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KUMD Albm Review: Angel's Pulse

Feb 24, 2020

Angel’s Pulse is the fourth studio album from singer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer Dev Hynes. Professionally known as Blood Orange, the East London native has gained a following by effectively weaving together R&B, electronic dance, and gospel elements into his own unique musical niche. 

KUMD Album Review: uknowwhatimsayin¿

Feb 14, 2020
Danny Brown
Danny Brown uknowwhatimsayin

uknowwhatimsayin¿ is the 7th studio album from Detroit rapper, Danny Brown. The rapper is known for his distinct voice, energetic delivery, and provocative lyrics. With eleven tracks running just 33 minutes, this album is like a strong espresso shot of rap. With his energetic, infectious personality and bright ad libs, Brown delivers an album that is anything but boring. 

The hunt is OVER! The Golden 45 has been found!

Who will find the golden record? The Hunt for the Frozen 45 begins Sunday, February 16!

The UMD campus holds a secret hit record that gets lost once a year somewhere, find the disc, and bring it back to the KUMD station, located in the basement at 130 Humanities.

If you are the lucky winner you not only feel the great warmth that comes from being a winner but also $200 of gifts from UMD Stores!

KUMD Album Review: Kiwanuka

Feb 7, 2020
Kiwanuka
Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka

The album Kiwanuka is a triumphant return for the British singer/songwriter of the same name, first release since 2016’s, Love and Hate.

KUMD Album Review: Song Like A Seed

Jan 24, 2020
Song Like A Seed
Sara Thomsen Song Like A Seed

Sara Thomsen - Song Like A Seed

KUMD Album Review: Girl

Dec 6, 2019
Gril Ray Album
Girl Ray

  British power trio Girl Ray began their studio career with their indie venture Earl Grey. It featured off-beat considerations of loss, longing, and love in a sound somewhere between pop and indie rock. After the album tour ended, members Poppy Hankin, Sophie Moss, and Iris McConnell stepped out of the music scene and into service and office jobs. Then Sophie began experimenting with writing songs over beats, and the group returned to the studio. The fruit of these sessions is their sophomore album Girl, a collection of handcrafted pop songs about love and friendship.

KUMD Album Review: Elysian EP

Nov 22, 2019
Samsaruh
Samsaruh

Melbourne indie rocker Samsaruh spent her early teens busking with her guitar and released her first EP at 16 under her birth name. Now she’s accumulating a loyal fanbase throughout Australia and beyond. After releasing nine singles over the course of two years, and lending her voice and songwriting to other artists, Samsaruh dropped the EP Elysian in August. Written in Los Angeles during the first half of 2019, Elysian features a variety of tones, from pop rock bops to cinematic ballads. There’s a sound for every listener.

KUMD Album Review: 2019

Nov 15, 2019
Lucy Dacus
Lucy Dacus

Since Virginia native Lucy Dacus released her first single, “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore,” in the fall of 2015, her music career has ascended at an astonishing speed. Both her debut album, No Burden, and her sophomore album, Historian, enjoyed critical acclaim.

KUMD Album Review: Four Arrows

Nov 8, 2019
Great Grandpa

In the wake of their full-length debut, Plastic Cough, Seattle grunge pop group Great Grandpa lived, worked, and toured together before scattering across the United States. 

KUMD Album Review: Charlie Parr

Nov 1, 2019
Charlie Parr
Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr is back and better than ever with his new eponymous album that features both new writing and old crowd favorites. Released on September 27th, 2019 by Red House Records, Charlie Parr is his thirteenth album. The folk-blues artist is Minnesota born and raised and has spent much of his music career right here in Duluth.

KUMD Album Review: Shiny New Model

Oct 25, 2019
Bodega - Shiny New Model
Bodega - Shiny New Model

BODEGA – Shiny New Model 

KUMD Album Review: All Mirrors

Oct 21, 2019
Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen – All Mirrors

KUMD Album Review: Natural, Everyday Degradation

Oct 11, 2019

  Remo Drive released their fifth EP on October 1st, 2019. The three tracks of the EP present a more polished edition of the parent album, Natural, Everyday Degradation. 

KUMD Album Review: When I Have Fears

Oct 7, 2019

  Dublin-based rock band The Murder Capital dropped their debut album When I Have Fears in August of 2019. The quintet signed to Human Season Records in 2018 and found a producer in Flood, the engineer behind the work of artists from PJ Harvey to U2 to Nine Inch Nails. A close friend’s suicide inspired the album’s title and its themes of death and mental illness; the band’s home city informed lyrics about gentrification and homelessness in the name of development.

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