janelle monae

  • Thu
    Jan 29
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 01
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

psychedelia is alive and well

the psychedelic musical wave of the late 60s has peaked, but its influence lives on. in fact psychedelic music is alive and well today.

tame impalathis week i'll share psychedelic sounds from the last few years.

to the left is/are tame impala. tripster yes, and they can play, write, and sing with anyone.

still based on recreating the experiences of psychedelic experiences, you may be surprised to hear psychedelic tracks from artists as diverse as r&b sylist janelle monae and country-western uber outlaw, sturgill simpson. not to mention new music from classic trippers, pink floyd.

  • Thu
    Dec 26
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 29
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

the best of 2013

janelle monae

 

what was the best song or album of 2013? no one can say, and no one should even try. the music that gives your body bliss is too subjective to rate on a scale and then try to make other people agree with you. all i can say is that last year was full of creative sounds, fun sounds, powerful sounds, beautiful sounds...

this week i'll play some of all that, and more.

the year 2013 was a year of great harmonies (vampire weekend, yeah yeah yeahs), new twists on old sounds (janelle monae, right), great lyrics and deep voices (the national), new forms for old voices (snoop dogg n/k/a snoop lion), great dancing (daft punk, robin thicke, avicii), and the uncategorizable (broken bells, arctic monkeys, kacey musgraves).

it'll be an hour packed with a little of everything.

the songs

  • Thu
    Jun 23
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sun
    Jun 26
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

2010

A lot of the music released in 2010 could be called neo-pop (in the best possible sense): it was singable, hummable, and eminently listenable. This week's show features several tracks from Broken Bells, a duo consisting of The Shins' James Mercerbroken bells, and Danger Mouse (Brian Burton); their sound is a little of both: uptempo, creative arrangements sung in mostly minor keys. Their debut album "Broken Bells" was a great collaboration, and we can only hope for more.

Also this week will feature relative newcomers, Janelle Monae, Local Natives, and Macintosh Braun.

The full playlist is here: http://kruufm.com/node/10848