The Sounds of Now: Week of Nov. 9, 2020

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Keep your finger on the musical pulse. The Sounds of Now spotlights standout tracks that excite us here at KHOL.

These songs are featured weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

by | Nov 9, 2020 | Sounds of Now

The Vision – Missing

‘Missing’ treads the familiar tale of love lost with a stark openness, a funk-filled track underpinned by a catchy vocal hook sure to resonate with its listeners.

Plants & Animals – House on Fire

Montreal trio Plants and Animals’ fifth album is both volatile and tender, pivoting between emotional states with immersive soundscapes that range from propulsive rock to liquid glam a la David Bowie.

Gorillaz – The Pink Phantom feat. Elton John

The Gorillaz’ new album, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, feels like a companion piece to modern hysteria. The album incorporates elements of punk rock, bossa nova, synth-pop, and electronic while boasting an all-star lineup of features including Robert Smith, Beck, Schoolboy Q, St. Vincent, Elton John, Peter Hook, and more.

Kruder & Dorfmeister – Swallowed The Moon

‘Swallowed The Moon’ is the third single to be taken from legendary trip-hop duo Kruder & Dorfmeister’s long-awaited album, 1995, which is set to drop on the 13th of November via G-Stone Recordings. Kruder & Dorfmeister discovered that time machines really do exist when they uncovered a box of DATs and an old DAT player was prised back into service.

Khruangbin – Summer Madness

Late Night Tales is pleased to announce its latest installment to its long-running artist-curated mix series, this time curated by Khruangbin. As part of their contribution, Khruangbin shares their horizontally brilliant cover of Kool & The Gang’s classic “Summer Madness.”

Hot Chip – Straight To The Morning

“‘Straight to the Morning’ is a disco anthem about going out, for a time when people really can’t, and it features our friend Jarvis Cocker urging us to go ‘straight through until the break of dawn,’” Hot Chip said in a press release. “Somehow he seems an unlikely figure in this all, and we like it that way.”

Atmosphere – Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome

Ant and Slug opt for washes of distorted synth and tight drums to create an unsettling, 80s dystopian horror movie-esque landscape, perfect for Slug’s cinematic lyrics.

Fuzz – Returning

Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich are FUZZ. FUZZ is three. And III has returned. Album opener “Returning” serves as a sort of mission statement for the album. It’s an auditory meditation on the power of one and the different perspectives of one, whether it is the singular person looking inward, or a group of people coming together as a single unit. Not only is it an echo of the return of FUZZ, but also a broader return to form – raw and empowered through vulnerability.

Sleaford Mods – Mork n Mindy

Frontman Jason Williamson describes the track as “the sound of the central heating and the dying smells of Sunday dinner in a house on an estate in 1982. Concrete, dinted garages, nicotine. Where beauty mainly exists in small cracks on the shell of your imagination.”

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About Jack Catlin

Jack is KHOL's music director. He says all music is in some way connected no matter the style and his mission is to provide listeners with a unique and memorable experience each time they tune in to KHOL or see him DJ live.

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