Welcome to the second edition of WVUM Radio’s Playlist of the Week, where we tell you our favorite tracks from the past seven days.
Beak> – “Brean Down” from >>> (Temporary Residence/Invada)
An angular groove that takes cues from the best of Krautrock and experimental rock of the ‘80s. Features guitar work from Geoff Barrow of the perennially hip Portishead.
Lambda Celsius – “Get Out” from Ana Echo And The Beauty Of Indifference (Scorpion Beach/Banana Tapes)
A sinister synth pop gem that channels the best aspects of Depeche Mode in their prime. Perfect for night driving down an empty interstate.
Chris Liebing – “Zero One” from Burn Slow (Mute)
One of Germany’s finest sons captures the dark pulse of quintessential German techno.
Kyle Knight – “Truth” from The Truth EP (Self Released)
Kyle Knight is a socially-conscious Hip Hop artist and activist. This is especially crucial now in our current political climate.
Maribou State – “Feel Good” from Kingdoms of Colour (Ninja Tune)
Maribou State’s new album Kingdoms In Colour is a testament to how far the electronic English duo has come since their debut, featuring Holly Walker & Khruangbin in their exciting sound.
Christine & The Queens – “Girlfriend (Dam-Funk)” from Chris (Capitol)
On her new album, Christine of Christine and the Queens develops a seductive male pop-star alter ego, enlisting electro-funk wizard Dâm-Funk to create a track guaranteed to get all the ladies on the dance floor.
Yumi Zouma – “Crush It’s Late (Just Stay)” from EP III – (Cascine)
Yumi Zouma began as a project in 2013 between four friends from Christchurch, New Zealand. They’re now back with the third dreamy, disco-accented rock EP.
Richard Swift – “Kensington!” from The Hex ”(Secretly Canadian)
After his death, The Hex was released. This song “Kensington!” is an indie-jazz narrative about his darkness and his demons.
Gilberto Rodriguez – “Totonita Encantadora” from Sabor Maracuyá Desnuda (Empty Cellar)
The groovy jam-band released this album of Latin soul, taking you to a tropical location instantly.
Hypoluxo – “Kentucky Smooth” from Running on a Fence (Broken Circles)
With their signature calm, cool, and collected disposition; the band pulls off a somehow-seamless smattering of shoegaze, indie rock, and dream pop.
To listen to this week’s songs, find “wvum_music” on Spotify.
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This week’s playlist by WVUM music directors Jordan Abrams and Peter Melero.