9:31am

Sat October 15, 2011
Weekend Listening

What We're Listening To: Ryan Adams, Florence + the Machine & more...

Curious about what the KUNC Music team is listening to when they are not on the air? Be curious no more... New videos from Ryan Adams, Florence + the Machine, and a killer cover/tribute to R.E.M.

Ashes & Fire is the thirteenth, 13th!, studio album from Ryan Adams, released on Oct 11th on PAX AM/Capitol. It was a long wait, three years, since his last with the now disbanded Cardinals. Here's "Lucky Now":

 

There is a lot of buzz building already behind Ceremonials and the album isn't even out yet. Pitchfork lauded "Shake It Out" as a 'Best New Track'. Ceremonials is available for pre-order now and is out October 31st.

 

September 21st was a dark day for 90's music aficionados and longtime R.E.M. fans. The Athens, GA boys called it a day and sauntered off into the sunset. What better way to celebrate their career than with a cover of their very 1st single? 1981's "Radio Free Europe":

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, recorded 10/02/11 @ the Variety Playhouse, Atlanta. Tip 'o the hat to Consequence of Sound

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