“Government Plates”- Death Grips

November 14, 2013 1:28 am By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on “Government Plates”- Death Grips
"Government Plates"- Death Grips

As bristly and repudiating of the status quo as Death Grips schizoid, out-of-nowhere release “Government Plates” is, it’s also reaffirming.
By Jared McNett

“Babble on.”- Willis Earl Beal

November 11, 2013 12:14 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on “Babble on.”- Willis Earl Beal
"Babble on."- Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal’s “Babble on.” tries on the hat of English troubadour and proves nothing can stop the enigmatic blues singer.
By Jared McNett

Iron & Wine at the Midland

November 10, 2013 1:07 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on Iron & Wine at the Midland
Iron & Wine at the Midland

Last night at the Midland, Iron & Wine’s set ebbed and flowed through the strange and familiar.
By Jared McNett

“Lean”- The National

November 7, 2013 12:07 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on “Lean”- The National
"Lean"- The National

The National’s maudlin contribution to the “Catching Fire” soundtrack overshadows the series’ child-killing Darwinism.
By Jared McNett

“Fade Away”- Best Coast

October 29, 2013 4:15 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on “Fade Away”- Best Coast
"Fade Away"- Best Coast

On mini-album “Fade Away” Best Coast balance between their ragged debut and carefully considered follow-up, while attempting to evade cries of “sameness”.
By Jared McNett

“Remurdered”- Mogwai

October 28, 2013 7:40 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on “Remurdered”- Mogwai
"Remurdered"- Mogwai

Scottish post-rock group Mogwai’s new song “Remurdered” (like so many horror movie villains) doesn’t die, it continually lingers in the shadows.
By Jared McNett

“Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy”- The Flaming Lips

October 23, 2013 6:35 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on “Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy”- The Flaming Lips
"Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy"- The Flaming Lips

On new single “Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy”, the Flaming Lips, struggle continues, but they’re finally showing some fight.
By Jared McNett

“Feel My Pain”- Kurt Vile

October 21, 2013 8:17 pm By KKFI 90.1 FM Comments Off on “Feel My Pain”- Kurt Vile
"Feel My Pain"- Kurt Vile

The dreamy Vile’s modus operandi here remains the word “if”. For such meticulousness with the music, Vile’s lyrics remain frustratingly imprecise.
By Jared McNett

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