This week is my 10th show! Hitting double digits. A lot of awesome records are about to drop soon. Can’t wait to play a bunch of them on future shows. Also with new albums comes tours. This summer so far has been filled with a ton of concerts and free shows for me. And the best part about fall is all the fall tours that come around Asheville. So much good live music in the future.Really enjoyed making this weeks playlist! I think it’s a nice blend of new music and past sleepers.
[Look Out For]Bully – Losing
Was so stoked to see Sub Pop pick up Bully for their sophomore album. Saw them at the Mothlight awhile back and they put on such an energetic and awesome show. Losing should prove to be another feat for the band, with frontwoman Alicia Bognanno engineering and mixing the album. Bully will also be at the Mothlight again Nov 19th. Losing comes out Oct 20th.
[Fresh]Sudan Archives – Sudan Archives EP
Photo by: Eric Coleman
I love Sudan Archives EP! I have been listening to it pretty non-stop. It’s groovy as hell, blending folk and afrobeats with glitch, R&B vocals and remnants of 90s rap music. Definitely an album worth checking out. Brittney Denise Parks (aka Sudan Archives) is only 23 years old! Sudan Archives EP will be released on vinyl late Sept on Stones Throw Records.
[Worth a Re-spin]Kero Kero Bonito – Bonito Generation
I know, I played a deep cut cover from the Japanese release which included “remixes” from other indie darlings on my show. Never-the-less, Bonito Generation is still worth checking out again if you missed it. KKB is, surprisingly to many, a British band from London, but their music and general vibes scream J-Pop. Frontwoman Sarah Midori Perry sings and raps in both English and Japanese. The album is one colorful happy mess of magic. It’s hard not to be in a good mood listening to it. Bonito Generation was released Oct 21, 2016 on Sony Music Japan.
[The Breaks]XXYYXX – XXYYXX
I saw XXYYXX maybe 3 or 4 years ago. I was sitting on the grass in the afternoon, digging the beats and grooves. It was so chill and relaxing. I highly recommend throwing his self titled on during a lazy afternoon, maybe in a hammock or by the river. XXYYXX came out March 27, 2012.
Want to request any music for an upcoming show? Obscure, sleeper, local, big hit, send them my way at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give you a shout out if I end up using it! Tune in next week to hear new music from Grace Lightman, Bedouine, Zola Jesus, and Four Tet.