Music Discovery: October 2016

The best season of the year is finally here! Despite what many people think, the weather in Seattle isn’t mild year-round (it doesn’t rain 365 days a year), and we actually do have a summer season–with weather in the high 80’s and even low 90’s! Those “highs” are laughable to most but once you are acclimatized, the struggle is real. So when it gets back down to the 60’s it’s a beautiful thing. Especially if you love the overcast days. Blake Kirpes has picked four tracks that he’ll be spinning though what he considers to be the best season of the year, fall.

 

Artist: Amber Coffman

Twitter: @Amber_Coffman

Track: All To Myself

I’m absolutely loving the brand new single from Amber Coffman (of Dirty Projectors). It’s hands down my favorite song at the moment. This is her first single from her upcoming album on Columbia Records called City Of No Reply.

Artist: Angel Olsen

Twitter: @AngelOlsen

Track: Never Be Mine

The new Angel Olsen album My Woman is beautifully fantastic from beginning to end! This new album will very likely be my most play LP of the fall. The first half of the album is full of upbeat and lively tracks (perfect for a fall drive) and the last half contains smooth ballads (for a chill day around the house).

 

Artist: IAN SWEET

Twitter: @IANSWEET420

Track: #23

The sound of the new album Shapeshifter by IAN SWEET might not initially strike you with the “sound of fall,” but this LP is jam packed with a sort of wonderful melancholy that feels like an amazing yet overcast fall day.

 

Artist: Bon Iver

Twitter: @boniver

Track: 33 “God”

The new Bon Iver album 22, A Million has been met with mixed reviews by critics, but I am fan. It’s different, it’s not mainstream, it’s varied and it’s unexpected. The album to me sounds like future folk. Instead of the Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come this album sounds like, “The Shape of Folk To Come.”

Blake Kirpes

About Blake Kirpes

My name is Blake Kirpes and I am a Music Supervisor at PlayNetwork, with over 12 years in the music industry.

The first real album I had was a cassette copy of “Eazy-Duz-It”, when I was just in grade school…so yeah, that happened.

I have worked in a variety of roles in the music industry, from a live radio host and DJ to an audio engineer, working in studio with bands like Death Cab For Cutie and The Shins. I enjoy pinpointing the right music for the right audience and connecting new artists to their future fans.

When I’m not  researching music (with 30+ browser tabs open) I collect cassettes, vinyl and do this.

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