Saturday, December 29, 2012

holiday [playlist]

Merry belated Christmas.
Here's a small playlist to help spread holiday cheer
.. and a happy new year 





Blessin - Lately

 


Saturday, December 8, 2012

[music] to [craft] to


In the crafting & cold weather season/spirit check out Green Horse Craft

-> crocheted hats, scarves and "things to keep you warm"

AND
here's something else to keep you warm

a little playlist of some songs I am enjoying while I make Christmas presents

 1. Nomadic Firs - Starfish Kids

2. Monster Rally & RUMTUM - Sunbay Hotel


3. Secret Cities - On Holiday

4. Dom - Jesus




Thursday, October 11, 2012

[Body Language]


I just saw Body Language perform at the New Parish and I must admit, I was dancin the whole time. Check out their new EP, Grammar

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Heat wave [playlist]

it's hot

some songs to keep the heat at bay

Fiveng - The Love I Seek
free download of the album too here

Gardens & Villa - Black Hills

Shelby Sifers - Are You Devo

Earnest Gonzales - Self Awakening

Small Black - Light Curse

Neon Indian - Suns Irrupt

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

[album] [Gossamer]

Saturday, June 16, 2012

[playlist] 6/14/2012




last show and couldn't be happier to have
my brother Tim from WALK playing some acoustic songs!

Doing Sunny Beats has been the most fun! 
Hope everyone has enjoyed the weekly playlists!

I'll still be posting music and short playlists
so check back soon


1. Holy Balm - Take It
2. Twin Shadow - At My Heels
3. White Rainbow - Tuesday Rollers and Strollers
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4. WALK -Hiss


5. Geneva Jacuzzi - Love Caboose
6. WALK - Might Be Easier
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8. Sun Glitters vs Space Ghost- Feed Me (Sun Glitters Remix)
9. WALK - New Words
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*10 Animal Collective - Honeydrum
11. Fur - Polybreak
12. Made in Heights - Chatayont
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13. WALK - Caveman Game

14. WALK - Anniversary
15. Alex Winston - Locomotive
16. WALK - Slip n Slide


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17. WALK - Point A
18. Memoryhouse - Lately
19. Family - Come On and Feel the Light





Tuesday, June 12, 2012

[WALK] [interview]

On my last show this Thursday(noon-2) I will have my family on as guests
and my brother, Tim, will be playing an acoustic set of some of his band's songs
Im very excited so be sure to tune in. (stream www.kuci.org)

I wanted to share this interview I did with my brother about what it's like to create and play music with his band WALK



Spotlight on the experience of being in a small local band
an interview with Timmy from WALK



WALK is a band that formed in early 2006 by a group of friends who “finally decided to call it a band”. They have been creating music and playing shows ever since. The band includes Tim Jordan(guitar), Dan Apodaca(drums), Chris Kerrigan(keyboard) and Sean Guerin(bass). They have played a plethora of venues around LA ranging from the Troubadour to Tim’s living room and have toured up the coast to Olympia, Washington. The creativity and experience involved in being in a band is something that is hard to describe, but here is how Timmy describes his feelings and thoughts about making music.

How would you characterize and describe your process when creating music?

I think it’s a little like making a bed for yourself to sleep on. And you have a certain discomfort that only certain resonations or vibrations can sooth. I guess you start by hearing music in your head from another song, or even the way your walking and your dragging your feet *cachunck a chh*cachunck a chhhi* its sort of starts a tumbling of a song. It’s like narrating your own life with music. Create a soundtrack to your own life in a way.

 What inspires you/ what are your songs about?

Probably like lamentations. A lot of my songs are about responsibility. Like singing or chanting an anthem. Making it ok to feel like you wanna do the right thing. It’s like having a conversation with someone and you wanna tell someone something and your don’t know how else to describe it other than to sing it. 

Tell me about the formation and changing of your band?

I think it started in the first house I ever lived in and we had a studio that we could go make noise in. The band started forming around the drums. As I started to become more musical, friends of my brothers would come over and we would all play music. We had a tape recorder that only recorded one thing - so it would just record the whole room while we played. Then my friends Kenny, Andrew and Wyatt were the main ones and we were in the studio playing music and recording on Kenny’s 4-track recorder and when he  forgot the tape recorder in our studio, I started using it. Then it was almost like someone dropping miracle grow on something - I just used the tape recorder and had so much fun.

How many people and what instruments do you usually have in the band?

I think always guitar, bass, drums were kind of the core. I think the band sounds adequate with the 3. But other interesting stuff happens when you add more people, so I think 4 is good and its worth having the extra guitar or keyboards - It gives that song something.

How do you feel when you perform onstage?

I think it’s similar to what I was hoping to achieve when writing or coming up with the song. Having to create the song and getting to relive it - as if it was the first time. So its really liberating onstage to kind of let the cords loose.

What is the hardest part about playing music in a band?

I guess timing. Well I’m thinking- getting everyone in the same place at the same time. So even being a band or being friends for any length of time you start drifting away from each other and being a band does not always help you get together… And always remembering to have a tape recorder. Keep everything you can, cuz you don’t know when something good is gonna happen.

Considering you’re a small local band, do you face any challenges getting your band’s name out there?

I don’t have anything to do with out there because I don’t know what out there is and I don’t know how to get there. Everybody I know, knows of our band. I certainly am aware that there is an out there. But I don’t know what [our music] looks like to other people. I don’t think its been hard getting the name out there, but I’ll just try harder anyways. It just sort of happens on its own.

What are some goals you would like to see your band reach.

Maybe to make a totem pole of all of our heads, that would be pretty cool. To have an artifact, or have like a monument, I guess (chuckles). It doesn’t have to be a big monument. It should be easy to find, that’s all. Like a good thing to visit, “this is the WALK totem pole.” Having it be discovered but not in the same way.

Do you want your band to eventually get super famous?

I think I just wanna share with the most people that I can. And the music is powerful and nourishing but I would want whoever needed it to have it - so if that means being super famous. I would be ok if nobody told me they liked our music. It’s not for me to know, its just for them to check out.

Do you think your music is the best?

I think there is really really great music out there. I don’t know every new band, but I think there are better bands than ours. Of course there are so many aspiring artists – creative, creative people. I like a lot of bands, but I love my band extra cuz its mine.






Friday, June 8, 2012

[playlist] 6/7/2012


watch out for black holes

1. Nomadic Firs - Vines
2. Silver Swans - Holidays
3. Collarbones - Don Juan
4. Golden Ghost - Plain Sight
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*5. Beach House - Wild - Bloom
6. Computer Magic - Electronic Fences

*7. La Sera - Real Boy - Sees the Light
8. Magic Man - South Dakota
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9. Luminary Youth - Timeshift pt.2
10. Birthdays - I'm Keeping Some of Mine for Me
11. Parades - Past Lives
12. Monster Rally - Moonglow(Yalls Remix)
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13. Baths - Nightly, Daily
14. Alemayehu Eshete - kegigizew Bertchi - Ethiopiques Volume 8
*15. Here We Go Magic - Over the Ocean - A Different Ship
16. Volcano choir - Island, IS
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17. Hooded Fang - Laughing
18. Jacob Lee Tobin - Focus
19. Outerwaves - Big Cats
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20. Tomas Barfod - November Skies feat Nina Kinert
21. Lovers - Barnacle


One of the poems my mom read on the show...

Heartthrobs
1
The snails never had is so good.
Today my daughter has discovered you and is cherishing your eel bodies and frail horns like a fairytale. How earnest we become over something which before we gladly would have smashed. I pull weeds and wonder where this particular species of plant, this weed with miniature flowers and new green burrs has come from, finding a home in the snail’s salt flat raceway. With glee I excise this source from outdoors before these burrs, fast burr from burr turn brown and start nesting in my socks and cuffs.
I am aware as working fades
and we gardeners lose our light, that sounds from a once-a-year neighborhood carnival ebb, then pick up force like the wind just before the sun goes down. As if our air were just too full of these sounds of children’s voices, sirens doubt, jubilation, that a maelstrom is all that can cleave day from night. Her flashlight wobbles back inside, jostling just below the height of her elbow, satisfied with snails.
2
I honestly come to the Post Office to visit her nails. It is as if her nails have drained some power of beauty from the rest of her to keep themselves alive. Her fingernails, Coming Attractions, Picasso Retrospectives
riffing on my stamps and certified letters, The Rockettes kicking away on the ends of her two wrists, lipstick and blue. She plants a gem, a heartthrob, words poems on each nail. The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Cheat Thy Nails, nails who sing all the live-long, postal service day away.
Christine Jordan

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

[playlist] 5/31/2012


don't poach tigers... or eggs


1. Balue - Australian Summer


2. Phantogram - 16 years - Nightlife EP
4. Vondelpark - Backflip (In The Sauna)
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5. Honeydrum - Skin City
6. Oregon Bike Trail - Swimsuit
7. Clues - Perfect Fit
8. 1990 - Girl
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*9. Keepaway - Royal Jelly
10. Brown Recluse - Notorious
11. Bear in Heaven - Noon Moon - I Love You,It's Cool
12. Sacred Animals - Castles in the Snow(Twin Shadow Cover)
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13. Dumbo Gets Mad - Eclectic Prawn
14. Kurt Vile - Baby's Arms
*15. Alex Winston - Choice Notes - King Con
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16. Twin Sister - Meet The Frownies(Snowmine Remix)
17. The Submarines - 1940
18. Alvin Band - Lizardmen
19. Dead Gaze - Stay, Don't Stay
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20. Silver Firs - Away We Go
21. Charles Murdoch - Ahama
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22. Tamaryn - Sandstone
23. Free Energy - Something in Common
*24. S. Carey - Avalanche - Hoyas
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25. Kiss Kiss Fantastic - Oh Carolina!
26. La Sera - Love That's Gone - Sees the Light
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27. Change Leopardon - Canvas Shoes

 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

[playlist] 5/24/2012


canaries might make better pets

3 showz left! .. wow

* - indicates new release

1. White Birds - No Sun
*2. Alex Winston - Guts
3. Library Science - Golden Gardens
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4. :MADE::IN::HEIGHTS:: - Viices
5. Anthony Ellect - Debt
6. The Bird Day - Feel the Wave Pt.II
*7. Nite Jewel - Memory, Man
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8. Coolrunnings - I am you (Star Slinger Remix)


9. Dan Deacon - Woof Woof
10. Black Coffee & Cherry Pie - If I Give Up
11. Little People - Basique
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*12. WALK - One Try Astronaut - ICBRKR


13. Sore Eros - Yellow Dress
14. Keith Canisius - First Tambourine Love
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15. Correatown - Everything All At Once
16. Shugo Tokumaru - Lahaha
17. Unkle Skeleton - Tomart's Haunted Heart


18. Yung Life - Isnt This
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*19. Geographer - Kaleidoscope - Myth
20. Woom - Judith
21. Mac DeMarco - Only You
22. Total War - Seasidal Tendencies

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*23. Summer Twins - Worryhead - s/t
24. Glowbug - Game Show Host
25. Yalls - Please
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26. Grimes - Nightmusic
*27. Toro Y Moi - Talamak - June 2009

Saturday, May 19, 2012

[playlist] 5/17/2012



please don't frighten the giraffes


* = indicates new release


1. Monster Rally - Rainbow Road (Teen Daze Remix)


*2. Beach Fossils - Shallow
3. Oh Land - White Nights(Twin Shadow Remix)
4. Dawn Golden And Rosy Cross - Blacks
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*5. Beach House - The Hours - Bloom - Sub Pop
*6. Nomadic Firs - In The Morning
7. Bombay Bicycle Club - Favorite Day
8. King Sunny Ade - Sweet Banana
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9. Memoryhouse - Heirloom - The Slideshow Effect
10. Little Dragon - Blinking Pigs
11. Set Sail - Track 3
*12. Here We Go Magic - Make Up You Mind - A Different Ship
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13. Star Slinger - Word
*14. Summer Camp - Ghost Train
15. WALK - Blanket
16. Heavy Hawaii - Sleeping Bag
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17. World Tour - Sparks
18. KIT - Animals
19. jj - ice

20. Dr. Dog - That Old Black Hole
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21. Baths - Maximalist - Cerulean
22. Beach House - Some Things Last A Long Time
23. Wildbirds & Peacedrums - The Drop
24. Neon Indian - Polish Girl
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25. Animal Collective - Unsolved Mysteries
26. Grandchildren - Saturn Returns
27. Power Animal - Female Wrestler
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*28. Le Sera - Real Boy - Sees the Light

Thursday, May 10, 2012

[playlist] 5/10/2012

 Songs for your moms 
* - indicates new release

1. Lord Huron - When Will I See You Again
2. Donora - And Then The Girls
*3. Alex Winston - Benny - King Con
4. Seamonster - Plastic Fangs
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5. Braids - Same Mum
*6. Pure Bathing Culture - Ivory Coast
*7. Chairlift - Sidewalk Safari
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8. The Shoes - Crack My Bones
*9. Miniature Tigers - Ugly Needs - Mia Pharaoh
10. Suckers - Before Your Birthday Ends(Noah Rubin Remix)
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*11. Mean Lady - Pony Ony Oy 12. Animals Deluxe - Once In Awhile
*13. Poor Spirits - Mellow
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 14. Sunnybrook - Water You
*15. Wizard Oz - Remain in Night
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*16. Beach House - Other People - Bloom
*17. Alex Winston - Velvet Elvis(RAC Remix) 18. Alcoholic Faith Mission - Closer To Dallas
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*19. Best Coast - How They Want Me To Be - The Only Place
20. TV Girl - It Evaporates
21. Atlas Sound - Quarantined
22. Ducktails - Hamilton Road
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23. Twin Sister - Meet The Frownies (Snowmine Remix)
24. The Luyas - Too Beautiful to Work

Sunday, May 6, 2012

[new][song][Miniature Tigers]

Ok so this song is pretty much my favorite song for the next 6 months.. I can just tell. The whole album, Mia Faroah, is worth a good listen this month.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

[playlist] 5/3/2012



1. Elephant Parade - Grand Opening
2. Car Seat Headrest - something soon
*3. Best Coast - The Only Place - The Only Place - Kemando Records
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4. Mansions on the Moon - Desert Island
5. Jake Troth - Ross and Rachel
6. Holly Miranda - Sweet Dreams
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7. Wild Nothing - Bored Games

8. Sister Crayon - Anti Psalm(Bomarr Remix)
*9. Beach Fossils - Shallow - Shallow/Lessons 7"
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*10. Miniature Tigers - Easy As All That - Mia Pharaoh
11. Hurricane Bells - Into the Ocean(Blue October cover)
12. OLD ARC - Sleepcatcher
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13. Geographer - Life of Crime - Myth - Modern Art Records
14. Blackbird Blackbird - Hawaii
15. Alemayehu Eshete - Memar Memeramer
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16. Me Gusta - Afterglow
17. Wavves - Baseball Cards
18. Glowbug - Where is My Mind(Pixies cover)
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19. Dr. Dog - Ain't It Strange
*20. Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
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*21. Miniature Tigers - Ugly Needs - Mia Pharaoh
22. Jonathan Boulet - I'm an Animal (Remix)
23. Twin Sister - Lady Daydream
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*24. Alex Winston - Velvet Elvis
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25. Small Black - Bad Lover

 

Friday, April 27, 2012

[playlist] 4/26/2012


call anytime to donate 949) 824-5824
or donate online at www.kuci.org

* - indicates new release

1. TV Girl - Overboard(Dirty Gold Cover)
2. Toro y Moi - New Beat (Starslinger Dancehall Mix)
3. GRANT - Sound Check
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4. Girls - Honey Bunny
*5. Purity Ring - Obedear
6. Cookies - Wilderness Tips
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7. Mean Lady - Rain
8. Neon Indian - Hex GirlFriend(Twin Shadow Remix)

9. Bombay Bicycle Club - Video Games (landa del rey cover)
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10. Starf**er - Bury Us Alive
11. Sea Oleena - Asleep at the Wheel


*12. Summer Heart - I Wanna Go


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*13. Toro Y Moi - Sad Sams
14. WALK - Hiss
15. Nite Jewel - One Second of Love (Peaking Lights Remix)
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16. Born Ruffians - Barnacle Goose
17. Electric Sunset - Palace
18. The Morning Benders - Mother and Child Reunion (Paul Simon Cover)
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19. Papercut - Black Dog
20. Small Black - Despicable Dogs
21. Ashley Eriksson - Happy Man
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22. Alvin Band - Dry Bones
23. Alvin Band - King Boo - Rainbow Road
24. Tennis - Orgins

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

[music][support]KUCI FundDrive - now till May 4

KUCI, the radio station this show broadcasts from, is in the middle of our Spring Fund Drive so please call in anytime to make a donation. >>949-824-5824<< 
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Awesome premium gifts include:

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CDs: 
Dirty Projectors + Bjork - Mount Wittenberg Orca
Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix
Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Small Black - New Chain
+ so many more...seriously

Concert tix:
Dum Dum Girls with Young Prisms & SISU - 5/18 - Echoplex
Here We Go Magic - 6/15 - Echo
Snow Patrol - Fox Theatre - 5/10
+

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

[playlist] 4/19/2012



* - indicates new release

1. Yalls - Elephant Show


2. Kimbra - Settle Down(M-Phases Remix)
3. The Hoof & the Heel - Fireworks
4. Small Black - Clear Blue Skies
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5. Little Dragon - Summertearz
6. Atlas Sound - Parallax
7. The Holidays - Broken Bones(Javelin Remix)
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*8. Toro Y Moi - Take the L to Leave - June 2009
9. Bacanal Intruder - Hill's Adventures
10. Heatherwood - Eden
11. Maps & Atlases - Solid Ground
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*12. Perfume Genius - 17 - Put Your Back N 2 It
13. Labyrinth Ear - Snow White
14. R E A L M A G I C - No Things Left
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15. Kid A - BB Bleu
16. Newtimers - January Love (yus remix)
17. White Hinterland - Icarus
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*18. Beach Fossils - Lessons
19. Ricky Eat Acid - Beautiful Guurls
20. Magazine - About The Weather
21. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead(Le Chev Remix)
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22. Mr Little Jeans - Twins in The Attic
23. TV Girl - Misery
24. Magnetic fields - andrew in drag
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25. Headless Horseman - Wavlngth
26. Son Lux - Rising
27. Matthew Dear - Slowdance

 

Friday, April 13, 2012

[playlist] 4/12/2012


*indicates new release
 1. High Highs - Horses - s/t
 2. Poor Spirits - Untitled
  3. TV Girl - I Wonder Who She's Kissing Now
 4. The Horns of Africa - the One
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 5. German Error Message - Reaching Out
 *6. Tennis - My Better Self - Young & Old
7. Hundred Waters - Visitor
 *8. Summer Twins - Teardrops On My Pillow - s/t
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 9. Wild Ones - You're a Winner
 10. Bosco - Pacer
11. Headless Horseman - Snow Day
 12. Chrome Sparks - I'll Be Wait for Sadness Comes Along
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13. Shankar Jaikishan - Title Music
14. Summer Camp - Losing My Mind(DGRC Remix)
 *15. Andrew Bird - Give It Away - Break It Yourself
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 *16. Nomadic Firs - Vines(JreemCatchr Remix)
 17. Candy Claws - Silent Time of Earth
 18. Kurt Vile - Baby's Arms
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 19. Cate Le Bon - Through The Mill
 20. Baths - Hall
 21. Skruncha-roo - Deer and I - C'est La Vie
 download whole albumbum for free here
 22. Twin Shadow - Tether Beat
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*23. Jacober - How Many Lives
 *24. Jacober - Steps
25. Seven Saturdays - Au Revoir (Memoryhouse Remix)
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 26. Porcelain Raft - A Dream I Had 27. Blackbird Blackbird - Fade to White - Halo LP
 28. Bear in Heaven - Idle Heart - I Love You, It's Cool

Thursday, April 5, 2012

[playlist] 4/5/2012



*1. Dive - How Long Have You Known

2. Balue - Brain Folds
3. Asobi Seksu - Perfectly Crystal(Beach Fossils/Spirit Animal Remix)
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*4. School of Seven Bells - The Night
5. Billy Comfort - Wonder of We feat. Steffaloo
6. Here We Go Magic - Backwards Time
7. Small Black - Photojournalist(Star Slinger Remix)
*8. Perfume Genius - Sister Song - Put Your Back N 2 It
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9. Power Animal - Dear My Body I'm Not That Body
10. Air Drops - Giants of Canaan
*11. The Submarines - Your Silent Face - Shoelaces ep
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12. Lawrence Arabia - Apple Pie Bed
13. Glowbug - Game Show Host
14. Tree - Warrior
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*15. Tanlines - Yes Way - Mixed Emotions
*16. Beach House - Myth
17. Alpine - Hands
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*18. WALK - Caveman Game - ICBRKR

*19. Nite Jewel - One Seconf Of Love
*20. Alvin Band - Dry Bones - Rainbow Road
*21. Summer Camp - Losing My Mind - Welcome to Condale
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22. Young Prisms - Sugar
23. Vacation - Memory Box
*24. Porcelain Raft - Unless You Speak From the Heart
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25. Dr Dog - Unbearable Why
26. Sun Glitters - Softly and Slowly
27. Twin Sister - Meet The Frownies


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*28. Memoryhouse - All Our Wonder




Monday, April 2, 2012

New time!

Now at NOON on Thursdays
Still 88.9fm
Still streaming live at kuci.org