The Basement

Down in The Weeds
Down in the Weeds

The tenth studio album by Bright Eyes is one that few would have expected to hear in 2020 after Connor Oburst said that The People’s Key (2011) would be the band’s last release, but after nearly a decade, and a large mess of current public and personal events, this album is a warm welcome back for the band.

Basement Featured Album of the Week: Bully's SUGAREGG

Oct 12, 2020
Bully's Sugaregg
Bully's Sugaregg

The featured album of the week is the grunge album SUGAREGG by Nashville based artist Bully. This third installment in the band’s strong, emotionally driven discography was brought into existence by the singer, songwriter, engineer, and producer of the band, Alicia Bognano. Bully began in Rosemount, Minnesota in 2015, and Bognano has always been the mind behind the music and lyrics; but SUGAREGG now marks the first time that she has worked under the bands name entirely as a solo entity.

Kid A
Radiohead

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release, this week’s Featured Album on the Basement is
Radiohead’s Kid A.

The Avalanches'
The Avalanches'

This week’s Featured Album of the Week on the Basement is The Avalanches’ debut record,Since I Left You. This album was picked for this week in anticipation of the new Avalanchesalbum, We Will Always Love You, which was announced earlier this month and is the follow-upto their 2016 comeback album Wildflower. 

Protean Threat
Thee Oh Sees

Tune in to the Basement every week for our latest Album of the Week selection. This week we're featuring Thee Oh Sees new one, Protean Threat.

Drawing of a student in a KUMD t-shirt wearing a mask and headphones with a background of microphone wallpaper
Image by Toni Vono

Want to know more about getting involved in your campus radio station?

KUMD has opportunities for on-air DJs (we'll train you!) and internships.

KUMD Album Review: FKA Twigs-MAGDALENE

Apr 4, 2020

In her third studio album, FKA Twigs proves her ability to hold her own among the greats of her generation. Twigs built a following with her LP1 and LP2 album releases. On MAGDALENE, she improves upon all her genre-bending abilities, delivering a polished and cohesive effort.

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!

The Basement is proud to present Static Panic, Early Eyes, and Mint Vintage at the Red Herring Thursday, November 8th at 9:00pm.

The Basement, college-run-radio on KUMD, brings the dance-centric Minneapolis trio Static Panic, indie vibes from Early Eyes, and the driving sounds of Duluth's own Mint Vintage to the Red Herring on Thursday, November 8th at 9:00pm.

Tune into the Basement on Tuesday, November 6th to win tickets to the show!

Venue:
The Red Herring Lounge
208 East 1st Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802

College students takeover KUMD's daytime airwaves in celebration of National College Radio Day!
Student DJs are hosting the KUMD College Radio Day takeover and spotlighting the music from student-run “The Basement” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Friday. National College Radio Day celebrates the efforts of students in curating unique, expressive, and meaningful content. “The Basement” playlist includes hip-hop, indie rock, punk, electronic and more.

Pitchfork 2018 - Festival Preview

Jul 18, 2018
Pitchfork

Entering its thirteenth year as an annual summer music festival, Pitchfork Music Festival looks to continue it’s promise of on-brand entertainment that fans and followers have come to expect from the publication. Returning to Chicago’s Union Park, just outside the heart of the city, the festival boasts an impressive line-up of seasoned and up-and-coming acts from a variety of genres. With a strong and endearing line-up, here’s what you can expect from the festival to ensure you get the best Pitchfork experience:

FRIDAY

Tame Impala: