Oberhofer Stream!

WRVU is excited to premiere Oberhofer’s newest album, so check out this cool stream we have of Chronovision!

Chronovision features Oberhofer‘s signature amped psych-pop with orchestral flourish, New Wave flare, and grungy fuzz, but multiplied with his intensity that only time and life’s gut checks can enhance. The road to Chronovision was winding, owing to Oberhofer‘s resolve to produce the LP himself and initially taking him from the Catskills to Seattle and back.  A final spurt brought him to a studio in his hometown of Tacoma, two NYC facilities (Strange Weather, Electric Lady), and the former Sound City in Los Angeles. Lastly: Atlanta to mix with Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Washed Out). Exactly 106 demos later, Oberhofer emerged with these 12 songs.

So, Wanna See a Concert for Free?


The title says it all – we are hosting a ticket giveaway for the Bo Burnham show at the War Memorial Auditorium on Monday, October 19! This is right after fall break, but why not have your break last just a little bit longer? In order to have a chance to win a free pair of tickets you must:

1) Download the new WRVU app on iOS or Android

2) Screenshot a picture of the newly downloaded app

3) Send that picture to wrvuoutreach@gmail.com

Stay tuned for several more fantastic giveaways in the coming months. If you have a suggestion for a ticket giveaway you would like to see, email wrvuoutreach@gmail.com and we’ll try to make it happen. Until then, happy listening and good luck!

RTJ Let the Cat out of the Bag

Photo by Timothy Saccenti
Photo by Timothy Saccenti

Winners of WRVU’s 2014 Album of the Year Contest, rap duo Run the Jewels has been no stranger to critical acclaim since the release of Run the Jewels 2 last year. Killer Mike and El-P have not dropped any new material since then, but are set to release a remix album sometime in September. Meow the Jewels, the idiosyncratic remix of Run the Jewels 2 fans have been waiting months to listen to, will feature the duo rapping their lyrics over cat noises. Just this week, Run the Jewels gave a little sneak-peak into the album with “Oh My Darling Don’t Meow”, a play on “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”.

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Are You Ready to CounterPoint?

Just a preview at the lineup

WRVU is hosting its final giveaway this semester to give two lucky people a general admission ticket to CounterPoint Festival happening May 22-24 in Georgia!

We will be announcing one artist a day from April 13-17, every hour on the air. Collect all the names and send them to wrvuoutreach@gmail.com to have a chance to win.

Click here for more info about the festival!