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ELEANOR UNDERHILL – STRANGE CHEMISTRY (SINGLE) [SELF RELEASED]

Heartfelt lyrics and psychedelic undertones abound in this entrancing new single from Eleanor Underhill. Play! FCC: Clean RIYL: Underhill Rose, The Get Right Band

MY TAM (Tammy Huynh) – Philly Pop [Self Released]

Tammy Huynh, a graduate from Temple University has been playing in and around Philly for the past few years and garnered attention as a pretty damn amazing vocalist. Huynh released Philly Pop, her first EP during the COVID-19 quarantine. “‘PHILLY POP’ (play on “City Pop”) is a mock radio station set in a dystopian future.” […]

Professor Elemental – Professor Elemental and His Amazing Friends, Part 2 [Tea Sea]

An introspective, Brexit-free and darker Elemental offering, filled with thoughts about touring and growing as an artist, and with a strong theme of THE INTERNET IS TERRIBLE. Liked and Shared! Remixes of some well-tread favorites (and frankly “You Remind Me of the Hustle” needed an update, just possibly not… this one) cuddle up to a […]

Guy Klucevsek – Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy

  Guy Klucevsek  (Starkland Records)  Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy.  This is not your polka party accordion.  The songs and performances are passionate (2,14,17) and Klesmeresque (15, etc.) and more in the European tradition of accordion.  Klucevsek, American-born, has performed internationally and has composed for the solo accordion as well as for music groups […]

Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland

Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland They are back with the old CC sound – rock, mellow, vibey! PLAY: 4, 5, 2 FCC: none ##

WRUV 2104 September Rock Mix 2

WRUV 2104 September Rock Mix 2 1. The Barr Brothers – Half Crazy [secret city records] 2. Tennis – Never Work for Free [communion records] 3. Yelle – Complètement Fou [EMI] 4. Julia Holter – Hello Stranger [domino] 5. Julia Holter – Don’t Make Me Over [domino] 6. Klangkarussell – Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain) [casablanca] 7. Sylvan Esso – Could I Be [partisan] 8. Karen O – 01 […]

Corey Cranston, Sacred Sound

LOCAL Corey’s most diverse album to date. Comprised of 3 differed projects. Spiritual and haunting, to extremely meditative.  Takes you on an introspective journey.  Shows the growth of Corey’s musical talent and taste. FCC:0 Try: 3,4,7,10

V.A- All Trap Music Vol 2 (AEI Media)

(Obvious) follow-up to Volume 1. A lot more heaving hitting lines in this compilation than the first. Similar to the first, the producers are pretty well known, but these songs are guaranteed to get the party bumping FCC: CD1: 2,3, CD2: 7,8,9,10,11,14

tops // picture you staring (arbutus records)

MONTREAL 4-piece Romanticore with 80’s synths, sultry female vocals. A raw punk take on AM studio pop. Catchy, dreamy & smooth. PLAY: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 + RIYL: PURE BATHING CULTURE, TENNIS, ALVVAYS

WRUV September Rock Singles Mix #1 – 2014

WRUV September Rock Singles Mix #1 – 2014 1. La Roux – Let Me Down Gently (MTNR Remix) [polydor] 2. The Drums – I Can’t Pretend [island] 3. Electric Youth – Runaway (last gang] 4. Fitz & The Tantrums  – Fools Gold MapleMusic Recordings] 5. Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag – Roll With It [SKH Music] 6. Como Mamas – Come Out The Wilderness [daptone] […]

Hooray for Earth- Racy

Hooray for Earth is a gritty band mixing airy vocals with distorted guitars and powerful synth. Hailing from New York City, they formed in the mid-2000s and were officially signed in 2008 after release of their EP, Cellophane. Their newest album, Racy is their second full-length album. Hooray for Earth is reminiscent of 80s dance […]

La Roux- Trouble in Paradise

We have all heard La Roux from her hit Bulletproof and now she is back with her new album, Trouble in Paradise. Still sticking with her pop, electronic dance style, the vibe of her new album is much like her 2009 self-titled album that became such a hit. However, whereas her first album was so […]

Tinnarose- Tinnarose

Tinnarose captures a mix of late 60’s music, 70’s, and cute indie folk. Their self-titled album is their first as a band. Singer-songwriter, Seth Sherman, artist of 2012 album When the Moment is True gathered fellow Austin artists and thus Tinnarose was born. One of the best characteristics of Tinnarose is the blending of male […]

V.A- All Trap Music Vol 2 (AEI Media)

(Obvious) follow-up to Volume 1. A lot more heaving hitting lines in this compilation than the first. Similar to the first, the producers are pretty well known, but these songs are guaranteed to get the party bumping.  These compilations are great for mixes FCC: 2,3,23,24,25,26,27,30

V.A- All Trap Music Vol 1 (AEI Media)

There are “Jazz Standards”, “Orchestra Standards”, “Classical Standards”, and now Trap Standards. Volume 1 is primarily the more minimalistic Trap, with fat bass and reverb like nobody’s business. Quite a few “turnt” songs thrown in also. Lots of familiar names and solid hits in the tracklist. FCC: 5,6,7,13,18,20,21 Track 1 has a questionable beginning

Cold Specks – “Bodies At Bay EP”

Containing tracks from her album “Neuroplasticity”, this EP is a nice taste of what to expect.  Track #4 is a Swans cover (she’s played with them, and Michael Gira appears on “Neuroplasticity”.   RIYL:  Couldn’t begin to think of comparisons….PJ Harvey, maybe.  Swans, I guess. Play: #1, #2, #4 FCC: Clean

Floating Action – “Body Questions”

Seth Kauffman returns with another one of his “lo-fi California funk” albums.  Very sunny & mellow, Floating Action has always excelled at this style, and this album finds them mastering that art.  Unfortunately, there aren’t many songs to go with the execution.  The production is tight, the harmonies are awesome, but there is just a lack […]

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “LOSE”

Ironically, this album was created as a sort-of Irish Wake for the death of Rock and Roll.  It just might kickstart it back to life.  This album just blows doors down.  Produced by the legendary John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr.), Cymbals Eat Guitars destroy all over this album.  Fast, exciting, fun (what was the […]

Sarah Jaffe – “Don’t Disconnect”

Walks that line between St. Vincent & Katy Perry, or Haim & Wilson Philips.  VERY poppy, but with enough music chops, good song-writing, and integrity to pull it off. Produced by McKenzie Smith of Midlake, there’s an sturdy indie undercurrent that prevents this from tumbling too far into schmaltzville.  Stand out tracks are truly that; […]

The Rentals – “Lost In Alphaville”

First album in 15 years from former-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp’s heavy-synth-pop outfit, The Rentals (remember “Friend of P.”?).  Surrounded by a band of A-Listers, including Pat “Black Keys” Carney on drums, and Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig (Lucius) on vocals, this album is stellar.  I give it the “Arctic Monkeys: Who Saw This Coming?” Award for […]

The Orwells – “Disgraceland”

“Life is Better With A Hand Full of Ass, Badass Shades, And A Bag Full of Grass” – (Southern Comfort (Track 1) So…….Bob Dylan these guys are not. This is just stupid, fun rock n’ roll. No fussy deep lyrics to worry about, just awesome hooks, songs about being young & dumb (they are all […]

SAM SMITH – In the Lonely Hour (Capitol)

Brit Superstar “nice-boy-soul-singer” has rose to worldwide success with this album (Billboard 2). Crooning, with one hell of a set of pipes. Very groomed production. Album is a set of “love letters” to a man, unrequited. Mid-tempo washes, delicate late night vulnerability. Billboard singles: 3 Stay With Me 4 Leave Your Lover 5 I’m Not […]

JENNY LEWIS – Voyager (Warner)

Former member of Rilo Kiley and collaborator with The Watson Twins. 2nd solo album since 2008. Lots of hardship in her life led to very honest and bare lyrics, but they are supported by a jangle rather than a death-rattle. Collaborations with Beck, Ryan Adams, Johnathan Rice, First Aid Kit, etc etc… There is little […]

Native America-Various Artists

Putumayo releases a compilation CD part of “Putumayo Presents” collection.  Wonderful selections from Quebec starting  with Miam Maikan (white wolf) with Florent Vollant singing in Montagnais, an Algonquin language.  Followed by Chloe Sainte-Marie singing in Innu, …I’ll never forget the place where i was born..” Track 6 has Elisapie Isaac is singing in Inkutitut a […]

Native Son-Tony Duncan

Tony Duncan is the solo flute player on this CD from Canyon Records.  The song titles are a reflection of the melodies of the flute playing.  Look  and feel the air and wind with tracks 3, 7,8, 12 with names Hummingbird Visits Me, Birds Dancing, Eagle Has Blessed Us, and Quail Dancers.  Winner of Best […]