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New Music Blast 9/26


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Hello Walla Walla!
We’re back with yet another installment of the New Music Blast this week, lighting up your playlists and feeding your mindzz. Enjoy the following post, and make sure to tune in to your favorite shows at KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla!
Here’s something weird
WHO CARES!!
I don’t care about your ducks getting vacuumed (see the video of the duck getting vacuumed above. cannot endorse enough), but i do care about the new music getting spinned and spun and spinded in the KWCW studio this week!
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We finally are operating at full force in the New Music Machine behind that murky window in the Kdub studio. Cranking out reviews left and right, till we land on something like this 81-year-old dub legend’s concept album remake, this strange being stretched across 3 continents via the internet, and this radical supergroup of RATM, Public Enemy, & Cypress Hill (watch for FCC if you spin!)
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But nevermind all that, let’s move on to some PIKKS:
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Cory:    Death From Above — Outrage Is Now
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“A thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable rock album, this duo (formerly called Death from Above 1979) stands out as one of the most engaging and consistently amazing Canadian rock bands of the 21st century. With a clear affinity for styles as diverse as hard rock and EDM, this band combines catchy riffs with hook-filled songwriting, balancing the powerful basslines, heavy drumming, and driving vocals into an exhilarating three-pronged attack. Amazingly, this continues throughout every track, while still varying the sound enough to at times sound as poppy as Def Leppard and at other times as heavy as Black Sabbath. Despite this comparison, they never slow down on this release; each track continually moves forward with great energy and ferocity. Believe me, there’s something on here for everyone…I enjoy 1,2,8, and 10, but highly recommend listening to all of it.” 
Get a taste of their energy here
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Calvin:    Jaws Of Love — Tasha Sits Close to the Piano
“Man this album was a pleasant surprise! Jaws of Love is the solo project of Kelsey Ayer, of Local Natives fame…All the songs kinda follow the same formula, but it’s a really good formula so it never really bothered me. Ayer generally opens tracks as minimal piano ballads, gradually adding soft, thumping drums and then throwing in synths and electronic sounds until the songs reach a cathartic climax. I really appreciated how patient this album was, giving each song time to build and swell organically. There’s also a bit of R&B influence throughout; I’d compare the sound to artists like Rhye or Sampha. Definitely give this one a listen if you’re looking for more sad indie music to add to your fall rotation!”
Love Me Like I’m Gone hurts a little but a lot and it’s really sad but lovely
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Gardner:    Lou Reid & Kris Kristofferson — The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words with Vin Scelsa
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“This just-released recording of an extensive live event features salty American rock n roll legend Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground (ahhhhh!!!) and the actor/country singer & songwriter Kris Kristofferson. Intimate live cuts of absolute classics like Sweet Jane and Me and Bobby McGee highlight the incredible rock’n’ roll talent on display in this album. Additionally, this album includes intimate discussion tracks like LR on Songwriting and LR on the Velvet Underground and Warhol. Even if you’re not a Velvet Underground buff, the musical sensibility on display in this release is truly sensational, and the additional interview content serves to personalize their canonized art.”
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Lucy:    Madeline Kenney — Night Night At The First Landing
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“Somber yet comforting with a subtle electronic twist, an ethereal journey through the night of your mind!! “Don’t Forget//There’s Room” for you in this never-fing-ending universe! Also holy shoot her voice reminds me of japanese breakfast/big thief/Alvvays (all those sexy as hell groups). Catchy instrumentals (see Witching Hour), never bogging you down with existential crisis. This is dank nasty.”
This album is crackly and ethereal, all over the place–but it has a sound to it that’s hard to turn off. Check out the link above!
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Be4 u go:
Watch SahBabii draw himself, and spin his album too!
Love your h8rs, but don’t h8 your lovers
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New Music Blast 9/26