KJHK 90.7 FM http://kjhk.org/web The Sound Alternative Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:04:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Charts N’ Adds: 6/23/15 – 6/30/15 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/30/charts-n-adds-62315-63015/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/30/charts-n-adds-62315-63015/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:00:15 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=35041 The beautific duo, Girlpool, have secured a number one spot here on the KJHK Chart’s! Here’s to young songwriters with wonderful sense for lyrical messages that keep you feeling young and full of thought. Check out a review of the new album, Before The World Was Big, from Programming Director Rachel Bennett! 1 GIRLPOOL Before The World Was […]]]>

The beautific duo, Girlpool, have secured a number one spot here on the KJHK Chart’s! Here’s to young songwriters with wonderful sense for lyrical messages that keep you feeling young and full of thought.

Check out a review of the new album, Before The World Was Big, from Programming Director Rachel Bennett!

1 GIRLPOOL Before The World Was Big Wichita
2 SPEEDY ORTIZ Foil Deer Carpark
3 PALE HONEY Pale Honey Instant
4 THOUSAND Thousand Talitres
5 SAN CISCO Gracetown Island City
6 DU BLONDE Welcome Back To Milk Mute
7 DJANGO DJANGO Born Under Saturn Ribbon
8 LOWER DENS Escape From Evil Ribbon
9 ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY New Alhambra Run For Cover
10 ALABAMA SHAKES Sound And Color ATO
11 SHAMIR Ratchet XL
12 YUMI ZOUMA EP I And EP II Cascine
13 TICA DOUGLAS Joey Self-Released
14 DRENGE Undertow Infectious
15 KUROMA Kuromarama Votiv
16 POW! Fight Fire Castle Face
17 AERO FLYNN Aero Flynn Ooh La La
18 CALEXICO Edge Of The Sun Anti
19 DARKNESS FALLS Dance And Cry HFN
20 SALES Sales [EP] Self-Released
21 MONOPHONICS Sound Of Sinning Transistor
22 PAUL DOFFING Songs From The (Quaking) Heart
23 NOSAJ THING Fated Innovative Leisure
24 CREEPOID Cemetary Highrise Slum Collect
25 CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (10th Anniversary Edition) Self-Released
26 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA Multi-Love Jagjaguwar
27 MG MG Mute
28 THEE OH SEES Mutilator Defeated At Last Castle Face
29 HOCKEY DAD Dreamin’ Farmer And The Owl
30 HIATUS KAIYOTE Choose Your Weapon Flying Buddha-Sony

Top 5 Adds for this week, led by two killer funk/soul releases from Leon Bridges and Thundercat:

1 THUNDERCAT The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam Ninja Tune
2 LEON BRIDGES Coming Home Columbia
3 ALPINE Yuck Votiv
4 REFUSED Freedom Epitaph
5 WOLF ALICE My Love Is Cool RCA

 

 

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Gallery: George Clinton and The Phantastics http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/gallery-george-clinton-and-the-phantastics/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/gallery-george-clinton-and-the-phantastics/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:57:10 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34974 Funk legend George Clinton performed a free outdoor concert as part of the Free State Festival, an annual showcase of film, visual art, music and more in downtown Lawrence. The festival ran June 22-28, and included performances and other appearances by local, regional and national artists. Clinton and his band played a set to a […]]]>

Funk legend George Clinton performed a free outdoor concert as part of the Free State Festival, an annual showcase of film, visual art, music and more in downtown Lawrence. The festival ran June 22-28, and included performances and other appearances by local, regional and national artists.

Clinton and his band played a set to a very packed block of New Hampshire street on Wednesday, June 24. Kansas City act The Phantastics opened the show.

Photos by Mason Kilpatrick, KJHK Content.

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Maribou State: Portraits http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/maribou-state-portraits/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/maribou-state-portraits/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34736 Dahw! Bonobo and James Blake's baby is so cute!]]>

12inch_3mm.inddPortraits is full of sweet, soulful jams that will have you jiving from the moment the first track starts to when the last track ends. If you enjoy the Downtempo genre this is a great addition to the collection. It is a very comfortable album, in that it is great to lounge too, but also doesn’t stray too far in order to add something new to the mix.

If you’ve listened to Bonobo before you give this album a listen you won’t be surprised, but you also will not be disappointed. The biggest surprise that Maribou State had to offer was a heavier emphasis on vocal manipulation. Pitched vocals are sprinkled over nearly every song. I’ve never enjoyed the sound of vocals with too many effects, but Maribou State makes it sounds like a natural extension of the song. They sounded pleasant, and it was an interesting layer that complimented all the other instruments.

Overall, Portraits is a great contribution to a solid genre. It has a good sense of soul and maintains a smooth vibe while having an emphasis on beats. I look forward to hearing more from them in the future.

Recommended If You Like: Tycho, Bonobo, Emancipater, James Blake
Recommended Tracks: 4 (Steal), 8 (Midas), 5 (Wallflower), 1(Home), 3 (Rituals)
Do Not Play: None
Written by Shane Blair on 06/25/2015

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/clap-your-hands-say-yeah-clap-your-hands-say-yeah/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/clap-your-hands-say-yeah-clap-your-hands-say-yeah/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:51:59 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34630 A re-release of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's first album from a time when indie actually meant indie.]]>

ClapYourHandsSayYeahAlbumArtThis album is a re-release of their first album to celebrate its 10 year anniversary (that’s 2005 for those who don’t feel like thinking). Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is a true indie rock band. Part of why they are famous today is for how they became famous– the internet (finally, it was used for something other than cat pictures). Simply by word of mouth and internet bloggers (word of fingers?) the band sold out of this album and had to make another batch (that’s how CDs are made right? Like cookies in batches). They were a novel sound at the time, and some say this LP is even more novel now, now that indie music has become a bit of a mainstream genre. You’ll probably recognize “The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth” but there are other gems on here as well. When you listen to the whole album you really get the feel that this was made for music, not for money. All in all this is a solid album from a time when “indie” actually meant “indie.”

Recommended If You Like: Menomena, The Spinto Band, Tapes ‘N Tapes, Wolf Parade, Of Montreal
Recommended Tracks: 6 (The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth), 3(Over and Over again (Lost and Found)), 2 (Let the Goddess Rust Away), 8 (Heavy Metal), 1 (Clap Your Hands!)
Do Not Play: 5(Details of the War) “camel dick”
Written by Paul Kline on 06/23/2015

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Michelle Blades: Ataraxia http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/michelle-blades-ataraxia/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/michelle-blades-ataraxia/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:31:05 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34650 The vocals range from haunting whispers to raw and angry yells as this album explores all manner of genre from punk and folk to electronic.]]>

0005102865_10_optThe vocals range from haunting whispers to raw and angry yells as this album explores and mixes all manner of genre from punk and folk to electronic and even a touch of salsa. A good measure of the hallucinogenic is thrown in to fill the gaps. Many of the songs have multiple movements which change the pace and feel of them. Overall this is a fun listen, at its worst it is an interesting listen, at its best a wild experience. This album fits nicely with both punk and electronic music.

Recommended If You Like: Pixies, Butthole Surfers, Bjork
Recommended Tracks: 1,3,4,6,8,10
Do Not Play: 2
Written by Lance Faegenburg on 06/24/2015

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Creepoid: Cemetery Highrise Slum http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/creepoid-cemetery-highrise-slum/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/creepoid-cemetery-highrise-slum/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:19:43 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34655 This is good old fashioned grungy heroine music bringing Jane's Addiction with a dark twist to mind.]]>

Cemetery-Highrise-Slum_optThis is good old fashioned grungy heroine music with just enough pep to get the feet tapping. Listening to Creepoid brings Jane’s Addiction with a dark twist to mind. The vocals are hushed with an urgent feel. The instrumentation is often driven with a hard hitting edge that keeps you going. A great listen and a great fit for KJHK.

Recommended If You Like: The Cramps, Iggy Pop, Jane’s Addiction
Recommended Tracks: 1,3,4,6,7,9
Do Not Play: 10
Written by Lance Faegenburg on 06/24/2015

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n. Lannon: Falling Inside http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/n-lannon-falling-inside/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/29/n-lannon-falling-inside/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:53:28 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34658 This one is a folksy mushroom popping good time. It has the feel of singer songwriter meets Timothy Leary.]]>

nlannon_falling_cover_1500_medium_optThis one is a folksy mushroom popping good time. It has the feel of singer songwriter meets Timothy Leary. Overall, “Falling Inside” has an uplifting sound. It’s hard not to have a beatific smile while listening to it. Specifically my favorite track is “Want Me,” it sounds heavily influenced by New Pink Floyd, but rather than imitate, n. Lannon owns it.

Recommended If You Like: Elliot Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Dodos
Recommended Tracks: 2,3,4,6,8,10,11
Do Not Play: None
Written by Lance Faegenburg on 06/24/2015

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USA vs Canada: Game 2 Recap http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/27/usa-vs-canada-game-2-recap/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/27/usa-vs-canada-game-2-recap/#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:58:49 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34885 The United States was once again well-represented as Kansas defeated Team Canada for the second time in two days by a score 87-76. In many ways, the Tuesday and Friday games were the same — Kansas would allow Canada to go on a few runs and build a comfortable lead before claiming the biggest run of the game […]]]>

The United States was once again well-represented as Kansas defeated Team Canada for the second time in two days by a score 87-76. In many ways, the Tuesday and Friday games were the same — Kansas would allow Canada to go on a few runs and build a comfortable lead before claiming the biggest run of the game for itself and coming away with the victory.

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Max Falkenstien (left) and Bill Self (right) take the stand after Friday night’s 87-76 victory over Canada (photo by Sam Davis)

“We have a tradition of doing that at Kansas,” said Max Falkenstien, the legendary Kansas broadcaster who sat on the bench as an assistant for Friday night’s game. “We’re great finishers, good game tonight,” he added.

It was Hunter Mickelson who provided the spark and fueled the run that lifted Kansas out of a ten-point hole. With just over nine minutes to play in the game, Mickelson ripped down a big rebound and scored with a lay-up on the other end. Within the next minute, Mickelson drained a free throw and secured two extra possessions for Kansas with a steal and a block. “Coach stressed putting more energy into the game during halftime and I just tried to do that when I was out there,” Mickelson said, “I just got some breaks and made the best of them.”

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Hunter Mickelson (left) comments on the run that led Team USA to a victory over Canada on Friday night (photo by Sam Davis)

Wayne Selden was the MVP of the night for Team USA. His 22 points and 10 rebounds led all other players and he completed his stat line with 3 assists and a steal. “We knew coming in that he was going to be a load and he was tough on the glass as well,” Canada Head Coach Barnaby Craddock said, “he’s a big, physical guy and he’s going to have a great year next year.”

Going forward, depth is a concern for Team USA and Head Coach Bill Self. In the second exhibition game, Canada’s bench outscored America’s reserves 48-19 and dominated when Kansas starters were off the floor. “If you take Perry out of our frontcourt we don’t have a lot of scoring so that could certainly be a concern,” Kansas Head Coach Bill Self said, “I want to go play well over there and certainly win but the biggest thing about doing this is helping prepare guys for next year.”

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The American and Canadian flags hanging high over Sprint Center during the international exhibitions (photo by Sam Davis)

Team USA departs for South Korea on Sunday and will play a third exhibition game on July 2 against China before beginning pool play with a game against Turkey on July 3. The team will play a total of six games in one week before beginning bracket play on July 10 with the team ultimately returning stateside by mid-July. You can follow @SamDavisKU and @KJHKsports on Twitter for updates and information throughout the coming weeks.

 

 

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Thee Oh Sees: Mutilator Defeated At Last http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/26/the-oh-sees-mutilator-defeated-at-last/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/26/the-oh-sees-mutilator-defeated-at-last/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:24:49 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34866 Mutilator Defeated At Last is yet another fantastic release from the California psych-rockers. Fans of Thee Oh Sees can realistically expect more and more tours with solid albums on a consistent basis. Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated At Last Thee Oh Sees are back with their latest release titled Mutilator Defeated At Last, the […]]]>

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Mutilator Defeated At Last is yet another fantastic release from the California psych-rockers. Fans of Thee Oh Sees can realistically expect more and more tours with solid albums on a consistent basis.

Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated At Last

Thee Oh Sees are back with their latest release titled Mutilator Defeated At Last, the band’s fourteenth studio release in about as many years. The San Francisco based psychedelic, garage rock group has been up to the same thing since 1997, touring relentlessly and recording records.

The new album brings familiar sounds Thee Oh Sees’ fans love with washed out, whaling guitar tracks like “Lupine Ossuary” that exhibit four minutes or so calculated madness. Mutilator Defeated At Last also gives the listener remarkable classic rock flashbacks with tracks like “Poor Queen” where the voice of frontman John Dwyer transforms to Geddy Lee of Rush, or “Turned Out Light” that screams Zeppelin.

The guys are at their best on the track “Sticky Hulks” the partners mellow, melodic keyboard sections with bright, reverberated guitar and Dwyer’s voice, instead, droning at a more casual pace. The records finishes with “Palace Doctor” that has the swaying, loose-knit bass groove and ethereal vocals you would expect to hear on a Radiohead record.

RIYL: Tame Impala, Ty Segall, Spaceface

DNP: None

Recommended tracks: 6, 1, 4, 5

Label: Castle Face Records

Release: May 18, 2015

Reviewed by Harrison Hipp 6/26/15

 

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/26/unknown-mortal-orchestra-multi-love/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/06/26/unknown-mortal-orchestra-multi-love/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:19:31 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=34862 Multi-Love is an exceptional release right in time for summer. Unknown Mortal Orchestra shines in their third album, courtesy of Jagjaguwar Records. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who formed in 2010 with members from Portland, Oregon and Auckland, New Zealand, received a lot of attention for their self-titled debut record in 2011 […]]]>

Multi-Love is an exceptional release right in time for summer. Unknown Mortal Orchestra shines in their third album, courtesy of Jagjaguwar Records.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who formed in 2010 with members from Portland, Oregon and Auckland, New Zealand, received a lot of attention for their self-titled debut record in 2011 released on Fat Possum Records. They’re back with their third studio release titled Multi-Love released on Jagjaguwar.

The group’s unique brand of lo-fi pop, psych-rock lives on in this stellar release. The band starts the album off with the title track “Multi-Love” that shines in the spotlight and brings a blissful Toro Y Moi vibe as it echoes “multi-love got me on my knees.” Cosmic bass grooves on tracks like “Ur Life One Night” and “The World Is Crowded” add to the R&B flavor of this record as well.

The third time was really the charm for Unkown Mortal Orchestra with Multi-Love. The band shMulti-Loveows their hand of social idealogy with the six minute track “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” that is subtly cheery with acoustic guitar and horns paired with relaxing yet haunting voice of singer and guitarist Ruban Nielson.

The album concludes with a gorgeously bare acoustic turned half-angsty psych-rock track titled “Puzzles.” Nielson proclaims “I don’t want to solve your puzzles anymore.” The seven minute finale retreats gracefully and the acoustic guitar sings its last words. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is seemingly in its prime and currently touring the United States with a European tour slated for September.

RIYL: Toro Y Moi, Bon Iver, Foxygen

DNP: None

Recommended tracks: 6, 1, 8, 5

Label: Jagjaguwar Records

Release: May 26, 2015

Reviewed by Harrison Hipp 6/26/15

 

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