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The Best of 2021: Music Staff Picks

20. Snail Mail – Valentine “Snail Mail retains the same wounded lover ethos and hazy, scorned vocals but with a noticeably more pop-inspired instrumental palette. Indie rock guitars and peppy drums provide a sturdy melodic base, while additions of piano or dreamy synths give this album a sometimes danceable effect.” –Sydney Sjobakken 19. Lingua Ignota – Sinner Get Ready “Lingua Ignota has always incorporated a regal and grandiose instrumental palette, but SINNER GET READY shows a slightly softer side to her work with elements of religious hymns and neofolk. Yet, despite drawing back a bit from her more abrasive tendencies, she still … Continued

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Music and our Mood

We listen to music every day. In the shower, on our way to and from work, while we’re making dinner– the list goes on. How does the music we listen to affect our mood, productivity, and all-around well-being on a given day? (Image via Professor Ramos)

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The Best Releases of October: Music Staff Picks

The Body & BIG|BRAVE – Leaving None But Small Birds  The Body and BIG|BRAVE have each earned their tenure in metal, but together they have created an album that defies any preconceived notions one might have had for them. On Leaving None But Small Birds, both bands veer into a brand of folk rock that is rife with an eerie grit. Twangy layered strings mesh with the heavy distortion of guitars that both The Body and BIG|BRAVE are known for, creating a delicate and foreboding atmosphere. Similarly, the guttural shrieks and growls of The Body are replaced by the haunting croons of BIG|BRAVE’s lead vocalist Robin … Continued

KRUI 89.7 FM has been Iowa City’s sound alternative since 1984. Formerly located in South Quadrangle and then at 129 Grand Avenue Court, KRUI now has relocated to a permanent home in the Iowa Memorial Union.

As one of the largest student-run organizations, KRUI boasts a staff of more than 400 students in nine departments. KRUI features a variety of specialty programming — sports broadcasts, news features, and specialty music shows featuring specific genres and eras of music. KRUI also features a variety of musical genres including indie rock, alt-country, punk, pop, electronic, jazz, and local music.

Broadcasting at 100 watts, KRUI reaches the greater Iowa City and Coralville areas. KRUI also has a worldwide audience through Web broadcasting. KRUI is committed to providing listeners with unique, quality programming in music, news, and sports.

KRUI operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week as a noncommercial radio alternative to mainstream programming. KRUI also serves as an educational laboratory for students interested in radio and the broadcast industry.

KRUI has two missions:

1. The station serves as an educational laboratory for students interested in learning about radio and the broadcast industry.

2. KRUI provides the Iowa City community with a unique programming alternative in music, news, and sports.

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