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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

Aug 6, 2019 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM



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 Summer Pledge 8.6

Pledge tracks and rapping with Temposphere's Luke Andrews!

New Like Whatever
8:19 AM
Walrus - Cool to Who
Walrus Cool to Who
Cool to Who Outside Music 2019
8:20 AM
Handsome Furs - Evangeline
Handsome Furs Evangeline
Face Control Sub Pop Records 2009
8:20 AM
Amason - Samlaren
Amason Samlaren
Samlaren - Single Amasonason 2019
8:24 AM
Yo La Tengo - Here to Fall
Yo La Tengo Here to Fall
Popular Songs (Bonus Track Version) Matador 2009
8:30 AM
black midi - Ducter
black midi Ducter
Schlagenheim Rough Trade 2019
8:39 AM
Talking Heads - A Clean Break (Let's Work) [Live]
Talking Heads A Clean Break (Let's Work) [Live]
The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads (Live) Rhino/Warner Bros. 2004
8:45 AM
B Boys - Instant Pace
B Boys Instant Pace
Dudu Captured Tracks 2019
8:52 AM
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal
Sunbathing Animal What's Your Rupture? 2014
9:12 AM
Damn Teeth - Pink Pitbull
Damn Teeth Pink Pitbull
Real Men Diminishing Returns Records, Buzzhowl Records 2019
9:12 AM
Elizabeth Colour Wheel - Pink Palm
Elizabeth Colour Wheel Pink Palm
Nocebo The Flenser 2019
9:13 AM
Lisel - Digital Light Field
Lisel Digital Light Field
Angels on the Slope Luminelle Recordings 2019
9:16 AM
Adrian Younge - Smile
Adrian Younge Smile
Adrian Younge Presents: Jack Waterson Linear Labs 2019
9:25 AM
Daft Punk - Burnin'
Daft Punk Burnin'
Homework 1997
9:37 AM
Kedr Livanskiy - Bounce 2
Kedr Livanskiy Bounce 2
Your Need 2MR 2019
9:37 AM
Richard Dawson - Jogging
Richard Dawson Jogging
Weird World 2019
9:38 AM
Akron/Family - Running, Returning
Akron/Family Running, Returning
Akron/Family Young God Records 2005
9:50 AM
Tinariwen - Zawal (feat. Warren Ellis, Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly)
Tinariwen Zawal (feat. Warren Ellis, Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly)
Amadjar Anti/Epitaph 2019
9:58 AM
Purple Mountains - All My Happiness Is Gone
Purple Mountains All My Happiness Is Gone
Purple Mountains Drag City Records 2019