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On their way through Fort Collins, The Brazen Youth, an indie group from Connecticut, stopped by the station to play and discuss music. With a fresh EP released earlier this year, the band has been touring the country since July. Throughout the session they played three songs from their latest EP. We discussed the influences of Connecticut and the reactive nature of music- you can hear the full session below.
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Choir Vandals, an alternative band from St. Louis was passing through the state last week, and while they were here they stopped by KCSU. They played four songs throughout the set, and between songs we had a tangent filled conversation. We started the conversation with how the band name originated from an anxiety filled camping trip, and ended up discussing Evelyn McHale’s suicide. There was also quite a bit of discussion about Eric Hudson, of Foxing, who Choir Vandals is working with for their new album. You can here the full conversation below.
Photo: Robert C. Wiles
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This episode was recorded on December 2, 2019.
A few weeks ago weareforests, a local ambient folk band, came to our studio to perform live music. Among the double bass, ambient vocals, and focused drums was a random conversation waiting to happen. Between weareforests’ original music, we discussed their stage plot’s ‘existential dread zone,’ how nature influences the band and ended up with a sporadic conversation involving mustaches. Listen to the full conversation below.
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In celebration of their newest EP, “The Color & Decay,” Places Back Home came to KCSU for an in-studio performance. They’re a post-folk band that got their start at CSU who have now mostly moved to Denver. Despite the introspective lyrics, the group has a hilarious chemistry together. The band’s positive personality came through as we discussed the artwork of the EP, the band’s involvement with burritos at The Blasting Room, and their plans for the future.
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The local electronic scene is something I think deserves more attention, and chitchat, a new group from Denver, supports that claim. They came in for an in-studio performance last week and played two new originals throughout the set. “Play it Cool” has an upbeat music video that accurately portrays Josh Kern and Madisen Vogel’s lighthearted dynamic. Though most of their music has an almost careless vibe to it, they spend countless hours on their videos and production. We delve into the fascinating backstory of their original “San Fransisco,” discover the hidden drama behind Josh’s glasses choice and more throughout the interview.
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From now on, when I think of dedicated musicians, I’ll think of The Copper Children. There was traffic, there were technical difficulties, but the entire night there was nothing but positivity. The band was initially caught in traffic on their trek from Denver, and they even did some off-roading to make their way to our studio in Fort Collins. Although we had a late start to the evening, each member came to the studio with one goal: to have a good time. And that’s what we did.
The interview got weird, specifically with our discussion of monkeys, but everyone was good with that. The Copper Children played four live songs throughout the night, and let me tell you, they are amazing live. Each recorded song is brilliant in its own right, but the chemistry of the band and the way they expand on each song when performing is truly amazing. Overall, the band’s poistivity, relaxed nature and creative genius made the night a beautiful memory.
You can listen to their performance below.
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The Red Scare is a relatively new band in the local scene, which explains why half of their performance consisted of unreleased songs. Between songs, we discussed the sporadic nature of songs like “Dog Park” and the literary influences behind more personal songs like “Scrotum.” If you’re interested in how the band’s name came to be, or about the underground art shows hosted by the bands, check out the podcast below. If you’re interested in what this mysterious band looks like, we’ve got you covered with our YouTube page. All in-studio performances are filmed by our video crew and uploaded there.
Lady Denim, a new indie-pop band formed late last year, brought their dreamy songs to our studio last week. You know them from their hit single “Pipe Dream” which, despite being the first released song of the band, gives them an aura of experience. Their music has a depth and charm difficult to emulate, and their live performance is no different. Even with a substitute bassist, the band’s chemistry was infectious and there was nothing but good vibes throughout the studio. The next opportunity to witness Lady Denim live is next Friday as they have a show at the Downtown Artery.
If you’d like the hear the interview and songs they played during their live in-studio session, check out the podcast below. A video of their live performance can be found on our YouTube page.
The Crooked Rugs is one of the newer bands to come through our studio as they officially became a band earlier this year. However, the band has is no stranger to the music scene and the members have been inconsistently playing together for a while. We discuss what took the band so long to make it official, how they got their name, and more between songs. They have ideas for albums, which will be coming out soon, but as of right now they have no official releases. Other than a few soundcloud demos, the band has yet to release an official project. We discuss their ideas for future albums below.
In the Whale, a band who has been in the local scene over 9 years, joined me for a live performance and interview last week. Between the high energy songs, we discussed Nate’s background in mortuaries, the symbolism of flowers, and more. They’ve got a show this Friday at the Downtown Artery, so if you’d like to witness their intense music live, that’s your chance.
You can listen to their performance below, and you can check out our YouTube page which features a plethora of previous in-studios performances.