Thievery Corporation – Saudade

Tangential learning is a fascinating psychological phenomenon. The self-educating process that occurs when a concept is introduced to a person in an indirect manner, in this case with the title of Thievery Corporation’s new album, that then leads to a series of google searches and related articles that pulls one further and further into a rabbit hole of trivia. Upon receiving Saudade, the 7th full length record by DJ duo Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, I immediately set about finding out what “Saudade” translated to. As with quite a number of other emotionally inspired words, “saudade” has no direct English translation. It is a word meant to cover a specific emotion, “a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.” Its origins in Portuguese and Galician, it is a sensation greater than nostalgia or immediate grief, “it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing may never return.”

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Asian Invasion 03/31/2014

Tonight on the Asian Invasion, hear from the winners of the 2014 Korean Music Awards, Taiwanese rock band Mayday, and much much more!

April is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!  As a part of MSU’s year-long celebration of Project 60/50, APASO will present a special screening of Linsanity, the story of Jeremy Lin.  There will also be bboy performances, dinner, and a discussion.  The screening will take place on Saturday, April 12th at 5 PM, at the Brody Cafeteria and Auditorium.

Mayday – “离开地球表面 / (Leaving the Surface of the Earth) Jump!”
2NE1 – “Come Back Home”
Chen-Yue Chang – “思念是一種病 / Sick of Missing You” (by request)
JJ Lin – “一千年以後 / A Thousand Years Later”
Sodagreen – “御花園 / King’s Garden”
Girls Generation – “Motorcycle”
EXO – “으르렁 / Growl”
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Human Eye – Gettin’ Mean

Detroit punks Human Eye released their fourth album, 4: Into Unknown last year on Goner Records.
Our Jam of the Day includes the new video they just came out with for the title track, “Gettin’ Mean.” The five minute long burner gives a short tour of some of Detroit’s landmarks including the abandoned train station, and The Heidelberg Project.

Tame Impala – It’s Not Meant To Be

Our Jam of the Day by Tame Impala is actually kind of sad. The song is about a girl Kevin Parker fancies, but the feeling isn’t mutual. He sings, “And I boast that it is meant to be/ but in all honesty/ I don’t have a hope in hell.” How could anyone not love you Kevin Parker?? A live version of the song will soon be featured on ‘Live Recordings,’ a limited edition vinyl set to be released on Record Store Day. Take a listen to the song below, and don’t forget to head to your local record store on April 19th.

New Music Monday

Here are the week’s freshest tracks that have yet to reach the earholes of the masses!

Playlist by Stacey Karl

Sit or Spin 3/30/14

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We played a multitude of different genres on tonight’s version of Sit or Spin. From Cloud Nothings to The Black Keys and from Tune-Yards to The Hold Steady – a lot was going on tonight. One artist that definitely stuck out with the panel tonight was Mac DeMarco. His new album “Salad Days” is for sure one to check out if you haven’t already. ALSO, a huge thanks to Scotty Bell for being our guest panelist on the show this evening.

First In Line – Kevin Drew = sit

Things We Said – Warm Soda = sit

Let Her Go – Mac DeMarc = spin

Hard To Hold – RAC, Tegan & Sara = spin

Vox Tuned D.E.D = Liars

Impressed – Sleeper Agent = spin

Quieter Today – Cloud Nothings = spin

Twin Rivers – Big Scary = spin

An Ocean In Between The Waves = sit (but spin another song from this album)

Dumb Luck – We Are Scientists = spin

Big Cig – The Hold Steady = sit

Fever – The Black Keys = sit

Mr. Tembo  – Damon Albarn = spin

Water Fountain – Tune-Yards = spin

 

 

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