KJHK 90.7 FM http://kjhk.org/web The Sound Alternative Tue, 05 May 2015 18:05:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Around The Bag Edition 8 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/05/around-the-bag-edition-8/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/05/around-the-bag-edition-8/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 18:05:41 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34091 Mitch Glessner and Thomas Lemanske discuss their takeaways from the first month of play in the major leagues, and their overviews of the Royals so far.  ]]>

Mitch Glessner and Thomas Lemanske discuss their takeaways from the first month of play in the major leagues, and their overviews of the Royals so far.

 

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Charts & Adds: 4/28/15 – 5/4/15 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/05/charts-adds-42815-5415/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/05/charts-adds-42815-5415/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 17:18:47 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34096 Toro Y Moi tops our charts with his sun-drenched What For? Rank Artist Recording Label User Supplied Version 1 TORO Y MOI What For? Carpark 2 SUFJAN STEVENS Carrie And Lowell Asthmatic Kitty   3 COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Mom And Pop 4 SAN CISCO Gracetown Island City 5 CALEXICO Edge Of The Sun Anti 6 TICA DOUGLAS Joey Self-Released 7 WAXAHATCHEE Ivy Tripp Merge 8 CHASTITY BELT Time To Go Home Hardly Art 9 LOWER DENS Escape From Evil Ribbon 10 GHASTLY MENACE Songs Of Ghastly Menace Record Machine 11 MONOPHONICS Sound Of Sinning Transistor 12 KING KHAN AND BBQ SHOW Bad News Boys In The Red...]]>

Toro Y Moi tops our charts with his sun-drenched What For?

Rank Artist Recording Label User Supplied Version
1 TORO Y MOI What For? Carpark
2 SUFJAN STEVENS Carrie And Lowell Asthmatic Kitty  
3 COURTNEY BARNETT Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Mom And Pop
4 SAN CISCO Gracetown Island City
5 CALEXICO Edge Of The Sun Anti
6 TICA DOUGLAS Joey Self-Released
7 WAXAHATCHEE Ivy Tripp Merge
8 CHASTITY BELT Time To Go Home Hardly Art
9 LOWER DENS Escape From Evil Ribbon
10 GHASTLY MENACE Songs Of Ghastly Menace Record Machine
11 MONOPHONICS Sound Of Sinning Transistor
12 KING KHAN AND BBQ SHOW Bad News Boys In The Red
13 PAPERWHITE Magic Self-Released
14 TEMPLE INVISIBLE * Enter EP * * waiting for CMJ verification
15 WHAT TYRANTS No Luck Forged Artifacts
16 ALEX G Trick Lucky Number
17 PURITY RING Another Eternity 4AD
18 PRINZE GEORGE Prinze George Sounds Expensive  
19 SUNFLOWER BEAN Show Me Your Seven Secrets [EP] Self-Released
20 YUMI ZOUMA EP I And EP II Cascine
21 WAND Golem In The Red
22 SPEEDY ORTIZ Foil Deer Carpark
23 HOCKEY DAD Dreamin’ Farmer And The Owl
24 MOUNTAIN GOATS Beat The Champ Merge
25 SHLOHMO Dark Red WeDidIt-True Panther Sounds
26 TIMBRE Sun And Moon Self-Released
27 AVID DANCER 1st Bath Grand Jury
28 PEACH KELLI POP III Burger
29 KATHRYN CALDER Kathryn Calder File Under: Music  
30 MODEST MOUSE Strangers To Ourselves Epic

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Rank Artist Recording Label User Supplied Version
1 DJANGO DJANGO Born Under Saturn Ribbon
2 SURFER BLOOD 1000 Palms Joyful Noise
3 BLUR The Magic Whip Warner Brothers
4 MY MORNING JACKET The Waterfall Capitol
5 WARM SODA Symbolic Dream Castle Face

 

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Aero Flynn: Aero Flynn http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/04/aero-flynn-aero-flynn/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/04/aero-flynn-aero-flynn/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 02:42:30 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34086 The most soulful, achingly delicate piece of art that has hit the 2015 radiowaves.]]>

twistFor those of you have, over the past seven years, become avid followers of the Justin Vernon movement (because truly, that man is a movement), REJOICE! His gentle, encompassing touch has helped bring yet another wonderful piece of art into existence; “Aero Flynn” is the brain child of Josh Scott, an early member of the Wisconsin music scene that created Bon Iver.

Good ol’ Justin Vernon produced the album and recruited members of Bon Iver to record it for Josh, with Josh. The relationships between all of these musicians appear to be complicated, massively intertwined and wholly intriguing, yet shrouded in mystery. Christopher Porterfield, another early member of projects with Vernon, like DeYarmond Edison, said this of Josh in a beautifully written introduction to the album: “Josh Scott is a disruption. He is as reliable as the wind. He is an earthquake. He is a drought. He is a thirty-year flood. He is my best friend.”

Let’s dive into the music. Aero Flynn is an album of depths and heights. It soared, scooped me up into darkness, and left me more curious about the origins of it’s construction than an album has in a long, long time. It’s an album that the attentive ear can tell a soul has been poured into. Aero Flynn can best be described as an ethereal, electronically tinged indie rock album that constantly becomes more brave, yet also more withdrawn. I cannot emphasize enough the sheer amount of soul and emotion that is existent. It’s minimalist and sparse, yet driven with encompassing crescendos and decrescendos, moving along with a drive that so, so many albums fall short of.

There are subtle influences of Justin Vernon’s distinct musicality in this album, appearing in the form of backup vocals, guitar melodies, overall production, and at times, the melodies and presence of the synth. But Josh Scott has distinguished himself as his own musician with a most important contribution: his pain, concentration, and story. Unfortunately, this album may stay shrouded in mystery for the rest of it’s days. I wish it weren’t so. Such a piece of someone’s soul should be cared for and lovingly cradled by the masses.

Recommended If You Like: The Killers, Torres, Bon Iver, DeYarmond Edison
Recommended Tracks: 1 (Plates2), 3 (Dk/Pi), 4 (Crisp), 5 (Tree)
Do Not Play: none
Written by Kayci Lineberger on 05/01/2015

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Live @ KJHK w/ Paper Buffalo (Part 2) http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/04/live-kjhk-w-paper-buffalo-part-2/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/04/live-kjhk-w-paper-buffalo-part-2/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 14:19:40 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34046 Paper Buffalo decided to play some new music off of their most recent EP, White on White.  Check out the awesome performance. Set List 1. FWA 2. The Champ 3. White on White 4. I’ve Reached the Ocean]]>

Paper Buffalo decided to play some new music off of their most recent EP, White on White.  Check out the awesome performance.

Set List

1. FWA

2. The Champ

3. White on White

4. I’ve Reached the Ocean

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Sporting KC Fast Forward for May 3 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/02/sporting-kc-fast-forward-for-may-3/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/02/sporting-kc-fast-forward-for-may-3/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 15:02:41 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34077 The guys break down Sporting KC’s upcoming match with the Chicago Fire. The Fire haven’t fared very well at Sporting Park, see if the guys think that will change on Sunday. For a review of last week’s 4-4 thriller against Houston, check out the Sporting KC Rewind from April 25. Follow the guys on Twitter: Griffin @GriffinJHughes, Christian @HardyNFL, and Skylar @SkyRolNews. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.]]>

The guys break down Sporting KC’s upcoming match with the Chicago Fire. The Fire haven’t fared very well at Sporting Park, see if the guys think that will change on Sunday. For a review of last week’s 4-4 thriller against Houston, check out the Sporting KC Rewind from April 25. Follow the guys on Twitter: Griffin @GriffinJHughes, Christian @HardyNFL, and Skylar @SkyRolNews. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.

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Sporting KC Rewind from April 25 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/02/sporting-kc-rewind-from-april-25/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/02/sporting-kc-rewind-from-april-25/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 15:01:56 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34073 The guys break down Sporting KC’s exciting 4-4 draw with Houston and look at Luis Marin. Can he continue to be the number one goalkeeper for KC going forward? For a preview of KC’s May 3 clash with the Fire at Sporting Park, check out the Sporting KC Fast Forward for May 3. Follow the guys on Twitter: Griffin @GriffinJHughes, Christian @HardyNFL, and Skylar @SkyRolNews. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.]]>

The guys break down Sporting KC’s exciting 4-4 draw with Houston and look at Luis Marin. Can he continue to be the number one goalkeeper for KC going forward? For a preview of KC’s May 3 clash with the Fire at Sporting Park, check out the Sporting KC Fast Forward for May 3. Follow the guys on Twitter: Griffin @GriffinJHughes, Christian @HardyNFL, and Skylar @SkyRolNews. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.

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EPL from LFK 18 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/02/epl-from-lfk-18/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/02/epl-from-lfk-18/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 15:01:02 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34063 The weather is getting warmer and the league races are heating up, and the guys at EPL from LFK break it all down heading into the last month of the season. Alex Blau and Conner Wade return to preview the upcoming games in the BPL plus what the Spurs’ chances are of getting into European competition, and the guys take a look at the other power leagues in Europe. Follow EPL from LFK on Twitter, @EPLfromLFK, like them on Facebook, or email them at EPLfromLFK@gmail.com. If you liked the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.]]>

The weather is getting warmer and the league races are heating up, and the guys at EPL from LFK break it all down heading into the last month of the season. Alex Blau and Conner Wade return to preview the upcoming games in the BPL plus what the Spurs’ chances are of getting into European competition, and the guys take a look at the other power leagues in Europe. Follow EPL from LFK on Twitter, @EPLfromLFK, like them on Facebook, or email them at EPLfromLFK@gmail.com. If you liked the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.

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Sam Cohen: Cool It http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/01/sam-cohen-cool-it/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/01/sam-cohen-cool-it/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 20:52:05 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34078 The fusion of idealistic vocals and Tame Impala-esque psychadelic, relaxed rock.]]>

Sam_optDepending on the song this album was at closest comparison Mac Demarco/Father John Misty/Beatles vocals all backed and/or driven by Tame Impala-esque instrumental. Sam Cohen is where music is heading, or should be. It’s a softer touch on rock, almost a folk approach, but with electronic, synth-laced backing.

This album grips you and relieves you of all inhibitions. It allows you to space out. And yet there’s no definite description due to the differentiation from song to song.

In Unconditional Love (4) the vocals drag the instrumental along in a slow serenade. You catch a little bit of influence from The Beatles on Last Dream (6). Don’t Shoot The Messenger (5) is reminiscent of Father John Misty with a tweak. And, The Garden (3), Let The Mountain Come To You (1) and a few others personally give off the aforementioned Mac Demarco vibe.

There is a lot of musical experimentation packed into this album. It can surely provide for quite a few different musical tastes. So let Sam Cohen spin in player and do some exploring, just don’t get too lost in it.

Recommended If You Like: Mac Demarco, Pond, Tame Impala, Foxygen, White Fence, Grizzly Bear
Recommended Tracks: 1 (Let The Mountain Come To You), 5 (Don’t Shoot The Messenger), 3 (The Garden), 6 (Last Dream), 9 (Midnight Conqueror)
Do Not Play: 10 (Unconditional Love)
Written by Colin Smith on 05/01/2015

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Sales: Sales EP http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/01/sales-sales-ep/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/01/sales-sales-ep/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 20:49:37 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34070 A debut, minimalist guitar pop EP, from the duo dubbed Sales.]]>

Sales-Sales-EPSales, a duo formed by musicians Laura Morgan and Jordan Shih, are breaking out and moving up with their first cohesive work, a self-titled, 6 track minimalist guitar pop EP. For a group that has only released a handful of singles, these two have a mature, developed sound and perfectly balanced contributions of snyth, minimalist picked guitar parts, drum kits/misc. percussion programming, and distinctly emotional vocals. They’ve got that no-nonsense vibe paired with dreamy vocals that seems to be topping charts right now. This is all topped off with, in my opinion, wonderful post production work, and a keen eye to detail in the smallest moments of their songs (i.e: the glitches in “Getting it On” or the beautiful, loopy lo-fi acoustic guitar of “Renee”).

My only qualms with this album are that the lyrics tend to underwhelm, and there isn’t an overarching theme that can be found in these tracks. But for a first release, and for an EP, I think that can be forgiven. Even if SALES continues to write lyrics the way they do, their killer low-fi vibes will continue to be pleasing for many folks’ earholes. I’m excited to see what comes next from these two; there’s much in store for Sales.

Bonus cherry on top: the EP wraps up with a suhweet remix from XXYYXX. Check it out.

Recommended If You Like: Sylvan Esso, Tegan and Sara, TV Girl, Alvvays
Recommended Tracks: 1 (Renee [this one is VERY Sylvan Esso, it’s wonderful]), 4 (Getting It On)
Do Not Play: Nada
Written by Kayci Lineberger on 05/01/2015

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MG: MG http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/01/mg-mg/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/05/01/mg-mg/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 20:47:08 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34066 Immersive sci-fi sounds with an emphasis on atmosphere.]]>

homepage_large.3d6c305eConsisting of subtle beats, distinctive electronics, and sci-fi inspired synth work akin to that of the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack, MG’s self-titled album was satisfying to listen to. It stood out from the crowd of modern electronic music and somehow created a modern feel with the use of archaic sounding technology.

Though the songs are often minimalistic and additive/subtractive, each tune remains interesting through the atmospheric aura as well as the dynamics each instrument offers. Every voice sounds full and clean, and always serve to compliment all of the other elements of the song.

If you want to feel like you’ve arrived in a cyberpunk dystopia, this is the album for you.

Recommended If You Like: Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy Soundtrack, Blade Runner
Recommended Tracks: 5 (Brink), 12 (Crowly), 1 (Pinking), 9 (stealth), 16 (Blade)
Do Not Play: None
Written by Shane Blair on 05/01/2015

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