Archive for November, 2010

LOCAL ARTISTS OF THE WEEK OCT 31-NOV 6

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Our top played St. Louis artists this week are:

  1. 1. Theodore
  2. 2. Art Majors
  3. 3. US English
  4. 4. Bunnygrunt
  5. 5. The Hooten Hallers

Local New Releases

Via Dove – El Mundo Latino

Via Dove creates a solid album with a very good rocking mix of songs that are all good enough for radio play. The album starts off very quick tempoed, with a good “party” feel and progresses to a slower tempo as it continues. These are all very solid songs.

Favorite Track: “Fast Times”

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Spelling Bee – Sweet Dreams, Strange Animal

This weird noisy rock duo permeates energy whether it comes in the form of spastic rhythms or a wall of sound bowling you over at their live shows. Spelling Bee‘s drummer Joseph Hess once described their band to me as “stupid loud,” and I cannot disagree with his assessment. Along with singer and guitarist Mabel Suan, they create fast, aggressive songs that frequently change rhythms. Their debut “Sweet Dreams, Strange Animal” on APOP Records captures their live energy well, with the added bonus that you can control the volume on your home stereo.

Favorite Track: “Omelettes”

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Local Artists of the Week Oct 24-30

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Our top played St. Louis artists this week are:

  1. 1. Bottoms Up Blues Gang
  2. 2. Tight Pants Syndrome
  3. 3. The Hooten Hallers
  4. 4. US English
  5. 5. Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three

Local New Releases
US English – What Frontier EP

This duo creates deep, warm, layered grooves from synths and sequencers augmented by both male and female vocals. Although the band clearly enjoys toying with their experimental tendencies, the songs never lose their catchiness. This is the first of a trio of EP releases, so we can look forward to much more from US English, who happen to be the same folks who work at the Luminary Center for the Arts.

Favorite Track: “News!”

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If you are in a St. Louis band and would like your cd considered for airplay and a review, email local@kwur.com.

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