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KUNM Studio Sessions

KUNM Studio Sessions





  • Albuquerque songwriter Oscar Butler returns to KUNM in a solo performance of songs largely from his album "Chorus of my Life." Afterwards he talks about his evolution as a Performing Songwriter and his recent embrace of Blues forms.
  • Hear about all things Synth by solo act Smoke & Mirrors. Smoke & Mirrors, aka Johnny Limits is an Albuquerque house show veteran. Check out their set and newest tracks, and listen to their wisdom and history of DIY space lore.
  • Albuquerque based band Nympf sheds goth and synth light onto KUNM studios! Let them bestow their knowledge and wisdom of synthwave and the lesser known ways to channel the dark arts.
  • Dynamic Garage Rock Duo Castle Doctor came in to debut their new tracks and share their summer adventures! Listen in to check out their newest material, to hear about their travels as professional musicians, and the shared wisdom learned on the road.
  • Songwriter Jimmy Deveney assembled the latest version of The Hold Fast Union with a specific purpose: to bring R&B flavor to songs that had grown beyond Americana. To celebrate their new vinyl release "High Desert Soul" the band joined Brandon Kennedy's Thursday "Freeform" in Studio A with Roman Garcia at the controls.
  • Local Black Metal band Spectral Decay got ready for Halloween early with a KUNM Studio Session! Check out their live set, and listen to their interview with highlights on their connection to the local scene, essential Black Metal listening, and the power of D.I.Y.
  • The Albuquerque quartet Gilead Rises took a common love for dirty Rock 'n' Roll, science fiction & deft lyrics and were ready to hit local stages when covid lockdown laid its grim hand on us all. They quickly formed their own bubble and went to work recasting old songs and working up new ones. The band joined us in Studios A & C just before the release of their self-titled debut album to rip through a set.
  • Albuquerque's "feminist honky-tonk" band The Merlettes return as a trio to preview songs they'll be sharing at the upcoming WOMAD 2023 Conference in South Africa. For the interview they're joined by a fourth member, South African bassist/songwriter Aus Tebza.
  • Overwhelm performed their Emo-Doom and Shoegaze set on June 7th. Listen to their interview to follow, sharing insight to how the ever classic Emo genre sounds today, and how the Albuquerque scene has evolved and grown to reflect its community.
  • Albuquerque rockers Dru Vaughter & Noelle Graney came out of the pandemic looking for a new musical outlet after completing their "thematic EP" series with Alien Space Kitchen. Enter veteran drummer Ken Maestas and with him a band is born and finds a much timelier sensibility as you can hear on their debut EP "This Modern Age."
  • The Albuquerque Jazz quartet Flambeaux had to rethink their approach when founder & reedman Bob Gusch passed away suddenly with local gigs already booked. The addition of John Truitt on soprano sax allowed the group to update their vintage sound as they maintained their none-dare-call-it-a-preservation-band identity.
  • On May 15th THC Worm made a special intergalactic landing on earth for a KUNM Studio session. Listen in to this Albuquerque based (and beyond!) band's psychedelic funk rock tracks encapsulating the human experience with insightful afrofuturistic flair.