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Do you watch anime? Have you ever wanted to start? JP here with Castles in the Sky, and I’ve got just the thing for you today. I’m going to be bringing you a list of some of my highest recommended anime series for anyone wanting to begin their animation journey, so stick around after the break for five amazing shows.

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You’ve heard us on the radio, you’ve seen us on Facebook, now check out our article right here on!


It’s hard to believe we’re in our second season of the show.  First of all, BJ and I would very much like to say thank you for listening.  Without you, we wouldn’t have a show!  Secondly I’d like to take a minute to tell you a little bit about how His & Hers came to be.

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Hey there Pulse listeners and visitors! It’s your Resident Pulse Music Director. :)

Since there are so many great singles being released around this time of year, whether they be promoting artists’ upcoming albums or just an exclusive track recorded on a whim, I thought I’d do something a little different and offer up 10 singles currently spinning on our station:

1. Julian Casablancas and The Voidz – “Where No Eagles Fly” (side project of The Strokes’ frontman)

2. Aphex Twin – “minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]” (Richard D. James makes his return to the electronic world)

3. Prong – “Remove, Separate Self” (old-school thrash with a modern edge, 7″ single features weird ambient mix of same song by Matt Heafy of Trivium!)

4. Run the Jewels – “Blockbuster Night, Part 1″ (record drops in October, most anticipated hip-hop record of the year)

5. Mastodon featuring Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers – “Atlanta” (epic metal collab, part of Adult Swim’s Summer 2014 Singles Program, free download on website)

6. Philip Selway – “It Will End in Tears” (Radiohead drummer releases second solo album in three weeks)

7. Obituary – “Visions in My Head” (premier death metal band teases upcoming October record, October decidedly great month for music)

8. Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (one of the most anticipated electronic releases this year, this track is the reason why, and Kendrick kills it like always)

9. In This Moment – “Sick Like Me” (after the disappointing Blood, ITM dials up the heavy with this new hard-rockin’ tune)

10. Slipknot – “The Negative One” (after an extended hiatus, classic nu-metallers return with a sound just as heavy as you’d expect)

Check back next week for more great tunes! :)

Your Resident Pulse Music Director here! A tad late, I might add…

But fear not, brave Pulse listeners! All will be well in the realm of Radioland if you take a listen to these fine albums:

1. J Mascis – Tied to a Star

The famous frontman of Dinosaur Jr. embarks on another solo record. Don’t tell me you don’t think that album cover’s the most adorable thing?

2. The Kooks – Listen

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Check out the very first Pulse Check! We’ll be creating a new Pulse Check twice a month, keeping you updated with the best of what’s happening in Boise’s music scene, around Boise State, and beyond. For more information about the shows we covered during this Pulse Check, check out these pages:

Crazy Horse Grand Opening – 12 September (free show!)

September 20th @ The Crux

September 21st @ Crazy Horse

Don’t forget to check out our spotlighted show for this Pulse Check, The Man Cave with Earl Moore and Sam Matthews!


Your Resident Pulse Music Director back again!

Without further ado, here’s the top albums of this week:

1. Basement Jaxx – Junto

The electronic/house superstars return, after their score for the film Attack the Block in 2011. Featuring a whole host of collaborators ranging from UK divas to a children’s chorus and string players, Junto promises to be a wild ride.

2. Ty Segall – Manipulator

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Pennsylvania rockers have changed their name from the super catchy Daylight to Superheaven. Read the statement from the band below:

We’re back home from our recent tour with Bayside, Four Year Strong, and Mixtapes. First, we would like to extend a than you to those bands for making it fun and an overall great experience. Also, thank you to anyone who made it out to a show and supported the tour, and an extra thanks if you bought a record or a t-shirt, or gave us a place to stay along the way.

With that said, we have some important news to share. Some of you may have already figured it out, but we are changing our name. We will no longer be performing or releasing music under the name “Daylight.”

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As those of you who keep up with news of any merit, you have no doubt heard of the crisis within the Crimean portion of Ukraine. The motherland to the north has determined their presence was needed to “liberate” the economically devastated, Russian speaking region Crimea (home of the all important oil pipeline and warm-water port) from the “abusive and intolerant” nation of Ukraine. This “liberation” has unfolded in front of the eyes of every developed nation as we continue to look down with panic stricken faces and policies of war avoidance.

On that note, I write you from the dusted keys of my laptop with no purpose other than to give you my opinion of the crisis, how I interpret the news that has poured into my eye sockets from news sources from all spectrums such as MSNBC, Fox, HUFFPO, Politico, Foreign Policy Magazine, and a few others, and what I believe the unified opinion of the American people should be. That being said, this is by no means an all-inclusive detailed explication of the proceedings in Crimea, but simply a recap of some major details that have been overlooked or underplayed by the mainstream media as the old-timers enjoy phrasing it.