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FFFreakout #526-533

Once again, we’ve fallen a bit behind on posting the weekly Free Form Freakout playlists here. We’re fairly certain no one is losing any sleep over this, but in case you’re curious, this is what has been happening over the past month and a half on the show. During this time, new albums from Horseback,…

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FFFoxy Podcast #86: Penultimate Press feature

For this installment of the FFFoxy Podcast show, we put together a special feature devoted to the work of Penultimate Press, both the label and the finely stocked mail order outlet. Run by Mark Harwood out of London, Penultimate Press has been active for the past five years or so issuing crucial archival and reissue…

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FFFoxy Podcast #85

Much like the last installment of the podcast, I tried to get through as much of the newer material that has arrived in recent months as possible. I did pull out a couple of older things that seemed to fit within a couple of the sets, though: it seemed like a good opportunity to break…

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FFFoxy Podcast #84

Here’s a new episode of the FFFoxy Podcast show coming hot on the heels of the last one with our pal Chris Berry of Soft Abuse. I’ve been working my way through quite a massive stack of new music over the past couple of weeks, so I wanted to try and cram in as much…

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FFFreakout #518-525

Summer is starting to slip away from us here. Before we know it, the leaves will be falling and then the frigid menace is right around the corner. Before we start setting our sights too far ahead, though, here’s a look back at what has been happening on the weekly show over the past couple…

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New tape releases from Round Bale Recordings

Emerging from the Minnesota River Valley in the mid-aughties, Maths Balance Volumes were a revolving band of twenty-somethings that were infected with the free improv/free noise contagion that was then being transmitted across musty Midwestern basements and well beyond through a network of house shows and ultra limited tape and cd-r releases. MBV’s own releases…

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FFFoxy Podcast #82

I have a pretty jam-packed episode for you this time around; one that is perhaps a bit more rock-oriented and rhythmic than usual, though not overwhelmingly. The station presented a concert with The Blind Shake this past weekend, so I think I’ve just been more receptive to music in that vein in the build-up to…

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FFFreakout #520 (special edition): The Blind Shake feature

If you’ve tuned into KMSU over the past couple of weeks you’ve likely heard us or others mention on air that the station is pleased to be bringing the powerhouse Twin Cities-based garage-psych-surf-punk trio, The Blind Shake, to Mankato for the first time on Saturday, July 9th. They’ll be performing at The What’s Up Lounge…