For the second time this semester, here’s a brand new set of new adds! These reviews introduce us to recent releases by Atlanta emo band Microwave, seasoned indie crooner Angel Olsen, English pop icon Charli XCX, and R&B's Summer Walker.
Welcome to the first set of new adds of the Fall 2019 semester! I'm excited to bring you five reviews from KXSC staff members and DJs (yours truly included) of new releases in hard rock and grindcore, ambient and dance. Enjoy our reviews, and look forward to a semester of great new music and music writing!
I hate CDs!! Okay, that's a lie, I just wanted an excuse to link that song. In fact, it couldn't be further from the truth. Like any self-respecting music department, we love CDs. They remain the best way of storing and transmitting the history of a radio station. Indeed, when the current batch of students is long gone, it will be the CDs we leave behind that will say the most about us.
All of this is to say that the newsletter that will start keeping track of physical adds from here on out. Some of these you will recognize from previous newsletters.
Written reviews will continue, accompanied by shorter descriptions of physical adds. We're so excited!! Enjoy.
Weeks pass. You don't hear anything from MoM. You get worried. You call the station but nobody picks up. You send emails but you get no response. What has become of your favorite music department?! Fear not dear reader. Last week's respite was merely that: a break in the onslaught of new music. Please delight in the bounties that rest can bring.
MoM is back babey!! And leaner than ever.
In an iconoclastic maneuver, we've done away with genre directors in order to feature the writing of our beloved DJs. We know change is scary, but in this case it's scary awesome. Now you'll know exactly what our DJs are listening to, because they'll be telling you themselves. Genre directors were the vanguard of music writing. But we're not Marxist-Leninists (at least not all of us). We don't need the vanguard, we just need tasty reviews. Here they are.