Merry Tuesday everybody, it's almost October which means the usual onslaught of autumn shows is almost upon us.
Personal highlights for me include Hawkwind's triumphant return Oct. 22 at the Gothic, Melt-Banana's sure-to-be-noisy date at the Larimer Lounge on Oct. 21, Califone's second Denver living room show of the year on Oct. 1, and Tame Impala's appearance at the Boulder Theater on Oct. 26. It's going to be a good month, people, and the airwaves at 1190 are bustling with the sound of fall releases.
After years of fermenting in the critical underground, King Krule has finally released his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon on XL, combining the various phases of his sound into something concrete for newcomers. Blending elements of old school UK trip-hop with jazzy chord progressions and Archy Marshall's blistering cockney voice, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon is a unique, dark debut album from a songwriter who finally seems to be coming into his own.
Bill Callahan's career has been a constantly shifting, yet always consistent, look into the mind of the modern introvert, even from his earliest days as Smog. His newest album, Dream River, plays like the wistful musings of an urban cowboy, with the kind of gorgeous, textured arrangements that Callahan's built his name on.
Chelsea Wolfe has been churning out gloomy, doom metal influenced singer-songwriter material since 2006, and her newest album Pain is Beauty continues this streak in wonderful fashion. Treading the line between tenderness and heaviness is a difficult task, and yet Wolfe plays it so naturally that one can't help but wonder what directions her career will take down the road.
Other additions include:
Over the Rhine,
Meet Me at the Edge of the World.
SISU, Blood Tears.
—Sam Goldner is the music director at Radio 1190. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.