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Altrok Radio's New Music 070
by Sean Carolan

Altrok Radio adds Bloc Party, Fischerspooner, Beck, Garbage and much much more...

You can hear Altrok Radio on the web all day long in CD-Quality MP3Pro at the Altrok Radio page, but if you want the concentrated new stuff, here's where it can be found:

    On the radio Fridays, 10pm to Midnight Eastern at 90.5 The Night, Lincroft, NJ
    On the radio Tuesdays, 6am to 8am Eastern at WRSU-FM 88.7, New Brunswick, NJ
    On the web Wednesdays, 8pm to 10pm Eastern at Altrok Radio
    On the web Thursdays, 12pm to 2pm Eastern at Altrok Radio
    On the web Fridays, 1pm to 3pm Eastern and 1am to 3am Friday Night/Saturday Morning at

Altrok Radio plays new music the way Independent Alternative radio once did. We don't throw on the latest cookie-cutter rap/metal outfit that's being marketed as "alternative". But if it's new, it's interesting, and it's challenging, it's on our stream. (And we'll play older stuff that's interesting and challenging, too.)

Update 4/15/05: Here's the latest adds for the week:
    We Are Scientists - Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
    British Sea Power - It Ended On An Oily Stage
    Kills, The - The Good Ones
    Postal Service, The - We Will Become Silhouettes
    Beck - Girl
    Bloc Party - She's Hearing Voices
    Books, The - Smells Like Content
    Dresden Dolls, The - Good Day
    Fischerspooner - Cloud
    Garbage - Sex Is Not The Enemy
    Le Tigre - Tell You Now
    Persil - Happy
    Raveonettes - My Boyfriend's Back

Each week, Jeff Raspe picks an outstanding track from a brand-new album. This week, the pick is:
    Doughty, Mike - I Hear The Bells

And in our Grinder this week...
    Cranebuilders - So What Could I Do
    Starky - Girl Talk
    50 Foot Wave - Clara Bow
    Bravery, The - Swollen Summer
    What Made Milwaukee Famous - idecide
    Duels - What We Did Wrong

Live365's editors made us the Alternative Editor's Pick in May 2004, as did, so there's a small but growing group of people that count on us for the best new music we can find, and the best classic alternative dredged from the canals of our (rapidly fading) memory.

So, in short, you can listen to Altrok Radio in 64k MP3Pro here...

(and remember: on weekend evenings, the Muddy Channel is home to the Party Gone Out Of Bounds - the perfect soundtrack to the kind of house party you thought only existed in old John Hughes movies. Try it and see!)
Let us know what you think - either by posting to our Feedback Page, or just click here to join the Altrok Discussion List.

©2005 Sean Carolan

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