Nnamdï, Opinions on Alvvays & Makaya McCraven, Plus RIP Mimi Parker from Low

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Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with genre-defying artist Nnamdi. They also review new albums by Alvvays and Makaya McCraven and pay tribute to Low’s Mimi Parker. 

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Blue Rev Alvvays

Alvvays Blue Rev

Canadian indie pop band Alvvays [Always] recently released their third album, Blue Rev. It adds more shoegaze influence to their catchy songwriting for what Jim calls their strongest album. Greg admires the harder edge compared to their previous albums.

In These Times Makaya McCraven

Makaya McCraven In These Times

Percussionist Makaya McCraven’s new album In These Times goes beyond the genre label of jazz. The title references the post-production manipulation of time signatures McCraven did after recording live sessions with a group of top tier musicians.

Nnamdï

NNAMD Please Have a Seat

Nnamdï is a Chicago artist who is not constrained by genre. The multi-instrumentalist is a whirlwind of musical creativity and his latest album Please Have A Seat could be his best yet. Jim and Greg talk about his inspirations and their common interest in Looney Tunes composer Carl Stalling.

Obituary: Mimi Parker of Low

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Mimi Parker of Low died in early November of ovarian cancer at the age of 55. The drummer and vocalist made music as Low for 29 years with her husband, Alan Sparhawk. Greg especially was emotionally affected by news of her death.

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