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Easy Lovin’, a Denver based band quite familiar with Fort Collin’s music scene, came in last week for a live performance. The set consisted of all original, unreleased music, and showcased the variety of the band. With a mix of dreamy vocals and psychedelic sounds, Easy Lovin’ brings a unique vibe to Colorado’s music scene.
Stella Luce’s in-studio session was one for the books. The unorthodox group specializes in making what they want to hear, which happens to be beautiful music. Beautifully eerie is more accurate. With flawless vocals and a dominant viola, the rock band sets itself apart in the local scene.
Each project Stella Luce puts out excels all expectations. However, after eleven years of making music, the band is no more. They performed their new (and last) EP “Some Kind of Shitty Heaven” on-air last week, and we discussed the band breaking up between songs.
The Timberline is coming into the local music scene strong with their new album “Faulty Wires.” With sounds reminiscent of Holdfast and The Wonder Years, their alternative-punk album showcases their great potential as a band.
A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to have The Timberline in for an acoustic performance, something rare for the hardcore band. Although out of their comfort zone, the band performed a fantastic set comprised of songs from their newest release.
Between songs, we discussed the dynamic of the band and the detailed process of making the album come together. Clint’s wife has a surprising influence on the album, and the recording process was equally interesting.
A few weeks ago, The Ugly Architect performed new music in our studio. Between songs, we discussed their touring adventures, the intimidating nature of squirrels, and more. A few of the songs performed were from their latest release, “Anything, Anyone” which maintains the calm, folklore sound the band is know for while intriguing the listener with personal lyrics.
My Dog Ate Chad brought a lot of energy to the studio during their live session. The progressive band braved Fort Collins’ sporadic hail storm a few weeks ago to perform six original songs on-air. Between the music, we discussed the future of the band, as most members will graduate high school shortly, and explored their ingenious merchandise ventures.
With a band name cultivated from a love story, it makes sense that Lois and the Lantern’s music embodies optimism. The harmonies and positive lyrics made each song feel good throughout the night. Between the music, we discussed the constraining nature of fear, Tara’s involvement with the children’s music scene and more.
Covering a popular song may intimidate some bands, but for Venture Still it’s become a signature part of their discography. Earlier this week, Chris and Elvin performed covers of Lorde and Billie Eilish songs during their live session.
Chris admitted to not having heard Billie’s song before they covered it, and he says that unique circumstance allowed the group to be creative. The group also performed four originals, one of which features a 26 second note from Chris that’s hard to miss.
Power trio Pappy Longlegs and the Cosmic Gnarwhales started the summer in-studios sessions off strong last week. They are a fairly new group considering their debut album, Applebutter came out last year. The unique group performed six original songs throughout the set. We examined conspiracy theories and discussed how being eco-friendly can apply to the music industry between songs.
Local “newgrass” group Head for the Hills performed a combination of old and new tracks during their in-studio session. The group has bluegrass roots, but has recently incorporated drums and a horn section into their music. We discussed their recent musical changes and their love for coffee, beards and vinyl between songs.
Holdfast joined me in the studio a few weeks ago to share some acoustic tunes on-air. We discussed their trip to California and the brotherly dynamic between members throughout the session. The set started with “I’ll be Waiting for It,” and ended with three new songs that will be on their album coming out this summer.