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Music Staff Picks: The Best Releases of April

billy woods – Aethiopes On Aethiopes, billy woods reestablishes his strengths as a storyteller, with help from producer Preservation’s experimentally jazzy beats. By now, woods has cemented himself as one of hip hop’s greatest writers, and his brooding yet clever introspection sounds especially powerful over Preservation’s musical backdropping. Samples of pianos will twinkle across some tracks, and pound discordantly on others, while electric guitars ring and horns blow. By the time the harmonica enters the equation, the beats here are unparalleled. It is an enveloping atmosphere completed by excellent percussion, which moves between hand drums, full kits, and shuffling jangles … Continued

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Soccer Mommy Hints at New Sound at Mission Creek Festival

Overall, Soccer Mommy earned the headline spot at Mission Creek Festival with their bright-sounding indie underpinning the deeper, darker meaning looming in the lyrics. Sometimes, Forever releases June 24th and can be pre-ordered through her website. 

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On Cloud Nine with Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny had had their first performance of their tour at the Englert Theatre. The theater quickly filled with excited young bodies thrilled to see Beach Bunny live.

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See what our awesome KRUI DJs have been playing this week! Spoiler alert: Ducktails, who will play a free show sponsored by KRUI at The Mill on Monday, April 1st, are charting high!

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Rank Artist Recording Label 1 TITUS ANDRONICUS Local Business XL 2 DUM DUM GIRLS End Of Daze SUB POP 3 THE XX Coexist XL 4 METZ Metz SUB POP 5 GRIZZLY BEAR Shields Warp 6 TY SEGALL Twins Drag City 7 DEERHOOF Breakup Song Polyvinyl 8 BAT FOR LASHES The Haunted Man EMI 9 TAME IMPALA Lonerism Modular 10 DINOSAUR JR. I Bet On Sky Jagjaguwar 11 FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes Warp 12 ALT-J An Awesome Wave Canvasback 13 ANDREW BIRD Hands Of Glory Mom And Pop 14 DAVID BYRNE AND ST. VINCENT Love This Giant 4AD 15 … Continued

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