New Music

New songs added to heavy rotation! (2020, part 6)

June 30, 2020 | By
New songs added to heavy rotation! (2020, part 6)

A playlist of what songs get added to heavy rotation is available on Spotify here: WXCI New Music Monthly* updated at the end of every month, so save your faves! * This is our SIXTH monthly post of 2020 to show what new songs we are digging and adding to heavy rotation. Each song has […]

New songs added to heavy rotation! (2020, part 5)

May 31, 2020 | By
New songs added to heavy rotation! (2020, part 5)

A playlist of what songs get added to heavy rotation is available on Spotify here: WXCI New Music Monthly* updated at the end of every month, so save your faves! * This is our FIFTH monthly post of 2020 to show what new songs we are digging and adding to heavy rotation. Each song has […]

This Week In Releases 5/17/2020 (Caribou & Four Tet, Slowthai, Neil Young)

May 17, 2020 | By
This Week In Releases 5/17/2020 (Caribou & Four Tet, Slowthai, Neil Young)

Slothai: “Enemy” Apple Music / Spotify / Youtube Slowthai returns to the scene in a bombastic nature on a beat more akin to Memphis Hip-Hop than his usual Grime palette, yet still bringing his unmistakably british flow to the track. I would surely recommend this cut to any US hardcore rap fans looking to get […]

Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Rina Sawayama’s SAWAYAMA

April 20, 2020 | By
ALBUM REVIEW: Rina Sawayama’s SAWAYAMA

  The British-Japanese Pop Artist Returns for a Triumphant Debut Record   SAWAYAMA is the debut studio album via Dirty Hit, of singer/songwriter/model/etc. Rina Sawayama. Born in Japan and raised in England in the mid 90s, much of her earlier life was spent between London and Tokyo. In the early 2000s, Rina attended Cambridge University […]

Albums For The Apocalypse #7: Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’

March 30, 2020 | By
Albums For The Apocalypse #7: Spiritualized’s ‘Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’

Imagine you’re sitting in your house reading this article. Imagine you’re in that house with your family, and that there are millions of people sitting in their own homes with their own families doing something very similar. Imagine you and all those millions, billions, trillions of people are situated on a massive rock; though the […]

Albums for The Apocalypse #6: Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the Dime”

March 29, 2020 | By
Albums for The Apocalypse #6: Minutemen’s “Double Nickels on the Dime”

Long ago, now some 40 years ago, several bands emerged from the budding punk rock scene that would change the landscape of music forever. Among the greats, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, The Misfits, one band stood out above the rest. A band that chose to go against the usual three chord riff and repetitive choruses […]

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This Week In Releases 5/10/2020 (PUP, Gorillaz, Weezer)

This Week In Releases 5/10/2020 (PUP, Gorillaz, Weezer)

May 11, 2020 | By

Here’s some music from the last few weeks to hold you over ’till the next one! PUP: “Anaphylaxis” Apple Music / Spotify / Youtube Another esoteric emo rager from a band known for making esoteric emo ragers, PUP’s new single follows the internal narrative of a person allergic to bees. Not too much else to […]

New songs added to heavy rotation! (2020, part 4)

New songs added to heavy rotation! (2020, part 4)

April 30, 2020 | By

A playlist of what songs get added to heavy rotation is available on Spotify here: WXCI New Music Monthly* updated at the end of every month, so save your faves! * This is our FOURTH monthly post of 2020 to show what new songs we are digging and adding to heavy rotation. Each song has […]

This Week In Releases: 4/26/2020 (Angelo De Augustine, The 1975, Juice WRLD)

This Week In Releases: 4/26/2020 (Angelo De Augustine, The 1975, Juice WRLD)

April 26, 2020 | By

  Artists have been busy dropping music this week. Here’s enough to keep busy listening!   Angelo De Augustine & Sufjan Stevens: “Santa Barbara” Apple Music / Spotify / Youtube Sharing a great deal with the barebones acoustics of Stevens’ 2017 ‘Carrie and Lowell’, this new collaborative cut from Angelo De Augustine and Sufjan Stevens […]

This Week In Releases: 4/12/2020 (Car Seat Headrest, Bon Iver, Playboi Carti)

This Week In Releases: 4/12/2020 (Car Seat Headrest, Bon Iver, Playboi Carti)

April 19, 2020 | By

  There’s been a lot of good music released this week. Here’s some you should check out!   Built To Spill: “Mountain Top” (Daniel Johnston Cover) Apple Music / Spotify / Youtube Off the band’s forthcoming LP of Daniel Johnston covers. Frontman Doug Martsch’s boyish lead vocals really lend themselves to Johnston’s famously quasi-naive lyricism, […]

John Prine: A Retrospective

John Prine: A Retrospective

April 14, 2020 | By

Hello all, this is DJ Straight Edge here. As any listeners to my show The Road Trip may already know, I keep my musical horizons very wide. I know very well that many people who claim to be into an array of different kinds of music, then add on the caveat of their inability to […]

Albums For The Apocalypse #5: Beach House’s “Bloom”

Albums For The Apocalypse #5: Beach House’s “Bloom”

March 29, 2020 | By

I was going to start off by saying that Bloom is to dream pop what Loveless is to shoegaze; but the more I thought about it, the more I realized they’re more or less the same genre. Then again, Bloom isn’t what I would consider to be an entirely dream pop affair. With song structures […]