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New Like Whatever

Jun 11, 2019 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM


With Michael Cyrs

Every Friday, a heaping pile of new music is unleashed in the world, and it's nearly impossible to navigate it all. New Like Whatever will attempt to do this anyway.

Michael is playing the comparison game. He'll play a brand new song followed by whatever it reminds him of. What other artists used this kind of bass line? Who else rips off Sonic Youth? What feelings from the past are brought to mind when you hear this new track? You get the picture!

NLW will attempt to explore new music's relevance and importance in the 21st century; and how its forebears are still alive in our hearts despite the passage of time.


Michael has been DJing through college and KFAI for over eight years. An active member of the Twin Cities local music scene, he's been running live sound, banging away on the drumset, selling records, and promoting new music in writing with published works at The 405, Reviler, The American Composer's Forum, and City Pages. Michael was the music host for The Friday Morning Blend from 2013 to 2015, and now hosts New Like Whatever from 8-10am every Tuesday.

NLW 6.11

New Like Whatever
8:25 AM
Tim Heidecker - Finally Getting Over
Tim Heidecker Finally Getting Over
What the Brokenhearted Do... Jagjaguwar 2019
8:25 AM
Neil Young - Revolution Blues
Neil Young Revolution Blues
On the Beach Reprise 1974
8:25 AM
The Pinheads - Feel It Now
The Pinheads Feel It Now
Is This Real Farmer & The Owl 2019
8:25 AM
White Lung - Down It Goes
White Lung Down It Goes
Deep Fantasy Domino Recording Co Ltd 2014
8:25 AM
Sleater-Kinney - Hurry On Home
Sleater-Kinney Hurry On Home
Hurry On Home - Single Milk! Records 2019
8:26 AM
Angel Olsen - Hi-Five
Angel Olsen Hi-Five
Burn Your Fire For No Witness Jagjaguwar 2014
8:26 AM
Charles Bradley - Lucifer
Charles Bradley Lucifer
Lucifer - Single Innit Recordings 2019
8:28 AM
Shuggie Otis - Sweet Thang
Shuggie Otis Sweet Thang
Freedom Flight Epic/Legacy 1969
8:33 AM
WHY? - Peel Free
WHY? Peel Free
I. I may come out a broken yolk, I may come out on saddle. Joyful Noise Recordings 2019
8:40 AM
Menomena - Gay A
Menomena Gay A
Wet and Rusting - EP FILMguerrero 2006
8:43 AM
Sufjan Stevens - Love Yourself
Sufjan Stevens Love Yourself
Love Yourself / With My Whole Heart - EP Asthmatic Kitty 2019
8:47 AM
The National - This Is the Last Time
The National This Is the Last Time
Trouble Will Find Me 4AD 2013
8:53 AM
Bon Iver - U (Man Like)
Bon Iver U (Man Like)
U (Man Like) - Single Jagjaguwar 2019
9:00 AM
Owen Pallett - E Is for Estranged
Owen Pallett E Is for Estranged
Heartland Domino Recording Co. LTD 2010
9:03 AM
(Sandy) Alex G - Gretel
(Sandy) Alex G Gretel
House of Sugar Domino Recording Co 2019
9:06 AM
Department of Eagles - Around the Bay
Department of Eagles Around the Bay
In Ear Park 4AD 2008
9:13 AM
Hayden Pedigo - Horns
Hayden Pedigo Horns
Valley of the Sun Driftless Recordings 2019
9:17 AM
Brendan Canning - Post Fahey
Brendan Canning Post Fahey
You Gots 2 Chill SQE Music 2013
9:25 AM
Jai Paul - He
Jai Paul He
Do You Love Her Now / He - Single XL Recordings 2019
9:38 AM
Chromatics - Tick of the Clock
Chromatics Tick of the Clock
Night Drive Italians Do It Better 2007
9:38 AM
Trentemøller - Sleeper
Trentemøller Sleeper
Sleeper - Single In My Room 2019
9:38 AM
Thom Yorke - Has Ended
Thom Yorke Has Ended
Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) XL Recordings 2018
9:56 AM
Machinedrum - FIRE FLY
Machinedrum FIRE FLY
ZOOSPA Innovative Leisure
9:56 AM
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
Kaytranada Lite Spots
99.9% Ultra Records 2016
9:56 AM
Cut Copy - Far Away
Cut Copy Far Away
In Ghost Colours Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd. 2008