4:27 PM on 8·26·2014

Aug 25-Aug 31

As we head into the last week of August here at WHRW, we’ve received quite a pile of new music this week. We’ll be telling you about much of it over the next few weeks to come. And this fall promises many more releases yet to come!

First off, you need a soundtrack as this world of ours unravels. And this new album from The New Pornographers, Brill Builders is jut the thing. Watch as “War Comes To The East Coast” here. RIYL: Spoon, Mates Of State, Neko Case.

Next up in the new bin this week is from Cymbals Eat Guitars upcoming full-length LOSE, on Barsuk Records. Check out “Warning”. RIYL: Cloud Nothings, Titus Andronicus, Fang Island

Up next, from the L.A. Beatmaker scene is MNDSGN (pronounced Mind-Sign) on the venerable Stones Throw label. A super chill blend of sampler chops. Check out the track “TXT (MSGS)”. RIYL: RIYL: Madlib, J Dilla’s beats, Yesterday’s New Quintet.

This month Bass Drum Of Death returns on the Innovative Leisure label, with a slightly more rock-over-garage, based sound. But losing none of the energy and fuzz-tone. Check out “Left For Dead” here below (warning, 1 small bad word in this song). RIYL: Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Nirvana

Half Japanese also returns this month with an amazing new album, Overjoyed. And we certainly are to bring it to you right here for you listening pleasure! RIYL: Beat Happening, Jad Fair, Superchunk

Finally, the new album from Michigan’s Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), You Will Eventually Be Forgotten. Out everywhere August 2014 through Count Your Lucky Stars Records and Topshelf Records. Check out “Foxfire” and most of the rest of the new album after the jump. RIYL: The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Merchant Ships, football etc.

Holiday weekend? Yes please!

Doc Sonic on behalf of the promo team.

12:44 PM on 8·19·2014


Ah yes, here we are in the 13th week of our “What We’re Listening To” posts this summer at WHRW. And we’ve got a few videos of new arrivals, upcoming adds and old friends we’d like to share with you this time.

First up, the Allah-Las have a new one heading into the new bin this week. Enjoy the stylish retro video for “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)”. RIYL: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Kurt Vile, The Byrds.

I really really like this sweetly gorgeous track from Ark Life. Imagine a drive in the cool mountain air as seen by a band on the road in “Proud Of Me Out There Mama”. RIYL: Wilco, This Frontier Needs Heroes, The Head And The Heart.

A couple weeks ago we shared an early track from the new Bear In Heaven album Time Is Over One Day Old. Now here’s the official video for “Time Between”. RIYL: Here We Go Magic, The War On Drugs, The Besnard Lakes.

Personally, I think this video for “Everlasting Light” by UK band Dry The River, bears a slight resemblance to a certain video from another obscure band. But it in no way diminishes a terrific song and video by a terrific band. RIYL: Alt-J, Local Natives, Stornaway.

Who else but Moe? Oh and..

Doc Sonic on behalf of the promo team




The Power of Silence on 9·1·2014

Gospel Time! on 8·31·2014


by Dr. Nelson W. Thrillington from The Maladroit Renaissance at 7:34 PM on 8·31·2014

Dr. Thrillington has returned to the airwaves!!!!

“Roll Over Beethoven” – Electric Light Orchestra
“This Fire [re-recorded]” – Franz Ferdinand
“Sunshinin” – The Vines
“We Have Love” – Jackie Wilson
“Hunter Eats Hunter” – Chevelle

“Free Press” – The Miracles
“Waking Up” – Elastica
“Farther Along” – The Byrds
“Just Like Romeo and Juliet” – Sha Na Na

HIT #1 – “The Walker” – Fitz and the Tantrums

“Common People” – William Shatner feat. Joe Jackson
“Disco 2000” – Pulp
“So Sad” – George Harrison
“Don’t Tell Me” – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

HIT #2 – “Dangerous” – Big Data & Joywave

“Masterpiece” – The Temptations
“Death and Destruction” – Weezer

“We’ve Got a Situation Here (The Damned Things)
“Right Behind You [Mafia] (w/ “R.K. Intro”)”- Our Lady Peace
“Half the World Away” – Oasis
“Now I’m Here” – Queen

HIT #3 – “Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake

“Weight of Love” – The Black Keys
“Eighties” – Killing Joke
“Dots and Dashes [Enough Already]” – Silversun Pickups
“Sleeping In” – Menswear

HIT #4 – “Lazaretto” – Jack White

“Black Maria” – Todd Rundgren
“Only the Horses” – Scissor Sisters
“4th of July” – Soundgarden

FINALE: “Think About Me” – Fleetwood Mac

by Twitch the Intern from The Chaotic Life of Dogs at 1:45 AM on 8·31·2014

Thanks to all of those who spent these three hours with me! Hopefully, somewhere among the Village People, Frank Sinatra, the Misfits and Twisted Sister I managed to play something you liked. Have a request? Shoot me a note in the “comments” section of my show’s page and I’ll try to get it on the air next week!

1. Werewolves of London—Warren Zevon
2. It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n’ Roll)—AC/DC
3. Cover of the Rolling Stone—Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
4. The Times They are a-Changin’—Bob Dylan
5. China Grove—Doobie Brothers
6. Stukas Over Disneyland—The Dickies
7. Beat It—Michael Jackson
8. It’s the Same Old Song—The Four Tops
9. Come on Feel the Noize—Quite Riot
——————Cover to Cover—————-
10. Red Red Wine—Neil Diamond
11. Red Red Wine—UB40
12. Separate Ways—Journey
13. Workin’ for a Livin’—Huey Lewis & the News
14. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine—Lou Rawls
15. Epic—Faith No More
16. Walk-Don’t Run—The Ventures
17. Life’s Been Good—Joe Walsh
18. Limelight—Rush
19. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (that cigarette)—Tex Williams
20. (Love is Like a) Heatwave—Martha & the Vandellas
21. Dare Me—Pointer Sisters
22. Operator—Jim Croce
23. Green Onions—Booker T & the MGs
Guess the Theme Contest (Clues in CAPS)
24. The Trooper—IRON Maiden
25. This Side—NICKEL Creek
26. LITHIUM—Nirvana
27. SILVER Thread and GOLDen Needles—Linda Ronstadt
Theme Answer: “METALS”
28. Travelin’ Band—Credence Clearwater Revival
29. Devil Inside—INXS
30. Synchronicity II—The Police
31. Dig Up Her Bones—Misfits
32. My Way—Frank Sinatra
33. Fly Away—Lenny Kravitz
34. Finest Worksong—R.E.M.
35. Forever and Ever Amen—Randy Travis (by request)
36. Turn the Beat Around—Vicki Sue Robinson
37. The Living Years—Mike + the Mechanics
38. Should I Stay or Should I Go—The Clash
39. I Wanna Rock—Twisted Sister
40. Joy to the World—Three Dog Night
41. Macho Man (12” version)—Village People
42. Suddenly Last Summer—The Motels
43. Dreaming—Blondie
44. Would I Lie to You?—Eurythmics
45. Metro polka—The Pinetoppers (feat. the Beaver Valley Sweethearts)

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