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Add of the Week: Cloud Nothings

Written By Allison Johnson   Cloud Nothings just released their fourth album Here and Nowhere Else via independent Washington D.C. label Carpark Records on April 1, 2014. In Cloud Nothings case, it seems each album is better than their last. Here and Nowhere Else displays progressive instrumentation that is both chaotic and mellifluous, along with poignant lyrics. On “Psychic…

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Add of the Week: Mac DeMarco

Written By Allison Johnson  Mac DeMarco released his second full-length studio album Salad Days April 1st on Brooklyn label Captured Tracks. Fans have been anxiously anticipating a new release since Mac’s debut album 2 came out in 2012. From start to finish, the album demonstrates a melancholic, yet sincere sound that the artist has perfected throughout his…

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Add of the Week: Perfect Pussy

Written by Allison Johnson Syracuse Hardcore band Perfect Pussy just released their debut album Say Yes To Love via Brooklyn based indie label Captured Tracks. Their first release since the 2013 demo i have lost all desire for feeling, Say Yes To Love is a hard hitting revelation of an album, with front woman Meredith Graves earnestly and…

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Add of the Week: Future Islands

North Carolina trio Future Islands has released their highly anticipated new single “Seasons (Waiting On You).” The track will be featured on their upcoming fourth album Singles, set to be released March 25 through 4AD. When asked about the meaning behind the song, vocalist and writer Sam Herring  said it was written “about love, letting go,…

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Add of The Week: The Julie Ruin

  The Julie Ruin’s debut album Run Fast is this week’s top add for a number of reasons, but mainly GRRRL POWER. Members of the band include Bikini Kill front woman Kathleen Hanna, and bassist Kathi Wilcox as well as musicians from other notable bands associated with the Riot grrrl movement like Le Tigre and The…

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Add of the Week: His Electro Blue Voice

This week’s top add is from Italian band and Sub Pop artist His Electro Blue Voice. Their sound is self-prescribed “psych post punk noise rock,” a fitting description of their latest release and debut album Ruthless Sperm, which came out on August 20, 2013. According to an album description on Sub Pop’s website , the album is “subtle as…

Add of the Week: Hunx and His Punx

This weeks top add is the latest release from California punk band Hunx and His Punx. Street Punk will officially be released on Tuesday, July 23, but you can hear three tracks now on KTSW! Overall, Street Punk is short, running a little less than 30-minutes in total,  however the punx make up for length with a handful…

Other Side Drive: Thursday

Pop Rocks by: Kelsey Nichols Episode 4A few weeks ago, Kelsey Nichols recapped The Grammy Awards. Hear about how many bands were affected by Hurricane Nemo. Pop Rocks-EP 4 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards aired Feb. 10. The show was hosted by rapper LL Cool J. Mumford and Sons, Goyte, Fun, Frank Ocean and The…

Other Side Drive: Wednesday

Money Share by: Shannon Williams Episode 2 A few weeks ago, Shannon Williams explained how fraud can be detected using a simple math theorem called Benford’s Law. Money Share-EP 2 Today’s show uncovers how a bit of dirt on a math book helped discover a simple tool used by economists to track and discover a…