Indie Rock from Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Best New Indie and Alternative – 2/13/15

by Jay Boeding on February 13, 2015

Modest Mouse – Coyotes

Night Terrors Of 1927 – When You Were Mine

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2014 – By The Numbers

by Jay Boeding on January 16, 2015

As we close the books on 2014, all we can say is “Thanks Again!”

Thank you for supporting the station, getting us to our fundraising goal for our end-of-the-year campaign. Here’s a look at some of the numbers from 2014:

-2,737 different songs played during 2014
-12,433 unique listeners in 2014

-344 CDs received in the mail in 2014
-1085 digital albums received  in 2014

-1429 albums received in 2014, an average of 27.5 per week!

68lbs (31kg) of CDs in 2014! (Pictured)

These are nearly all of the actual CDs we received in 2014

 

 

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Best New Indie and Alternative – 1/13/15

by Jay Boeding on January 13, 2015

Purity Ring – Push Pull

Guards – Nothing More

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DMPulse – Top 30 – 1/13/15

by Jay Boeding on January 13, 2015

1    DRGN KING    Baltimore Crush    Bar None
2    HIGHS    Highs [EP]    Self-Released
3    TV ON THE RADIO    Seeds    Harvest
4    PREATURES    Blue Planet Eyes    Harvest
5    COOL GHOULS    A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye    Empty Cellar
6    OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY    The Digital Age    Burger
7    PARQUET COURTS    Content Nausea    What’s Your Rupture?
8    TY SEGALL    Singles 2    Drag City
9    ZOLA JESUS    Taiga    Mute
10    THE GROMBLE    The Gromble [EP]    Self-Released
11    FRANCISCO THE MAN    Loose Ends    Small Plates-Fat Possum
12    COLD WAR KIDS    Hold My Home    Downtown
13    GRAVEYARD CLUB    Nightingale    Self-Released
14    BROODS    Evergreen    Capitol
15    ZELLA DAY    Zella Day    B3SCI-Pinetop
16    STARS    No One Is Lost    ATO
17    DONORA     Ha Ha Heart    Rostrum
18    THE PASS    High Road [EP]    sonaBLAST!
19    ALEX G    DSU    Lucky Number
20    EX HEX    Rips    Merge
21    ALLAH-LAS    Worship The Sun    Innovative Leisure
22    CELESTIAL SHORE    Enter Ghost    Hometapes
23    ARIEL PINK    Pom Pom    4AD
24    HAERTS    Haerts    Columbia
25    SUBURBAN LIVING    Suburban Living    Papercup
26    RYAN HEMSWORTH    Alone For The First Time    Secret Songs-Last Gang
27    AMERICAN SCARECROWS    Yesteryear    Self-Released
28    T BIRD AND THE BREAKS    Harmonizm    Natch’l Boogie
29    DEERHOOF    La Isla Bonita    Polyvinyl
30    BULLY    Bully [EP]    Startime

 

Top 5 Adds

1    VIET CONG    Viet Cong    Jagjaguwar
2    DR. DOG    Live At A Flamingo Hotel    Anti
3    GUSTER    Evermotion    Nettwerk
4    TY SEGALL    Mr. Face    Famous Class
5    10,000    The Crossword [EP]    Self-Released

 

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Donate!

by Jay Boeding on December 28, 2014

** 1:30pm CST, Wednesday, December 31 Update**

It is our pleasure to share we have reached our fundraising goal for the 2014 Year-End campaign! With an amazing donation from a generous listener today, and one of the best fundraising days in our history yesterday, we sit at $3,031 raised! There is still time to make a gift before the end of 2014. Thanks to the many listeners who supported us during this important fundraiser for next year. We will continue to bring you terrific new music in 2015!

** 1:00pm CST, Tuesday, December 30 Update**

With another strong day today, we are up to $1,881 raised! With less than 36 hours to go, make your gift now so we can continue the music on January 1st, and to have enough so we do not have to do fundraising until later in 2015!

** Tuesday, December 30 Update**

With a strong day yesterday, we are now at $1,571 raised! With less than 48 hours to go, please make your gift today so the music does not stop at midnight on January 1st!

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With 3 days left in our year-end fundraising campaign, we have raised $1,200 from 32 generous donors. Our goal of $3,000 would cover most of our licensing and operating expenses in 2015. Getting to $3,000 by the end of the year may be difficult, but my greatest concern is having the $2,100 needed during the first week of January so we can obtain our music royalty licenses for the new year. If we haven’t raised that amount by Wednesday night at midnight, we will not be able to legally play music on the station beginning New Year’s Day! We don’t want to turn the music off this Thursday and continue to try and raise the money we need to pay for the 2015 music royalty licenses. Please help DMPulse by making a donation today!

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10 days left! Help us rock into 2015!

December 22, 2014

Monday update: As of this writing, we have raised $961 towards our year-end fundraising goal of $3,000. We have $2,000 in payments due right away in January just to keep operating, and we want to raise enough so we do not have to have a spring fundraiser next year. Make a gift today to help [...]

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2014 Fundraising campaign goal announcement

December 3, 2014

DMPulse rocks because of listeners like you! Generous music fans from all over the world who step-up and pay our bills so we can operate without commercials or subscriptions, keeping great music accessible to everyone! We’re coming to you once in 2014 and asking for your support of the station to keep this great music [...]

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December 2014 Thank you gifts

December 3, 2014

All donors of $25 or more receive special ‘thank you’ gifts to show our appreciation! Donate $75 or more and receive: -2 sponsor days -1 year access to the DMPulse Music Meeting -Personal thank you on-air and online Donate $50: -1 sponsor day -1 year access to the DMPulse Music Meeting -Personal thank you on-air [...]

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Album List – 2014 Year-end Campaign

December 2, 2014

Alvvays – Alvvays Bahamas – Bahamas Is Afie Caribou    – Our Love Cold War Kids – Hold My Home Elliott Brood – Work and Love Ex Hex – Rips Foxygen    – …And Star Power Glass Animals – Zaba Jenny Lewis – Voyager King Tuff – Black Moon Spell Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold [...]

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Sponsor Days – Sponsoring a day of DMPulse programming

December 2, 2014

Sponsor a day of DMPulse programming and be recognized on-air for your support! You’ll get a kick out of hearing your name announced throughout the day and also get to request songs from some of your favorite artists on our playlist. Each hour, we’ll say thank you by announcing you as our Day Sponsor. For [...]

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