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 (11-14-16)
Sad13 – Slugger
The lead singer of Speedy Ortiz, Sadie Dupuis, is finally out with her debut full-length for her solo project, Sad13 (pronounced “sad thirteen”). Even though it is the same voice, the project is really not very similar to her well-known band. Sad13 is a catchy, poppy version of it, and it’s very fun.
A$AP Mob – Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 Friends –
After the death of A$AP Mob found, A$AP Yams, last year, the hip hop group is now out with their debut full length album after dropping their lone mixtape, Lords Never Worry, in 2012. The two faces of the group, Ferg and Rocky, are both featured. Although, while Ferg only has one feature, Rocky is on nearly every track. The record also contains contributions from the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Wiz Khalifa, and BJ The Chicago Kid, among others.
Shantih Shantih – Winter In September
Shantih Shantih could fairly be described as a rock & roll version of dreampop artist, La Sera. It could broadly be called indie pop rock, but you’d have to listen to hear all the elements that make it both pop and rock at the same time.
Kestrels – Kestrels
Kestrels brings a shoegaze’y version of pop punk. It even has post punk elements as well. Their self-titled record was released in late September but is just now making its way to college radio.
Kevin Krauter – Changes
Indiana musician, Kevin Krauter, recorded and released his sophomore EP, Changes. The six tracks are almost exclusively created by Krauter himself, instrumentals and vocals included, with a few featured performances from guest artists sprinkled throughout.
1. Naked Giants – RIP – E.P.
These guys bring a ferocious brand of garage – something that hasn’t been as prominent on KSDB as it has been in years past. While we recently had new Ex-Cult, there hasn’t been a Ty Segall project for a few months. It’s good to have Naked Giants balancing out the sound.
2. Baseball Gregg – Vacation
Baseball Gregg is somewhat comparable to Kansas City indie pop group, The Tambourine Club. They give us a unique take on indie pop, and it’s catchy as hell.
3. C Duncan – The Midnight Sun
Almost comparable to Bon Iver (mainly his new project, 22, A Million), this is Christopher Duncan’s experimental and soothing pop folk project.
4. Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat To Earth
A contender for the most beautiful voice to ever grace KSDB’s airwaves, Natalie Mering is the mastermind behind incredibly gorgeous indie folk project, Weyes Blood. The artist recently contributed to a KSDB favorite album of the year, Drugdealer’s The End Of Comedy.
5. Crying – Beyond The Fleeting Gales
This album is just nuts. There are fierce synths, funky beats, tear-jerking guitar solos, and wonderful vocals. The band is fresh off a tour through Lawrence with emo studs, Joyce Manor, and indie rock studs, The Hotelier. Needless to say, Crying fits right in with a lineup like that.