Tape Quarantine: The Rapture’s Echoes

04 Oct, 2020

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With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. This time around, he dives deep into the genesis of dance punk and the Rapture’s Echoes. I was home last week on vacation, […]

September’s Add of the Month: Bbymutha’s Muthaland

30 Sep, 2020

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KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. This month, Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Bbymutha’s latest album, “Muthaland,” released […]

Tape Quarantine: Chorus by Flying Saucer Attack

18 Sep, 2020

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With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. This week, he takes a look into the evolution of the shoegaze genre through various representative and influential albums. Post-Loveless, the prospect of […]

Tape Quarantine: Blonder Tongue Audio Baton by the Swirlies

17 Sep, 2020

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With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. This week, he takes a look into the evolution of the shoegaze genre through various representative and influential albums. When Shoegaze begins to […]

Tape Quarantine: Feed Me With Your Kiss by My Bloody Valentine

15 Sep, 2020

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With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In the eighth edition of Tape Quarantine, he listens to Foot Village on his new Walkman. This week, he takes a look into […]

Tape Quarantine: Mee-Eaux by Bethany Curve

14 Sep, 2020

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With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. This week, he takes a look into the evolution of the shoegaze genre through various representative and influential albums. By 1995, Shoegaze was […]

August’s Add of the Month: Naeem’s Startisha

28 Aug, 2020

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KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. This month, Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Naeem’s latest album, “Startisha,” released […]

Tape Quarantine: World Fantasy by Foot Village

20 Aug, 2020

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With our 2019-2020 Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In the eighth edition of Tape Quarantine, he listens to Foot Village on his new Walkman.  There’s a primal joy to biking, I […]

Tape Quarantine: Claire Rousay

04 Aug, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. For the seventh edition, he enters Claire Rousay’s world. I’ve spent a lot of time waiting on tapes (including some from the original Bandcamp Friday […]

July’s Add of the Month: Phoebe Bridger’s Punisher

30 Jul, 2020

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KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. This month, Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Phoebe Bridgers’ sophomore record […]

Tape Quarantine: Tiger Trap

30 May, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In the fifth volume, he catches himself in a tiger trap. I am swimming through tapes—not even counting what I’ve picked up over the last […]

Tape Quarantine: Galaxie 500

25 May, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding in his collection. In this edition, he stumbles upon a classic shoegaze favorite.   After a week of rain should be a week of sunshine, but the skies […]

Tape Quarantine: Soccer Mommy’s Color Theory

05 May, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. Here’s his take on the latest Soccer Mommy album: color theory.   It rained last week to a degree that even the family iris flower could not ignore, […]

Tape Quarantine: Yves Tumor-Heaven to a Tortured Mind

22 Apr, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. For the this  week’s edition, here is a look at Yves Tumor’s debut EP, Heaven for a Tortured Mind. For most, self-quarantine does not provide a space for […]

Tape Quarantine: Angel Olsen’s Strange Cacti

12 Apr, 2020

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With Internal Music Director under self-quarantine, Matthew McPherson (Wane Lietoc) has taken to his personal tapes, highlighting and documenting the most outstanding. For the inaugural edition, here is a look at Angel Olsen’s debut EP, Strange Cacti. Over the course of the last decade, Angel Olsen went from folk hero […]

Bandcamping in Self-Isolation

“Written by Matt McPherson aka Wane Lietoc, External Music Director and DJ of  Wane Lietoc Consumes the Bloghouse! and Lietoc’s Krankcast Currently, as I type this up, I have left Santa Barbara for self-quarantine south in Escondido. In these delicate times, KCSB, from community programmers to student leadership, is shifting in […]

Wane Lietoc’s 12 Albums of the Year

04 Jan, 2020

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Written by Matt McPherson aka Wane Lietoc, External Music Director and DJ of  Wane Lietoc Consumes the Bloghouse! I’m stubborn about music, generally. It seems odd to think about it like that, because I spent much time interrogating at least 150 albums this year. Back catalogs from discogs and album […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Lumpy Records

10 Oct, 2019

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Written by Matt McPherson, External Music Director Music Director policy has us on an active hunt for music, from the mere curios to the glaring omission. Sonically, there’s much the station can benefit from. Case in point: recently, a programmer tipped me off to a little label called Lumpy Records. […]

World Music Wednesday: Child of the Rainbow

07 Jan, 2019

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Few albums of the past decade resist simple categorization as Gurrumul’s 2018 release Djarimirri: Child of the Rainbow does. Gurrumul hailed from Australia’s Elcho Island as a member of the indigenous Yolngu people. Born totally blind, he never learned braille or used a guide dog and was intensely shy. A […]

Scene and Heard: Good Time and “The Pure and the Damned

21 Dec, 2018

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      Connie, the protagonist of the Safdie brothers’ grimy, propulsive crime thriller Good Time (2017), is not a good person. After a botched bank robbery results in the incarceration of his brother Nick (who served as Connie’s accomplice), Connie hurdles through a night of increasingly poor choices as […]

Way Back Then: “Hi Scores” by Boards of Canada

05 Mar, 2016

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[March 5, 2016] By Spencer VH With a career spanning over twenty-five years, Edinburgh, Scotland’s Boards of Canada just might be one of the single most influential electronic music artists of all time. That being said, they still might also be one of the most underrated.  With compositions in mainstream […]