Post Spring Break Jams!

We know you’re in the post Spring Break Rut…

Well we have just the thing to keep you going while the weather warms up!

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Album of the Week 3-20-15

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Well we aren’t being Modest this week about who got the top pick! Modest Mouse‘s new album “Strangers to Ourselves,”  is sure something to be listening to!  It will officially be dropping for adds next week but that doesn’t mean you can’t hunt it down the singles in the mean time!  This is the first album in 8 looooong years from the band, and it was sure worth the wait. The album is a sure solid LP from the band and Isaac Brock’s vocals mesh in just the right way with the instrumentals.  The band has confirmed that they are working on a second album from the already recorded sessions, so keep on the look out for that. Unfortunately, most of their tour dates are out of country or not too close to here :/

Album of the Week FRIDAY THE 13TH!!

1501_San_Cisco_Gracetown_Artwork_DIGITAL_V2_largeThis week the No. 1 add for CMJ was the Australian Indie band, San Cisco.  Their recent release Gracetown, is worth the listen.  The 12 tracks have been in progress since their debut album released in 2012, and the work paid off.  You may have seen them a few years ago at Lollapalooza in Chicago, but Gracetown brings their music to a new level with a trippy feel, yet a stronger connection to the listener.  The rest of the album is full of fun elements that is pushing the band to a new level!  Check Out the single “Run” off the album!

Sadly they will have a limited tour in the US that will be in NY and CA :(  If you are going to SXSW in Austin, they will be performing there!

Top @ CMJ 3/10/15

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Album of the Week 3-6-15

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Not only can you drift away in love with Lady Lamb and the Beekeeper’s new album, After, but you can drift away to the soft sweeping music.  The new album shows Lady Lamb in a new light, the album is stronger than her previous and she has come out of her shell.

“I really wanted to make a conscious effort in this record to be more open; to make something that was more about myself and my life and my family and my fears and loves,” she said recently in an interview with NPR.

This album is the perfect album to unwind your week with Midterms coming up, or a perfect poolside jam for Spring Break!

Here is “Billions of Eyes” and “Spat out Spit

May 6th she will be playing at the Schubas with Rathborne in Chicago!