On their new album Empros, Chicago-based trio Russian Circles makes a convincing case for instrumental post-[insert genre]. “309,” Empros‘ opener, hits harder than anything the band has done before, due in equal part to the guitar tone (fits right in with the cover’s pervasive reds, for all you synesthetes out there) and the rhythm section’s locked-in chemistry. Emrpos is available now on Sargent House. You can also stream/buy it off Russian Circles’ Bandcamp page.
Sunday Brunch with Tom and Drew is a radio program to bring the masses together. It was created with a vision to share with the world the two things that Drew and Tom hold most dearly: Music and Brunch. Since the technology to deliver food through the airwaves does not yet exist, Tom and Drew can merely provide you with a lovely range of soundtracks to sooth the mind and titillate the ears. So chef up some eggs and tune in to SOCC on Sundays from 2-3pm. For more information and random musings, check them out on Facebook
LCD Soundsystem–“All my friends”
Jay Z, Kanye West, Otis Redding–“Otis”
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons–“Walk like a man”
Passion Pit–“Little Secrets (Plus Move Remix feat. Future Kiddd)”
Rick Ross–“Aston Martin Music (feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele)”
Erykah Badu–“On & On”
Mayer Hawthorne–“Henny & Gingerale”
Vampire Weekend–“Mansard Roof”
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi–“Season’s Trees”
Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim–“How Insensitive (Insensatez)”
I discovered Wild Child at a time when I needed it most. It was the Wednesday of block break, the snow was pounding its icy coldness down onto Colorado Springs, and I was stuck at a lifeless airport. There’s something about sugary-sweet folk duos that make everything seem at least for a few minutes, that life is about attaining some mystical romance. It was a much needed release from the anxiety of traveling. Since then, I’ve been hooked. You can check out their debut album, Pillow Talk (2011) now!
“Love and Appreciate” is off Murs’ collab album with 9th Wonder, Murray’s Revenge, released in 2005. Murs has had a long career, and is touring for the album he released at the beginning of this month, Love and Rockets, Vol. 1. I know it’s on a Sunday night at the Black Sheep… tickets are only $15 though, and it will be a fun show. Here’s a link to the show, see you there!
Old Old Fashioned is from the album The Midnight Organ Fight, released in 2008 under Fat Cat Records. Not only is this a great song, but I’m doing some shameless promotion of my friend Sam, who’s an awesome filmer and editor. The video above was made by him last winter, which means he’s gotten even better since then. Check it out!
1,2,3’s debut album, New Heaven (out on Frenchkiss Records) has the vibrancy and versatility I think is missing from a lot of rock records these days. It’s really hard to describe the album without going far way into detail. Expect a conglomeration of influences ranging from Deerhunter to Modest Mouse. They are different and interesting — check them out if you’re into that sort of thing.
Show: Outta Site (outtamind)–Mondays 7-8pm Name: Katie Reichard Grade: Senior Major: Biology! Years at the SOCC: Since my sophomore year. January of 2010.
Is your show guided by a central concept, genre, or theme?
My show centers around the concept of folk music as something more than a guy playing acoustic guitar and singing about picket lines (Though I do occasionally play Pete Seeger songs). I like to play covers of folk classics and discuss variations on the genre we see with new technology and the merging of different musical styles…
5 Favorite Bands/Songs:
Wilco (Yankee Hotel especially), Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, the Head and the Heart, and Bob Dylan…
Why do you DJ? what value do you see in Student radio?
I DJ because I spend absurdly large amounts of time reading music blogs, going to shows, and searching the ends of the internet for new musicians. I see my show as a way of sharing that with other people. A lot of people love music and want to hear new things, but not everyone obsesses over it like me, so I can help people out and also have a great excuse for procrastination.
Student radio gives a voice to our community, and is great because of the diverse show types – you never know what you’re going to hear…
Is there anything that you’d like to mention about the particular set that is being featured?
As you can tell — I don’t always play only “folk”… I like to amp up the energy every once in awhile, but, when doing so, I try to play songs that aren’t top 40 — I’m more likely to play Blue Scholars or Common Market (or a mashup) than Jay Z or Kanye…
Bob Dylan–“I Shall Be Released”
Ryan Adams–“Do I Wait”
Blue Scholars–“North By Northwest”
Blind Pilot–“Get It Out”
Mumford & Sons–“Timshel”
Mases of State–“You Are Free”
Neutral Milk Hotel–“Two-Headed Boy”
The Decemberists–“After The Bombs”
Notorious B.I.G. & The X.X.–“Juicy R”
Sorry, I’m a day late but I think the following awesomeness will make up for it. I’m not really sure what I can say to introduce it beyond that. If you don’t get why this is awesome then I can’t explain it to you. If you don’t like Soul Train, you might as well stop now.
Performance followed by Soul Train’s signature “Boogie Challenge”