The college radio format is very unique. At KSDB, we cycle new music in and out of regular airplay fairly quickly, and then we move on to newer music to freshen up the sound. This is why no two listening sessions are ever alike. The aim is to expose the community to music they might not have heard before – and might never ever hear otherwise.
The purpose of this weekly post is to give you an insight as to what’s going on with our music rotation and provide a resource to refer to if you are continually hearing a track or artist you love and want more information. Oftentimes, we add music from more than the albums listed here, but these are our favorites. At the bottom, you can catch the music getting the most airplay on 91.9.
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New In Rotation (1-24-17)
Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
Cloud Nothings are back with a brand new album Life Without Sound. Seemingly a different band from album to album at times, the most recent Cloud Nothings we know and love return for another post punk masterpiece.
The Gods Themselves – Be My Animal
One of the more unique records of 2017 so far, The Gods Themselves offer a psychedelic disco-influenced brand of art punk.
Tobin Sprout – The Universe and Me
Signed to KSDB favorite, Burger Records, the former member of Guided By Voices released his sixth solo album.
Heat – Overnight
Montreal-based, Heat, offers a shoegaze-infused indie rock. Overnight marks their debut after an EP released in 2015 and their debut demo tape in 2013.
Spaceface – Sun Kids
Spaceface reminds of current indie rock front-runners, Tame Impala, with the psychedelic kind of indie rock they provide.
1. Foxygen – Hang
Known for their eclectic music that leads to each record being totally different from the previous, Foxygen returns backed by a full-on orchestra and at times sounds straight from the stage of Broadway.
2. The Molochs – America’s Velvet Glory
Out of LA, The Molochs bring a 1960s rock n roll feel that is akin to The Rolling Stones. Not much is known about this band but that’s what we like here at 91.9 KSDB.
3. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 3
After the widespread success of their first two records, this was one of the most anticipated hip hop albums in recent memory. While it may not be the greatest record of all time as some expected, it is hardly a disappointment and again proves with the duo of El-P and Killer Mike are often considered the best duo in the genre.
4. Sam Skinner – Danny Through Junior
A member of a band called Pinegrove, Skinner saw widespread critical acclaim with their 2016 record, Cardinal. The guitarist recently came out with his debut solo record, Danny Through Junior.
5. Matthew Squires – Tambaleo
Tambaleo is a quirky and fun record dripping in sarcasm. The psych pop solo artist’s lead single, “Shape of Your Heart,” recently debuted on Stereogum before the release of the full record on January 20th.