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Love 911

January 29, 2016
Valentines Day is for slow motion romps with your bestie through sun drenched fields of clover - silent, heavy lidded stare fests across a candle lit table - heart shaped boxes of chocolates, and .... Oops.
Yeah, those nasty downsides of love.  Luckily, you are not the only one that's had this happen.  There are plenty to comisserate with you... and they have written songs about it! Here are a few flawed\breakup love songs just for you from your friends at KAFM - if you're hurtin'.

In a recent interview, Irish singer and songwriter Mick Lynch said he wrote "In A Flash" for a friend who had recently split up.  Likely story, Mick.  The 3/4 time Quick read more or view full article adds an odd sense of hopelessness and depression.  Lynch's excellent "Aliens, Ghosts and Lovers" was self released in December.


Andy Hackbarth, ex Colorado resident and Radio Room alumni, is on the rebound.  It's fairly obvious that his most recent release, "Panorama Motel", was a cathartic exercise.  Check out the title track below and share Andy's pain.  "Panorama Motel" was self released in November.  


'Nuff said from The Westies Michael McDermott - "I thought of 'Everything Is All I Want For You' as an unapologetic love song of a modern anti-hero. Rife with the depictions of a terribly flawed man, through it all our anti hero wants for nothing else but to dote on his own true love. The video is an homage to one of my favorite films Cinema Paradiso, written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Regardless of the things we've all been through, regardless of all the trials, the temptations, the misfortune, the miscues, the false starts, the misdemeanors, the flawed and the favored, the saintly and the sinners, the broken and defeated, the desperate and the wounded...the last bastion of hope and healing sometimes, is the healing that can be felt, in something as simple...as a kiss."  From the "West Side Stories", released in December.

As we approach Valentines Day, you can expect lots of songs from all of your favorite KAFM programmers about our favorite human endeavor, Love.  Watch this space for more breakup songs to come. Read Less
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Dream Pop is alive and well .....

January 29, 2016
and getting airplay from two new releases here at KAFM.

It's been a long seven years since Miranda Lee Richards last release. This, "The First Light of Winter", from her new release "Echoes Of The Dream Time" on the "Invisible Hands" label. 


Critically acclaimed London based trio, Daughter, release their sophomore full length CD, "Not To Disappear" on "Glassnote".


Keep it tuned to KAFM.  Your one stop spot for fresh, diverse music programming.
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Charts January 15-21

January 26, 2016
Well hello there, nice to meet you!
My name's Tori, I'm the new Music Director here at KAFM, and this is my first post on the New Music Blog.
So, let's talk KAFM charts, shall we? 


1    HERB SILVERSTEIN    Younger Next Year    Self-Released
2    RON SUNSHINE    Bring It Home    Cellar Live
3    CLARE FISCHER    Out Of The Blue    Self-Released
4    ZAHILI GONZALEZ ZAMORA PROJECT    Z-isms    Jazz Urbane
5    BIG PICTURE HOLIDAY    Shimmer And Melt    Ropeadope
6    SVETLANA AND THE DELANCEY FIVE    Night At The Speakeasy    oa2
7    LEE RITENOUR    A Twist Of Rit    Concord
8    LARRY NEWCOMB QUARTET    Live Intentionally!    Essential Messenger
9    MANUEL VALERY AND GROOVE SQUARE   Quick read more or view full article  Urban Landscape    Destiny
10  FOURPLAY    Silver    Concord


1    STICK FIGURE    Set In Stone    Ruffwood
2    BLACK MASALA    I Love You Madly    Self-Released
3    TRIBECASTAN    Goddess Polka Dottess    Evergreene Music
4    EMPRESARIOS    The Vibes    Self-Released
6    MELODIC INTERSECT    One Vision    Aimrec
7    BOOGARINS    Manual    Other Music
8    KISHI BASHI    String Quartet Live!    Joyful Noise
9    BUCKMAN COE    Malama Ka 'Aina    Tonic
10   BARRULE    Manannan's Cloak    Self-Released


1    CAGE THE ELEPHANT    Tell Me I'm Pretty    RCA
2    STICK FIGURE    Set In Stone    Ruffwood
3    DAVID BOWIE    Blackstar    Columbia
4    FOO FIGHTERS    Saint Cecilia [EP]    RCA
5    NED AND THE DIRT    Wild Pack: Haunt These Woods [EP]    Self-Released
6    BILLY GIBBONS AND THE BFG'S    Perfectamundo    Universal
7    TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND    Let Me Get By    Concord
8    DRESSY BESSY    Kingsized    Yep Roc
9    REED TURNER    Native Tongue    Self-Released
10  GRIMES    Art Angels    4AD


3   PROFESSOR LOUIE AND THE CROWMATIX  Music from Hurley Mountain
4   BENNY TURNER   When She's Gone   Nola Blue
5   SARAH PIERCE   Barbed Wire   Little Bear Records
6   JENNY & TYLER   Of This I'm Sure   Residence Muisc
7   THE ROYAL DOMINOS   Dead Mother's Club   Strange Key Records
8   SAM LEWIS   Waiting on You   Brash Music
9   ANGELA PARRISH  Faithful and Tall EP   Stick Horse Carousel Records
10 JOHN BOWMAN   Beautiful Ashes   Mountain Home

Check back in next week to see where your favorites land.
As programmers, you have the power to help your favorite artists get more airplay, so keep spinnin' what you love! Read Less
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