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The Best Releases of August: Music Staff Picks

Tropical Fuck Storm – Deep States Aussie noise rock band Tropical Fuck Storm’s third album, Deep States, is as messy and disorienting as the doomed political landscape it was birthed out of. Reflecting mind-poisoning social media discourse twisted through the filter of a distortion pedal, vocalists Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin deliver some of their most compelling melodies over lacerating guitar and synth lines. The opening track, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, writes from the perspective of Jesus’ second coming to Earth to proclaim in a grand chorus “There ain’t no end of days.” Even at its loudest, a sense … Continued

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The Best Releases of June: Music Staff Picks

Spellling – The Turning Wheel The Turning Wheel, Chrystia Cabral’s third album under the project Spellling, offers bewitchingly captivating progressive folk and neo-soul songs. A shift towards natural instrumentation marks a stark change from 2019’s synth-heavy Mazy Fly, giving these songs a new liveliness, and pushing Cabral’s songwriting towards the theatrical. The sonic palette on its own can be bewildering at first–veering off without warning into performances of soul, hard rock, classical, folk, and of course, synthwave. It’s no surprise that the personnel list reveals more than thirty performers–all of whom sound great. The songs are left with an enchanting … Continued

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“You Can Put it on the Board” is KRUI’s long-running MLB talk-show. Each week we get you caught up on all of the goings-on in America’s pastime. Get caught-up on standings, scores and the status on all of your favorite teams. Be sure to tune into “You Can Put it on the Board” every Friday from 12-1 PM. Voices behind the mic: Kevin Ciardiello, Jordan Kabialis, Aubrey Coleman, Derek Helling, Cheyne Reiter, Ryan Murphy Ever miss a show and want an easier way to go back and listen? Do you ever wish our episodes were just forwarded to your computer or mobile … Continued

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“College Basketball Preview” is exactly what the title says and more.  We give you a comprehensive look at NCAA Men’s Basketball at the University of Iowa, in the Big Ten, and all across the nation.  Tune in every Friday from 1 pm to 2 pm CT and let us bring you all the latest scores, polls and headlines. Voices behind the mic: Dylan Burn, Derek Helling, Kevin Ciardiello, Ryan Murphy Producer: Joe Rajchel March 1, 2013 February 22, 2013

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