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Bleached – For The Feel

Bleached just released the A side to their new 7inch record that will be released September 16th on Dead Oceans. It’s called “For The Feel” and it’s going to be your new favorite song to cruise in your car with all the windows down. It’s upbeat, catchy and features a killer guitar solo which lands it in our spot as the Jam of the Day. If you missed it, last year we did an interview with Jennifer Clavin of Bleached that you can check out here!

Words by Stacey Karl

Photo by Natalie Neal

How To Dress Well – Face Again

How to Dress Well is taking over the airwaves with his sultry voice and intriguing beats. In “Face Again” Tom Krell’s voice perfectly syncs up with droning music as well as soulful melodies. Tom Krell isn’t afraid to press the envelope in studio as well as in music videos, this one especially since it depicts a ceremonial burial of some sort. Either way How to Dress is one of the artists to watch this year.

Words by Sami Leonardo

Swans – Just a Little Boy (For Chester Burnett)

I was lucky enough to catch the experimental rock gods Swans at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit Saturday night and they totally floored me. It was a completely out-of-body, cathartic experience for me and 2nd only maybe to seeing the Knife earlier this year in Chicago. They played all new material, but the song that stood out the most for me was the To Be Kind highlight, “Just a Little Boy (For Chester Burnett).” Watching Michael Gira command his entire band with angry thrashing while screaming “I’M JUST A LITTLE BOYYYYYY I NEED LOOOOOOOVE” was insane and made my brain feel like spaghetti. It’s one I’ll remember for a looooong time.

Words by Jacob Richards

Weekday Wrap Up

What have you been listening to this week?! Here’s a brief update on what has been going through the headphones of some of our staff members!

Assistant Program Director Jacob Richards
WHITE LUNG. This feminist punk band just dropped a new album called Deep Fantasy, and it’s already looking to be one of my favorite punk releases of the year. Is has the same urgency and aggression as Perfect Pussy’s march release, Say Yes to Love (my #1 punk album of the year so far) but with a refreshing and impassioned sense of clarity. Also, the Needledrop just turned my on to an EP from a band called Kiddy Pool? The EP is literally titled Super Pony Perv Plus and it includes songs such as: “Moms and Their Blonde College Age Daughters”, as well as family favorite, “I Guh Guh Got A$$bergers From a Toilet Seat”. It’s electronic/surf/noise madness and it makes me really happy. *not for the faint of heart* Read More…

Weekday Wrap Up

It’s that time of week again! Check out what some Impacters have been listening to this week and you might just discover something yourself!

Assistant Office Manager and Music Reviewer Sami Leonardo 

So I’ve been all about the new Sam Smith album. His voice is beautifully soothing and incredibly soulful. On the other side of the spectrum, I’ve been listening to the clipping album. It’s weird compilations of static and other strange effects that almost make it hard to listen to, but it’s worth it.

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The Vibe 6/14

 

Shinobi Ninja Thrift Shopping

Happy Father’s Day! Tonight on the Cultural Vibe Spenny Ray and Cjax interview Shinobi Ninja, kick it with A Tribe Called Quest, vibe with Chamillionaire and much more. Shinobi Ninja discusses playing SXSW, opening for George Clinton, and thrift shopping. If you have a thirst for cultured, musical, inter-generational Hip-Hop and R&B, look no further than tonight’s episode of the Vibe. Use #VibinDirty on twitter for the latest Vibe information. Follow our playlist below to keep up with the show!

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Exposure 06.10.14

This week, Host Steven Rich takes a deeper look into various cities in Michigan, addressing their successes and issues. Guests include members of the Michigan Municipal League, the Muskegon Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Director of the Flint Institute of Arts, a micro-distiller in Lansing and a community member in Muskegon, Linda Vines.

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Student Organic Farm welcomes 17 piglets

Just south of Michigan State University’s main campus sits a 15-acre Student Organic Farm. Here, students can learn about the farming industry with hands-on experience. The farm grows and distributes produce, raises livestock and explores means of sustainable farming. The latest development at the farm is the Pastured Pig Project. Impact’s Abbie Newton explored the farm and assisted in the production of this piece.

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Exposure 5.6.14: Abbie Newton’s Final Episode

Host Abbie Newton celebrates almost two years as Exposure Director during her last show. She highlights the best of the year and welcomes new Exposure Director Steven Rich to the radio waves.

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