“Talking Backwards”- Real Estate

January 15, 2014 9:30 am By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Talking Backwards"- Real Estate

With “Talking Backwards”, the first song off Real Estate’s “Atlas”, the band strips off soft sheets of fuzz and faces the sunlight pouring in from the window.
By Jared McNett

“Rimbaud Eyes”- Dum Dum Girls

January 13, 2014 1:01 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Rimbaud Eyes"- Dum Dum Girls

The Dum Dum Girls latest effort, the chugging “Rimbaud Eyes” imagines a white wedding of the Bangles and “Disintegration”-era Cure, with vocalist Dee Dee Penny’s voice trapped in a far-off cavern.
By Jared McNett

“American Horror”- Speedy Ortiz

January 8, 2014 10:39 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"American Horror"- Speedy Ortiz

Speedy Ortiz’s latest offering suggests “90s” indie-guitar-rock, but the noise ensures the group didn’t hear anything from the entire decade.
By Jared McNett

“Digital Witness”- St. Vincent

January 6, 2014 1:25 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Digital Witness"- St. Vincent

St. Vincent’s latest offering “Digital Witness” trades in guitar-nerd pyrotechnics for electronically treated horns and an unshakable groove.
By Jared McNett

“Live at the Cellar Door”- Neil Young

December 21, 2013 3:29 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Live at the Cellar Door"- Neil Young

Neil Young’s latest offering “Live at the Cellar Door” finds the folk-singer straddling the lines between the wide-eyed 60s and an uncertain future.
By Jared McNett

“Mine” ft. Drake- Beyoncé

December 20, 2013 12:53 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Mine" ft. Drake- Beyoncé

Call it next level if you’d like, tracks like “Mine” make it clear that on Beyoncé everyone’s working on the same level, and she’s leading the way.
By Jared McNett

“Satellites”- EMA

December 11, 2013 8:54 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Satellites"- EMA

EMA’s new track “Satellites” from the forthcoming The Future’s Void is a ghost story of struggle, buried underneath churning “folk-noise” melodies and a Poltergeist-like static.
By Jared McNett

“Blackout”- araabMUZIK

December 10, 2013 12:38 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Blackout"- araabMUZIK

Backed by hypnotic chopped-up cheers and screaming sirens, araabMUZIK’s “Blackout” will have you reaching for the volume knob, but if you turn it down you’ll miss the distinct blend of beauty and brutality.
By Jared McNett

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