvU tonight at 6:00!

    In case you haven’t heard, WUSC is hosting mtvU’s College Radio Countdown tonight. And in case you don’t know what that is, per mtvU’s website:

    “College Radio Countdown gives college radio stations across the country the opportunity to call out their favorite videos on mtvU. From 90’s rap to brand new indies, each week a different station plays the 10 songs that best represent their vibe.”

    So yeah, this is gonna be awesome. We’ve got a sick video showcasing a bunch of WUSC DJs and staff being awesome in addition to a lineup of pretty stellar music videos, so tune in live or check out the video below if you just can’t wait. You can also visit the WUSC College Radio Countdown page on mtvU, you know, just because.

    Oh and Aaron Carter, if you’re reading this, WUSC’s Music Director, Rupert, wants to fight you. Anytime. Anywhere.

    Have your people call our people. (803) 777-5124



    The Countdown

    10. Between The Buried & Me Alaska
    9. SBTRKT Wildfire
    8. Best Coast The Only Place
    7. Crystal Fighters You & I
    6. Johnny Flynn Kentucky Pill
    5. Little Green Cars The John Wayne
    4. Battles Ice Cream
    3. Danny Brown Grown Up
    2. Stepdad Must Land Running
    1. Toro y Moi So Many Details

  • WUSC Charts & Adds



    1 DODOS – Carrier – Polyvinyl
    2 TYPHOON – White Lighter – Roll Call
    3 ALUNAGEORGE – Body Music – Vagrant
    4 ZOLA JESUS – Versions – Sacred Bones
    5 OKKERVIL RIVER – The Silver Gymnasium – ATO
    6 DEER TICK – Negativity – Partisan
    7 SONNY AND THE SUNSETS – Antenna To The Afterworld – Polyvinyl
    8 SUPERCHUNK – I Hate Music – Merge
    9 MOONDOGGIES – Adios I’m A Ghost – Hardly Art
    10 CAGED ANIMALS – In The Land Of Giants – Lucky Number
    11 DENT MAY – Warm Blanket – Paw Tracks-Carpark
    12 CROCODILES – Crimes Of Passion – Frenchkiss
    13 SKI LODGE – Big Heart – Dovecote
    14 PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
    15 POLYPHONIC SPREE – Yes, It’s True – Kirtland
    16 VOLCANO CHOIR – Repave – Jagjaguwar
    17 BASTILLE – Bad Blood – Virgin
    18 RUDIMENTAL – Home – Atlantic
    20 STEPKIDS – Troubador – Stones Throw
    21 VALERIE JUNE – Pushin’ Against A Stone – Concord
    22 VERNONS – Volume I – Self-Released
    23 LITTLE BLACK DRESS – Spotlight
    24 MAKESHIFT PRODIGY – Illuminate [EP] – Kma
    25 BRAIDS – Flourish // Perish – Arbutus
    26 CHELSEA WOLFE – Pain Is Beauty – Sargent House
    27 JAGWAR MA – Howlin’ – Mom And Pop
    28 JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys – Hardly Art
    29 RAFFERTIE – Sleep Of Reason – Ninja Tune
    30 TRAVIS – Where You Stand – Red Telephone Box




    1 LITTLE DAYLIGHT – Tunnel Vision – Capitol
    2 ROYAL CANOE – Today We’re Believers – Roll Call
    3 SEBADOH – Defend Yourself – Joyful Noise
    4 BILL CALLAHAN – Dream River – Drag City
    5 BANKS – London [EP] – Harvest


  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1    TYPHOON – 
    White Lighter – Roll Call
    2    BASTILLE – Bad Blood – Virgin
    3    DODOS – Carrier – Polyvinyl
    4    SUPERCHUNK – I Hate Music – Merge
    5    POLYPHONIC SPREE – Yes, It’s True – Kirtland
    6    HALF MOON RUN – Dark Eyes – Glassnote
    7    RUDIMENTAL – Home – Atlantic
    8    PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
    9    CAGED ANIMALS – In The Land Of Giants – Lucky Number
    10   SONNY AND THE SUNSETS – Antenna To The Afterworld – Polyvinyl
    11    VERNONS – Volume 1 – Self-Released
    12    ROGUE WAVE – Nightingale Nights – Vagrant
    13    SKI LODGE – Big Heart – Dovecote
    14    PONDEROSA – Pool Party – New West
    15    BEAR MOUNTAIN – XO – Last Gang
    16    HOT CHIP – Dark And Stormy [EP] – Domino
    17    ALUNAGEORGE – Body Music – Vagrant
    18    DENT MAY – Warm Blanket – Carpark-Paw Tracks
    19    DEER TICK – Negativity – Partisan
    20    RAFFERTIE – Sleep of Reason – Ninja Tune
    21    OKKERVIL RIVER – The Silver Gymnasium – ATO
    22    MOONDOGGIES – Adios, I’m A Ghost – Hardly Art
    23    TRICKY – False Idols – K7!
    24    ZOLA JESUS – Versions – Sacred Bones
    25    VALERIE JUNE – Pushin’ Against A Stone – Concord
    26    VOLCANO CHOIR – Repave – Jagjaguwar
    27    MAKESHIFT PRODIGY – Illuminate [EP] – Kma
    28    JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys – Hardly Art
    29    BRAIDS – Flourish//Perish – Arbutus
    30    PELL – Feel Good Summer [EP] – Self-Released


    1    CHELSEA WOLFE – 
    “We Hit A Wall” [Single] – Sargent House
    2    BALANCE AND COMPOSURE – The Things We Think We’re Missing – No Sleep
    3    PACK A.D. – Some Sssongs [EP] 4    STEPKIDS – Troubador – Stones Throw
    5    WILDCAT! WILDCAT! – Wildcat! Wildcat! [EP] – Downtown

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1    TYPHOON – 
    White Lighter
    2    DODOS – No Color
    3    TRICKY – False Idols
    4    BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Self-Titled
    5    HOT CHIP – Dark & Stormy [EP] 6    PITY SEX – Feast Of Love
    7    DEAR BLANCA – Talker
    8    WISE BLOOD – ID
    9    SAID THE WHALE – I Love You [EP] 10   POLYPHONIC SPREE – Yes, It’s True
    11    MOONDOGGIES – Adios, I’m A Ghost
    12    WEEKS – Dear Bo Jackson
    13    ZOMBY – With Love
    14    ROGUE WAVE – Nightingale Floors
    15    BOMBADIL – Metrics Of Affection
    16    JULIANNA BARWICK – The Magic Place
    17    SKI LODGE – Big Heart
    18    RUDIMENTAL – Home
    19    JOHN VANDERSLICE – Dagger Beach
    20    SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will
    21    HALF MOON RUN – Dark Eyes
    22    PONDEROSA – Pool Party
    23    MAPS – Vicissitude
    24    PAPER LIONS – My Friends
    25    BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest
    26    CROCODILES – Crimes Of Passion
    27    ALUNAGEORGE – Body Music
    28    BRAIDS – Flourish//Perish
    29    THE ORWELLS – Who Needs You [EP] 30    DEER TICK – Negativity


    1    BASTILLE – 
    Bad Blood
    2    VOLCANO CHOIR – Repave
    3    CELESTIAL STORE – 10X
    4    KING KHAN – Idle No More
    5    CAGED ANIMALS – In The Land Of Giants

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1    HOT CHIP – 
    Dark And Stormy [EP] – Domino
    2    HALF MOON RUN – Dark Eyes – Glassnote
    3    SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will – Mom And Pop
    4    BOMBADIL – Metrics Of Affection – Ramseur
    5    BOXER REBELLION – Promises – Insound
    6    MAGIC BRONSON – Nor Easter [EP] – Self-Released
    7    BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
    8    TYPHOON – White Lighter – Roll Call
    9    MAVIS STAPLES – One True Vine – Anti
    10   MOONDOGGIES – Adios I’m A Ghost – Hardly Art
    11    SKI LODGE – Big Heart – Dovecote
    12    SAID THE WHALE – I Love You [EP] – Hidden Pony
    13    SUPERCHUNK – I Hate Music – Merge
    14    PONY BWOY – Pony Bwoy – Totally Gross National Product
    15    PAPER LIONS – My Friends – Fountain Pop
    16    FUTURE BIBLE HEROES – Partygoing – Merge
    17    BEAR MOUNTAIN – XO – Last Gang
    18    PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
    19    HEY GERONIMO – Hey Geronimo – Self-Released
    20    RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
    21    RAFFERTIE – Sleep of Reason – Ninja Tune
    22    LOVE LANGUAGE – Ruby Red – Merge
    23    HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk – Hardly Art
    24    JOHN VANDERSLICE – Dagger Beach – Tiny Telephone
    25    DEAR BLANCA – Talker
    26    NOVA ALBION – Nature – Self-Released
    27    ZOMBY – With Love – 4AD
    28    SANDCASTLES – Tantrums
    29    SMALL BLACK – Limits Of Desire – Jagjaguwar
    30    TECLA – We Are The Lucky Ones – Mayimba


    1    OKKERVIL RIVER – 
    The Silver Gymnasium – ATO
    2    CROCODILES – Crimes Of Passion – Frenchkiss
    3    ORWELLS – Who Needs You [EP] – Canvasback
    4    DENT MAY – Warm Blanket – Paw Tracks-Carpark
    5    DEER TICK – Negativity – Partisan

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1    SMITH WESTERNS – 
    Soft Will – Mom And Pop
    2    DEAR BLANCA – Talker
    3    PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
    4    POOR YOUNG THINGS – The Heart. The Head. The End. – Bumstead
    5    ZOMBY – With Love – 4AD
    6    QUADRON – Avalanche – Epic
    8    FUTUREBIRDS – Baba Yaga – Fat Possum
    9    BASTILLE – Haunt [EP] – Virgin
    10    MAVIS STAPLES – One True Vine – Anti
    11    CSS – Planta – SQE
    12    DAUGHTER – If You Leave – Glassnote
    13    BUDDY MONDLOCK – The Memory Wall – Sparking Gap
    14    BEAR MOUNTAIN – XO – Last Gang
    15    FEATHERS – If All Now Here – Self-Released
    16    HOT CHIP – Dark And Stormy [EP] – Domino
    17    CRYSTAL FIGHTERS – Cave Rave – Atlantic
    18    NOVA ALBION – Nature – Self-Released
    19    TURNPIKE GLOW – Funke Pop – Self-Released
    20    DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS – Hood Light – Magnolia
    21    WE BARBARIANS – Mexico, NY – Self-Released
    22    ETERNAL FAIR – The Horse That Carries The Wheel – Self-Released
    23    DESSA – Parts Of Speech – Doomtree
    24    SHAPESHIFTER – Delta – TrueTone
    25    RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
    26    SNOWDEN – No One In Control – serpents and snakes
    27    IMAGINARY CITIES – Fall Of Romance – Hidden Pony
    28    KYLE ANDREWS – Brighter Than The Sun – Elephant Lady
    29    EMIKA – DVA – Ninja Tune
    30    BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp


    1    HUNX AND HIS PUNX – 
    Street Punk – Hardly Art
    2    HOT CHIP – Dark And Stormy [EP] – Domino
    3    PRETTY LIGHTS – Color Map From The Sun – 8 Minutes 20 Seconds
    4    SOLAR YEAR – Waverly – Ceremony
    5    DAVID LYNCH – Big Dream – Sacred Bones

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1    EMPIRE OF THE SUN – 
    Ice On The Dune – Astralwerks
    2    BASTILLE – Haunt [EP] – Virgin
    3    SONS OF HIPPIES – Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven – Cleopatra
    4    BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
    5    QUADRON – Avalanche – Epic
    6    CHARLES BRADLEY – Victim Of Love – Dunham
    7    MOOD RINGS – VPI Harmony – Mexican Summer
    8    WIRETREE – Give Up – Self-Released
    9    FEMI KUTI- No Place For My Dream – Knitting Factory
    10    ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER – Personal Record – Merge
    11    BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death – Innovative Leisure
    12    DEAR BLANCA – Talker
    13    DEAD SURF – Summer Never Was
    14    SASKWATCH – Leave It All Behind – NorthSide
    15    NOVA ALBION – Nature – Self-Released
    16    DEERHUNTER – Monomania – 4AD
    17    ROSE WINDOWS – The Sun Dogs – SUB POP
    18    AIR DUBAI – Warning – Hopeless
    19    SHAPESHIFTER – Delta – TrueTone
    20    RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
    21    CAMERA OBSCURA – Desire Lines – 4AD
    22    TRICKY – False Idols – K7!
    23    DAUGHTER – If You Leave – Glassnote
    24    POOR YOUNG THINGS – The Heart. The Head. The End. -Bumstead
    25    EMIKA – DVA – Ninja Tune
    26    KING TUFF – Was Dead – Burger
    27    SNOWDEN – No One In Control – serpents and snakes
    28    LILY AND MADELEINE – The Weight Of The Globe – Asthmatic Kitty
    29    BLEACHED – Ride Your Heart – Dead Oceans
    30    ASG – Blood Drive – Relapse


    1    MATIAS AGUAYO – 
    The Visitor – Kompakt
    2    BAND OF STRANGERS – When The Light Gets In – Self-Released
    3    BOSNIAN RAINBOWS – Bosnian Rainbows – Sargent House
    4    SERENGETI – Kenny Dennis – Anticon
    5    MOON HOOCH – Moon Hooch – Palmetto-Hornblow

  • Festival Recap: Bonnaroo 2013

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1    KING TUFF – 
    Was Dead – Burger
    2    DEERHUNTER – Monomania – 4AD
    3    QUADRON – Avalanche – Epic
    4    DEAR BLANCA – Talker
    5    DEAD SURF – Summer Never Was
    6    EMPIRE OF THE SUN – Ice On The Dune – Astralwerks
    7    GRANDCHILDREN – Golden Age – Earnest Jenning
    8    ROSE WINDOWS – The Sun Dogs – SUB POP
    9    LILY AND MADELEINE – The Weight Of The Globe – Asthmatic Kitty
    10    SASKWATCH – Leave It All Behind – Northside
    11    TOM ODELL – Songs From Another Love – RCA
    12    MOOD RINGS – VPI Harmony – Mexican Summer
    13    BASTILLE – Haunt [EP] – Virgin
    14    SONS OF HIPPIES – Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven – Cleopatra
    15    BOXER REBELLION – Promises – Insound
    16    DAUGHTER – If You Leave – Glassnote
    17    CHICO MANN – Magical Thinking – Soundway
    18    RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
    19    POOR YOUNG THINGS – The Heart. The Head. The End. – Bumstead
    20    MEMORYY – Electric City – Self-Released
    21    CAMERA OBSCURA – Desire Lines – 4AD
    22    ROGUE WAVE – Nightingale Nights – Vagrant
    23    HUSSY – Pagan Hiss – SouthPaw
    24    ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER – Personal Record – Merge
    25    NOVA ALBION – Nature – Self-Released
    26    BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
    27    KURT VILE – Walking On A Pretty Daze – Matador
    28    SOL CAT – Sol Cat – Self-Released
    29    MULTIPLE CAT – The Return Of Multiple Cat – Guilt Ridden Pop
    30    SMALL MULTIPLES – Small Multiples – Self-Released


    1    SMITH WESTERS – 
    Soft Will – Mom And Pop
    2    BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death – Innovative Leisure
    3    MAGIC BRONSON – Nor Easter [EP] – Self-Released
    4    PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
    5    TURNPIKE GLOW – Funke Pop – Self-Released

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1    BASTILLE – 
    Haunt [EP] – Virgin
    2    TRICKY – False Idols – K7
    3    DEAD SURF – Summer Never Was
    4    GOLD AND YOUTH – Beyond Wilderness – Arts And Crafts
    5    ROGUE WAVE – Nightingale Nights – Vagrant
    6    BELLE GAME – Ritual Tradition Habit – Boompa
    7    BIG BLACK DELTA – Big Black Delta – Masters Of Bates
    8    SAVAGES – Silence Yourself – Matador
    9    QUADRON – Avalanche – Epic
    10    LOU DOILLON – Places – Barclay
    11    GRANDCHILDREN – Golden Age – Earnest Jenning
    12    VALE OF PNATH – The Prodigal Empire
    13    INANIMATE EXISTENCE – Liberation Through Hearing
    14    CHICO MANN – Magical Thinking – Soundway
    15    CAMERA OBSCURA – Desire Lines – 4AD
    16    FUTUREBIRDS – Baba Yaga – Fat Possum
    17    JC BROOKS AND THE UPTOWN SOUND – Howl – Bloodshot
    18    MEMORYY – Electric City – Self-Released
    19    SMALL MULTIPLES – Small Multiples – Self-Released
    20    PAPER KITES – Woodland [EP] – Nettwerk
    21    RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
    22    SAID THE WHALE – I Love You [EP] – Hidden Pony
    23    ROUND MOUNTAIN – The Goat – Self-Released
    24    BOXER REBELLION – Promises – Insound
    25    KURT VILE – Walkin On A Pretty Daze – Matador
    26    FREE ENERGY – Love Sign – Self-Released
    27    HOOVERPHONIC – The Night Before – Sony
    28    CHARLES BRADLEY – Victim Of Love – Dunham
    29    ABACUS – EP 2
    30    ASG – Blood Drive – Relapse


    1    EMPIRE OF THE SUN – 
    Ice On The Dunes – Astralwerks
    2    SONS OF HIPPIES – Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven – Cleopatra
    3    BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
    4    MIDNIGHT FACES – Fornication – Broken Factory
    5    HONEYSLIDE – Dripping/Deep Architecture – Critical Heights

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    “Jive Baby/I Spy” [Single] – Mom And Pop-Boombox
    2    LIGHTOUTS – Want – Self-Released
    3    RUBY SUNS – Christopher – Sub Pop
    4    BORN RUFFIANS – Birthmarks – Yep Roc
    5    CAYUCAS – Bigfoot – Secretly Canadian
    6    DIAMOND YOUTH – Orange – Topshelf
    7    LES RACQUET – Whale Hail
    8    RILO KILEY – Rkives – Little Record Co.
    9    YOUTH LAGOON – Wondrous Bughouse – Fat Possum
    10    HEMMINGBIRDS – Vines Of Age – Self-Released
    11    LITTLE GREEN CARS – Absolute Zero – Glassnote
    12    IO ECHO – Ministry Of Love – Iamsound
    13    THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS – Nanobots – Idlewild
    14    CARLA BRUNI – Little French Songs – Verve
    15    YOUNG DREAMS – Between Places – Modular
    16    TELEKINESIS – Dormarion – Merge
    17    DAWES – Stories Don’t End – HUB
    18    GENERATIONALS – Heza – Polyvinyl
    19    HUMAN HUMAN – Human Human – Self-Released
    20    ONWARD CHARIOTS – This Is My Confession – Skipping Stones
    21    DARWIN DEEZ – Songs For Imaginative People – Lucky Number
    22    WOODPIGEON – Thumbtacks And Glue – Boompa
    23    FOL CHEN – The False Alarms – Asthmatic Kitty
    24    CAPSULES – Northern Lights And Southern Skies – Vespera
    25    MELISSA GREENER – Transistor Corazon
    26    CAVE SINGERS – Naomi – Jagjaguwar
    27    BONOBO – The North Borders – Ninja Tune
    28    LAPALUX – Nostalchic – Brainfeeder
    29    CHARLES BRADLEY – Victim Of Love – Dunham
    30    DEAD SURF – Summer Never Was


    1    BELLE GAME – 
    Ritual Tradition Habit – Boompa
    2    JETMAN JET TEAM – We Will Live The Space Age
    3    TOUCHE – It’s Fate
    4    THE KNIFE – Shaking The Habitual – Mute
    5    ARTHUR LEE LAND – Cracked Open

  • WUSC Charts & Adds


    1  LES RACQUET – Whale Hail
    2  YOUNG DREAMS – Between Places – Modular
    3  MIKHAEL PASKALEV – “Jive Baby/I Spy” [Single] – Boombox-Mom And Pop
    4  YOUTH LAGOON – Wondrous Bughouse – Fat Possum
    5  WOODPIGEON – Thumbtacks And Glue – Boompa
    6  BONOBO – The North Borders – Ninja Tune
    7  RUBY SUNS – Christopher  – Sub Pop
    8  THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS – Nanobots – Idlewild
    9  GENERATIONALS  – Heza – Polyvinyl
    10  VIRGINS – Strike Gently – Cult
    11  LAPALUX – Nostalchic – Brainfeeder
    12  BORN RUFFIANS – Birthmarks – Yep Roc
    13  BLACK LILLIES – Runaway Freeway Blues
    14  MOXI – In My Dreams – CatBeach
    15   JAMIE LIDELL – Jamie Lidell – Warp
    16  LOTUS – Build – SCI Fidelity
    17  BROTHER SUN – Some Part Of The Truth
    18  QUADRON – Quadron – Plug Research
    19  SIN FANG – Flowers – Morr Music
    20  DARWIN DEEZ – Songs For Imaginative People – Lucky Number
    21  BIFFY CLYRO – Opposites – Warner Brothers
    22  GOLD FIELDS – Black Sun – Astralwerks
    23  FOL CHEN – The False Alarms – Asthmatic Kitty
    24  LITTLE GREEN CARS – Absolute Zero – Glassnote
    25  LIGHTOUTS  – Want – Self-Released
    26  HEMMINGBIRDS  – Vines Of Age – Self-Released
    27  TELEKINESIS  – Dormarion – Merge
    28  HECTORS – Her Dark Majesty
    29  360 – Falling And Flying – Soulmate-EMI
    30  HUMAN HUMAN – Human Human – Self-Released


    1  DAWES – Stories Don’t End – HUB
    2  BESNARD LAKES  – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO  – Jagjaguwar
    3  COLD WAR KIDS  –Dear Miss Lonelyhearts – Downtown
    4  IO ECHO – Ministry Of Love – Iamsound
    5  ONWARD CHARIOTS – This Is My Confession – Skipping Stones