The college radio format is very unique. At KSDB, we cycle new music in and out of regular airplay fairly quickly, and then we move on to newer music to freshen up the sound. This is why no two listening sessions are ever alike. The aim is to expose the community to music they might not have heard before – and might never ever hear otherwise.
The purpose of this weekly post is to give you an insight as to what’s going on with our music rotation and provide a resource to refer to if you are continually hearing a track or artist you love and want more information. Oftentimes, we add music from more than the albums listed here, but these are our favorites. At the bottom, you can catch the music getting the most airplay on 91.9.
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New In Rotation (2-7-17)
Hideout – So Many Hoops, So Little Time
Also a member of Cults, Hideout is the project of Gabriel Rodriguez. He originally worked on this project during downtime while on the road with Cults. It has a glam pop-rock ‘n’ roll sound if that makes any sense at all.
Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel – When The Morning Greets You
Formerly signed to Burger Records, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel have a psychedelic garage rock sound that’s both satisfying and fun.
St. Tropez – St. Tropez
Out of Amsterdam, St. Tropez are a four piece garage punk band who brings a sound that can’t easily be found across the music industry.
The Menzingers – After The Party
Like pop punk? We’ve got a band for you. The Menzingers also visit The Granada on March 18th!
Kate Vargas – Strangeclaw
Slightly straying away from music you might typically hear on KSDB, Kate has a beautiful, raspy voice that grooves along with her blues-influenced backing music.
1. Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
Cloud Nothings are back with a brand new album Life Without Sound. Seemingly a different band from album to album at times, the most recent Cloud Nothings we know and love return for another post punk masterpiece.
2. Tobin Sprout – The Universe And Me
Signed to KSDB favorite, Burger Records, the former member of Guided By Voices released his sixth solo album.
3. Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
After their breakout sophomore record, Celebration Rock, in 2012, that was full of angsty post punk, Japandroids are back with a new identity full of “Synths! Ballads! Acoustic Guitars!” The duo wanted to make music now that they will “still respect in the morning.”
4. Ty Segall – Ty Segall
The king of garage rock just keeps churning out projects. While not all are absolutely incredible, it’s hard to find an album that Segall got his hands on that isn’t worth listening to. He thrashes all over your face at times, and he provides beautiful ballads at just the right time.
5. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
Signed to Sister Polygon Records, the pop punk quartet returns with their anticipated debut record after a series of EPs starting in 2012. This fem-fronted group packs a powerful punch.