come see a slice of atlanta's best underground music this friday @masquerade_atl Hell 🐭
Left on the dial, right on the music! Album 88 is Georgia State University's 100,000 watt student voice that's been blasting fresh jams since 1971.
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come see a slice of atlanta's best underground music this friday @masquerade_atl Hell 🐭
Save the date for WRASfest 2022! After 3 years we are finally back. Come celebrate with us at The Masquerade Hell on March 4th, doors at 6:30pm.
Tickets are available at wrasfest.com and in our bio! only $6 for students and $8 general admission. 🎤📻🎶
Check out WRAS Album 88's Top Ten Adds of last week! Catch some of these tracks on our airwaves 24/7 on HD1 Atlanta and 7pm-5am FM88.5 and HD2 Atlanta and be sure to tune in to the 88 Update show on Mondays from 7-8pm to hear what newest adds will be spinning in rotation.
MITSKI- Laurel Hell
CATE LE BON- Pompeii
LOS BITCHOS- Let the Festivities Begin!
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE- Time Skiffs
KID LE CHAT- Hey Sunny
BLUEPRINT TOKYO- A Whole New Life EP
KYLE- It's Not So Bad
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN- Kick and Hug
KAT AND THE HURRICANES- The Sorry EP
TAYLOR ALXNDR (FT. BREATHERS) Big City [Single]
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Sound the Horn and Flash the Horns! Georgia State University Football prevails in the TaxAct Camellia Bowl on Album 88. Metalheads 🤘can celebrate the win, the year and the loudest rock in the world with Alex's Metal Militia graduation shift! 88.5 FM/HD1/HD2 and online at http://www.wras.org/.
We are proud that today Press Secretary Ed Hula, District Director Aaron Johnson & Chief of Staff Melanee Farrah delivered a Proclamation from Congresswoman @NikemaWilliams. It recognizes the 50th anniversary & history of excellence on WRAS-Atlanta.
Ready for Christmas Day with the Panthers?
Having won six of their last seven regular season games, the Georgia State Panthers will face the Ball State Cardinals in the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, December 25. this marks the Panthers third straight bowl appearance.
Kick-off is at 2:30 p.m and airtime is 2:00 p.m. on 88.5 FM, HD-1 and HD-2. Online at http://www.wras.org/ (Listen Live).
Are you apart of a GSU club or a non profit organization?! Would you like a PSA to bring attention to your group regularly read on air by our DJs for free? Contact us at [email protected] to apply!
Finn Kitchen is a local Atlanta poet who's been recently invited to collaborate with San Francisco based composer, Jarron Carlson, on a song cycle revolving around Queer Desire, which premieres tomorrow evening. Tune in tonight at 8pm for Album88's spoken word show, Melodically Challenged @mchallegedradio, to hear Finn share some poetry, and discuss their work and collaboration! Check out their IG @finnkitchen to find the link in their bio to check out the premiere! 🔗🧑🍳
88 sessions is back this sunday! Check out their Youtube livestream to see live music this Sunday.
🚨 CALLING ALL GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, PODCASTERS, DJ’S, & GENERAL MELOMANIACS 🤪🎶‼️‼️Our application to join Georgia State University’s 100,000 watt radio station will be opening TONIGHT at Midnight! Come join the Album 88 family ♡
Head over to PIN.gsu.edu anytime between 10/1 - 10/10, and search ‘album 88’ to apply!
Hope to see you soon :3
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Everyone check out this article about the history of WRAS! The link is in our bio.
The playlist for our final decades retrospective!:
The final installment of our decade-by-decade celebration of the 50th anniversary of WRAS-Atlanta. Andreas Pruiss talks with radio station figures, most of them recently graduated, from the 2010s. Bryce McNeil plays tracks from "This Month in the 10s."
Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of WRAS-Atlanta signing on, Andreas Pruiss goes back 11+ years to talk with radio station figure from the 2000s, Bryce McNeil plays tracks from "This Month in the Oughts" and we hear tracks from WRASFest performers from 2000-09.
Last night's playlist for the 1990s retrospective**:
** The tiniest of corrections: Last night, the track "Real Down Town" was backtracked as the original version from the 1992 album "The Killing Floor." It was actually the 1995 version from "Blister Soul."
Continuing the celebration of the 50th anniversary of WRAS-Atlanta signing on, Andreas Pruiss goes back in time to talk with radio station figure from the 1990s, Bryce McNeil plays tracks from "This Month in the 90s" and we look at the hip-hop artists that Album 88 helped break.
Hey you! Do you want to be a part of Georgia State’s student run radio station ? Of course you do ! Come talk to us about signing up today at the virtual student org fair🤩
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FLAPPER - MINAKO YOSHIDA
Flapper is ecstatic, restless yet refined. Yoshida was one of the leading voices of the Rock and Soul infused music that was coming out in the 1970’s from Japan. This style that she helped pioneer would later become “City Pop”. She enlisted help from many of her other contemporaries on this record, including Haruoumi Hosono and Tatsuro Yamash*ta. Even though only one track was completely written by her, this is still her record, and she makes that obvious with her demanding vocal performance.
From the tropical fueled ラムはお好き？(Do You Like Rum?), to the heartfelt piano ballad忘れかけてた季節へ (A Season I Tried to Forget), there is a track for nearly every mood. The use of vibrant percussion and strings on the record is not overbearing, putting itself together like puzzle pieces into the grooves set by drums and bass. Flapper encapsulates detail, without begging for your attention.
"Superclean, Vol. II" - The Marias
I have been listening to one my favorite albums during quarantine. Superclean, Vol. II by The Marias has been on repeat since the day I discovered The Marias. Each song holds a different memory and some of these memories often merge together. It ranges from marta rides to school (ABQ), falling in love (Carino and Over the Moon), car rides with friends (Ruthless) and even the memory of going to see them in concert/ waiting hours in line to be in the front row. Superclean Vol. II has been one of the albums that has brought me peace during quarantine.
"Heaven to a Tortured Mind" - Yves Tumor
In April of this year, Yves Tumor produced & released their highly-anticipated release, Heaven To A Tortured Mind. The record features some psychedelic trance accompanied by some genre-splitting samples sure to appeal to musicphiles of every corner. Miami-native, Sean Bowie (Yves Tumor), came through just as hard two years after he released his critically acclaimed debut, Safe In The Hands of Love— which you might have heard on your trusty, 88.5 FM! Heaven To A Tortured Mind has been on repeat all quarantine JUST to remind me of my perpetual loneliness. If you too would like to sulk, while also rocking out, Yves Tumor is for you!! Some of my favorites include “Kerosene!” featuring Diana Gordon, which may I add sounds like a timeless rock ballad that is sure to be a classic. Other faves include the catchy, “Super Stars” & genre-bending, album opener, “Gospel For A New Century,” which follows the disintegration of a beloved relationship & the existentialism that goes along with it. This release is easily my favorite of the year thus far & is a perfect introduction to the dystopia of Yves Tumor.
FAVORITE: Keronsene! featuring Diana Gordon
Honorable mentions: Super Stars, Gospel For A New Century & Romanticist
"Ungodly Hour" - Chloe x Halle
I would go as far as to call this one of the best new RnB albums that I have ever heard. Chloe x Halle have always made it known that they were a force to be reckoned with, but “Ungodly Hour” takes a departure from their typical moody, rich sound to bring a newly matured and refined point of view. The album not only displays a full range of emotions, but to me, showcases a new sense of vulnerability previously hidden. Not to mention, they produced the entire record themselves! With all of this in mind, I love the album so much because of how much fun they sound like they had making it. The energy they create is infectious.
Favorite Tracks - Forgive Me, Tipsy, Do It, Lonely, & Wonder What She Thinks of Me
“things happen, it’s okay!” - FROMTHEHEART
This project is a series of wholesome collaborations from a group of indie electronic musicians / producers. Some big names on the project include Valentine, underscores, jedwill1999, Chuck Sutton, and Yung Skrrt. These 8 songs add up to 18 minutes of earworms, headbanging, and potential tears. Sugary-sweet autotune all up and down the album, and production that is sometimes banging, sometimes glitchy, but always impressive. One of the most fun albums of this year and one of the most emotional as well.
Favorite song: 5T4YTRU
Objective best song: MIDWESTEMO2
HOW I'M FEELING NOW - CHARLI XCX
Charli's fourth studio album, "How I'm Feeling Now", is a perfect album for anyone's quarantine moods. While I haven't been really into her previous albums, this album really encapsulates a lot of the feelings that I (and others around me) have felt throughout quarantine. With songs like "Anthems", going back to missing going out to parties and hanging out mixed with existential dread about the current state of the world, "7 Years", a cute love song about how her relationship with her current partner has really changed throughout their 7 years and even more so during their time quarantined together. Other songs like "Pink Diamond" throws back to her very hard club pop sound, making all of us miss going out to those clubs we used to frequent every weekend.
If you've felt up and down throughout quarantine and isolation, especially if you're quarantined with a partner, I definitely recommend giving this album a listen. "How I'm Feeling Now" cycles through all of the feelings throughout this time, from fear to boredom, existential dread, and thinking more about our relationships with our friends and lovers.
Songs I recommend are:
-I Finally Understand
66 Courtland St NE
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