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An In-Studio with Web of Sunsets + All Your Favorite Local Jams


This Week's In-Studio:  Web of Sunsets

Web of Sunsets joined us in-studio in support of their debut LP Room of Monsters released 2/18 on Seattle-based End of Time Records.  Their “Fool’s Melodies” b/w “Neon Blood” release garnered plenty of positive attention last April and Room of Monsters follows in that same vein. 

The band has no lead vocalist, per say, and doesn’t have a rhythm section.  Sara Bischoff (Heavy Deeds), Sarah Nienaber (Is/Is, Gospel Gossip), and Chris Rose (Vampire Hands, Heavy Deeds) swap vocal duties and instrumentation each song.  Web of Sunset’s hazy, psychedelic folk sound has been compared to Mazzy Star (apty so- Nienaber used to play in a Mazzy Star cover band) and Cowboy Junkies.  They’ve been described as “acid country” as well, although that description belies the clarity and simplicity that is present in their songwriting.  This is music you listen to under a starlit sky in the Mojave.  The reverb here, simultaneously sparse and full, evokes an infinite space--a vast desert landscape-- and the melancholic longing and quiet awe of the beauty of it all.     


Room of Monsters was tracked in a single day at Neil Weir’s Old Blackberry Way.  They played the album release show at the Turf Club with Anonymous Choir and Invisible Boy on Saturday and are looking to tour this summer.            

This Week's Playlist

THE REPLACEMENTS “Can't Hardly Wait” from Pleased to Meet Me on Warner 1061

Bear The Sound “Cedar Roots” from Single on Carroll

TAPES 'N TAPES “FREAK OUT” from OUTSIDE on ibid records

POLICA “Wandering Star (Live)” from Radio K In-Studio Nov. 2011

Babes In Toyland “He's My Thing” from Painkillers on Rhino/Warner Bros.

The Soviettes “9th Street” from LP I

Têtes Noires “AMERICAN DREAM” from The New American Dream on East Saint Paul Records


Web of Sunsets “Live In Studio K!!” from Live In Studio K!!

Gayngs “No Sweat” from Relayted on Jagjaguwar

Dosh “We Are the Worst” from Milk Money on Graveface Records & Curiosities

BUFFALO MOON “Machista” from Machista on Self-Release

PINK MINK “Seekin' Scott Seekins” from Pink Mink on Little Veronica Records

Eyedea & Abilities “Man vs. Ape” from E&A on Rhymesayers

Black Diet “Unbroke” from TOTD

BUILDING BETTER BOMBS “No Hospitals” from Freak Out Squares on Init Records

Lizzo “Batches & Cookies” from Lizzobangers on Totally Gross National Product

Allan Kingdom “Achilles” from Talk to Strangers

MARK MALLMAN “So Much for Hollywood Endings” from Double Silhouette on Eagle's Golden Tooth

Dillinger Four “Doublewhiskeycokenoice” from Midwestern Songs Of The Americas on Hopeless Records, Inc.

Zebulon Pike “(Behold) The Wizards Fountain” from ST

Kitty Rhombus “Gentle Shotgun” from Spectre At The Feast

EMOT “Open Ocean” from S/T

HUSKER DU “PINK TURNS to BLUE” from Zen Arcade on SST Records

Up Next

Join us on 2/28 for a live in-studio with Lovely Dark!