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Track of the Day: Ease into Monday Madness with Danny Lango's Lo-Fi Folk

Sep
22

I hate loud Monday mornings more than any other part of the week's most damnable day: nothing louder than running water, nothing faster than fish swimming through gelatin is how I like'em, and if I can't get'em that way, then headphones and Danny Lango's "Side by Side" is the next best thing.

Racism Has Shaped Music As We Know It [Funk Radio E100]

Sep
21

Today we spend our 100th episode theorizing how racism and discrimination have historically (and unfortunately) developed music into what it is today.

Your Grandma Might Be a Famous Rapper! [Funk Radio E99]

Sep
18

Today we quickly reveal a recent Facebook trend - grandmothers are mistakenly tagging themselves as rap pioneer Grandmaster Flash.

Track of the Day: One Simply Cannot (Not) Dance to Made In Heights' "Ghosts"

Sep
18

It's testament to Made in Heights' songcraft that their albums sound like 'best-of' compilations--do these people write anything aside from catchy singles? "Ghosts" keeps that torch burning bright with 80s hip hop-inspired beats, a minimal atmosphere, and female vocals soft as wedding gowns.

Track of the Day: Wakes' "GONZO" Makes Me Feel Middle-Aged and Defiant For It

Sep
16

And me only at 25, too! Bandcamp lo-fi favorite Wakes is back with age-defying single "GONZO," which packs enough sunlight, fuzz, and righteous enthusiasm to turn back the clock, to a time when being stupid resulted in skinned knees instead of audits.

Bludgeon Your Horizons: Album Picks for the Adventurous

Sep
16

Bludgeon Your Horizons is a music-recommendation column where Eric and I challenge each others’ tastes with 'difficult' albums, so we might enjoy each others’ pain and, if we’re lucky, end up with our horizons broader than they were before. This week, Eric's throwing operatic chaos-metal outfit Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at me; for my riposte, I selected synth/drum noise duo Mindflayer. The gauntlet is thrown; come listen to the unlistenable with us!

U2 And Apple Have Somehow Forgotten What Music And Gifts Mean

Sep
16

U2 and Apple partnered together last week to sync “Songs of Innocence,” U2’s latest, mediocre album, to every single iTunes account on the planet. They seemed quite proud of their “largest album release of all time,” and didn’t stop to think that maybe there are a bunch of us out here in the wilds who don’t want a U2 album, even if it is free. There was some Twitter hub-ub, and today Apple finally gave people a chance to opt-out of their charity.

New Music Monday: Train, Cannibal Corpse, Slash, Shawn Ames, and More!

Sep
15

Morning music maniacs! Interested in sumthin' new? Great! You've rambled into the right rodeo - New Music Monday, the most "She Bop He Bop Uh We Bop" spot at 8CN. Each week all sorts of music stuff gets released to the masses and this is where if comes to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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5 Songs That Advocate Cheating [Funk Radio E98]

Sep
13

Today we unveil a handful of songs that focus on infidelity in relationships, but in a relatively positive manner. While these are primarily from the cheater's point of view, we end up exploring some other rather unique perspectives as well.

4 Songs That Advocate Stalking [Funk Radio E97]

Sep
08

Today we hide in the bushes and peek through windows to witness a handful of songs about the age-old pasttime of stalking. Is it objectively a bad thing, or is creepiness in the eye of the beholder?

New Music Monday: Robert Plant, Interpol, Ryan Adams, Karen O, and More!

Sep
08

Psst! Hey kid! You like new music? Great, because you've stumbled into the perfect luau - New Music Monday, currently the most "Pull de String!" column on 8CN. Each week oodles of new music type things get unleashed by greedy record labels and this is where they all come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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How NOT to Dance the Hustle! [Funk Radio E96]

Sep
05

Today we give you a brief history and dance lesson on the Hustle craze which took the world by storm in 1977. But did you know it existed years before then, and in a few different forms?

New Music Monday: Young Jeezy, Counting Crows, The Kooks, and More!

Sep
02

Psst! Hey kid! You like new music? Great, because you've stumbled into the perfect luau - New Music Monday, currently the sickest column on 8CN. Each week oodles of new music type things get unleashed by greedy record labels and this is where they all come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!

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5 Songs We Didn't Know Were About Prostitution [Funk Radio E95]

Sep
02

Today we bring a few funk/soul songs to the table that deal with the subject of prostitution. The funny thing is, for the most part we weren't aware of this until now.

Hodor the DJ's Game of Thrones Rave Looked Like One Hodor of a Party

Sep
01

Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones, also happens to be a pretty awesome DJ. Last week in Sydney, Australia, he put on the first show in his new tour, appropriately titled "Rave of Thrones," and it looked awesome.

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