THIS WEEK'S ALBUM SPOTLIGHT

Ernest Ellis- Cold Desire

 

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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

 

Wednesday
Oct222014

Chris' Musical Musings

Recently, one of my favorite singer songwriters released his second album, I Forgot Where We Were. English singer-songwriter, Ben Howard, is embarking on his first North American Tour for the release of this album on October 20th. Ben Howard has an incredibly unique sound, playing the guitar as both a percussion and string instrument. His voice is smooth and the way he performs is pure harmony. The man is an incredible musician and is incredibly humble. If you haven't heard of him yet, you should definitely check him out. He recently announced a Denver show in February and I've already got my ticket! Look forward to great things from him in years to come. 

Cold War Kids have also announced a concert recently and will be in Denver on January 21st. These guys were my second concert on Long Beach at the US Open of Surf. They're a fun band live and definitely worth seeing. I'll be following more bands closely and be giving you more updates throughout the week!

- Chris

Wednesday
Oct222014

Concert Update: Alt-J

Catch Alt-J next Tuesday, October 28th at the Fillmore Auditorium! You can get your tickets for the show here:
Upcoming Concerts:
Kodaline @ The Gothic Theater Wednesday, October 22nd
Pearl Jam @ The Pepsi Center Wednesday, October 22nd
Polica @ The Fox Theater Satudrday October 25th
Minus the Bear @ Marquis Theater Monday, October 27th
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ The Fox Theater Tuesday, October 28th
Tuesday
Oct212014

Weekly Updates:

Last Tuesday I was able to see Walk The Moon in a very intimate setting. They announced that this tour would be different. They decided to do their shows in very small venues, much smaller than tours they have been on previously. I must say, they absolutely killed it at the Larimer Lounge that night. With the smaller setting the whole concert became a lot more communal. Everyone was constantly dancing and having a blast. Walk The Moon's live performance has definitely improved and is something that you must see. With a new album on the horizon, Walk The Moon's fanbase will most likely continue to grow. The new songs they played at that concert had a pretty sweet vibe to them and it got me stoked for the release. 

Last Thursday we were able to bring in the band Smallpools for an acoustic session and interview. It's safe to say they have personality. The comments they made had me laughing almost the whole time they were down here. Smallpools is one of my favorite bands and having the opportunity to set up a live session with them and then performing an interview was a great experience. I then went to their show at the Bluebird that night and they sure brought it. I've already seen them 3 times (the Bluebird) being my 4th, but with a new album on the rise, a new set, and a new setlist, this performance was a lot more energetic than ones that I had seen in the past. Smallpools continues to rise in my "favorite bands list" as they continue to tour. I'm looking forward to their album which will be coming out sometime in December.

Those two albums are the two albums which I'm looking most forward to in these next few months. As for concerts coming up, I will be trying to make it to Andrew McMahon and Hunter Hunted. Hunter Hunted is an amazing band in my opinion. The music they make has very happy sounding harmonies and melodies. But the biggest events I'll be looking forward to are the releases of the Smallpools and Walk The Moon albums.

- Chris

 

Tuesday
Oct212014

Album Spotlight: Ernest Ellis - Cold Desire

While many of KRCX’s Album Spotlights are from more popular groups, every now and then we find a diamond in the rough. This week’s Spotlight is “Cold Desire” by Ernest Ellis. Ernest Ellis is a 6-piece band from Australia that mixes many of the sounds found in the current day indie scene and blends them together. To put it in the words of another KRCX worker, “It looks like they have a lot of emotions.” And without a doubt, they do. This relaxed album will capture you without forcing you in, relying on their smooth grooves and distinct melodies to hook listeners. With sounds reminiscent of The National, Bon Iver, and James Blake, there is something in “Cold Desire” for all fans of college rock.

Thursday
Oct162014

The Soft Bulletin

This week's Weekday Wayback is The Flaming Lip's ninth album, The Soft Bulletin. One of the few albums to ever be awarded a perfect 10.0 by Pitchfork, this album is full of rock, synth, and psychedelic imagery - perfectly in line with the album cover itself, a photo taken to head an article on LSD. This Oklahoma-based freak-folk group is one that is hard to forget, especially after claiming the spot of Oklahoma's official state rock song. If you want some good music to space out or study to, this album is the perfect balance of distancing, dreamy, and provocative. Enjoy this video, Race For the Prize, the story of those sad, sad, scientists locked in heated battle with all that surrounds them.

Corey