Beast Epic | Iron & Wine

Beast Epic | Iron & Wine Album Review by James Kendall A return to form for Iron & Wine, Beast Epic is the indie-folk record of the year for anyone looking to serenade their ear-holes. Sam Beam ditches the big band sound of his past few albums and brings back the charm of the simpler folk Read more about Beast Epic | Iron & Wine[…]

Edge Essentials | 8.25.17 | Episode 8

Episode 8 – 8.25.17 Featured Artist: Iron & Wine This week on “Edge Essentials,” James features and reviews Iron & Wine’s new album Beast Epic. This episode is sponsored by Printervention, settling disputes between printers and humans since the beginning. Listen to the whole show below! Checkout our Spotify playlist below for all the show’s tracks in Read more about Edge Essentials | 8.25.17 | Episode 8[…]

Everything Now | Arcade Fire

Everything Now | Arcade Fire Album Review by James Kendall The follow-up to their excellent concept album from 2012, Reflektor, Arcade Fire returns with Everything Now, their most diverse and fun album yet. Check out the review from Edge Essentials Episode 6  and then Episode 5 where we played multiple tracks from the album!   Tracks used in the Read more about Everything Now | Arcade Fire[…]

Staff Picks: August ’17

WHOSE READY FOR ANOTHER GREAT SEMESTER?! All of here at KRUA sure are! Or at least we’re doing a good job pretending to be… Anyways, this is what’s on our end-of-summer playlists 🏝️   Wright Franklin – Station Manager Jay Z – 4:44 Jay Z’s 13th studio album has proven to be a classic in my rotation already. Read more about Staff Picks: August ’17[…]

Edge Essentials | 8.11.17 | Episode 7

Episode 7 – 8.11.17 This week on “Edge Essentials,” James puts on a riot of a show, featuring a myriad of genres. He also plays an advance track from the National’s upcoming album Sleep Well Beast as well as talks about their frontman’s side project, EL VY. This episode is sponsored by The Foundation For Read more about Edge Essentials | 8.11.17 | Episode 7[…]

Edge Essentials | 8.4.17 | Episode 6

Episode 6 – 8.4.17 This week on “Edge Essentials,” James slows things down a little and plays more low-key and folk music after the past few weeks of bangers. He also reviews Arcade Fire’s Everything Now and plays advance tracks off of upcoming albums from Iron & Wine and Nick Mulvey. This episode is sponsored by Read more about Edge Essentials | 8.4.17 | Episode 6[…]