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12 August 2013

Strange Week in Music on the Strangeways Radio Blog. This week feat. Blouse and more...

When The Sun Hits is now contributing to a weekly blog feature on the Strangeways Radio blog called Strange Week in Music. The full article can be found on the Strangeways blog;
WTSH cross posts it only partially, with a link to the full article provided.

Strange Week in Music gives each Strangeways DJ an opportunity to highlight one track that is related to his/her show that week; the article will include information, links, images, a video/stream of the tracks and where they can be purchased. You can think of it as Strangeways' Week at a Glance.

If you are new to Strangeways Radio, or are curious about other station shows aside from WTSH, this weekly feature on the Strangeways blog will be the perfect introduction. Below is WTSH's latest contribution.

Strange Week in Music || DJ Amber Crain Selection 
Artist: Blouse
Album: Imperium (release date: 9/17 on Captured Tracks)
Song: No Shelter
RIYL: Still Corners, Broadcast, Veronica Falls
Where to buy: Amazon

"No Shelter" is the first single from Blouse's upcoming LP, Imperium, their 2nd LP for Captured Tracks (release date September 17th). Blouse have shed the synths, done away with drum machines and wrote and recorded with "instruments that don't plug into the wall," as enforced by band member/producer Jacob Portrait. This new guitar-friendlier Blouse is more direct and clearer of vision but still mysterious and beautiful, with showers of acoustic guitars and (real, not synthesized) cellos interrupted by fuzz guitar...

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