October 7, 2009 12:10 AM   Subscribe

[SongFilter] What the heck is this song playing on my local college radio station?

It's been playing on WHPK Chicago for a good 15-20 minutes, and it hasn't significantly varied from sounding like this, except for the removal of a monotonous and steady busy-signal kind of sound.

It's driving me mad! Can you hear what he's saying? (We're marching toward the present? Looking for some pasture?) What is this song?
posted by jordanlewis to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
One click away from the link you provided.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:18 AM on October 7, 2009

Response by poster: The show ended without an announcement of what the song was, sadly. This clip is all that remains.

I believe in you, hivemind!
posted by jordanlewis at 12:56 AM on October 7, 2009

But you can still contact the station, give them a description of the song and the time it was playing. If they don't have a record of what it was, the dj should know what he played.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 3:21 AM on October 7, 2009

Let us know what you find out. I'm intrigued by your sample.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 3:51 AM on October 7, 2009

I'm pretty sure the voice says "Looking for someone who is" at some point, but googling that phrase does not help.

The tune and lyrics sound familiar, but if I've heard it before it was in a much less, er, dissonant version.

I'm intrigued too.
posted by mmoncur at 4:28 AM on October 7, 2009

Often college radio DJs fill out a playlist form while they're doing their shows and submit it to the music director (or someone else) after their shows end. Maybe try sending an email to one of the folks listed on this page, see if you can find the DJ's contact information on the site, or wait until next week around the same time and see if you can phone in to the studio and speak to the DJ who played the song.
posted by kitty teeth at 6:55 AM on October 7, 2009

Shazam doesn't recognize your clip, FWIW.
posted by mumkin at 8:17 AM on October 7, 2009

The lyrics you heard remind me of Dan Deacon's "Wham City." Musically, it might be off of one of his earlier albums, which were more experimental than "Spiderman of the Rings" & "Bromst."
posted by Pronoiac at 12:08 PM on October 7, 2009

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