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Pity Party Playlist – 6/25/2014

Pity Party Playlist – 6/25/2014

It’s lovely to be back! Here’s what you heard tonight:

Brave Bird- TMINUSGRANDGESTURE

Three Man Cannon – Wonderful Lungs

The Casket Lottery – Code Red

Special Explosion – Clotheslined

Aficionado – Everything Was Right

The Front Bottoms – 12 Feet Deep

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Weekday Wrap Up

It’s Friday! Keep on reading to see what some of us at WDBM have been listening to this week.

Music Review-Content Liaison Eric Finkler

So a couple weeks ago, Manchester Orchestra played in Grand Rapids with Kevin Devine and Balance and Composure. I was very familiar with Manchester’s album Mean Everything to Nothing, and just about that. Then I heard them perform Penascola from the album Simple Math and I can’t stop listening to the rest of their discography including their new album Cope which has split many of their fans. I will say I’m a huge fan of the opening tracks on Cope, but haven’t it hasn’t completely won me over yet, will update when I have confirmation.

News, Content, and Music Review team member Ian Wendrow

So I’ve been on a bit of a BADBADNOTGOOD kick lately, going through a bunch of songs they’ve produced with other groups like Tyler, The Creator and an awesome rap song featuring Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown. Their newest album, BBNG2, has been on steady rotation for most of this week Read More…

Jon Simmons of Balance and Composure Interview

 

Music Director, Michelle Feghali, interviews lead singer Jon Simmons of Balance and Composure. Listen to hear her ask him about touring with Manchester Orchestra, the recording of their latest album, and what that weird cat they post online is all about.

Pity Party Playlist – 4/30/14

We had a super chillin’ time on tonight’s finals week Pity Party. Thanks for listening and requesting!

Here’s what you heard:

Everyone Everywhere – I Feel Exhausted

A Great Big Pile of Leaves – Bring Back Breakfast

Saves the Day – Don’t Know Why

Wavves – Poor Lenore (request for Marie)

Balance and Composure – Stonehands (acoustic)

You Blew It! – Regional Dialect (request for Julian)

Seahaven – Four-Eleven

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Pity Party Playlist – 4/16/14

Pity Party Playlist – 4/16/14

Quicksand – Dine Alone

Into It. Over It. – Spatial Exploration

The Menzingers – In Remission

Caves – Rubino

Secret Grief – Hayford

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Pity Party – 3/16/14

Thanks for being so nice to me tonight! You might be sad, but you are very kind. Here you go:

Mineral – Palisade

Annabel – Young American

Taking Back Sunday – A Decade Under The Influence

The Sidekicks – Grace

Tigers Jaw – Hum

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Interview – Jon Simmons of Balance and Composure

2013 has been a busy year for the Doylestown, Pennsylvania natives in Balance and Composure. They’re in the spotlight of their scene, harnessing an honest and haunting sound that is hard to come by in today’s leading rock artists. Their newest full-length album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, reached number 51 on the Billboard charts when it was released in September, and that was followed up with a couple of tours of the country. They just finished a tour with another band from Pennsylvania called Title Fight, and they are heading towards the end of their run opening up for Coheed and Cambria. Before they opened up for Coheed in Grand Rapids on 10/26, I was able to sit down with their front man, Jon Simmons, to discuss some tour stories, the idea of emo music, their relationship with their producer Will Yip, Halloween and Breaking Bad.

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