KJHK 90.7 FM http://kjhk.org/web The Sound Alternative Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:27:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 EPL from LFK 2 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/19/epl-from-lfk-2/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/19/epl-from-lfk-2/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:27:09 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31679 In this week’s EPL from LFK, Griffin breaks down how Robin van Persie must be feeling right now after the signing of Colombian Radamel Falcao and he puts Man U on the clock in Panic-Meter. Plus, the breakdown for the BPL top five as they head into Matchweek 5.]]>

In this week’s EPL from LFK, Griffin breaks down how Robin van Persie must be feeling right now after the signing of Colombian Radamel Falcao and he puts Man U on the clock in Panic-Meter. Plus, the breakdown for the BPL top five as they head into Matchweek 5.

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/19/epl-from-lfk-2/feed/ 0
The Gridiron Grouse: A Game of Inconsistency http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/16/the-gridiron-grouse-a-game-of-inconsistency/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/16/the-gridiron-grouse-a-game-of-inconsistency/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:55:12 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31606 America loves football. America loves drama. By: Brendan Dzwierzynski We love football for the grit, the toughness, the stars. We follow football and its storylines because sports is the best form of drama; it is completely unscripted and you truly never know what will happen. That isn’t always a positive however, because both on the field and off, inconsistency can damage the product, and not in just an X’s and O’s sense. When it comes to the actual game on the field, inconsistency has marred teams from the dawn of the game and is often the downfall for otherwise contending teams. Take a look at this past Sunday night, Bears vs. 49ers. San Francisco dominated...]]>

America loves football. America loves drama.

By: Brendan Dzwierzynski

We love football for the grit, the toughness, the stars. We follow football and its storylines because sports is the best form of drama; it is completely unscripted and you truly never know what will happen. That isn’t always a positive however, because both on the field and off, inconsistency can damage the product, and not in just an X’s and O’s sense.

When it comes to the actual game on the field, inconsistency has marred teams from the dawn of the game and is often the downfall for otherwise contending teams. Take a look at this past Sunday night, Bears vs. 49ers. San Francisco dominated the Bears early on (or at least the Bears let themselves be dominated). Then things turned around late in the second quarter. Brandon Marshall made an incredible catch for the Bears’ first touchdown of the game. The second half then starts, San Francisco uses up over half of the third quarter and they get a mere three points out of it. Chicago then goes on to score 21 unanswered points, all of Jay Cutler touchdown passes. This is not to count out the Chicago defense, who very much stepped up their game in the second half (most notably thanks to the play of rookie corner back Kyle Fuller). Truthfully, this looks bad on both the Niners and the Bears, despite their victory.

The 49ers have more concerns than you may think, even though they won their first game seemingly with ease. But the truth is that San Francisco, through their first 2 games, have 3 total second half points, whilst giving up 35 to their opponents. It is early in the season but that is not good whatsoever. Kaepernick has shown himself to have traits similar to Jay Cutler, in that now we know there is a good Kaepernick and bad Kaepernick, just like there is good Cutler and bad Cutler. Kaepernick didn’t turn the ball over once in their Week One win over the Cowboys. He turned it over four times, including three interceptions, against the Bears. San Francisco has been to three consecutive NFC Championship games and was a favorite to go again. Based on their play so far, the 49ers still have a long way to go before they can reach that level of quality, and if they can’t, you can be assured that consistency is to blame. For the Bears, they still have a lot of issues to sort out as well. This is a team that was predicted by many to contend for a playoff spot, but they will need their defense to play like they did in the second half against San Francisco throughout the remaining 14 games, not like they did against Buffalo and the first half this past Sunday night. And on offense, even with Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett, if Jay Cutler regresses and has a “bad Jay” day, they have almost no chance to win. These are not the only two teams which require more consistency, but they are two prominent examples. Inconsistency kills, but that goes beyond killing playoff dreams all the way to killing an entire brand.

The NFL is not dying out any time soon, you can bet on that. That doesn’t mean, however, that its public image isn’t going to be taking a beating for some time. Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald, Adrian Peterson, Josh Gordon, Wes Welker. There is some major star power on that list. What do they all have in common? Each one of those players is contributing to the continued damage to “the shield,” ironically the one thing that Commissioner Roger Goodell has tried to protect more than anything else in his tenure (that includes the brains of ex-players). Domestic violence, child abuse, drugs. This is the stuff an episode of Law & Order:SVU is made of, not a typical sports headline.

Ray Rice beat his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator earlier this year. He was subsequently suspended for two games by the NFL. Then the tape of the actual event was revealed to the public. The Ravens released Ray Rice, and then the NFL suspended him indefinitely. Whether the NFL saw the tape before the public did or not, it’s insane to just change a suspension when the heat is on after the public is now aware of exactly what’s wrong. Why not just suspend him indefinitely from the outset and then if it turns out that he was innocent or something, you just cut the suspension off earlier. This looks bad on the NFL and especially on Goodell. But this is where the inconsistency comes in. There is a new penalty in the NFL, a six game suspension for a first domestic violence incident and an indefinite suspension for a second. Greg Hardy is currently appealing a conviction for a domestic violence charge, yet he is currently playing for Carolina (although he was inactive this past Sunday). Ray McDonald is in the midst of a domestic violence problem yet is active for San Francisco. I understand not wanting to jump to conclusions, but that ship has long since sailed for the National Football League. The Ray Rice case opened up a can of worms for Roger Goodell and the league, and it has created inevitable inconsistency. Greg Hardy is active, then inactive, now his status is up in the air and the NFL itself hasn’t done anything yet. Ray McDonald is playing on the grounds of due process, which is understandable, but again, because of the Rice incident you either have to commit to doing something with him or ignoring it if you’re the NFL.

Then you look at Adrian Peterson. A seemingly decent human being, even though he has certainly made his fair share of mistakes, and one of the faces of the NFL today. There is evidence that he has beaten at least one of his kids, there are allegations of more cases and he has admitted to corporal punishment for his children. What has the NFL done? Nothing as of yet. The Minnesota Vikings deactivated Peterson for one game, in which they were annihilated by the New England Patriots, and now he is planning on playing next week. This isn’t as much of an NFL issue as it is a problem with Minnesota, but if the NFL is going to act like a tough guy here, they have got to lay down some punishment on AP, even if he is a future hall of famer (also, this is completely spineless by Minnesota, for the record. The Ravens cutting Ray Rice for his transgressions was on the extreme end of things, but sitting Peterson for just one game is irresponsible, to say the least).

More than any of the previously mentioned cases, however, inconsistency is evident in how the NFL has handled the suspensions of several players who were in suspended for drug usage. For example, Wes Welker received a four game suspension for amphetamines and Josh Gordon received a full year suspension for another failed drug test resulting from marijuana use. The argument here is not about whether or not weed should be tested for, or whether Gordon deserves a full year suspension for smoking it (repeatedly, it should be noted). The argument is whether or not he still deserves the full suspension after other players, who were suspended also prior to the new drug policy being announced, had their suspensions effectively ended and will be returning to their teams. Wes Welker will be returning to the Broncos while Josh Gordon is still waiting about two months to see the field again. It’s on Josh Gordon for repeatedly breaking the rules, however, if other payers are going to have their suspensions completely overturned, Gordon deserves that as well. Yes, Welker had a much shorter suspension in the first place, but that doesn’t negate the fact that he is no longer serving any of the remaining games he was suspended for. Cutting a few games off of a season-long suspension doesn’t cut it; either get rid of the suspension (and in Gordon’s case cut it to a much more reasonable number) for everyone or don’t allow anyone to get off easy.

Inconsistency can and will kill a team. Their aspirations and Super Bowl hopes will be crushed if they cannot remain consistent throughout an entire season on the field. And while it won’t kill the NFL, inconsistency will indeed damage the league to a point where the damage control effort won’t even truly be able to cover up the mistakes. Whether you’re a gunslinging quarterback or a commissioner under the gun, inconsistency will you bring you down, and for the sake of the viewing public and consumers of the product, that may be a good thing in at least one case.

 

Written by Brendan Dzwierzynski. You can hear Brendan on Tuesday nights at 7 for The Pregame and also on Friday afternoons at 3.

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/16/the-gridiron-grouse-a-game-of-inconsistency/feed/ 0
SUA & KJHK present: Tunes @ Night feat. Paper Buffalo http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/sua-kjhk-present-tunes-night-feat-paper-buffalo/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/sua-kjhk-present-tunes-night-feat-paper-buffalo/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:14:17 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31594 Need a study break? Head over The Studio Café for Tunes @ Night because SUA & KJHK are bringing it back. Paper Buffalo, a Lawrence band, will be performing. Some of their influences include: Grizzly Bear, Maps & Atlases, and Neil Young. This Tunes @ Night will take place Tuesday, September 16 at 9pm-10:30pm. Here is a live in-studio performance of Paper Buffalo featured on Live @ KJHK. “Tunes @ Night” is an SUA-KJHK Live Music Committee production. Now in its second year, the Live Music Committee partnership aims to showcase up-and-coming artists at local venues in concerts that offer discounted tickets to KU students. Live Music Committee members pick, plan and produce the concerts. Learn...]]>

Need a study break? Head over The Studio Café for Tunes @ Night because SUA & KJHK are bringing it back.

Paper Buffalo, a Lawrence band, will be performing. Some of their influences include: Grizzly Bear, Maps & Atlases, and Neil Young. This Tunes @ Night will take place Tuesday, September 16 at 9pm-10:30pm.

Here is a live in-studio performance of Paper Buffalo featured on Live @ KJHK.

“Tunes @ Night” is an SUA-KJHK Live Music Committee production. Now in its second year, the Live Music Committee partnership aims to showcase up-and-coming artists at local venues in concerts that offer discounted tickets to KU students. Live Music Committee members pick, plan and produce the concerts. Learn more about the Live Music Committee and its upcoming events at www.suaevents.com and www.kjhk.org.

For more information, call the Programs Box Office at (785) 864-7469, and visit www.suaevents.com and www.kjhk.org.

If you are in need of an accommodation due to a disability, please submit your request at least 7 business days in advance of the event to Michelle Compton. Email: studentunionactivities@gmail.com. Phone (785) 864-7469. TTY: 711.

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/sua-kjhk-present-tunes-night-feat-paper-buffalo/feed/ 0
Black Taxi: Electroshock Death Grip http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/black-taxi-electroshock-death-grip/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/black-taxi-electroshock-death-grip/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:33:45 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31539 If LCD Soundsystem and Daft Punk had a love child, this would be the result. Funky guitar licks, brass, synthesizer, and smooth vocals are the focal point of this NYC based group. They’ve been around since 2007 and are currently one of NYC’s best live acts, and for good reason. If LCD Soundsystem and Daft Punk had a love child, this would be the result. I dare you not to dance around while this plays (because it’s impossible). This album is so energetic and dancey. “21st Century” opens up the album and really sets the tone for the entire album as one you’re going to be bobbing your head to the entire time. And there’s...]]>

If LCD Soundsystem and Daft Punk had a love child, this would be the result.

Funky guitar licks, brass, synthesizer, and smooth vocals are the focal point of this NYC based group. They’ve been around since 2007 and are currently one of NYC’s best live acts, and for good reason. If LCD Soundsystem and Daft Punk had a love child, this would be the result. I dare you not to dance around while this plays (because it’s impossible). This album is so energetic and dancey. “21st Century” opens up the album and really sets the tone for the entire album as one you’re going to be bobbing your head to the entire time. And there’s a song called “Only Room For One Ninja In This Town”. What more do you need? Definitely play this album, you won’t regret it.

Recommeded if you like Daft Punk, White Rabbits, LCD Soundsystem, Two Door Cinema Club

Recommended Tracks: “Take Off The Edge,” “Only Room For One Ninja In This Town,” “Pulseless,” and “21st Century

Reviewed by Tyler Daniels on September 5, 2014

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/black-taxi-electroshock-death-grip/feed/ 0
Blonde Redhead: Barragan http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/blonde-redhead-barragan/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/blonde-redhead-barragan/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:33:06 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31530 It is interesting to see yet another old shoegaze band heading in a new, more electronic direction.Those familiar with Blonde Redhead’s long career will know that they like to switch things up from album to album. The band has played around with shoegaze until they hit success with 23. Afterwards, they moved in a minimalist direction with Penny Sparkle, leading us up to now with Barragan. Gone are the walls of fuzzed guitars and decadent noise, replaced with sleek beats, glass vocals, and enough reverb to get your socks wet. Some songs, like the fantastic “Dripping” and “No More Honey,” have an obvious electropop influence, sounding a bit like a smoother Medicine. Other tunes take...]]>

It is interesting to see yet another old shoegaze band heading in a new, more electronic direction.Those familiar with Blonde Redhead’s long career will know that they like to switch things up from album to album. The band has played around with shoegaze until they hit success with 23. Afterwards, they moved in a minimalist direction with Penny Sparkle, leading us up to now with Barragan. Gone are the walls of fuzzed guitars and decadent noise, replaced with sleek beats, glass vocals, and enough reverb to get your socks wet. Some songs, like the fantastic “Dripping” and “No More Honey,” have an obvious electropop influence, sounding a bit like a smoother Medicine. Other tunes take a more intimate approach, if not being a little, how to say, sly? I didn’t find the album to be overly stable, some songs fell a bit flat next to those that really took off. “Dripping” is so off the handle, it’s not fair to the acoustic numbers. It’s not Blonde Redhead’s best work, but there’s some great songs in here, and it’s interesting to see yet another old shoegaze band heading in a new, more electronic direction.

Reccomended if you like Medicine and Washed Out.

Recommended Tracks: “Dripping,” No More Honey,” “Cat On Tin Roof,” and “Penultimo”

Reviewed by Doug Bybee of September 5, 2014

 

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/blonde-redhead-barragan/feed/ 0
J. Mascis: Tied to a Star http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/j-mascis-tied-to-a-star/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/j-mascis-tied-to-a-star/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:32:49 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31533 Tied to a Star focuses on beautiful acoustic guitar passages and folky melodies.Mascis is best known as the lead vocalist for late 80s/ early 90s college rock staple Dinosaur Jr, but he’s also had an interesting solo career as well. His latest album, Tied to a Star, is a big departure from the sludge rock sound of Dinosaur Jr., with more of a focus on beautiful acoustic guitar passages and folky melodies. My personal favorite song on the album is “Heal the Star”, the guitar kind of reminds me of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon if the songs had been sung by an aging alt-rock god instead. Another highlight is the aptly titled “Trailing Off” which is...]]>

Tied to a Star focuses on beautiful acoustic guitar passages and folky melodies.Mascis is best known as the lead vocalist for late 80s/ early 90s college rock staple Dinosaur Jr, but he’s also had an interesting solo career as well. His latest album, Tied to a Star, is a big departure from the sludge rock sound of Dinosaur Jr., with more of a focus on beautiful acoustic guitar passages and folky melodies. My personal favorite song on the album is “Heal the Star”, the guitar kind of reminds me of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon if the songs had been sung by an aging alt-rock god instead. Another highlight is the aptly titled “Trailing Off” which is great for when you just want to lay back and think for awhile about nothing in particular. The stream of conscious nature of “Trailing Off” is noticed in the guitar playing as well, which goes from quietly strummed to fast and aggressive throughout the course of the song.  Overall, I would say this album is worth a listen, especially on a starry clear-skied night. Tied to a Star indeed.

Recommened if you like Nick Drake, Neil Young, and Dinosaur Jr.

Recommeded Tracks: “Heal the Star”, “Trailing Off”, “Wide Awake”, and “Me Again”

Reviewed by Jake Waters on September 5, 2014

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/j-mascis-tied-to-a-star/feed/ 0
Banks: Goddess http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/banks-goddess/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/banks-goddess/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:31:14 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31536 This isn’t your average album, it’s damn near perfect. Los Angeles singer/songwriter Jillian Banks, who goes simply by Banks, releases her first full length album after two very successful EPs in the last year.  The London EP was on rotation at KJHK for a while last year and was pretty well received.  Her unique, dark, and brooding style really shines on this album.  Her powerful vocals burst through whatever is going on in the background and she proves that she really is a Goddess.  A couple of the best songs from her EPs are on this album including “Waiting Game,” “This is What it Feels Like,” “Change,” and “Warm Water.”  These are all worth giving...]]>

This isn’t your average album, it’s damn near perfect.

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Jillian Banks, who goes simply by Banks, releases her first full length album after two very successful EPs in the last year.  The London EP was on rotation at KJHK for a while last year and was pretty well received.  Her unique, dark, and brooding style really shines on this album.  Her powerful vocals burst through whatever is going on in the background and she proves that she really is a Goddess.  A couple of the best songs from her EPs are on this album including “Waiting Game,” “This is What it Feels Like,” “Change,” and “Warm Water.”  These are all worth giving a spin, along with “You Should Know Where I’m Coming From,” “Brain,” and “Stick.”  “Drowning” is probably the best song on this album, illustrating Banks’ skill at all aspects of songwriting and some awesome production makes this track shine.  This isn’t your average album, it’s damn near perfect.

Recommended if you like The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill, and Fiona Apple.

Recommended Tracks: “Drowning”

Reviewed by bunnyBot on September 5, 2014

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/banks-goddess/feed/ 0
Elephant Stone: The Three Poisons http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/elephant-stone-the-three-poisons/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/elephant-stone-the-three-poisons/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:30:48 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31520 Recommended for listeners who like to be gently submersed into psychedelic sounds. Montreal psychedelic indie rock outfit Elephant Stone releases its junior album as a follow up to its self-titled release in 2013. This time around they brought to the table a plethora of indie rock styles as well as psychedelic and Indian riffs and melodies provided by non-traditional instruments including the sitar. While the band’s past releases followed a less unique structure, Three Poisons has been mastered and touched up into a more solid Indie rock sound that honestly sounds something very similar to a record put out by artists such as The Smiths or Death Cab for Cutie (vocally much more than instrumentally). Generally speaking each song is relatively upbeat in manor...]]>

Recommended for listeners who like to be gently submersed into psychedelic sounds.

Montreal psychedelic indie rock outfit Elephant Stone releases its junior album as a follow up to its self-titled release in 2013. This time around they brought to the table a plethora of indie rock styles as well as psychedelic and Indian riffs and melodies provided by non-traditional instruments including the sitar. While the band’s past releases followed a less unique structure, Three Poisons has been mastered and touched up into a more solid Indie rock sound that honestly sounds something very similar to a record put out by artists such as The Smiths or Death Cab for Cutie (vocally much more than instrumentally). Generally speaking each song is relatively upbeat in manor as well as tempo. The album holds many vibrant, rich, and relaxed melodies with various and underlying tranquil riffs. Even borrowing from traditional Indian culture and sound, Three Poisons offers a diverse musical experience to fans of the indie rock scene.

The album opens with a driven neo-psychedelic sitar riff with the track “Motherless Child.” This track offers a very upbeat and positive sound and picks up the tempo to a more driving one later in the song. “Knock You From Your Mountain”, the album’s second feature, follows up with the upbeat style found in the previous track but adds a more lax and casual attitude with the help of a persisting bass line that carries the song to its end. In my humble opinion, the album’s third track is a great representation of the unique sound that Elephant Stone has to offer. The psychedelic influence is prevalent and heavy on this track. “All is Burning” has the usual upbeat indie rock vibe to it but where it really stands out on the album is during the chorus in which a very relaxed and mature sound is given to listeners. I would even go as far to say that this track dabbles into a chill-wave sound with its heavy use of echoes on various vocal tracks and instruments throughout the song.

There is little out the ordinary offered in the next tracks. “Worlds Begin and End With You,” “Wayward Son,” and “Intermediate State” are far from generic but have a seemingly monotonous notion that this album seems to follow with its faded guitar and vocals, upbeat drums, and fluid bass lines. Picking back up with “Child of Nature” it is very evident to once again see the neo-psychedelic stance that Elephant Stone portrays to its listeners–sitars and flowing keys and all. “Living for Something,” the albums next feature slows in with mellow keyboard riffs and striking, paced drums. Continuing on with a very mellow and a somewhat experimental rock sound, the album title track “Three Poisons” advances a seamless and deep psychedelic sound packed with a driving drum beat and bass line as well as layered guitars and keyboards. Perhaps my favorite track on the album, “Echo and The Machine,” follows a more alternative beat interlinked with all the various instruments and styles mentioned and performed on other tracks. The final track, “Between The Lines,” provides a soft and sweet release to the album and the sound Elephant Stone was trying for. The vocals on this song are very prevalent and melodic and compliment a very soft intro followed by a very passionate, psychedelic groove that carries out the song.

All in all, Three Poisons is a solid release for indie rock fans and fans of previous Elephant Stone releases. The sound definitely carries a neo-psychedelic tone with it, but honestly only dabbles into a perfected, vintage psychedelic rock noise. I would recommend this album for not only lovers of indie rock, but also listeners who would like to be gently submersed into the psychedelic sound.

Recommended if you like The Black Angels, Death Cab For Cutie, and The Smiths.

Recommended Tracks: “All Is Burning,” “Child of Nature,” “Echo & the Machine,” and “Between the Lines”

Reviewed by Josh Bigbee on September 4, 2014

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/elephant-stone-the-three-poisons/feed/ 0
Ty Segall: Manipulator http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/ty-segall-manipulator/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/ty-segall-manipulator/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:30:11 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31527 Manipulator  is a massive slice of rock n’ roll sound served up on an accessible platter. Over the years Ty Segall has become a legend with releases spanning many genres including lo fi acoustic, psych-punk, and garage rock. Manipulator is, in a sense, a combination of all of these. It is a 17 track long double album that rocks from beginning to end. The album never loses energy and each track is extremely well crafted and more importantly immensely enjoyable. The opening track “Manipulator” starts off the album with a funky organ, Bolan style vocals, and a fantastic guitar riff with some reverb. “Tall Man Skinny Lady” kicks off with jammin’ percussion and moves into...]]>

Manipulator  is a massive slice of rock n’ roll sound served up on an accessible platter.

Over the years Ty Segall has become a legend with releases spanning many genres including lo fi acoustic, psych-punk, and garage rock. Manipulator is, in a sense, a combination of all of these. It is a 17 track long double album that rocks from beginning to end. The album never loses energy and each track is extremely well crafted and more importantly immensely enjoyable.

The opening track “Manipulator” starts off the album with a funky organ, Bolan style vocals, and a fantastic guitar riff with some reverb. “Tall Man Skinny Lady” kicks off with jammin’ percussion and moves into a groovy infectious melody. “The Singer” starts out slow but builds into a huge track featuring Sgt. Pepper style melodies, guitar riffs, and orchestration. It basically sounds like a missing track from 1967 with a hint of grunge. “Feel” is an incredible track with amazing guitar licks, a groovin’ bass line, a ridiculously cool drum solo, and soaring vocals. This one must be played at ear bleeding levels. “The Faker” is yet another marvelous track with an infectious melody and true 60s psych roots. “Susie Thumb” features Kinks style hooks yet a slightly punk groove. It is followed by “Don’t You Want to Know? (Sue)” which keeps in the same vein but acoustic driven with a touch of Bowie (maybe it’s just the makeup). The final track “Stick Around” closes the album with exquisite violins and evocative guitar solos. The lyrics evoke the same message as “Sgt. Peppers… (Reprise)”.

Manipulator is a fantastic album that pulses with energy. It is a massive slice of rock n’ roll sound served up on an accessible platter. Play it, feel it and enjoy the legend that is Ty Segall.

Recommened if you like Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, and Mikal Cronin.

Recommended Tracks: “Tall Man Skinny Lad,” “Feel,” “The Faker,” and “Manipulator”

Reviewd by Emilie Stafford on August 30, 2014

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/ty-segall-manipulator/feed/ 0
KJHK World Music Blog http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/kjhk-world-music-blog/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/kjhk-world-music-blog/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:06:10 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31522 Welcome to the KJHK World Music Blog! Here you’ll find updated content from KJHK’s world music programming! Bienvenidos! Karibou! Āpakā svāgata hai! Accueil! If you’re new to the World Music scene here is a great place to find new and upcoming artists, events and movements in music and art around the globe. For those who aren’t already involved or would like to become more involved, start by checking out our World Music Programming: World Music Night happens every tuesday and goes a little something like this: 8 p.m. – Radio Afrika 9 p.m. – Radio Road Trip 10 p.m. – The French Connection 11-12 p.m. – Latin Lab  If you want to participate or contribute ideas, music...]]>

Welcome to the KJHK World Music Blog! Here you’ll find updated content from KJHK’s world music programming!

Bienvenidos! Karibou! Āpakā svāgata hai! Accueil!

If you’re new to the World Music scene here is a great place to find new and upcoming artists, events and movements in music and art around the globe. For those who aren’t already involved or would like to become more involved, start by checking out our World Music Programming:

World Music Night happens every tuesday and goes a little something like this:
8 p.m. – Radio Afrika

9 p.m. – Radio Road Trip

10 p.m. – The French Connection

11-12 p.m. – Latin Labworld-music

 If you want to participate or contribute ideas, music or content to the blog or any of the programs email WorldMusicKJHK@gmail.com

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2014/09/15/kjhk-world-music-blog/feed/ 0