Radio Without Boundaries

KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds.

New Like Whatever

Jul 16, 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 7.9

Felt good to be back after Chum Group. No gimmicks this time!

New Like Whatever
8:34 AM
Devendra Banhart - Kantori Ongaku
Devendra Banhart Kantori Ongaku
Ma Nonesuch 2019
8:34 AM
Grateful Dead - Till the Morning Comes
Grateful Dead Till the Morning Comes
American Beauty Rhino/Warner Records 1970
8:35 AM
Peter Perrett - Heavenly Day
Peter Perrett Heavenly Day
Humanworld Domino Recording Co 2019
8:35 AM
Jeff Tweedy - Some Birds
Jeff Tweedy Some Birds
WARM dBpm Records 2018
8:35 AM
Doug Tuttle - I'll Throw It All Away
Doug Tuttle I'll Throw It All Away
Dream Road Burger Records 2019
8:35 AM
Sam Evian - Where Did You Go?
Sam Evian Where Did You Go?
You, Forever Saddle Creek 2018
8:36 AM
Slowness - Rose
Slowness Rose
Berths Schoolkids Records 2019
8:36 AM
Slowdive - Machine Gun
Slowdive Machine Gun
Souvlaki Slowdive 2007
8:36 AM
Alex Cameron - Divorce
Alex Cameron Divorce
Miami Memory Secretly Canadian 2019
8:36 AM
Phil Collins - Behind the Lines
Phil Collins Behind the Lines
Face Value (Remastered) Rhino 2015
8:36 AM
Bat for Lashes - Kids In the Dark
Bat for Lashes Kids In the Dark
Lost Girls Bat For Lashes 2019
8:37 AM
Jenny Hval - Spells
Jenny Hval Spells
The Long Sleep - EP Sacred Bones Records 2018
8:37 AM
YACHT - (Downtown) Dancing
YACHT (Downtown) Dancing
(Downtown) Dancing - Single DFA Records 2019
8:37 AM
Metronomy - Heartbreaker
Metronomy Heartbreaker
Nights Out Because Music Ltd. 2008
8:37 AM
Plaid - Los
Plaid Los
Polymer Warp Records 2019
8:38 AM
Atoms for Peace - Default
Atoms for Peace Default
AMOK XL Recordings Ltd. 2013
8:38 AM
Floating Points - LesAlpx
Floating Points LesAlpx
LesAlpx - Single Ninja Tune 2019
8:38 AM
deadmau5 - Bad Selection
deadmau5 Bad Selection
4X4=12 Ultra Records 2010
8:38 AM
Clark - Cannibal Homecoming
Clark Cannibal Homecoming
Cannibal Homecoming - Single Throttle Records 2019
8:39 AM
Dirty Projectors - Useful Chamber
Dirty Projectors Useful Chamber
Bitte Orca Domino Recording Co. LTD 2009
8:39 AM
Jordan Rakei - Mind’s Eye
Jordan Rakei Mind’s Eye
Origin Ninja Tune 2019
8:39 AM
Frank Ocean - Provider
Frank Ocean Provider
Provider - Single Blonded
8:40 AM
(Sandy) Alex G - Sportstar
(Sandy) Alex G Sportstar
Rocket Domino Recording Co 2017