Rick Ross’ ninth studio album Rather You Than Me surpassed all that was expected of him. The song “I Think She Like Me” uses a sample from The Stylistic’s song “People Make the World Go Round”, a popular group in the 70s. Ross uses the classical soul tunes to compliment his catchy rhymes. Ty Dolla $ign’s […]
In this on-air section of the Pulse, KCOU’s daily news show, our hosts bring in DNA, a local Columbia musical artist who performs in many genres. He talks about his opinions on music, explains the process of how he makes them and more.
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This week, we have a spring-ready and guitar heavy release schedule, with new albums tomorrow from Spoon and Real Estate. Spoon’s ninth studio album Hot Thoughts will be released on Matador Records for the first time since the tenured band’s first record in 1996, and “Hot Thoughts” the single has already found its way to […]
“So Now What” by The Shins demonstrates a new side of vocalist James Mercer. It’s filled with 80s-esque synth pop and an unforgettable chorus melody. – Grant Sharples
“3WW” is the first release off alt-J’s upcoming album Relaxer. The song features Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell, who adds a new depth to the standard alt-J vocals. 3WW, or three worn words, is repeated throughout the song, “Oh these three worn words that you whisper, like the rubbing hands of tourists in Verona, I just want to […]
With his 3rd mixtape, Restoration of an American Idol, having been recently released, KCOU decided that Taylor Bennett’s “Nobody Tell a Name” was a great addition to this week’s adds. The song is an ode to two friends having a good time, filled with using substances, meeting women, and of course, vibing to music. With the […]
The latest release by lo-fi extraordinaire Alex G, his first since 2015’s Beach Music, is an exploration into the folksier side of his usual sound. The gentle strumming guitar and and his Elliot Smith-esque crooning, accompanied by the twanging fiddle and delicate harmonization present a much subtler and melodic alternative to his other new single, […]