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♬Liner Notes♬: Shuttin' down September with the official start of fall (the first rain's failing here in Portland as we prep this episode!) and we've got an "Avalanche" of cool, new music this week from the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Boogarins, Farao, Persian Leaps and Pure Bathing Culture...
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
Ba Da Bing, 2015
Notes: "Will Wadsworth formed [L.A.'s] Eagle Rock Gospel Singers in the winter of 2010 following a failed relationship, a band dissolution, and a scary airplane ride. In order to re-spark his interest in music, he and his roommate, Jeremy Horton, gathered friends together to sing old Gospel songs. Inspired by their love of Washington Phillips, The Staples Singers, Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe — you know, the real classics... Heavenly Fire is an explosive barn-burner, taut with electricity..."
Other Music, 2015
Notes: "Brazil's tropicalismo revivalists Boogarins are back with second album Manual. It's a big step forward for Fernando "Dino" Almeida and Benke Ferraz, who began playing music together as teenagers in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia- recording psychedelic pop in their parents' gardens... From teenagers to young men, Boogarins are now set to release Manual, the same dual meaning in both Portuguese and English, "to work with your hands" and "an instruction book"."
'Till It’s All Forgotten'
Arts & Crafts, 2015
Notes: "London-based, Norway-born artist Farao - born Kari Jahnsen - has announced her debut LP Till It's All Forgotten...." Performing all instrumentation other than drums and bass, her vast army of tools – guitars, synths, organs, glockenspiel, sitar – radiate with intense emotional and musical craft. With international accolades, Farao will take her captivating live performance across North America as lead support for The Cribs... last week's full playlist.
"Under The Lilacs"
'High & Vibrate' EP
Notes: "[MPLS trio Persian Leaps' 3rd album in 3yrs] High & Vibrate, celebrates the indie-rock resonance they perfected on their first two albums, and climbs its way from a rumbling, dense-yet-light sound with bright spikes and sharp edges... [City Pages talked to frontman] Drew Forsberg: "For me, it's all about the hooks. It's a fault, perhaps, but I don't have much patience for music that doesn't have an immediate pop hook. It can be played on a ukulele, drenched in guitar feedback, or buried under lo-fi hiss, but it needs to be there for me.""
Pure Bathing Culture
"Pray For Rain"
'Pray For Rain'
Notes: "Portland [duo] return this fall with Pray For Rain... its title track...adds new oomph to the duo’s crystalline transcendental yacht-pop. It’s still recognizable as the band behind “Pendulum,” but there’s a brisk uptempo drum programming, and both the synths and the guitars pulsate with new urgency and rawness. It reminds me of the way My Bloody Valentine’s sound jolted into a new gear on Loveless closer “Soon.”" Pure Bathing Culture's the only band this week that's been on PUTV before - having rocked ep071 on my birthday back in 2013 😉
Don't miss the Spotify playlist for each and every episode - it's got all the new music we can't fit here!
And even there's a YouTube playlist, too!
♬@PumpUpThaVolume Music News♬:
#AlbumOfTheWeek: Run The Jewels - 'Meow The Jewels'
New albums out by CHVRCHES, Dead Weather, Kurt Vile, Silversun Pickups, New Order, JR JR, Don Henley and more
Big Boi and Phantogram collab as #BigGrams
Kendrick Lamar and George Clinton reunite on new Funkadelic remix
Jeff Lynne’s ELO prep first LP in 14yrs w/new song, "When I Was A Boy"
The Zombies are back again with "I Want You Back Again”
Sam Smith's safe Bond theme for SPECTRE could use more drama
Damon Albarn must've been right about Adele's new LP being boring if she tried to buy Sia's "Alive" for $1M
Pope Francis releasing prog-rock album called “Wake Up!”
Slayer captured their career best chart debut with 'Repentless'
Morrissey explains new novel 'List of the Lost' which centers on a 1970s relay racing team cursed by a demon
Score one for Fox: Foo Fighters say channel nixed 'Sonic Highways' Emmys performance
Arcade Fire's Win Butler explains Tidal's botched launch and why major labels are clueless
Viet Cong are changing their name, they haven't decided to what yet
Decibel Festival thumps EDM all over the Pacific Northwest Sep22-27
(Thanks again to our #SongsOfTheDay sources at @KEXP, @KCRW, @KUTX, KPSU, @TheKeyXPN and @TheCurrent. Plus all the music blogs, sites and nerds that help out, too. Big thanks to @TwilightCircus1 for the bed music - and thank you for listening!)