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A Reflection on Blind Fandom and XXXTENTACION’s 17

CW: violence, abuse   Artistry and personal behavior are inseparable. I used to convince myself that the way an artist behaves behind closed doors has nothing to do with their music. I’d like to still believe this so I could enjoy R. Kelly as much as I used to—but I can’t. I want to listen… Read More

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A Very College Radio Christmas

This holiday season we’re proud to bring you an angsty alternative to that goddamn Bright Eyes Christmas album. Archers of Loaf – Assassination on X-mas Eve Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town The Kinks – Father Christmas Modern Baseball – Hours Outside in the Snow Joyce Manor… Read More

Album Review

Lianne La Havas // Blood

Lianne La Havas recently put out her second album, Blood, on July 31st. If you have yet to listen to her before now, not only is a little self reflection necessary, but so is a repeated listen of this album. She has returned from her previous work, Is Your Love Big Enough, in 2012 to present a much more… Read More

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SUBMIT TO WRMC’S PRINT ZINE

J-term is just around the corner and we’ve got some big plans for events, some new shows and DJs, and for the first time in a while….A WRMC PRINT PUBLICATION. According to various ephemera gathered around the station, tales of old, and the internet, WRMC’s original publication, FMPhasis hasn’t been in publication since 2004ish, but its history dates… Read More

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WRMC ALL DJ MEETING: Get a Radio Show this Fall!

This Thursday at 8 pm all Middlebury music lovers and radioheads alike are invited to convene in McCullough Social Space for the biannual WRMC All DJ Meeting.  This meeting is a must for anyone and everyone interested in having a radio show for the fall semester. WAIT…MIDDLEBURY HAS A RADIO STATION? Yes.  Since 1949. WHAT! WHERE?… Read More

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Keeping Score on Movie Scores

Tom Hanks battled pirates. Sandra Bullock battled space. Joaquin Phoenix battled himself. Yet the real fight this year will take place this Sunday, when 5 composers/collaborators will compete for the honor of the Academy Award for Best Original Score. While the “big 6” (Best Picture, Acting, Director) tend to generate most of the interest in… Read More

Album Review

sean nicholas savage // other life

Artist: Sean Nicholas Savage Album: Other Life Label: Arbutus Records After reading the Juliette and John’s amazing review of their experience on the roo ride I felt inspired to write a review of Sean Nicholas Savage’s new album Other Life. As I stated in one of my earlier reviews of his single “Lonely Woman,” Sean Nicholas Savage’s unique… Read More

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Introducing: The Groove Guru

Indian music is, in many ways, the meditative sitar. It is also the exuberant overload of senses that is often Bollywood. Our music is and has been culturally defined by these two extremes, one the classical, traditional, largely esoteric approach to an art form of the centuries, the other targeting the mass market with the… Read More

Album Review

Charli XCX // True Romance “_”

Artist: Charli XCX Album: True Romance Label: IAMSOUND Release Date: April 16 Grade: A Genre: blog pop* Key tracks: “Set Me Free – Feel My Pain,” “Cloud Aura – ft. Brooke Candy,” “Lock You Up,” “You – Ha Ha Ha” The first time I listened to Charli XCX was during one of my Nyghte Myoozik… Read More

Album Review

Album Review: The Knife, “Shaking The Habitual”

  Artist: The Knife Album: Shaking The Habitual Label: Mute/Rabid Released: 9 April, 2013 Genre: Electronic, Experimental Grade: A RIYL: queer theory, radical anticapitalisms, contemporary art, Fever Ray, Bjork, Demdike Stare, M.I.A. (circa /\/\/\Y/\), Raime, Swans, tUnE-yArDs, Xiu Xiu Key tracks: “Full Of Fire,” “Raging Lung”   What we talk about when we talk about… Read More

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