ONE MORE WEEK OF SCHOOL. After Friday I will never take another class ever again! It's starting to get a little real on campus here this week so tune into 1190 for some soundtrack music to the end of school forever.
Seminal Detroit weirdos Death have recently seen a resurgence of their groundbreaking 1970s releases thanks to a documentary on their work and reissues by Chicago label Drag City. Their newest release III showcases the softer side of the band's punk-funk, with songs that seamlessly mix R&B, country and classic blues rock, proving yet again that the three Hackney brothers indeed are a force worth being remembered.
John Dwyer and Thee Oh Sees have been a mainstay of the modern garage movement for a good while now, and they show no sign of slowing down with their latest release Drop. Incorporating some electronic influences this time around but still shredding through psychedelic krautrock jams like no one else can, Drop is yet another step forward for a band that doesn't know the meaning of taking time off.
Nat Baldwin has spent the past few years laying down basslines for Dirty Projectors, but now he's out with his own LP on Western Vinyl entitled In The Hollows. Incorporating everything from a chamber orchestra, standup bass, and Baldwin's sweet tenor, In The Hollows is an abstract slice of folk music as ambitious as it is humble.
Sam Goldner is the music director at Radio 1190. Email him at email@example.com.