5/26/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. Flying Lotus "All Spies" warp
2. Martin Brandlmayr "Vive Les Fantômes" (excerpt)
3. Otoboke Beaver "what do you mean you have to talk to me at this late date?" damnably
4. David J (feat. Rose McGowan) "The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet's Cut)"
5. MEMBA (feat. EVAN GIIA) "Walls Down" foreign family collective
6. Yuno "Sunlight" sub pop
7. Yeasayer "Ecstatic Baby"
8. Tyler, the Creator "I DON'T LOVE YOU ANYMORE" columbia
9. Gold Fields "Dreams" haven sounds inc
10. Injury Reserve "Koruna & Lime" loma vista
11. THICK "Your Mom" epitaph
12. METZ "Pure Auto"sub pop
13. House and Land "Blacksmith" thrill jockey

-Hour 2-

14. Kyle Craft "2 Ugly 4 NY" sub pop
15. Mavis Staples "Change" anti
16. Overstreet "All Nighter"
17. Girl Friday "Decoration/Currency"
18. Hatchie "Obsessed" hardly art
19. Marika Hackman "I'm not where you are" sub pop
20. Vulture "B.T.B. (Beyond the Blade)" metal blade
21. Gringo Star "Get Closer"
22. Faye Webster "Right Side Of My Neck" secretly canadian
23. Pronoun "Sadie" rhyme & reason
24. Black Mountain "Future Shade" jagjaguwar
25. Dumb "Club Nites" mint
26. Amyl & the Sniffers "Cup of Destiny" ato
27. Frenship (feat Yoke Lore) "Wanted A Name" counter
28. Operators "Faithless" last gang

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https://play.spotify.com/user/haaris_ahmed/playlist/2Q6QQ6UsXh91SRTOg3yT9G

Not On Spotify:
Martin Brandlmayr "Vive Les Fantômes" (excerpt)
David J (feat. Rose McGowan) "The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet's Cut)"
House and Land "Blacksmith" thrill jockey

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Long weekend delayed my typical Monday update so apologies all around. 2019 trends(when it comes to new music)is full of "surprises". Typically artists that can afford larger budgets in their promo cycles tend to hype their new release months in advance and people like me get the whole record weeks (or sometimes months) early. This was not the case for the latest Flying Lotus release. Yes he did release 3 to 4 tracks out to radio but kept the 27 tracks of Flamagra to himself until release date. Don't worry as I still dove deep and kicked off this past weeks New Noize with "All Spies" & I will full circle back to this. Another artist that did this was Tyler the Creator. Not only was IGOR promotion cycle before release dramatically short, he did basically nothing within radio to get any type of airplay. Instead he released short form video vignettes via youtube/instagram only a few weeks prior ti IGOR dropping. Tyler stated he himself is irritated when an artist he likes hypes a new release and it doesn't drop until next year. IM LOOKING AT YOU TOOL. Needless to say IGOR is #1 currently on the Billboard 200 chart and it Tyler's 1st time in pole position, congrats. I don't think that shorter promo cycles are the way to go as its already been proven that longer promotion cycles normally get you more exposure, money and radio/stream plays but 2019 is challenging this idea. I am however using 2 very prominent artists/producers with a ravenous fan base as my examples.

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Getting back more the fun stuff (enough industry talk) HAVE YOU PICKED UP FLAMAGRA?!?!?!?! Loving that flylo named his album after a spell you cast in Final Fantasy (I called this way back when he released the name of this new record which is reinforced by track #24 entitled FF4 but as of now this is still speculation) this record is just that, a cannonball into a world of fantasy. So many special guests on this 27 track filled behemoth you best have all your diamond armor equipped. You would be doing yourself a disservice if you did not pick up the special edition pop up vinyl. I haven't seen packaging this good and since Sub Pop's work on Father John Misty's "I Love You, Honeybear" Deluxe Vinyl Diorama back in 2014. Warp records you did a great job executing Flying Lotus' vision when it came to the limited edition packaging of Flamagra.

A label finally got back to me and I was able to play a track off of Otoboke Beaver new album. Otoboke Beaver just got off a European tour. Japanese "rock" scene is killing it right now. Chai is still one of my favorite bands to emerge in the past 5 years and Otoboke Beaver are in the same vein but definitely not the same style. Otoboke Beaver is way more aggressive, raw and hard. There is space for both and my current dream is if both these bands play together in the USA, can someone make that happen please?

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Also IDK who House and Land was until last week and now I know. I have their new record "Across The Field" which comes out on 6/14 and have listened to it close to 5x at least. The record is a breath of fresh air in "folk" genre(which I use very loosely). Again IDK what you would categorize this music as, I call it "good". You should take a listen and formulate your own conclusion.

Another surprise highlight was the new Faye Webster album "Atlanta Millionaires Club" I had no idea what I was getting into when I threw this on but I'm glad I did. Its got style, its smooth and it stings (in a good way) when you start actually listening.

Lastly I want to get into a show that I have been watching for a long time and does not get the proper respect it deserves in the USA. I'm talking about Attack On Titan. AoT is currently in its 3rd season and what a season it is. This show is the only show that is better than Game of Thrones, which as of last week is the greatest TV series ever on Television. Better than the Office (yeah i said it) better than Cheers, better than the Sopranos, better than Voltron. The reason AoT gets no love stateside is because it's an Anime and thats just plain sad. Last weeks AoT episode was the most watched anime episode in the history of Anime. I thought GoT deaths were heavy but nothing could prepare me for what happened on this last episode of Attack On Titan, I'm talk Red Wedding level of shock. So for all that are still a bit salty about how Game of Thrones ended check out Attack on Titan. WARNING this is an "anime" and endings tend to be rough and this series has not ended yet, but I'm ALL IN.

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See you next Sunday.

5/19/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. the Raconteurs "Help Me Stranger" thirdman
2. Wizard Rose "Forbidden Thing" spinnup
3. Interpol "Thrones" matador
4. WALLOWS "Scrawny" atlantic
5. Mastodon "Stairway To Heaven" reprise
6. Mike Patton & Jean Claude Vannier "On Top Of The World" ipecac
7. Pkew Pkew Pkew "I Don't Matter At All" dine alone
8. JR JR "Low" love is ez
9. Phantom Planet "BALISONG"
10. the Beaches "Snake Tongue" universal
11. Slipknot "Unsainted" roadrunner
12. RAMMSTEIN "ZEIG DICH" universal
13. Cate Le Bon "Sad Nudes" mexican summer
14. Mexico City Blondes "ADDIO" burger

-Hour 2-

15. Tyler, The Creator "New Magic Wand" columbia
16. METZ "Pure Auto" sub pop
17. Injury Reserve (feat. Aminé) "Jailbreak The Tesla" loma vista
18. Lana Del Rey "Doin' Time" polydor
19. Tycho "Pink & Blue" mom+pop/ninja tune
20. Black Keys "Go" nonesuch
21. Torche "Slide" relapse
22. Crooked Colours "Never Dance Alone"
23. Flying Lotus (ft. Anderson .Paak) "More"
24. Amon Tobin "Freeformed" nomark
25. Holly Herndon "Alienation" 4ad
26. Frenship "swim" counter
27. Bush "Bullet Holes" zuma rock
28. Alex Lahey "Am I Doing This Right?" dead oceans

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https://play.spotify.com/user/haaris_ahmed/playlist/2Q6QQ6UsXh91SRTOg3yT9G

Not On Spotify:
13. Cate Le Bon "Sad Nudes" mexican summer

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GAME OF THRONES IS OVER!!! I wanted to say something witty but my fellow brown dude in radio Shil said it best, "Game of Thrones was a lot of white people making bad decisions that led to lots of people dying so I give it an A+ for accuracy" I couldn't agree more.

What did you think of the ending? I loved it, yes it was a bit rushed but seeing how the Starks ended up was the sweet sweet sauce. Pour one out for Rob, Grey Wind, Summer and Lady. AND BIG UPS TO DROGON for melting down the symbol of evil that perpetuated this whole story in the 1st place. ALSO my favorite human character, Bran Stark ended up being the most important person in Game of Thrones. Like I said since season one, everyone else is in a movie while Bran is questing Final Fantasy style. In fact one of my favorite scenes is when Jon Snow starts apologizing that he was not there for Bran and Bran hits him with "you were where you were supposed to be" in reference to when Bran could have revealed himself to Jon but didn't so he could continue his quest on becoming the three eyed raven. Tears sun, tears.

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New Noize will not be ending and I must say I killed it this past weekend. I am LOVING both Amon Tobin & Holly Herndon full lengths. METZ aka one of Keanu Reeves favorite bands (mine to Neo) is coming out with a b-sides/rarities album and we are all better for it. And yes party people I went against the sage advice of Guitar Center policy and played Mastodon's cover of "Stairway to Heaven" <---(for those who are too young or not down this is a reference to Wayne's World)

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See you next Sunday minus all the GoT references.

5/12/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. Holy Ghost! "Do This" bmg
2. Dude York "Falling"
3. Juiceboxxx "Coinstar Song"
4. Titus Andronicus "Tumult Around The World" merge
5. The National "Turn On Me" (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones)
6. Generationals "I Turned My Back on the Written Word"
7. Mac DeMarco "Choo Choo"
8. Charly Bliss "Capacity"
9. Violent Femmes(feat Tom Verlaine) "Hotel Last Resort"
10. Dommengang "Wild Wash" thrill jockey
11. The Dirty Nil "Pain of infinity"
12. the Beta Machine "Embers"
13. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes "ANXIETY"
14. Bear Hands "Mr. Radioactive"

-Hour 2-

15. Holly Herndon "Frontier"
16. Flying Lotus (ft. Anderson .Paak) "More" brainfeeder
17. Denzel Curry "RICKY" concord
18. FKA Twigs "Cellophane" young turks
19. Amon Tobin "Vipers Follow You" nomark
20. Esperanza Spalding "Lest We Forget (blood)"
21. Aseethe "Throes" thrill jockey
22. HÆLOS "ARK" infectious
23. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets "Bill's Mandolin" what reality?
24. Silversun Pickups "Freakazoid"
25. Jordan Rakei "Say Something" ninja tune
26. Jamila Woods (feat. Nico Segal) "Baldwin" jagjaguwar

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Not On Spotify:
EVERYTHING MADE IT!

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Welcome party people to the weekly New Noize update. I hope you enjoy this week's offering in new music. Highlights include Mac DeMarco full length (I actually went deep and played one of the "sillier" songs) & Holly Herndon's full length "PROTO " If you like experimental yet cohesive music, Holly Herndon's you girl. Amon Tobin new album is pretty amazing as well as off the wall but this weeks cake goes to Flylo's new track "More". Why? Check this video done by the master of anime Shinichiro Watanabe (Samurai Champloo/Cowboy Bebop)


Quick Game of Thrones rant. I have issues with people commenting on this specific show, especially the last 2 episodes. Much like albums, YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE THING BEFORE COMING OUT WITH YOUR OPINION. If I just based my opinion on a band based on 1 or 2 singles they put out rather than their body of work, then what kind of critic am I? I would be doing a disservice to any label trying to promote a band based on 1 single. Yes thats how the “game” goes but anyone who has worked with me over the past 11 years knows that I am a “breaker of the wheel”. All these people talking trash on the writers is amazing to me. They have been translating George's books and now have branched off doing their own thing. YES I am a fan of Full Metal Alchemist and thought it was just as good as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. I personally loved "the bells" episode and look forward to the this Sunday's finale as well as this Sundays New Noize. Or maybe I just have really REALLY bad taste. Too bad for you cause I pick all these songs and come next week I will be dropping another New Noize.

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All gifs are from FFVII remake, HYPED!

5/5/19 New Noize 92.9 KJEE Santa Barbara's Modern Rock

1. FKA Twigs "Cellophane" young turks
2. Flying Lotus 'Spontaneous' feat. Little Dragon / 'Takashi' brainfeeder
3. Mattie Safer "Good Things"
4. Bill Kiley "ELECTROHEAD"
5. Lil Halima "Who Do U Love"
6. Body Type "Stingray"
7. Santana feat. Buika "Breaking Down The Door"
8. FOAMMM "Every Now And Then"
9. Japanese Breakfast "Essentially" dead oceans
10. Claud "Easy" terrible
11. Vampire Weekend "Unbearably White" Columbia
12. Faye Webster "Right Side Of My Neck"
13. Bleached " Hard to Kill"

-Hour 2-

14. Aseethe "No Realm"
15. Amon Amarth "Ironside" metalblade
16. Zsuzsika Lencses "Storm" usm
17. Weathers "Problems"
18. Palehound "Killer" polyvinyl
19. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard "Boogieman Sam" flightless
20. Not In The Face "Skin On Skin" electric factory
21. Versing "Offering" hardly arts
22. An Horse "Started a Fire" lame o
23. SOAK "Fall Asleep, Backseat" rough trade
24. Barrie "Darjeeling"
25. Maps "Surveil" mute
26. Simon Bonney "Don't Walk Away From Love" mute

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https://play.spotify.com/user/haaris_ahmed/playlist/2Q6QQ6UsXh91SRTOg3yT9G

Not On Spotify:

3. Mattie Safer "Good Things"
4. Bill Kiley "ELECTROHEAD"

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New beginning can only come from things ending. 2 more episodes of Game of Thrones & Avengers End Game have marked years of investments from our human collective into these fictitious parallel dimensional spaces which serves no real purpose except for entertainment.

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Then there are "eternal" cycles which humans, regardless of age/civilization, that we collectively participate in. Today marks the 1st day of fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadan. A swatch of humans that call themselves "Muslims" participate in this motion for 30 days. Muslims do this for a myriad of personal reasons but the fact remains they all participate in some sort of capacity. So to ALL MY HUMANS both Muslim and non-Muslim Ramadan Kareem.

Another weekly gathering of humans happened this past Sunday and every Sunday (give or take a few Sundays) here in Santa Barbara, we call it New Noize! Since I was in Chicago last week I had to pack a 2 weeks worth of new music into 2 hours. This would be a no brainer BUT SO MUCH STUFF CAME OUT this was a bit difficult. FYI I had 5 hours of music on my master sheet before I cut it down to 2 hours. The result is what you see above, a sporadic machine gun offering of different genres cascading all over your system blasting you every which way. As soon as it gets a bit cohesive it zaps into a space you weren't prepped for. Basically be in a vulnerable state while listening to the latest 2 hour mix.

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See you next Sunday.