Even in April, it’s ‘December’

Years ago I started saying that The Decemberists need to write a musical. All their stories of wenches, thieves, vagabonds, pirates, chimney sweeps and whatnot-it's all material begging for a musical. Then along came the day where I got to say "I called it.

Jay-Z: Proves he is old, but not finished

Here we are, late in the year of 2013. Who knew Jay Z’s 12th studio release, “Magna Carta: Holy Grail,” would be the most...

Alanis Morissette’s “Havoc and Bright Lights” a near-perfect success

Due to get married and soon to have a baby, Alanis Morissette graces fans with a new helping of her unique brand of pop through her newest album, “Havoc and Bright Lights.” And it’s a worthy listen by far.

Ten of the most anticipated albums of 2014

Check out some awesome music that will be coming to your ears soon! Music Preview compiled by Oliver Petraitis, KRUA 88.1 FM Music Manager.

Atmosphere returns with new EP album

After a two-year hiatus, the indie hip-hop duo, Slug and Ant as Atmosphere, is back with a new LP. While Atmosphere stated that the...

‘Fleet Foxes’

Think Band of Horses if they secluded themselves to cabin deep in the woods. Think Grizzly Bear but less obscure, or how about the Beach Boys but instead of surfing or chasing girls they're climbing mountains and growing beards. Somewhere in there are Fleet Foxes.

Silly songs are a delicacy in Aquabats’ new album

Exclamation points make songs epic! At least, that’s what the Aquabats like to think, and it actually works. Attacking the listener with a rap/rock/electronic/ska...

Localize It: This False Ghost releases their debut EP

Titled "Love Dies//Rewind," This False Ghost brings new music to the table

Christopher Smith’s “Earning Keep” a keeper earning hearts

Since the moment I heard this album, it’s been on my personal playlist. After the first listen I had to know more about the...

Lester & The Hoax ‘I Want You to Haunt Me’

Lester Smiley brings his low-fi catchy tunes back home. A year ago he said goodbye to the group The Moon Knights, a staple at underground artist events in and around Anchorage, and journeyed to Portland. Smiley now returns with the band, Lester and the Hoax, and a new album 'I Want You to Haunt Me'.

Kendrik Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly

Last September, Kendrick Lamar dropped the single “i,” which quickly spread rapidly in the black community as a long-awaited positive representation of their life...

Album Review: “Coexist” by The xx

Until iTunes displayed The xx’s album on its “new featured music” page, the talented music group never really had a spotlight. The British indie...

Soundtracks have the unique responsibility of helping to immerse listeners into whatever it is they represent, whether it be movies, television shows or even...

Review: Iron and Wine – Archive Series Volume No. 1

If you spent this Valentine's Day alone and want to feel sorry for yourself “Archive Series Vol. 1” just may be the pity party...

Francois Virot ‘Yes or No’

With digital music being so widespread and accessible, it's becoming harder for bands to make money. It's probably safe to say that this is directly correlated with the fact that many bands are setting up home recording studios and not forking over the money to rent out a professional studio.