Modern Kicks

Tired of hearing the same old junk?  Too impatient to scroll through the dozen RSS feeds of the mp3 blogs you follow to find one song you might enjoy?  Wish there was a place that would point out some of the best new music for you?

Well... put down that magic lamp, kiddo -- because your wish has already been granted!  Listen to Modern Kicks on KFAI!

Each week host Sean Hansen digs through the murkiest corners of the Internet to find you some of the best new music from new artists on small to relativately-small labels for you to enjoy -- from garage rock to power pop to whatever!


If it's worth hearing, then you'll hear it first -- right here on Modern Kicks!


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Recent Playlists

4/16/2014 Modern Kicks
4/9/2014 Modern Kicks
4/2/2014 Modern Kicks
3/26/2014 Modern Kicks

The snow is melting and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for a pledge drive! We spend a little time talking about KFAI’s upcoming Spring Pledge Drive, to which you should considering making a pledge by clicking on the donate button. Lots of great music this episode — including new tracks from WARM SODA, PUJOL and FLYYING COLOURS!

3/19/2014 Modern Kicks

Jet-lagged and sleep deprived, Sean aimlessly talks about his recent experience with SXSW and says the word “Texas” a lot. Somewhere in the middle of all of that is the special tribute show to Women’s History Month. Two full hours of sweet garage rock and power pop hits from all the best ladies in rock — including new tracks from CHERRY GLAZERR, ANGEL OLSEN and HABIBI.

3/12/2014 Modern Kicks

The Predator breaks in to the studio and makes a lot of weird clicking sounds on-air — like a jerk. Sean pulls through and plays a bunch of great new music — including new tracks from TRAMPOLINE TEAM, BIG AIR and WIMPS.

3/5/2014 Modern Kicks

Back-to-back new episodes?! That hasn’t happened in a while. At least we’re still playing the handcrafted hits — including new tracks from TACOCAT, THE COURTNEYS and PEACH KELLI POP.

2/26/2014 Modern Kicks

Modern Kicks makes it’s (official) glorious debut in 2014 with a installment packed full of new music — including new tracks from NIGHTMARE BOYZZZ, CHEATAHS and together Pangea. It’s actually a pretty good one. Don’t pass it up.

2/12/2014 Modern Kicks

SynthWaves takes over on Modern Kicks bringing you the latest from the New80s synth scene….2 hours of music to transport you to a new dimension in sound! Thanks to Ross Phaserland Trinkus for the Awesome intro!

2/5/2014 Modern Kicks

A brief return to the airwaves and Modern Kicks comes back from hiatus and plays a record-breaking 37 songs in an attempt to dust off the old wheels. Did it work? Meh.

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