Monthly Archives: October 2015

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New Order is back after 10 years with a fantastic new synth-pop album. These brits started the electro-dance sound back in the 80s – respect and try it! FCC: none Play, 1, 3, 4 RIYL: NEW ORDER (duh)

U.S. Girls – “Half Free”

Crushed, grainy loops and collage-like construction, added with Ronnie Spector-esque vocals.  Dubby bass lines and ticking drum machines make for a uniquely awesome production combination.  Album straddles a neat balance between bittersweet pop hooks and murky, adventurous production. FCC: Clean Play: 2, 4, 9 RIYL: MIA, Slim Twig, Grimes Label: 4AD

Dave Rawlings Machine – “Nashville Obsolete”

Neo-traditional country with a noir bent.  Mix of uptempo songs and somewhat downtrodden ones, displaying dazzling three-part harmonies with a bit of the latent rock spirit that always seems to be buzzing at the edge of Rawlings works. FCC: None Play: 1, 4, 5 RIYL: Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Hank Williams Label: Acony Records

The Front Bottoms – “Back On Top”

“Obstinate, fun, melodious, awkward, inventive, rude, and occasionally enlightening, Back on Top offers up another spirited set of good time folk-punk that’s as hook-filled and hilarious as it is filthy.”  -Allmusic.com FCC: 4, 7, 11 Play: 5, 3, 2, 10 RIYL: Frank Turner, Ted Leo, The Thermals, Mountain Goats Label: Fueled By Ramen

John McCabe–Piano Music

Pieces ranging from lyrical to bravura, contemporary. Play most!

Changing Times and Colors

Balaton Chamber Brass (trumpet and trombone) with piano perform contemporary works for this instrumentation. Play most! Witty and gracious!

Lera Auerbach–Homo Ludens

Multi-talented, multi-artistic composer of these contemporary shorts for piano, interesting!

Serenade–The Love Album

Anne Akiko Meyers’ selections on love, from film, broadway, etc. Play!

Logical Drift-The Law Of Light

Mellow Ambient/New Age with a spiritual, cosmic feel. Tracks: All Good

Editors-In Dream

Mix of Gothic and Synth Alternative. It’s dark and brooding but melodious. Tracks: 3,5,7,8

Princess Century-Progress

Side project of Austra’s Maya Poptepski. The album is a mix of Dark Synth Dance and Electro-Alternative and has been described as “minimalist cosmic, disco psychedelia” RIYD: Austra, Blue Hawaii, TRST Tracks: All Good

Le Galaxie-Le Club

It’s all about the Synth Dance! RIYD: Future Islands, Cold Cave Tracks; 2,3,4,8,9,12

Kascade-Automatic

Upbeat Pop Dance with some bangers and some smooth tracks. Tracks: 2,5,6,9

Cosmin TRG-III

Simply put this is some great Minimal Techno. Tracks: All Good

Introverted Dance Floor-Introverted Dance Floor

Understated yet groovy Dance music. Tracks; 1,2,7,9,13

DJ Spinn-Off That Loud

A mix of Hip Hop, Deconstructed House, Jungle and Drum&Bass. Tracks:2,3,4 FCC: #1 (Can be played during safe hours 10pm-6am)

Chants-We Are All Underwater

Downtempo mix of Bass Music, 8-Bit, and Electro R&B. Sultry vocals from several guest artists adds to the music. Tracks: All Good

Big Grams-Big Grams EP

Collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram and has and old school Massive Attack, Trip Hop feel. RIYD: Massive Attack Tracks: All Good

Yppah-Tiny Pause

An organic mix of Ambient, Jazz, Rock and Alternative. The tracks have a nice, fluid feelto them. RIYD: Bonobo, Bibio, Tycho Tracks: 3,4,6,9

Strange Talk-E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.

Australian Synth Pop with a sweet Disco Backdrop. RIYD: Chromeo, Miami Horror Tracks: 2,3,5

Porter Robinson-Worlds Remixed

A remix disc of the Worlds album with various, upbeat styles of EDM. Tracks: 1,4,5,8,12

!!! – “As If”

!!! (pronounced “Chk Chk Chk”) are back with their sixth studio album As If. If you are familiar with their previous work, this album isn’t a step in a different direction than their previous works. There are definitely a lot of infectious grooves. The driving basslines and pulsing beats will make your booty shake, and riffing […]

The Libertines – “Anthem for Doomed Youth”

After 11 years of studio album silence, The Libertines are back with Anthems for Doomed Youth; a look into the mental scars of the bands 18 years together. Typically, years of drug abuse and addiction would make any band’s new music flop. Thankfully, thanks to sobriety, The Libertines are able to release fresh-sounding and exciting […]

Wavves – “V”

Fresh off a co-release with Cloud Nothings, Wavves new album V is a solid effort with short songs full of bratty energy and plenty of hooks to soundtrack your next basement party. Certainly a poppy approach to garage, it works well to showcase the vocals and guitars. Label: Mom + Pop/ Warner Bros. Play: 1, 10, […]

Julia Holter – “Have You In My Wilderness”

Baroque/Chamber pop/Singer-songwriter. This album is more accessible than previous releases. One foot in the seventies and the other in the future of indie-folk. This doesn’t sound like much else out there right now. Beautiful and introspective. Label: Domino Play: 5,8,1,2,10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Joanna Newsom, Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Feist