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cassette deck is a music blog by Rach. Rach is me. I co-host an indie rock radio show on KTCU, FM 88.7 in Fort Worth, Texas. Exposing myself to new music is both an obsessive hobby and a necessity. This blog is an outlet for me to share the music I discover with friends and passers-by. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Anathallo Live at KTCU

Many changes are underway at KTCU. We're actively working to better promote our station while scheduling bands to come to the studio for interviews and live performances. With a new Station Manager, Program Director, and two new Modern Rock Managers (I'm one of the latter), we're striving to fuse KTCU with great "indie" music (the overarching term!), both on the local and national level.

So today was one of the first steps in that direction. I had the pleasure of interviewing indie-marching band-handclap-folk-yay collective Anathallo, here in the studio at KTCU. They're touring with The Format and Rainer Maria, and kindly stopped by for a chat and played a few songs.

They were a bit sleepy when they first arrived--understandable for a nationally touring group of musicians awake and lugging instruments at 11:00 AM in 100 degree heat. The interview and songs certainly did not suffer, however--each one was pitch-perfect and sounded fantastic, allaying my fears that our studio equipment wouldn't do their music justice.

Of course, in my excitement I completely forgot to take pictures, just sat happily behind the window enjoying it all. However, I'll be at the show tonight (and you should, too! At the Gypsy Tea Room, 7:00!) and I'll be sure to snap some there.

I'll post the interview and the rest of the songs as soon as humanly possible after I polish them up in the studio (most likely tomorrow evening.) It will most likely be in podcast format.

Until then, here's a little promo/live rendition of "A Great Wind More Ash" that I threw together in my haste to promote their Gypsy gig on the air. More to come. Enjoy!

+ KTCU - Anathallo Promo & A Great Wind More Ash (Live)

See Anathallo at the Gypsy Tea Room with The Format and Rainer Maria.

* I also promise that our station logo has since been updated (borne out of my frustration with the late 80's squiggly crap and an extra credit opportunity to raise my grade.)