Newt Music Blast 10/4


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Welcome to the third installment of the Newt Music Blast of the fall 2017, please have a seat and listen very carefully to what I am about to say
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     I have asked you here this afternoon to slap the following tunez on your radio showz and in ur carz and dorm roomz.
     The reptiles are among us. And in order to placate their hunger, and stave off our certain demise, we must play their songs and albums and GIG to them (this gigger ft. Jen Wasner of Wye Oak).
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     This week’s new music blast brings some suggestions of safe, reptilian-friendly music to play on air. Let’s start with this stegosaurus, straight out of a grungy New Jersey sewer (peep their album “left turn on red”, it’s out for College radio, but nowhere on the internet!). And continue on with another Horrible conspiracy, and finally, this riot grrrly supergroup.
Of course, all directly approved by our reptilian overlords
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But before the lizard people get too impatient, let’s move on to some picksssssssss..
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Gabe: Frogleg – Busy Checking In
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Amphibian of the week! This groovy group provides the jammy pop to get you bouncin in the morning! Sometimes we can tell how a song (or album) was written just by hearing its sounds & structure, and for me this entire album clearly came out of a series of jam sessions by the talented frogleg musicians featured, only later to be constructed into Songs complete with storiez and talez and versez and fun. From the skilled but simple percussion to the carving guitar and jazzy piano, the instrumentation on this album is definitely a highlight. And on the songs Tommy and Isabelle and First Thunder First Rain, the lyricism is on par with those sounds. check it out if u like Natural Child, Dawes, or Lettuce
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Cory: The Preatures – Girlhood
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“This Australian band has really outdone themselves on this new record. Honestly, I am not really sure how to categorize this. Sure, it’s definitely infectious indie pop/rock, but there are hints of so much more; I can hear threads of melodic alternative, psychedlic dream pop, and folky alt-country. And weirdly enough, this is not on isolated parts of songs; these qualities persist simulatenous throughout the album. Clearly ’80s inspired, this mixes gorgeous classic rock-style melodies with a tinge of sadness behind each lyric of singer/keyboardist Izzi Manfredi. Throughout the album, she brings the listener through all the many woes of womanhood in the era of millenials, but specially utilizes this epic topic to focus on the intimacy of every detail. For instance, the soaring chorus on the title track (listen below) shows us an identifiable feeling of empty longing, while making evident that it is SHE that is speaking, that she is the human subject who is “dancing in denial.” As much an in-depth personal confession as a grand statement about all women, Girlhood is a must listen for the lost and weary who still want to feel the warmth of summer”
Infectious and real! Deceptively upbeat… I like me this one
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Gardner: Reptaliens – FM 2030
A representative of their kind provided by our very own reptilian “friends?” 
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Gardner sayssss: “This sinous electronic album will have you zoned out in no time (See the first lyrics off the second track, “if you want to get high”). Husband and wife combo Cole and Bambi Browning bring you into their “pyscedelic dreamspaces” with plush synths, Bambi’s soft crowing, sneaky horns, and even what sounds like an occasional triangle. This album plays less electronic than it appears after the first song, with sleepy guitar underlying most all of the slow-grooving tracks that possess winding, layered buildups of easy melodies and distorted vocals. I bet this couple is effing chill. Some of the songs on this album remind me of if Chromatics and Mac Demarco collabed (see Simulation and 666Bus). Highlights include Nunya, Butter Slime, and If You Want. This album was a total sleeper.”
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Calvin: Kelsey Kerrigan – Primary Colors
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“Kelsey Kerrigan blends the driving bass and pounding drums of post-punk with sugary-sweet pop melodies, resulting in a bright, catchy album. Kerrigan stated that her intent for this project was “to make sad music sound happy,” which definitely rings true. The rhythms and riffs that you’d come to expect from post-punk are here, but they’ve been recast in a major key and aren’t so overtly heavy. That said, Kerrigan’s matter-of-fact delivery suggests that there’s more to these songs than the music is letting on at first listen. Check out “Driving Around” or “What Was the Last Time” for a taste!”
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PLUS: check out Ezra Furman’s new single and give the weird Gogol Bordello tape a chance too! That’s all we got for this week folks! I hope it was enough to stave off these hungry creatures.
Look alive
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