KWCW New Music Blast!

Gabe Jacobson, Head Music Director--KWCW

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Hello Walla Walla!

The KWCW Music Directors are beyond excited to introduce this new segment to the community, an opportunity for not only KWCW DJs, but the entire readership of Whitman College Campus’ dopest newspaper, the Whitman Wire, to discover, engage with, and most importantly boogie to, the very Best in New Music from recent weeks. Without further ado, I present the New Music Blast!

It’s that time of the week, when you all find yourselves asking, who am I? what am i doing here? when is Wednesday coming? this is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! Thankfully KWCW is here–and will be here EVERY WEEK–to answer those and related questions.
          To begin, us music directors have been floating in new CDs from this summer, and have been blasting our eardrumz out trying to review it all for you wonderful readers. Some older stuff you might find out there includes the new War On Drugs (MUST LISTEN), Alvvays, a re-released Sahbabii mixtape (beware: the CD is dirty but this link is clean), and some Dead Cross that’ll leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth (watch/listen @ ur own risk) PLUS much more.
But that’s old newz… Now for dat New Newz!
Music Director PICKS OF THE WEEK:
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GABE’S PICK:  Mount Kimbie — Love What Survives
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Mount Kimbie and King Krule are meant for eachother. Well, the same could be said for both James Blake and Micachu–and guess what, they’re all homies! Every song with a feature on here is fantastic, and the stuff in between does great biding the time. “biding the time” sounds a little dubious, but that’s really how i experience this album. Those highlights could use some space in between them, and what mount kimbie brings is light, but sonically dense electronic music with a really impressive array of sounds. Blue Train Lines (ft. king krule) [explicit] and Marilyn (ft. micachu) are my two favorites and i also like SP12 Beat to throw in an instrumental track.
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CORY’S PICK:  Myrkur — Mareridt
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“An absolutely stellar release – there needs to be more music like this in the world. This project, created by pop artist Amalie Bruun, is a mix of black metal, eastern european folk, and ambient music. This really shows Bruun coming into her own as an artist. Despite being in Danish, each song resonates with an incredible beauty and vulnerability that echoes with the pain and sorrow of the whole human race. Also, did I mention she wrote and played nearly every part of the album!? Because of the crazy sexism of the metal community, I encourage all of you to open your minds and give this music the spins it deserves – recommended tracks from me are 1-4, 7, and 8.” Here’s Ulvinde
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PAUL’S PICK:  Florist — If Blue Could Be Happiness
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“GOOD album right here. 10 songs of lovely, melancholic bedroom pop. wrap yourself in a soft blanket of reverb and sweet sounds, this is some calm and introspective music. strongly reminds me of Frankie Cosmos and I’d say if you’re into that you’ll be into this album. shows centered around indie music in general should def be able to find a place for some of these tracks.” check out this 1
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CALVIN’S PICK:  Ariel Pink — Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
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“Ariel Pink is known for his larger-than-life faux Hollywood persona and funny, bizarre songs set to 60s pop influenced instrumentals. However, he drops the theatrics for this record, instead providing a set of blissful, personal tracks. Other than a few holdovers of his old style (Santa’s in the Closet is the most unsettling holiday-themed song I’ve ever heard) Pink chooses to focus on creating a consistently dreamy atmosphere. His nostalgia for the music of the past is still as clear as ever, but the songs here are hazy and sincere, yielding surprisingly heartfelt results. A few of the standout tracks are Feels Like Heaven, Another Weekend, and I Wanna Be Young, but the whole thing is good as h-e-” double hockey sticks! Stellar review from Calvin here, check out the linked video!
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GARDNER’S PICK:  Faith Healer — Try;-)
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“Wowie! Imagine Alvvays and Vagabon had a cousin who listened to a lot of Grateful Dead jam recordings and you get something like this album. Full of clean garage rock-style instrumentals, intelligently dark lyrics and a voice reminiscent of SnailMail, Try;-) is consistently enjoyable and I have been vibing all week. The first three tracks on the album and the title track are all moody bangers. Faith Healer’s musical chops show through in her grasp of subtly complex rythms underpinning her deliciously fuzzy guitar solos.” This song Might As Well kicks you while you’re down
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……..AND MUCH MUCH MORE!
Including Royce Melleáux’ Vibe Sanctuary, managed by a Whitman alum!!!
and this giggy 12-piece afro-beat group from Brooklyn
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Tune in to 90.5 FM Walla Walla to hear these tracks & more!
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