“Stained Glass & the Dark Cathedral”- Merriweather

February 13, 2014 12:25 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Stained Glass & the Dark Cathedral"- Merriweather

There’s little to no information about lo-fi/experimental Kansas City band Merriweather and that mysteriousness makes all the difference.
By Jared McNett

Advertising Signs: In Defense of Bob Dylan’s Super Bowl Spot

February 4, 2014 3:26 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
Advertising Signs: In Defense of Bob Dylan's Super Bowl Spot

Bob Dylan’s Super Bowl spot was met with cries of “selling out”, but the chameleon-like artist has been “selling out” since the beginning.
By Jared McNett

“Passing Out Pieces”- Mac Demarco

January 25, 2014 2:26 am By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Passing Out Pieces"- Mac Demarco

Mac Demarco’s “Passing Out Pieces” masks honest emotion with sedate guitar riffs and slacker aphorisms.
By Jared McNett

“Worms”- Youth Lagoon

January 20, 2014 1:03 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off
"Worms"- Youth Lagoon

“Worms”, the latest effort from psych-rock outfit Youth Lagoon culls actual “sounds” from space to reflect a more Earthly dread.
By Jared McNett

“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

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