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New Tracks Weekend

New Tracks Weekend, March 8-10

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What an amazing week for new releases. Two albums of special note: Shady Bug’s Lemon Lime (Shady Bug pictured above). Occupying a sweet spot between Jay Som’s literate warmth and Sonic Youth’s structural complexity, it’s a compelling listen from end to end, with not a clunker in the bunch. In a first quarter of notable albums, this effort is surely in the top five releases thus far this year. The other album worthy of special note: Nothing’s collection of B-sides, rarities and live performances, Spirit of the Stairs. What could come off as an indulgent money-grab is instead a collection of tributes and standouts, often stripped down and raw, letting the power and emotion flow through without filigree and distortion. While every track may not be a standout, most of them are. And it’s a credible effort if you’re a fan of the sound, if not necessarily the band. No easy feat, that.

But holy cannelloni that’s not all. Headliners include new singles from Slowness, Rev Rev Rev (heading for a star turn at SXSW), the return of Night School (with a renewed focus on tunefulness and arrangements that made some of their early work unmissable). New tunes from Las Robertas, Castlebeat, The BV’s, Relay Tapes, Shaki Tavi, Poolshop, Kuta (see also: M83/Team Ghost), Tangients, Orations, Caoilfhionn Rose, Terry vs. Tori, Berlina, Elenin, Blume, Drowsy and much more!

And that’s all in addition to last weekend’s freshness from WESTKUST, Living Hour, Hatchie, Mirror of Dreams, Crumb, Heartlings, Dovi, Palm Haze, The Raft, Dinosaur Girl, astragal, Mint Field, Youth, Art Dave, Fourteen Nights At Sea, fuvk, Clan de Venus, Kero Kero Bonito, Star Tropics, We Melt Chocolate, Say Sue Me, Melt, Henrys Sun, and Parks, Squares and Alleys. We’re packed to the rafters with fresh sounds for your earholes!

New Tracks Weekend is begun 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continues through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Remember, you can listen listen via the station playlist page at DKFM,  on Shoutcast, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Plus we have our branded apps for Apple’s iOS and Android: listeners can vote on all the new tracks, helping us determine what graduates to permanent rotation. Your voice counts! We’re live-scrobbling once again via last.fm. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Keep up with our new Facebook group for some real-time discussions of what you’ve heard, and sound off!

And, as always, thanks for listening, and thank you for your support!
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Another amazing week for new music, with two long-awaited albums released just this morning. WESTKUST released their second LP today, and Living Hour (pictured above) unleashed Softer Faces, their second full album of original material. And the two LPs couldn't be more different, but neither is less charming for the difference. Westkust remains focused on hummable tunes wrapped in distortion, while Living Hour appears to dismantle and reassemble the form, […]

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