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New Music In The Week Of Skyrim
Williamsboy - Alone With You
Mandala - The Visitation (The Magnetic Fields, Jens Lekman, Nick Drake)
The Hours - I want More EP (Kasabian, Duran Duran, French Kicks)
.Said The WhaleNew Brighton Ep (The Shins, Fruit Bats, Rah Rah)
Oh No Not Stereo - In Case of Stares Use Fire (Set Your Goals, All American Rejects, Sum 41)
Bleeding Knees Club - Virginity
Megadeth - Th1rt3en
The Jigsaw Seen - Winterland (The Kinks, Guided By Voices, XTC)
Grubstake - Anyhow (Gogol Bordelo, Black Lips, guided by voices)
David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time (yeah yeah yeahs, Electro-pop, weird shit)
Built Like Alaska - In Trouble Times (Grandaddy, Telekinesis, Sparkelhorse)
Garrett J. Brown - Priorities
The Color Pharmacy - Texatonka
Wise Blood - These Wings (Panda Bear, James Blake, Ariel Pink, Zomby)
Ski Lodge - Ski Lodge (Vampire Weekend, Smiths, Shins)
Cass Mccombs - Humor Rosk (Elliot Smith, Jeff Buckley, Bert Jansch)
Owen - Ghost Town (Kevin Devine, J Mascis & The Mountain Goats)
Pert Near Sandstone - Paradise Hop
Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (Daft Punk, MSTRKRFT, DJ mehdi)
Bands In parenthesis are Recommended If You Like.
College Radio Day Is Here
We are having an all-afternoon roadshow/request show at the Havener Center (pic related):
Tune in and check out our College Radio Day Programming.
KMNR loves you.
Nirvana - Live at the Paramount
Where - Shrenk G3
When - October 23 @ 6PM
College radio day is coming!
The aim of College Radio Day is to raise a greater, national awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate in North America by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day. It is hoped that those people who do tune in like what they hear and become regular listeners. The organizers of College Radio Day believe that college radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from the constrictions of having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission. College radio is the only free live medium brave enough to play unsigned, local, and independent artists on a regular basis. Indeed, many famous and successful bands today, owe their initial break to being played on colllege radio. Put simply, college radio is an important part of the North American media landscape because of its unique and fearless programming.
KMNR will be celebrating College Radio Day with all day road show and request shows. More information will be coming soon so keep your eyes peeled and watch our roadshow calendar. You can find out more about College Radio Day from their website.
KMNR Show Featured In The Miner
The Missouri Miner is featuring various KMNR radio shows in their paper. This week was the Toolbox:
What do you get when you put two music loving, gym going, and bro talking guys on the radio? You get the Toolbox radio show on KMNR from 3-5 on Thursday afternoons. Toolbox is filled with your entire tool needs for the week.
Toolbox is not your average radio show; it strives to go above and beyond. They actually admit that they like Nickleback. Then again, they will say anything to get your blood pumping. Ryan Foshage and Scott Hacker, seniors in Engineering Management, are the bros that take you on your weekly trip down tool lane.
Check out the full article over at the Miner’s website. Checkout Toolbox on Thursdays from 3-5.
New Music Reviews! (Hardcore Edition)
Touche Amore - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Just like last week, I was drawn to this record by the influences. This time, comparisons were drawn to Revolution Summer bands like Rites of Spring. Plus, I’d heard good things about this band, so I decided to check it out. My first impressions before even playing the music were good; the album has 13 songs, but is less than 21 minutes long. The opening song, Tilde, starts off gentle, before launching into an all-out audio assault. The rest of the album is similar, with loud guitar, crashing drums and cymbals, and the lead singer howling like an unholy mixture of Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac) and Guy Picciotto (Rites of Spring, Fugazi). There’s almost no silence on the album. The only breaks for the listener are when the band plays quieter bits, like the mostly piano Condolences, hearkening back to At the Drive-In’s Non-Zero Possibility. A great listen for anyone seeking high energy music.
Recommended Tracks: Tilde, Uppers/Downers, Method Act, Amends
Misfits - The Devil’s Rain
I’ve only listened to the Misfits’ first album, Walk Among Us, so I decided to listen to their newest album. The album starts off alright, although it’s severely lacking in the speed and energy that helped make the Misfits the punk legends they are today. This is one of the problems that pervades the album. For a hardcore punk band, they aren’t too fast. This is most likely due to the age of the members. It’s been almost 30 years since Jerry Only first played bass on Walk Among Us, and the years (and lineup changes) have taken a toll on the band. In all, the album’s 16 songs take 50 minutes to play out. Most of the songs lack any definitive hooks and don’t have any sort of real energy. And by the end of the album, I started to lose interest. Overly long and without too much energy, The Devil’s Rain is disappointing, even if there are a couple good songs.
Recommended Tracks: Land of the Dead, Cold In Hell, Jack The Ripper, Ghost of Frankenstein