We owe much music to the Kinsella brothers. Front-runners of the midwest emo music scene, they are responsible for bands such as Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls, Make Believe, and many more. Possibly one of the more notorious bands to come out of the musically-inclined family is American Football. They were only together for three years from 1997 – 2000 and only released a self-titled EP and a self-titled LP, but were able to gain critical success after breaking up. With changing time signatures, blunt, melodramatic lyrics, and a general feeling of melancholy, these Chicago suburb natives were clearing a path in the music world without even knowing it. Check out American Football’s track “Never Meant” below. Read More…
Be sure to tune in next week when we have Reconnect and Kyle Brown in the studio!
Here’s tonight’s playlist:
- Tiger! Tiger! – That Party on Francis
- Fireworks – Detroit
- The Blue Effect – Chiang Mai
- Fur – I Want To Let You Down
The best thing to come out of Alaska since refined oil, Portugal. The Man is easily the hardest working band in the game right now. Until 2012, P.TM had released an album every year since their first album dropped in 2006. Fans of songs such as “So American” or “People Say” might be surprised to learn that they haven’t always been the hippie dippy indie rockers we know and love. Check out the electro-infused psychedelic rock track “Bellies Are Full” off their second LP Church Mouth below. Read More…
If you’ve ever listened to the Afterglow before, you know I like to experiment with different genres, and this week is no different. Offering up genres like minimal techno, trip-hop, downtempo-dub and more to keep you movin’ and groovin’ all through the week!
1. Who’s Afraid of Detroit? – Claude VonStroke
2. Sorry Safari – Slow Magic
3. Tooth Moves – Clark Read More…
Brooklyn-based A Great Big Pile of Leaves is the most fun you can have listening to music. From the intricate, yet soothing verse lines to the jovial, impossibly happy choruses, their songs delve into the concepts of nostalgia and the inner-workings of the human brain. The only people who can’t like this band are misanthropes and fools.
Ladies and gentleman…we give you Patrick Watson. Enjoy this treat and wonderful gem of an artist. Read More…