Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn and company make The Mynabirds. This is what you want from female-front indie pop: instrumentals that aren’t cliche, a sweet voice that can be as sad as it can be quirky, and (most importantly) control over “cutesy” elements put into it. The result is some good, unapologetic indie pop that isn’t afraid to tell the listener that females can be sweet and badass at the same time. Check out the track “Disarm” off their 2012 album Generals below. Read More…
Tonight, Torch and Twang features the artists of the Great Lakes Folk Festival, happening in downtown East Lansing this weekend, plus concert talk and new music at 10 o’clock!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
Joel Mabus- The Gray Mare- The Joel Mabus Omnibus
Mike Espy & Yakity Yak- Leavin’ For N.Y.- The Evening Sun
Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet- Westphalia Waltz- Banjo Cafe Read More…
Exposure welcomes August with a fun look at the life of a zookeeper. Host Abbie Newton gets a backstage pass to the Potter Park Zoo. We also preview the Great Lakes Folk Festival, which is coming to Lansing on August 9-11. Lastly, Impact’s Miguel Martinez details the construction in the area.
Tonight on the Asian Invasion, the Brown Eyed Girls are back with a new album! Here’s tonight’s playlist:
Brown Eyed Girls – “Kill Bill”
f(x) – “미행 (그림자) / Shadow”
Mizz Nina – “Around The World (feat. Jay Park)”
Shinhwa – “This Love”
Dal Shabet – “Summer Break”
M.I.B – “M.I.B가 나.가.신다 / M.I.B is Going Out”
G-Dragon – “미치GO / MichiGO”
Loads of lovely tunes to chill out your weekend. Listen close for TWO chances to win a pair of tickets to see Umphrey’s McGee and STS9 at Meadowbrook Music Festival in Rochester, MI on August 18th.
Straight out of Spring Lake, Michigan, Natively Foreign are one of the most budding local bands around. With a perfect mix of alternative rock, indie, post rock, and a myriad of other genres, there’s no way these guys won’t blow up. Dark and gloomy vocals rest on a pendulum of upbeat and downtempo songs that span the ends of the human condition. Be sure to check out the track “The Forest.” Also, “Contemplating Minds” off their album Instincts Are Misleading below. Read More…
San Diego, California’s The Kabbs were just four dudes who liked to hang out and jam, until they got their act together and started working towards actually making music. What resulted was some fresh garage rock with blues-y undertones and a twang-y drawl. With a production style similar to that of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the EP has a real throwback feel, making you feel like you’re listening to a band that’s about to break out. Check out their newest release “Get On My Way” on their bandcamp below. Read More…
UK’s indie rock darlings Little Comets are back with their sophomore release Life Is Elsewhere. The boisterous vocals are alone enough to encourage a listen, not to mention the dance-filled instrumentation that moves the album along effortlessly. Chock full of blissful romps and moody jams a la Foals’ more recent work (see “Western Boy” or “Violence Out Tonight”), the album pulses along, establishing an emotional sequence not seen on most generic indie rock albums. Check out the track “W-O-E” off their sophomore album Life is Elsewhere below. Read More…
Join Mars and her lovely panel tonight on Sit Or Spin! Follow along with the playlist below and help pick the music that gets played at our station!