Monthly Archives: September 2013
Like a Stranger
Kitten is back (a synth-pop toss back to the 80s group), with this EP “Like a Stranger.” Glam your show up with one of these tracks. FCC: Clean PLAY: 1, 3 RIYL: Madonna Label: Elektra ##
George Enescu–Complete Works for Violin & Piano Vol. 1
Modern yet Romantic pieces. Interesting!
Anthony Girard-The Circle of Life
Contemporary, impressionistic works for clarinet, piano, cello, solo and combinations. Play!
Avant-garde, minimalist pieces, some co-improvised with his son, Andrea. For piano, bassoon, clarinet, violin and combinations.
Ayala Asherov–Cycles of the Moon
Mostly ethereal, contemporary pieces for a variety of solo instruments and chamber ensembles.
The Music of Michael Kurth–String Quartets
Interesting string quartets, variable, contemporary, surprising.
A collection of 4 movement guitar sonatas from the 20th century by Ponce, Jose, & Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Nice!
Parkins, Rzewski, Tenney
3 avant-garde pieces for string quartet & percussion. Sample due to length.
WRUV Rock Singles Oct. 2013 – Mix 2
WRUV Rock Singles Oct. 2013 – Mix 2 1. Best Coast – I Don’t Know How [jewel city] 2. Wild Belle – Its Too Late (Employee Of The Year Remix) [columbia] 3. Yuna – Falling [verve] 4. Au Revoir Simone – Crazy (instant) 5. Moby – Don’t Love Me (with Inyang Bassey) [mute] 6. RAC […]
WRUV Rock Singles Oct. 2013 – Mix 1
WRUV Rock Singles Oct. 2013 – Mix 1 1. London Grammar – Strong [metal & dust/columbia] 2. Slow Skies – On The Shore [faction] 3. Moby – The Perfect Life (ft. Wayne Coyne) [Moby Radio Edit] [little idiot] 4. Matthew Mole – Take Yours, I’ll Take Mine [just music] 5. Elvis Costello And The Roots […]
ELF POWER – “SUNLIGHT ON THE MOON”
Formed in 1994, modern melodic pychedelic folk rock. Their latest album, Sunlight On The Moon combines the scuzzy, sleazy recording qualities of their early lo-fi masterworks with their powerful live bombast, with experiments in Kraftwerk-styled/Eno-esque drum machine minimalism, into a seamless, perfectly flowing whole. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11 RIYL: SMITH WESTERNS, […]
JESSE WOODS – “GET YOUR BURDENS LIFTED”
Austin, TX haunting echo-laden indie folk. Blending blues, rock and country. Acoustic guitar and soaring full choruses. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 RIYL: M.WARD, VETIVER, LORD HURON
MAZZY STAR – “SEASONS OF YOUR DAY”
First album in 17 years, they haven’t aged a day! Hope Sandoval, Godmother of Dream-pop. Breathy, reverb vocals, slide guitar, gentle drums, organ and soothing melancholy. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 + RIYL: BEACH HOUSE, LIGHTNING DUST
FRANKIE ROSE -” HEREIN WILD”
Former drummer for Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls, and Crystal Stilts. 80’s-like dream-pop shoegaze with ethereal vocals, guitar swirls, driving drums and strings this time. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 RIYL: SISU, DUM DUM GIRLS, BLOUSE
HAPPY JAWBONE FAMILY BAND – “SELF-TITLED”
BRATTLEBORO, VT freak-folksters: Listeners familiar with the jamborees of Happy Jawbone Family Band’s tape-collecting comp Tastes the Broom will be at least a little surprised by “Everybody Knows about Daddy,” which renders their dumb glee in something like hi-fi. Recorded with Woods‘ Jarvis Taverniere, “Daddy”– from the band’s forthcoming self-titled LP, is rooted in a […]
THE FRESH & ONLYS – “SOOTHSAYER EP”
60’s psych-folk with pop melodies. From the opening title-track, with its jaunty bridge and studied ’60s pop sensibility, it’s clear that the band are still masters of the (deceptively) simple melody. “God of Suez” is a swaying, beach-ready boogie, with a charming Mamas & Papas guitar lick, whilst “Forest Down Annie”‘s slow, reverent pace and […]
Delorean – Apar
Spanish indie band releases the follow-up to their acclaimed 2010 album Subiza. Apar expands on the “90’s dance beats meet Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion” sound of their previous album and keeps some of the same elements of that album such as synth arpeggios. However, the new album is much less influenced by club music […]
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Fly By Wire
Fly By Wire is the fourth album from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, who play a sunny, melodic style of indie rock. This album features ten short, catchy songs that run from uptempo power-pop “Nightwater Girlfriend”, “Young Presidents” to pretty acoustic songs “Bright Leaves” and “Ms. Dot”. This album incorporates more synths and electronic […]
Bastille – Bad Blood
Radio-friendly pop rock from the UK. You have most likely heard their hit single “Pompeii”. What stands out about this album is the cinematic approach to the production paired with dramatic lyrics, many of which reference historical events and literature. Many standout moments throughout the album, from the background vocals of the lead single to […]
Royal Canoe – Today We’re Believers
Royal Canoe is band from Winnipeg, Manitoba that creates music from a wide variety of instruments, producing songs that are experimental and catchy at the same time. Today We’re Believers is the sound of a band having fun doing what they do. You can hear specific influences from current popular indie bands in their music […]
The latest from Goldroom is a six track EP titled Embrace. The music has been described as “shimmering laptop disco that isn’t quite a dance ballad nor a full-on pop song.” What that means is the tracks are upbeat but aren’t all out bubblegum pop and there’s a smoothness and subtleness to these Synth Pop […]
Feast/Beast is a two disc, 29 track album showcasing some of the best remixes from artist Clark as well as remixes of his tracks by other artists. Disc one is a mix of Ambient, Jazz, Electro Hop and Found-Sound along with Asian influences. Disc two has a little edge with more Glitch, Drum&Bass and Synth […]
Michal Menert-2013 Sampler
Latest from Michal Menert is a 2013 sampler. The music is funky Disco Dance with some serious grooves to it. There’s an Electro Hop and some Dubstep elements as well adding even more funkiness to the tracks. This is a great sampler and is perfect for your next party or the dance floor. Tracks: All […]
Sounds From The Ground-Tribes
Sounds From The Ground, the masters of Downtempo, are back with their latest album, Tribes. The group continues to produce atmospheric, dub infused Downtempo with a distinct urban feel to the tracks. This album has a touch of grittiness, just a touch, giving the album more of a darker feel than their last work Wider […]
JAGWAR MA – “HOWLIN”
Australian psych-pop duo with electronica & Classic Soul influences. Sun-soaked beach-pop with sweet Beach Boys vocals, vintage drum machines. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 FCC: 5 (clean edit inside) RIYL: Tame Impala, Cut Copy, Jacco Gardner