April '12 CD of the Month: 151a by Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi, the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter K. Ishibashi, makes his LP debut with the fantastic 151a out on Joyful Noise Recordings. Kishi Bashi got his start as a touring violinist for artists including Sondre Lechre and Regina Spektor. This culminated in opening for Of Montreal on their Spring 2011 tour which led to a collaboration with Kevin Barnes on their new release, resulting ...

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March '12 CD of the Month: Something by Chairlift

  Chairlift met at CU Boulder in 2006, forming for the unusual purpose of crafting music for haunted houses. The bandmates, Aaron Pfenning, Caroline Polachek and Patrick Winberly soon realized that their music transcended their original purpose and collectively decided to move to the musical mecca of Brooklyn, seeking inspiration.   Their debut effort Does This Inspire You was released in Apr...

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February '12 CD of the Month: Attack on Memory by Cloud Nothings

The album titled Attack on Memory is the third LP from Cloud Nothings and on this album, we find a welcome departure from the music that put the band on the map. Released only last month, Cloud Nothings is already garnering critical acclaim from music critics and bloggers alike, as the once solo project of frontman Dylan Baldi morphs from the charismatic chillwave pop-punk sound of the past to give us a group ...

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January '12 CD of the Month: Ester by Trailer Trash Tracys

Trailer Trash Tracys debut LP Ester is Radio 1190's CD of the Month for January! The band, from London, state their influences and interests as Western pop music, Sufi poetry and solfeggio harmonics. The use of solfeggio harmonics has the album including tonal modes instead of standard octaves. The resulting sound is slightly bizarre, but this makes Ester stand out. That edginess is mixed in with lo-fi, shoegaze ...

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