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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

I’m not a Colorado native (did you know that "I'm from Missouri" means "I'm skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced?") but I have lived here for most of my life and couldn't imagine leaving. After graduating from Colorado State University, I did what everyone wants to do; I moved to the mountains and skied, hiked, and hid from responsibility! Our listeners in the mountains may know me from my time in Steamboat Springs and Vail or as the voice of the Battle Mountain Huskies Hockey team in Vail.