Tag: Release Radar

Release Radar 12/24/21 - Mute Math vs Broken Social Scene

Release Radar 12/24/21 - Mute Math vs Broken Social Scene
“It’s the holiday season. So hoop-de-do and dickory dock.” You know the rest, Santa is coming so have your stocking ready. Were you good? Is anybody good anymore? Mute Math has really grown up on their latest single, “Love Light A Way.” The gorgeous vocals remind me of Keane and I could see this group,... Read more »

Release Radar 12/17/21 - Pom Pom Squad vs Englewood

Release Radar 12/17/21 - Pom Pom Squad vs Englewood
This year I raved a lot about Englewood and his jazzy escapades into hip hop. Well, just in time for Christmas, he’s put out a new single, “Flex On Christmas,” featuring Yung Gravy. It’s definitely a spoof of some sort, but it’s still pretty funny and would grab the attention of any holiday playlist listener.... Read more »

Release Radar 12/03/21 - Tom Morello vs Wet Leg

Release Radar 12/03/21 - Tom Morello vs Wet Leg
Of all the albums released this year Tom Morello’s, The Atlas Underground Flood, might be the coolest thing I’ve heard. I usually frown upon the trend of having endless guest artists to bolster a track or album. But in the case of Morello, who’s a guitar virtuoso, adding all of these new voices seems to... Read more »
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Release Radar 11/26/21 - The Lemonheads vs Dionne Warwick

Release Radar 11/26/21 - The Lemonheads vs Dionne Warwick
The Lemonheads are now on my #RADAR again. It looks as though It’s A Shame About Ray will get the deluxe treatment, with a 30th Anniversary Edition that includes this unreleased version of “My Drug Buddy (KCRW Session)” from 1992. I had so much potential back then (1992), and so did The Lemonheads. This was... Read more »

Release Radar 11/12/21 - Beach House vs Franz Ferdinand

Release Radar 11/12/21 - Beach House vs Franz Ferdinand
Beach House has released Chapter 1, from their new project, Once Twice Melody. Their eighth album will be released in four-song chapters over the next few months and followed by a world tour. Silk Sonic has put together a smooth team for “Smokin’ Out The Window,” which includes Bruno Mars, and Anderson Paak. It reminds... Read more »

Release Radar 11/5/21 - Radiohead vs Bleachers

Release Radar 11/5/21 - Radiohead vs Bleachers
There’s been a trend in my life this week, beginning my mornings with Yoga With Adriene. It’s a great practice that I hope to continue. Today’s the day Radiohead releases their long-awaited, 3-disc, combo set called Kid A Mnesia. It combines two of their most eclectic albums, Kid A and Amnesiac, which were released eight... Read more »
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Release Radar 10/29/21 - Spoon vs Macklemore

Release Radar 10/29/21 - Spoon vs Macklemore
The cool thing about Release Radar is that it keeps tabs on your past listening habits and when you haven’t heard from an artist in several years it reminds you how much you’ve missed them by placing their new single in your weekly playlist. Macklemore shows up this week with a new track called “Next... Read more »

Release Radar 10/15/21 - Band Of Horses vs The Beatles

Release Radar 10/15/21 - Band Of Horses vs The Beatles
Apparently the “rainy season” has moved to Chicago via Portland. It’s been doldrums this week, but the grass hasn’t looked better. Fall back. Release Radar brings the glorious return of rock heroes, Band Of Horses. “Crutch” is the new single from Things Are Great which will be out next year, on January 21st. It kind... Read more »

Release Radar 10/8/21 - The Districts vs Robert Glasper

Release Radar 10/8/21 - The Districts vs Robert Glasper
Earlier this week fans of The Districts got big news. The band will release a new album called Great American Painting on February 4th, and tour extensively behind it in 2022. For now, we get to listen to the first single called, “I Want To Feel It All,” which they’re taking into an ambient direction.... Read more »
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Release Radar 10/1/21 - Shout Out Louds vs Elbow

Release Radar 10/1/21 - Shout Out Louds vs Elbow
Elbow has been one of those bands that have flown under the radar for thirty-some years now. It’s not that we didn’t know about them, but they just don’t get the same attention that a Radiohead does. They’ve continued to make beautiful music, and their return is nothing short of magical. Shout Out Louds are... Read more »