Jessica Allen http://kvnf.org en Sugar's Picks Oct. 29, 2012 http://kvnf.org/post/sugars-picks-oct-29-2012 <p>Click through this special "<a href="http://www.kvnf.org/people/jessica-allen">Jurassica</a>'s&nbsp;Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".</p><p>To see the full list of music added this week, <a href="http://www.kvnf.org/new-releases-oct-29-2012">click here</a>.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 02:54:46 +0000 Jessica Allen 2093 at http://kvnf.org Sugar's Picks Oct. 29, 2012 Sugar's Picks Oct. 22, 2012 http://kvnf.org/post/sugars-picks-oct-22-2012 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Click through this special "<a href="http://www.kvnf.org/people/jessica-allen" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">Jurassica</a>'s&nbsp;Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:43:22 +0000 Jessica Allen 1837 at http://kvnf.org Sugar's Picks Oct. 22, 2012 Sufjan Stevens // Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10 http://kvnf.org/post/sufjan-stevens-silver-gold-songs-christmas-vols-6-10 <p><strong>Released 11.13.12 </strong><strong>Asthmatic Kitty</strong></p><p>Mark it down, guys: October 19th, the day KVNF started getting in Christmas albums. Not to worry, the airwaves won't be jingling for at least another month, I imagine. But with NPR's&nbsp;piece,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/11/25/142751374/new-holiday-songs-a-smart-career-move-thats-fun-too">New Holiday Songs: A Smart Career Move</a>, we can ponder just why it is so attractive for every man, woman and child with access to a mic&nbsp;(read: every man, woman, and child) to record a bit of their own xmas cheer. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:26:05 +0000 Jessica Allen 1842 at http://kvnf.org Sufjan Stevens // Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10 Ty Segal // Twins http://kvnf.org/post/ty-segal-twins <p><strong>Released 10.9.12&nbsp; </strong><strong>Drag City</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">In the malevolence of Ty Segall's 2012 album onslaught (this is #4 if you include his tasty, old-time-high-fi&nbsp;collaboration with <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMl8EdpdHEs">White Fence</a>), Twins is the most organized- like a less-severe natural disaster. As the cover depicts, we're still in for a mind-bend, but it's as if some of the sheer fuzz was combed &amp; suited by NASA in preparation for a space launch.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><em>-DJ Jurassica</em> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:14:25 +0000 Jessica Allen 1629 at http://kvnf.org Ty Segal // Twins Sugar's Picks Oct. 15, 2012 http://kvnf.org/post/sugars-picks-oct-15-2012 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Click through this special "<a href="http://www.kvnf.org/people/jessica-allen">Jurassica</a>'s&nbsp;Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">To see the full list of music added this week,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kvnf.org/new-releases-oct-15-2012">click here</a>.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:22:01 +0000 Jessica Allen 1623 at http://kvnf.org Sugar's Picks Oct. 15, 2012 Frankenweenie Unleashed! // Various Artist http://kvnf.org/post/frankenweenie-unleashed-various-artist <p>Danny Elfman does an indie-pop packed soundtrack for the black and white stop motion remake by Tim Burton of his 1984 short film by the same name. It's cute and expected, but with a few tracks not to miss.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 22:27:33 +0000 Jessica Allen 1576 at http://kvnf.org Frankenweenie Unleashed! // Various Artist Sonny & The Sunsets // Longtime Companion http://kvnf.org/post/sonny-sunsets-longtime-companion <p><strong>Released 7.31.12 </strong><strong>Polyvinyl</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Sonny Smith recorded a country album after a breakup...When our tummies settle from the chuckle that incites, two things become clear:</p><ol><li style="margin-bottom: 0in; ">The drive to use steel guitar in the midst of pain must be innate</li><li style="margin-bottom: 0in; ">A twang suits Sonny pretty well. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:47:56 +0000 Jessica Allen 1021 at http://kvnf.org Sonny & The Sunsets // Longtime Companion Bonnie “Prince" Billy // Now Here’s My Plan http://kvnf.org/post/bonnie-prince-billy-now-here-s-my-plan <p><strong>Released 7.24.12</strong>&nbsp; <strong>Drag City</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">If this is your introduction to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, you are meeting a man part-genius, part-indulgent rambler. His score’s of albums under a variety of names (Palace Music, Palace Brothers, Palace, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bonnie Billy, Bonnie 'Blue' Billy, &amp; Will Oldham) are expansive and lonely, romping and snide, and all together strangely harmonious Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:47:29 +0000 Jessica Allen 1027 at http://kvnf.org Bonnie “Prince" Billy // Now Here’s My Plan Kalen Nash // Ukred http://kvnf.org/post/kalen-nash-ukred <p>Ukred, is exactly as fresh and lamby as its newly-birthed label, Normaltown. An imprint label of New West Records (Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Kristofferson). Normaltown, named for the artists district in it's home town, Athens, GA, was established to grow young talent without immediate expectations. Fitting that it's first release is a doe-eyed (and legged) venture of NW Records band, Ponderosa's front man.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:14:06 +0000 Jessica Allen 1026 at http://kvnf.org Kalen Nash // Ukred Perfume Genius // Put Your Back N 2 It http://kvnf.org/post/perfume-genius-put-your-back-n-2-it <p><strong>Released </strong><strong>2.25.12 </strong><strong>Matador</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Another hauntingly soft and beautiful turn through the painful past of Mike Hadreas. This time the melodies aren't hung so gauntly on the notes of a singular piano, as with Learning, but fleshed out with a little more instrumentation and collaboration. <em>Back</em> deals with many of the same issues as <em>Learning</em>, but with a tinge of nourishment added to the pallor. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 21:30:57 +0000 Jessica Allen 1016 at http://kvnf.org Perfume Genius // Put Your Back N 2 It