Bill Baird - "Spring Break of the Soul"

With school coming to a close and summer break right around the corner, Bill Baird’s Spring Break of the Soul is a record to bring in the bucolic joy of springtime with a twisted attitude. Known for his work with the bands Sunset as well as Sound Team, Baird’s new release is the product of two full years in the studio, culminating in this epic, warped, but delightful dose of summertime splendor. Stretched acro...

03 Apr 5:48 PM 0 Read More...

CU Independent: Required Listening: “Since I Left You” by The Avalanches

In Required Listening, music director Sam shares some of his favorite records from his collection. This article originally appeared at the CU Independent. More than any other genre, dance music becomes dated incredibly quickly. Every time a new technological idea develops, it becomes duplicated, so it’s no wonder there’s only a handful of electronic artists who have remained consistently fresh for more than a ...

01 Apr 3:42 PM 0 Read More...

David Bowie - "The Next Day"

When David Bowie comes up in conversation, songs such as the Glam-Rock Ballad "Ziggy Stardust" or the drunken-sing-along "Changes" usually come to mind. But little recognition is paid to his lush experimentation with ambient music, krautrock, or electronic music. I know, I know that it may seem ridiculous that the man that caused millions of teenagers in the mid-1970's to paint a large pink lightning bolt on their fa...

28 Mar 11:52 PM 0 Read More...

CU Independent: Devendra Banhart - "Mala"

Originally posted at the CU Independent. | “Subtlety” is not a word typically associated with professional citizen-of-the-world Devendra Banhart. His career has been one of trial and error, opting for 16- to 22-track records that dive into whatever genre or inside joke the musician might be most tickled by at the time. Not that that’s a complaint, mind you. I’ll be the first person to defend an artist’...

20 Mar 7:49 PM 0 Read More...

They Might Be Giants - "Nanobots"

They Might Be Giants might be human. They’ve been around for multiple decades, they are moderately successful and have never been involved in celebrity drama or drug addiction or any of the other things that plague mainstream rockers. But then again the main duo that comprises TMBG--John Flansburgh and John Linnell--don’t seem like the types that let a little thing like fame get in the way of what’s really impo...

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