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♬Liner Notes♬: With the new Media Monarchy 2.0 featuring daily live broadcasts - one's the news show and the other one's the music show - it just makes sense to roll this weekly show into the daily! Does that make sense? Probably not, you just wanna hear cool music - and now you can hear it every weekday at noon pacific time right here: http://mediamoanrchy.com/listen. Or anytime via the feed: http://mediamoanrchy.com/feed. Thanks, J!
"Wednesday Night Melody"
'Welcome The Worms'
Dead Oceans, 2016
Notes: "On Bleached’s first record, 2013’s Ride Your Heart, the group capitalized on a wave of positive attention... After years of touring and some tumultuous life experiences, [the LA band has] returned to make their follow-up, Welcome the Worms... “Wednesday Night Melody”, the album’s best song, nails this [Weezer/Green Day] formula, focusing on the rush of feeling alive with plenty of Cuomo-ready ba ba bas." It's Bleached's sixth time on the show and I just scored some tickets to see them tonight!
"Your Best American Girl"
Dead Oceans, 2016
Notes: "The most beautiful moments on Mitski Miyawaki’s  album, Bury Me At Makeout Creek, are the imperfect ones... With each new release, she offers us dozens of versions of herself. Today we’re presented with yet another iteration of the [NYC-based] songwriter. “Your Best American Girl” is all about insurmountable aspirations; trying and failing and trying again to mold yourself into something for the benefit of someone else."
Notes: "America, in a new video from the Danish electro-pop band Liima, is anything but the promised land... "The water makes you sick, America," sings frontman Casper Clausen. "I'm hoping now, you're hoping now, we're hoping now. I'm hoping for America."... Liima is a new group featuring Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg of Danish act Efterklang, along with Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö. "Amerika" is from the band's debut album..."
'Make Out' EP
Side Street/Polydor, 2016
Notes: "LANY is a Nashville and LA-based R&B trio that debuted with two tracks on their SoundCloud page [in 2014]... two members (Leslie Priest and Jake Goss) also make music under the moniker, WRLDS. Under the alias, the two have released only two songs, but now with the third member, Paul Klein, in the mix, we think they've found their niche based on the promising sound of "Walk Away"."
"Saturday Night" (Tone Of Arc Remix)
Dine Alone, 2016
Notes: "There seems to be no limit to the pure aural pleasure one can receive from a properly-compressed 80s-inspired vocal like the one found on "Saturday Night," by Vancouver indie-popsters Yukon Blonde. This indisputable fact luckily isn't lost on SF-based electronic duo Tone of Arc, who leave in plenty of the "la-la-las" sung by Yukon Blonde's main songwriter Jeff Innes in a remix that combines disparate elements of the original single..." And we (sorta) end where we (sorta) began: Yukon Blonde was the first band we played on PUTV when it started as a Friday thing after the weekly Media Monarchy live show. That was once a week, now we do it every weekday. We're not gonna "Walk Away"!
♬@PumpUpThaVolume Music News♬:
#AlbumOfTheWeek: Brian Eno - 'The Ship'
#MorningMonarchy: TV Girl, Starwalker, Margo Price, Night Moves, Greyhounds, The Posies, Amber Arcades, Brass Bed, Mike & The Melvins, The Range, Tiga, John Carpenter, Sun Club, Brett Dennen and the Jayhawks
(Thanks again to our #SongOfTheDay sources at @KEXP, @KCRW, @KUTX, KPSU, @TheKeyXPN, @TheCurrent, @MagnetMagazine and more. Thanks to @TwilightCircus1 for the bed music - and thank you for listening!)