THIS WEEK'S ALBUM SPOTLIGHT

The Juan Maclean

 

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Album Spotlight



 





  Polyphonic Spree - Holiday Dream

    

 


CMJ Charts

12/03 & 12/04!

ADDS! 

1 DR. DOG Wild Race [EP] 
2 LITTLE ONES Argonauts [EP]
3 NIGHT MOVES Colored Emotions
4 CUB SCOUTS Told You So [EP] 
5 MEMORY TAPES Grace/Confusion

 CHART! 

1 BAT FOR LASHES The Haunted Man

2 TY SEGALL Twins

3 SAN CISCO Awkward

4 TURNPIKE GLOW Inflatable Optimisim

5 BLONDFIRE Where The Kids Are

6 SUFJAN STEVENS Silver And Gold

7 DUM DUM GIRLS End Of Daze

8 TORO Y MOI So Many Details [7-inch]

9 MOGWAI A Wrenched Virile Lore

10 TOY Toy

11 SHINY TOY GUNS III

12 TAME IMPALA Lonerism

13 SAVOIR ADORE Our Nature

14 BLAUDZUN Heavy Flowers

15 BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Cobra Juicy

16 CLINIC Free Reign

17 RHYE The Fall

18 OF MONTREAL Daughter Of Cloud

19 DIRTY PROJECTORS About To Die

20 BLACK LIGHT DINNER PARTY BLDP

21 IL ABANICO Crossing Colors

22 ERRORS New Relics

23 FLASHBULB FIRES Gasconader

24 ANGEL OLSEN Half Way Home

25 A FINE FRENZY Pines

26 THE XX Coexist

27 MUMFORD AND SONS Babel

28 FREELANCE WHALES Diluvia

29 ANDREW BIRD Hands Of Glory

30 FIRST AID KIT ITunes Session

 

Saturday
Sep202014

Dum Dum Girls Getting Sensual At Denver's Riot Fest

Here's a snap of the Dum Dum Girls performing "Coming Down" at Denver's Riot Fest. Stay tuned for a full performance review by Naz!


Friday
Sep192014

Exclusive Interview: Dropkick Murphys!! 

Interview conducted by Sye Sharp

 

KRCX was lucky enough to get an interview with the drummer of Dropkick Murphys, Matt Kelly to promote their appearance at Riot Fest which happens at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO. Although 8 AM interviews have the potential to go awry, Matt was simply just a nice guy and the interview was very pleasant and smooth.

 

 

KRCX: How’s your tour going? I checked your touring schedule, and it seems like Dropkick Murphys have been touring since the dawn of time. Do you ever not tour?
Matt Kelly: We actually tour sporadically! We were gone all summer, we were in Europe for 6 weeks and then had 10 days off. We were in Canada for another 10 days, and then we had about a month off. But we’ve been doing this for 18 years now, so we’re rather used to it.
KRCX: Your last 2 albums have charted in the Billboard Top 10, do you feel like your band is still getting bigger and better after almost 20 years?
MK: Better is subjective, I mean we’re always trying to be better but that’s not up for us to really decide. But we’re definitely bigger. We’ve really come a long way from the underground punk scene where the nobody had the internet. The only people who did were nerds anyway [laughs]. It was all word of mouth at the time, you couldn’t browse and pick your scene. But since then, the internet people helped really get the word out about us. And it’s also been a matter of product placement, we’ve been featured in some films.
KRCX: You know, I was actually going to ask about that! Was it rad to hear your music in a Martin Scorsese movie?
MK: We had just come back from a month long European tour and immediately we hopped on a plane, got our wives, and went to the theater the night The Departed came out. You know, you’re all jet-lagged and exhausted, and then our song comes on and it’s just surreal. Growing up watching Scorsese movies, it was pretty mind-blowing. I mean, this band started in the basement of a barbershop, and for a guy like Scorsese, who picks the music in his film extremely carefully, to put us in his film was an honor. It really changed our situation, especially in Boston. All the kids already knew us, but the typical “Joe Shmoe” Red Sox fans would beat us up. But now they’re our fans! [laughs]
KRCX: Alright, I’m gonna ask a couple of light-hearted questions. What are your favorite jigs and reels?
MK: I like Elizabeth Kelly’s Delight, but I’m really more about the more traditional folky stuff like Rising of the Moon, My Brother Sylvest, and The Golden Silver Years, stuff like that.
KRCX: What is your favorite beer, and what’s the dumbest thing you’ve done after too much of it?
MK: I have two! One for Europe, and one for America. I’d pick Alchemist Heady Topper for America, which is from Vermont. And for Europe, I’d pick Westvleteren Abbey 12. That was one of the greatest beers in the world up until about 4 years ago, when they stopped mass producing it. Now you can only buy it at the brewery where the monks make it; my brother is actually one of the monks there in Belgium. The dumbest thing we did after too much of it, was that we gave our old guitarist a wedgie so bad we ripped his underwear off. I still feel a little bad about it. [laughs]
KRCX: Some bands such as Weezer and Slayer are playing full albums at Riot Fest, do you plan to do anything special for Riot Fest?
MK: Well, we change our setlist every time we play, so we aren’t doing any concepts, rock operas, and nobody’s wearing gold underwear. We just make sure our sets are different, and that people get what they came for and have a good time.
KRCX: Thank you for doing this interview, we’re all big fans here and we’ll see you at Riot Fest!
MK: Thank you, enjoy the rest of your morning!

Check out Dropkick Murphys at Riot Fest on Sunday, September 21st! Tickets are still available at www.riotfest.org, See you there!

by Sye Sharp

 

Friday
Sep192014

New Music: Purling Hiss - Forcefield of Solitude

Get a glimpse of next week's top add to the charts. Weirdon releases on 9/23/2014.

Wednesday
Sep172014

Basement Session: Luke Sweeney, September 24th

 

All the way from San Fransisco, CA comes Luke Sweeney for an intimate interview and live set. Later that night you'll be able to see him face to face at The Walnut Room; until next week get to know him here.

Wednesday
Sep172014

Album Spotlight: In A Dream, by The Juan Maclean

If LCD Soundsystem is your jam, check out The Juan Maclean. John Maclean, the creative force behind this small electronic group, was actually motivated James Murphy of LCD-S to return to music after a slump.  Zander Porter compares this latest album, In A Dream, with the one preceding: "The sound was raw, spacey, and the vocals...brought the “human” in the title’s Less Than Human to a celestial electronic reality. And while that album started the ethereal journey, In a Dream powers those elements into something superhuman." This lengthy track called "A Place Called Space" has a slow build with a steady but not overwhelming beat. The layers of balanced but contrasting melodic lines leave no negative space in which to rest your ear, making this a good song (and music video, for that matter) for those who enjoy constant stimulation of the senses. In a Dream is available now on iTunes, and all week long on KRCX!

-Michelle Bailey